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Comment: Re:tagging is fine (Score 3) 201

by hashp (#35472204) Attached to: Court Rules It's Ok To Tag Pics On Facebook Without Permission
Or Facebook should give you the option to stop being tagged. But that wouldn't be in their interest I guess. A lot of people tag irrelevant photos with all their friends name, just to get their attention. I have fought with my friends trying to tell them not to do that, some people just don't get it.

Comment: Re:Users (Score 1) 217

by hashp (#35190898) Attached to: Is Algeria Deleting Facebook Accounts?

Delete My Account

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Comment: Re:Users (Score 1) 217

by hashp (#35190870) Attached to: Is Algeria Deleting Facebook Accounts?

To clarify for anyone who doesn't get the joke, you can't "delete" a facebook account. You can "disable" your account, but facebook still keeps all your data forever.

"You can check out any time but you can never leave". But I thought I did see an option to permanently delete your account in there somewhere. Didn't try it though.

Comment: Re:Not willing to pay for the data plan (Score 1) 618

by hashp (#35178356) Attached to: Why Dumbphones Still Dominate, For Now
I use an HTC Android phone and I don't even have a data plan, just wifi. I keep mobile network switched off. I still find the apps useful, e.g. to track my jogging with GPS, keep track of my car fuel average, things like that. Uploading pictures directly to facebook is nice too, but I think some dumb phones can do that as well.

Come to think of that what's the border line between smart and dumb phones? I had nice apps in my old Sony Ericsson k750i - I used to buy train tickets online in India with that.

Comment: You guys don't get it! (Score 1) 446

by hashp (#34329632) Attached to: Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras Use For Non-Journalists
All you guys arguing about the difference between types of cameras which are banned, you just don't get it!

From the FA:

The ban will not affect small ‘standard’ digital cameras, in theory. But in all honesty, who would be willing to go in public taking shots with a digital camera and risk having to explain the differences between DSLR and non-DSLR cameras to angry Kuwaiti authorities? I for one certainly would not.

In my opinion, the only reason the Kuwaiti authorities didn’t issue a full scale ban on all digital photography apparatus is because every self-respecting smart-phone these days comes with a couple megapixels strong built-in camera that would basically make the ban useless.

In other words, they don't want you taking pictures in public places, period! It's just that they big kids don't want to give up their camera phones, or else they would ban them too!

Jeez, how many of the people on here have even been to the Middle East ever?

Comment: Re:Face palm (Score 1) 677

by hashp (#32415348) Attached to: Pakistan Lifts Ban After Facebook Deletes Offending Page

Should we have accepted a conditional surrender from Hitler when we got to the German border? Left him or the Nazis in power? Let the holocaust continue? Let him continue to develop the V2?

The terms of the condition could be to stop the holocaust, to remove Nazis from power, imprison Hitler or whatever, but the answer to your question is "yes". Especially when the alternative is assured death for hundreds of thousands of innocent people and radiation damage for future generations.

A conditional surrender is still a surrender, it's different from a truce.

Comment: Re:Face palm (Score 1) 677

by hashp (#32414902) Attached to: Pakistan Lifts Ban After Facebook Deletes Offending Page

Ever wondered what would happen if they had NOT used nukes? Remember, Japan didn't look like it was going to surrender. The planned invasion would certainly have caused several million deaths, mainly civilians.

Yes, I have wondered and thought Japan would have surrendered anyway. They had nothing left. No invasion was necessary, Japan was ready for truce, if not total surrender. All they wanted was to keep their Emperor's dignity. US didn't want that. Or maybe something was lost in translation.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen