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Comment: Re:Anti drone nonsense (Score 1, Insightful) 71

by mccrew (#49726529) Attached to: UK Criminals Use Drones To Case Burglary Prospects

Fear the new things! Fear the unknown! The government will protect you!

So true. The hysteria surrounding toy helicopters (not drones!) is reminiscent of the hysteria around the internet 15 years ago - "you are welcoming the predators into your home and they're going to lure your children away!" Fear, fear, fear.

Comment: Re: Educating Snowden (Score 5, Insightful) 200

by mccrew (#49424377) Attached to: Snowden Demystified: Can the Government See My Junk?

Let them face the consequences of their choices.

The problem with this argument, of course, is that their vote counts the same as yours. In the end, we don't need to worry about the terrorists or the Russians- we've seen the enemy and the enemy is us. "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

+ - Android apps to run on Windows, Macs and Linux->

Submitted by mccrew
mccrew writes: Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.
Called Arc Welder, the tool acts as a wrapper around Android apps so they can run on Windows, OSX and Linux machines.
The software expands the places that Android apps can run and might make it easier for developers to get code working on different machines.

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Comment: Re:PHEV vs BEVx (Score 1) 229

Your post advocates a

( X) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

approach to fighting spam^h^h^h^hrange anxiety. Your idea will not work. Here is why it won't work. (One or more of the following may apply to your particular idea, and it may have other flaws which used to vary from state to state before a bad federal law was passed.)

( ) Microsoft will not put up with it
( ) The accountants will not put up with it
(x ) Requires immediate total cooperation from everybody at once

Comment: Re:Innovation is occurring on the smartphone (Score 1) 422

by mccrew (#48994325) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?
One last thing. Despite objections raised, there is no disputing my main point that innovation is occurring on the phone. While there is more and more going into the DSLR platforms, say Wifi access to photos or the ability to stitch photos to a landscape in-camera, they are much slower to be implemented, and are cumbersome and expensive if they are not built into whatever DSLR you have right now. The choice is various $hundred add-ons or $thousands for a new model.

Comment: Re:Innovation is occurring on the smartphone (Score 1) 422

by mccrew (#48994225) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?
I suppose I needed to be more clear.

Have you actually used a DSLR within the last 5 years? People use them to make pro movies now.

I think my D5100 is within that timeframe. The knock is making time lapses, not movie segments. With a phone, I can build the time lapse while still in the field. With the DSLR, I have to come home, fire up the computer and do a whole bunch of work

"still a major post-processing effort on many DSLRs" Have you actually tried it yourself? :)

Speaking from experience (see above)

"but UI not as good." Stop using GIMP and try Photoshop :)

Was referring to stitching photos together on-camera just using the camera's small screen and buttons available, as compared with bigger screen and richer UI on phone/tablet.

"connection to Social media" Ooooohh, you got us!

Who is this "you" and "us" you have conjured up? I'm pretty sure I would include myself in the "us". I include Social media as a "just-sayin'", as it is important to a lot of amateurs and a lot of pros as well.

Because what photographer doesn't want to post every shot directly to instagram?!

Again, just sayin'. While it may not be your cup of tea (nor mine, for that matter) there sure are a lot of pros on Twitter and Instagram showing their latest stuff.

You sound like an office user who can't understand why we need servers :)

You must be new here, kid. Welcome to the Slashdot. :) Off my lawn!

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