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Comment: Back when drivers licences didn't have photos... (Score 1) 231

by photosonic (#47842169) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
I used a machine called the Omnichrome which would overlay colour on top of a photocopied item. You could cut out the colours and place them over the parts you wanted and... wolla, a licence to buy beer! Well after a while it wears off and you can guess what happened next.

Comment: Dud run (Score 1) 216

by photosonic (#45822905) Attached to: Mars One Selects Second Round Candidate Astronauts
So am I lead to believe that this is a one way trip? If so how can a company be aloud to let this be so. If my Grandma is very sick with an age related disease and everyone can tell that she is living like a zombie, I go to jail if I assist in her death. Why aren't these loonies shut down for effectively knowing their crew will die.

Comment: Inevitable really. (Score 1) 120

by photosonic (#45650983) Attached to: Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads
I remember when cable TV started and there were no ads. You paid a small about every month and you had the blissful ad free environment. We all knew it wouldn't last and that ads would be back at full strength again. That's just the way it works. Get you in on promises of a better experience, then later on change the terms. Do these internet titans have anything better to do with their colossal revenue other than sink it into more ways to see what we do, simply to sell it to advertisers. Twitter was a darling, and now they want to grow up they are eating their parents (us)... for money! Nothing more, nothing less, just a straight up money. Imagine if Twitter was not-for-profit.

Comment: Don't give a... (Score 5, Insightful) 247

by photosonic (#45305239) Attached to: Bill Gates: Internet Will Not Save the World
Mark Zuckerberg's and the like don't give a shit personally about the other people who don't have internet connection and the reasons they are not online. They just want them online for revenue. Get them online, make advertising dollars from them, let them figure out how to survive life.

Comment: Slight of (Apple) hand. (Score 1) 244

by photosonic (#44760979) Attached to: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
If you ask me Apple has quietly let slip that is was developing a watch only to make everyone else go OH CRAP, and divert shed loads of resources to it. It's a shit idea with 21st century battery life. I have a £3K watch I hardly ever use because of my phone, and that lasts forever, why would I want to buy a watch that lasts ten hours when I have a phone that lasts longer. Apple 1, competitors 0
Media (Apple)

Apple Reconsiders, Approves NIN iPhone App 146

Posted by timothy
from the like-a-warm-blankie-for-trent dept.
gyrogeerloose writes "According to MacRumors, NIN's iPhone application has been approved. Trent Reznor has reported via his Twitter account that the now-approved app was resubmitted without modification, which suggests that Apple reconsidered their initial rejection. This should really come as no surprise to anyone who follows Apple news since it follows the company's typical pattern of handing potentially controversial iPhone apps, especially when it concerns high-profile rejections."

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