Physical printout is dangerous if the physical is photocopied or kept. 1. There's forensics on the physical. 2. Many orgs use a kerning algorithim (the tiny spacing between letters is altered in a code which records who and where and when issued the printer command.)
Thanks for wonderful list of torrent sites.
I suppose you were there? I suppose you know the comments weren't meant to be overheard? You geeks really need to learn some manners. The fact that slashdot editors decided to run this story again for chrissakes shows exactly how threatening it is for you. Reminds me of Zsa Zsa Gabor who summed you dickheads up nicely: "I've been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage."
Agree 100%. Amazing how logic flies out the window when misogynist geeks are challenged.
I think you're missing the point. If it's opensource, the software can be updated by anyone who cares to despite the fact that a developer or company may not be interested.
mynamestolen writes "In order to read paper-based books many visually impaired people want to attach a webcam to a computer and attach the computer to a TV. Some Electronic Magnifiers are purpose-built to provide a similar solution. Different organisations around the world such as in the UK have help pages. But I have not been able to find a guide to set up my own system. So I'm asking slashdot readers how to go about it. What is the best camera to use if I want to hold the camera in my hand and point it at book or magazine. What parameters should I adjust, either in the software or on the camera? Depth of view, refresh rates, contrast, color balance and resolution might be key problems. My system is linux and getting drivers for a good camera might also be a problem."
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Wouldn't that be a pity? It seems it's a real issue that affects many people. I've seen lots of discussions on slashdot about technolggy for the contributors' elderly relatives. Do you know how long it normally takes for a decision "pending".
Thanks for you advice. I'll try to do better next time. How long does it usually take for a moderator to make a decision? It's been "pending" for a few days. Did I post it in the right place? Are you a moderator too?
one is waiting for cataract operation and the other has macular degeneration. The screensize needs to be BIG. That's why we're trying to do it on a big TV.
either haha or where is the dup http://slashdot.org/submission/2444955/best-webcam-for-vision-impaired-on-linux
Thanks for that, I sorta gathered that was how it worked. I'm curious as to how long a submission can be "pending". Could you have a look at it? Can you "moderate" it? I think it's just the sort of thing I've seen on slashdot. http://slashdot.org/submission/2444955/best-webcam-for-vision-impaired-on-linux
Sorry to butt in here but I thought I'd get in early in the posts. I've had a slashdot submission pending for a few days and am wondering if anyone has actually looked at it. Other websites tell you how many views something has had. http://slashdot.org/submission/2444955/best-webcam-for-vision-impaired-on-linux
I don't know how this submission system works, but this one of mine has been sitting around "pending" for a day. Hope to get some feedback.
mynamestolen writes "Turns out both my mum and mum-in-law both in their nineties are now vision impaired. I connected a linux box to a widescreen tv with vga and and used a $10 usb webcam on the linux box. Unfortunately they couldn't quite read their magazines comfortabley holding the usb camera. Depth of view and resolution were the problem. I read it's all in the software, so maybe dedicated drivers and a good camera are the way to go. What do you geeks think?"
Mod parent up! I stopped using paypal anyway when they cut of Julian Assange donations. Scum.