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Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 238

by jabuzz (#47921905) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Actually it is, because in the U.K. at least (and probably the rest of the E.U.) doctoring photos like this and then using them in advertising is highly illegal. Apple are likely to be hit hard in short order.

I have no idea if the USA allows such deceptive practices in advertising but it would not surprise me.

Comment: Re:Trust us with your payments (Score 1) 729

by jabuzz (#47870557) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

The phantom transactions is because you end up paying for the same thing twice, once via standard chip and pin (well standard if you are not in the backwater that is the USA) and again via contactless NFC.

From memory it was down to till operator error at one particular shop (M&S to be precise) when they introduced contactless payment.

Comment: Re:And make video available when asked (Score 2) 170

by jabuzz (#47834975) Attached to: NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

If you think that 18Pb of data is a massive storage problem then I have news for you it is not, and can be done in a handful of racks these days. Of course you would probably archive anything over six months old to tape so you could easily store a few decades worth.

Really 18Pb is small beer these days.

Comment: Re:Le sigh.... (Score 3, Interesting) 166

by jabuzz (#47834729) Attached to: Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

Clearly you have never heard of proteomics then. The idea that GMO is completely blind as to the possible effects is uneducated nonsense. Given that traditional selective breading requires no proteomic testing for unintended side effects, any sane rational person looking at the facts would conclude that GMO is in fact safer.

Comment: Re:No it will not. (Score 1) 375

by jabuzz (#47727769) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Not that I am a Labour voter but I would point out that while the debt at the beginning of 2008 was higher in real terms, importantly as a percentage of the GDP it was lower than it was in May 1997 when Labour came to power.

It is like getting a new job with a higher salary and using the extra income to take out a larger mortgage and buy a bigger house. Could easily be that while the total debt goes up, as a percentage of your income it has gone down. Is that a bad thing? You might argue that it is, but it is not as clear cut as you would like to make out.

Comment: Re:Working from home (Score 1) 161

by jabuzz (#47720755) Attached to: Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

No problem come live in my house. Some ferrous/magnetic material in the bricks that make the walls means no phone signal in the house unless you are right by a window and we can "fix" that by replacing the sealed units with ones that have "energy saving" glass. I have to use a femtocell for a reliable mobile signal :-)

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 521

by jabuzz (#47710493) Attached to: Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Except for example Israel is quite keen on solar power give that it is hot and sunny there to the point where they have deserts. Also not relying on hostile neighbours for fossil fuel is seen as being a "good" thing.

The suggestion is that Israel could meet all it's power generation using solar in the Negev. Heck the Tesla S almost has the range to drive from any point to any other point in the country. Given the hostile nature of it's neighbours, that they control much of the worlds oil sounds like an excellent place for electric vehicles using solar power for generation.

If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology, if it doesn't work it's physics.