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Comment: Re:More inconvienient than the average filter. (Score 1) 115

by Air-conditioned cowh (#47513279) Attached to: UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters
Just filter the results for images where the author has given permission for free commercial use and, if requrired, modification. It would be great to teach kids to find, support and create free licensed material than to teach them to make their future boss have to pay for licenses and then insist that their boss pays for them to use only Photoshop to edit it.

Comment: Re:Make sure it has s-video output (Score 4, Informative) 201

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46909305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?
Also, on top of S-Video output, make sure it has all the latest VHS quality enhancements such as S-VHS (probaby has if it has a S-VIDEO output -duh!) and FM sound. Although it won't help with tapes that were never recorded in these formats, it will certainly bring out the best of the tapes that were.

For old analogue audio recordings, being able to tweak the audio head azimuth will help bring out the best of the recording. I also consider this essential for archiving cassette and open reel recordings. You have to hear how much difference being able to tweak aziumuth makes to believe it. It is a critical adjustment and the playback azimuth has to match that of the recorder otherwise all your top end goes down the plug-hole and it sounds washed out.

Comment: Linux EOL is not so hot either (Score 1) 367

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46545643) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs
For example, Redhat/CentOS is 10 years. However there is always the option to pay someone to roll-back updates into whatever version the ATM has, which is onet thing you can't do with a closed source OS. As far as security is concerned, I would have thought something like QNX would be a better choice than either Windows or Linux. Anyone know what EOL time QNX offer? I couldn't see just be glancing at their website.

Comment: So does this mean that.... (Score 1) 64

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46480307) Attached to: Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running
So does this mean that all that shiny blue racks of gleaming hardware in the Google Coud adverts around Slashdot don't actually work??? I really feel sorry for the guys at Google who installed it all and thought they were actually on to something. Only to find that it comes out with the wrong answer every time.

Comment: Re:I could use it (Score 5, Insightful) 392

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46374259) Attached to: Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

I need MS VS, MS expressions web, ventrillo, star wars the old republic, and yes sadly office as my resume won't be formatted correctly with any other package.

Office works very well with under Wine. I use it myself on Linux. Also, why would you send a resume in an editable format? Do you want them to see your editing history? PDF would be better. The page format doesn't slide around and it's universal.

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