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Comment: Re:"Not intentional". Right. (Score 5, Informative) 370

by fafaforza (#49029025) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

But if all tv makers do the same thing, you'll vote with your wallet by not having a tv at all. Other people (like me) only found out about LG reporting back to their servers what you're watching only after buying the TV, and unplugging ethernet was easier than taking the TV back.

It's an invasion of privacy, no different than medical information or what you talk about with your lawyer, yet there are privacy protections there. It should be the same here.

Comment: Re:The scam was found out (Score 1) 422

by fafaforza (#48994545) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?

So you think a photographer just copies his SD card to his computer, resizes the JPEGs and emails them to you? They spend hours reprocessing the RAW images they shot with equipment that probably cost them close to $10k, using software to process it that probably cost them another few grand, and spending a bunch of hours processing and cropping them to tell a story, then hearing your input, going back to reprocess them.

I'm sure $250 is good enough for your Las Vegas wedding though.

Comment: Re:Idiots... (Score 1) 422

by fafaforza (#48994439) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?

The iPhone 6 takes decent pics, but I would never remember a trip to London, let alone something as memorable as my wedding, through phone pictures. You could buy a Nikon D50 for $100 and get much better pictures, in RAW format for further fixes. You could spend $400 on a D7000. These things aren't reserved to the weekend warrior professional with loads of money.

And you'd have to print out iPhone pictures, too, unless I missed a new Apple announcement.

Comment: Re: and when the next one has a bomb? (Score 1) 236

by fafaforza (#48917343) Attached to: White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

Why care that you keep living? Don't your parents have other kids? If not, they can create more.

What sort of reasoning is that. You don't think killing our president is something we should strive to prevent, even if we have systems for finding replacements? You think an open seat in the cabinet would be the only outcome of such an event?

After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson