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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers 97

Posted by samzenpus
from the next-generation dept.
First time accepted submitter Molly McHugh writes Flickr Vice President Bernardo Hernandez explains how the beloved photo platform is targeting a new generation that's addicted to smartphones. “10 or 15 years ago it was expensive and complicated to explore the world of photography,” Hernandez said. "Very few people could afford that—[it is] no surprise the best photographers 20 years ago were older people. We believe all of that is changing with the mobile [photography] revolution."

Comment: Re:No it was Apple, but ... (Score 1) 172

by Farmer Tim (#47924521) Attached to: Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

The article you're probably thinking of is this one. It was effectively Adobe's response to an inquiry into software pricing by the ACCC (Australian equivalent of the FTC) last year (along with claiming that the increased cost was due to language translations...last I checked we speak English here).

Apple's AU tax is 10%, which doesn't make traveling to the US even remotely economic.

+ - Former World Leaders to Meet with UN to Discuss Drug Decriminalization->

Submitted by EwanPalmer
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "Several former world leaders and members of the United Nations are set to call upon governments around the world to decriminalize drugs.

Former presidents of Brazil, Columbia and Switzerland are among the former leaders who have united to call for proper regulation of drug use and possession, along with Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour.

A report, released by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, says it is time to "break the taboo" and admit the way on drugs is a "failure" as well as recommending new major reforms for drug prohibition. The Commissioners are also set to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to discuss the proposals mentioned in the report."

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+ - Ebola In India : 88 NRI's Tested For Ebola Virus->

Submitted by nottynavi
nottynavi (3766359) writes "The Ebola virus has made up a havoc in the whole world. The Who has been engaged form the very beginning of this Virus but still no one has developed a 100% secure Vaccine for this Devil. The Ebola has hit the Liberia hard and now all the world is threatening for the outbreak of this virus in There respective countries. There has been a huge massacre spread in all over India about this virus. The Indian government has issued red Alert at all the international airports of the country and all the NRI's from Ebola hit countries have to go through a mandatory check up in order to get there feet on there India. A few days ago India tested 88 NRI's for Ebola Virus. Out of these 88 NRI's, 1 NRI was suffering from fever and a Soar Throat. All the NRI's except this one were allowed to move to there homes. How ever a few days later, This person was found Negative in Ebola virus test fortunately. There has been a strict checking in Liberia as well, No Ebola infected person is allowed to leave the Country. The Scientist all around the Globe are trying to make the vaccination of this virus. There have been many submissions to WHO by various companies around the world, but the WHO has still not declared any official vaccination for this virus."
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+ - The bane of restaurants - Smartphones->

Submitted by Strudelkugel
Strudelkugel (594414) writes "A restaurant in Manhattan compared video from 2004 and 2014 to see why service was slower than before. A few observations listed in the article:
Customers walk in.
They gets seated and are given menus, out of 45 customers 3 request to be seated elsewhere.
Customers on average spend 8 minutes before closing the menu to show they are ready to order...
Customers walk in.
Customers get seated and is given menus, out of 45 customers 18 requested to be seated elsewhere.
Before even opening the menu they take their phones out, some are taking photos while others are simply doing something else on their phone (sorry we have no clue what they are doing and do not monitor customer WIFI activity)."

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+ - Question: Can I leave DRMd content I've bought from Amazon to anyone in my will?-> 1

Submitted by User8201
User8201 (573530) writes "I was just wondering if anyone knows what happens to all my Kindle e-books, etc. when I die! Can I leave them to someone as an inheritance? Will Amazon delete my account when thy discover I'm no longer living? Because "print" books (as well as non-DRM'd content I can download) can be left for other people to inherit. Maybe people in the future will only have old dead tree books to remember us by, and will have no idea about any newer stuff that we might have read in this time period online.

I almost wish Amazon would use a "key escrow" service ala the Clipper fiasco to make sure people in the future can decrypt the archive of DRM'd content we may accumulate in our lifetime. (Kindle can store files on my hard drive, but I don't think anyone will be able to read them without the encryption keys, courtesy of DRM!)

Does anyone know the answer?"

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Comment: Re:Wow, what a bitch... (Score 5, Funny) 59

“Meteorite” means a rock that has already fallen from the sky, and we have plenty of those. A rock still floating around in space is called an “asteroid”.

And just in case you’re unsure what those other words mean, when you go outside “sky” is what's above your head, “rock” is what your head is made of, and “space” is like what's inside your head except it isn’t as close to a perfect vacuum.

New crypt. See /usr/news/crypt.