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Comment: Re:from the what-until-they-get-a-load-of-this dep (Score 1) 291

by omnichad (#48655227) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Judging that you're not American, "Chicken-fried steak" is a tenderized steak, breaded and fried in the manner that "fried chicken" is done. Common usage/writing leaves out the hyphen (even on restaurant menus), so it's unclear that it's a compound adjective. As a result, people assume that it contains chicken or have no idea what to expect.

Comment: Re:Only Kindle store and DRM-free books (Score 1) 291

by omnichad (#48654525) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

But for nearly a decade after the iPod came out, the major record labels refused to sell DRM-free audio files over the Internet for fear of a leak to Napster or its successors

Which was even more ridiculous, since they were already selling easily-ripped, drm-free physical CDs.

Comment: Re:Man, am I old ... (Score 1) 173

by omnichad (#48633943) Attached to: Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

I copy the contents of all of my DVD and Blu-Ray movies to a RAID. Since storage is (relatively) cheap, I can shrink my physical hoarding to the space those discs take up in a binder in a closet and still watch my movies on-demand.

It's true that I own many movies that I may never watch again, but I'm paying for the opportunity to watch it whenever I want. Netflix doesn't even offer that level of custom content. It's a personalized Netflix.

Comment: Re:Man, am I old ... (Score 1) 173

by omnichad (#48633875) Attached to: Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

Nobody is cataloging every shot, and nobody really needs the 15 shots taken in the space of 3 seconds using sports mode / virtual motor wind etc. You need the "best" shot(s) from that group.

Storage is cheap and sometimes you just never get around to paring it. You're right that it's all about the "one" shot for most people.

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