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Comment: Re:I'm the app's developer. Happy to answer questi (Score 1) 125

by o_ferguson (#48671099) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"
How does the ap determine that a bookplate has been affixed to the page and isn't just placed there to bypass the ap security? I can see taking one bookplate with no sticky on the back into a library or bookstore and simply shooting photos of it on the copyright page of any book one wants...

+ - Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay Again. ->

Submitted by o_ferguson
o_ferguson (836655) writes "TorrentFreak is reporting that police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB. This is not the first time that this has happened."
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Comment: Re:Boy that will win more users.... (Score 1) 415

by o_ferguson (#48557289) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
This, exactly. I'm currently taking care of a house for a guy in Costa Rica. Included with the house is a Generation 1 iPhone. He never installed any apps on it when he first got it, and when I went to try to put some one, it's impossible. All the apps currently available will only work with newer OS/hardware versions than the phone has. There's no way to make it compatible with the new store at all, so I'm stuck with it being just a phone. Not that I care (PC guy here) but if I'd bought an Gen-1 iPhone at the original insane price, and I'd managed to keep it alive all these years (what with the non-replaceable battery) I'd be pissed as hell that I couldn't actually use it with any of the currently available software. (note: this came up because my wife wanted to use the Kindle Reader app on the iPhone - not a spec-hod application in any way, and yet totally not backwards compatible.)

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