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Comment: I would pay $1 a month (Score 2) 167

by ZeroNullVoid (#49669295) Attached to: How Spotify Can Become Profitable

I would pay $1 a month to upgrade my account. The $11 is too much. I would prefer just keep Netflix streaming and listen to background music and dialog. I did the 3 month thing or 99 cents the time before last that it was offered, but they only allow you to do that once. My option was to create another account and pay the 99 cents or just continue as a free user. I choose to stay a free user, as it doesn't really bother me. To me, it just says they pushed away a potential paying member, who is not willing to pay the price they are asking, but would be willing to pay another price. If spotify gets rid of the free tier, I would leave it. Even if I were a premium paying member.

Comment: Windows Users - Performance Tweak (Score 5, Informative) 134

by ZeroNullVoid (#48949517) Attached to: Inkscape Version 0.91 Released

For Windows, the UI will seem to lag or not redraw in real-time while drawing or using it.
Disable Rulers (ctrl + r, or Menu: View -> Show/Hide -> Rulers) will fix it.
I spoke with the very helpful people on Inkscape's IRC Channel for this tip.


This may also apply to some versions of The G.I.M.P.

Comment: Dumb Cop (Score 1) 1440

by ZeroNullVoid (#44934843) Attached to: Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

To Quote:
"If it's beyond 10, they're not making a phone call," Myers said.

I don't know about your phone, but mine does not auto dial when you hit the 10th digit? What about international?

To Quote:
"All applications are web-based to some extent, including navigation," Myers said.

I have plenty of offline gps applications, I use them when traveling in countries or towns that I don't have service.

Comment: make a crackme (Score 2, Insightful) 245

If they really think it is so good, then they should put their money where their mouth is.
Make it into a crackme, issue a large award for solving it.
Post it online. I give it a few weeks max, if that.
And who is to say it can't still be manipulated once running?
Think of the performance cost.

Either way, I have no faith in an article with little details.

Comment: It is not VLC they are attacking directly (Score 4, Insightful) 364

by ZeroNullVoid (#44297019) Attached to: HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player
What is not mentioned is that the site in question has links to other listings with the release names which may correlate to what their spider was searching, "Game of Thrones."  This is very bad practice of the DMCA notice senders as linking to something which links to something which does not even have infringing content itself but a "direction or guidebook" to the potential content.

So the VLC listing had another area that had other listings or popular links and because it had the name they listed it.

There needs to be fines for false DMCA notices like this.  They do not own the release name itself.

Comment: Re:How does this stuff get on Slashdot? (Score 4, Informative) 294

by ZeroNullVoid (#44295925) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Light-Footprint Antivirus For Windows XP?

I think he is getting confused and meant to type Centrino which was, at sometime a marketing/branding term for an Intel Reference Design consisting of Chipset, CPU and Wifi. Either way, they wrote it wrong, but lurkers from the past would have recognized it. It was posted on a lot of laptop stickers in the same way Pentium 4, Core X, etc are.


As for /. letting this through... things have changed, have you been gone for the past 3 years?

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins