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Comment Re:Don't overthink it (Score 1) 174

Use a DSLR if you want to take and keep nice pictures. It's what a DSRL is designed for. It might be bulky, but I'd rather carry that and take a beautiful picture, than not and get a flat or blurry picture on my phone. Cellphones can come in handy, but the pictures they take are flat and boring. They're also very slow and suck in low light. They're nice to share pictures quickly with family, but they won't be the pictures you come back to years later... I don't own a mirrorless camera, but maybe it can be a nice middle ground?

Submission Riddell Asked To Step Down From the Kubuntu Council->

itwbennett writes: Friction between the lead Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell and Ubuntu reached extreme temperatures on Monday when the Ubuntu Community Council (UCC) asked Riddell to step down from 'leadership in Kubuntu' as well as 'all positions of leadership in the Ubuntu Community.' According to Riddell, the bone of contention was a years-long, ongoing inquiry by Riddell about the distribution of donations collected by Canonical from The Kubuntu Council met this morning and has come out behind Riddell, saying they didn’t find his behavior in violation of Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
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Submission Major Terrorist Attack Strikes France->

An anonymous reader writes: Terrorist gunmen claiming to be from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have stormed the building of a French publication Charlie Hebdo that had recently published a cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The gunmen are known to have killed eleven hostages so far and the situation is still ongoing. Currently, the BBC has the most information out of English news outlets. French speakers can consult the headline at Le Monde for more current news.
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Comment Re:gun safe? (Score 1) 646

For starters, why would you care about homicides by guns in particular?

Isn't this all about guns?

Your argument about rape being prevented by guns is weird. Also, it's completely false. You say UK has 4x more rapes than US, but wikipedia has 28.6/100,000 rapes for US and 24.1/100,000 for UK. France has 16.6/100,000.

Comment Re:gun safe? (Score 1) 646

Statistics plainly doesn't support your argument.

Well, for example, if you look at this wikipedia page you would see that in the US there are 4.14 deaths by homicides with guns for every 100,000 pop, while in France, where there is strict gun control, there are only 0.44/100,000. I suspect there are a lot less police-related deaths too since French police do not assume everyone has a gun and therefore should be less likely to use their own weapon. In Germany, in 2011, police shot a grand total of 85 bullets, with 6 fatalities...

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Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses 1198

RockoW writes "Steve Mann, a long-time researcher of computer vision systems, (i.e. Augmented reality, Digital Eyeglass) had an incident at a McDonald's in Paris, France. He was assaulted by three men during his visit to get food with his family. They had a problem with his digital eye glasses and tried to take them off his head. 'The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools.' The men also tore up Mann's documentation and a letter from his doctor explaining the device's use. Fortunately, the rough treatment of the device caused it to keep recent images in its memory, instead of quickly overwriting them, so Dr. Mann has pictures of the men who assaulted him."

Comment Re:It's like this. (Score 1) 878

Ironically, independent is apparently spelled that way because the English couldn't (or wouldn't) spell the French "indépendant" correctly. To get back to the point, communicating means conveying meaning to another. If you do not play by the grammatical rules, you lessen the probability of your meaning getting across, because they are a standard that all parties implicitely decide to use. English has comparatively few grammatical rules, but I can assure you that errors in French can easily alter and degrade understanding. Also, if you put the strain of trying to understand you on others, you are just wasting their time because you did not want to spare yours. Others recognize it and a less liable to repeat the effort.

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -- P.E. Trudeau