I'm teaching at a university of applied sciences and one of my students is currently creating a website using PHP/HTML5 and WebM/Vorbis media to remember her recently deceased dad, using interviews of relatives and friends, video snippets, photos and stories about his life, all chronologically linked together, categorized and tagged. The site will be password-protected and every friend or relative will receive an account. Apparently the man had a whole lot of friends all around the world, easily justifying this amount of work.
True, it's an unauthorized modification - but the term vandalism doesn't really apply here, if one strictly adheres to the legal definition. No "serious physical harm" (loss of value in excess of $500) happened; all of the original functionality is actually still there.
I get your point, but it's kinda funny that adding functionality is being called "vandalism" here.
They say they can identify a single person by a typing profile that they've previously generated, but you certainly cannot deduct from a typing profile that any given person is a pedophile! I agree with the author's comment.
[rant]On a side note, TFA has pictures of a murderer and a 17 y/o girl next to each other. I refuse to call someone a "pedophile" who is attracted to 17-year-old girls, because becoming an adult is not a matter of some age number increasing by one digit. 17-year-olds are certainly not KIDS! I'm sick of the misuse of the word "pedophile". What they actually mean is "ephebophile", but since that one is - to some degree - accepted by society, they cannot polarize people enough to enact more stupid laws. [/rant]
Everyone who claims to solve a long-standing problem "guaranteed", does not know all the possibilities that could thwart their solution. Guaranteed.
I totally agree on this: Buy cheap, buy twice.
I've been practicing this for the last couple of years and have spent significantly less money on gadgets and computer stuff than any of my friends. They still wonder how I can afford yet another Xbox 360 game but don't take into account that I don't buy a new mobile phone every 6 months. Related: I also have a phone plan that costs me only 0.04€ per minute without termination fee or, in fact, any other fee, apart from actual calls (@ Austrian provider bob). I have a monthly phone bill of ~10€ in total.
My Canon EOS 450D puts all files (JPEG and CR2) into one directory per 10.000 files. Actually, I dislike this behaviour very much, so I wrote a script that moves all files into directories named after the file creation date (YYYY-MM-DD). All I need to do afterwards, is to add a short description to the directory name. The script has a context menu entry for directories, so it's as easy to use as it gets.
By the way: when you connect the 450D via USB, Canon's driver only shows JPEGs on the cam, even if you shot in RAW mode. For RAWs, you'll just get the 6MP JPEG previews, that are embedded in the
Ok, you're right. But then again, Nintendo controls everything that's being released for their consoles, so I guess one can say they both released it.
Did anyone else notice that Google Maps doesn't work anymore, or is it just me? Well, I'll use WiiEarth (homebrew) meanwhile.
Maybe people will find new ways of injecting code and running their own stuff through manipulated SWFs - not sure if that's possible at all. If Nintendo intends on updating the browser once every three years, that's less often than their pushing of homebrew-disabling "updates".
Chrono Trigger probably won't be released on the Wii, because Nintendo just recently released it as a special version for the DS. But of course you can use Bannerbomb, The Homebrew Channel and SNES9xGX to get a ROM running... Same with Yoshi's Island. There's a DS version, although totally different from the original, but no VC for the Wii.
...but it still sounds like the usual support drones trying to get rid of you, as to increase their daily call rate. Also, support working through a fixed script is a showstopper for me. I stopped using product support for everything but very specific questions about particular pieces of hardware. Usually I'm pretty good at getting things working on my own. Chances are that not even the designated support is able to help me if something really doesn't want to work.