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Comment: You can get all the highlighted passages... (Score 1) 134

by scienceprogrammer (#46255791) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: E-ink Reader For Academic Papers?
While it wont change the original document, If you go to you can view your highlights and notes. Then just copy and paste to create a new document with only the important parts. I read a lot of books about programming and after a little clean up it works great for code examples.

Comment: Re:The problem with an OLED e-reader is the E. (Score 1) 118

by scienceprogrammer (#30257226) Attached to: Flexible, Color OLED Screens For E-Readers
The article talks about a OLED display that isn't backlit. The OLED displays are easier on the eyes than the current LEDs anyway and the much better refresh rate and the fact you can use current controllers make it a viable option.

That's the most common complaint about the visaplex, the black wash and 200ms refresh. Also the greyness takes awhile to get used to. As a kindle owner I'd switch to a non backlight technology if it gives me color and options for watching video. The kindle app on the iphone is pretty popular, I couldn't do it, my eyes would get too tired after looking at a laptop all day.

FTA... "We think OLED will work better than other technologies. There's no need for a backlight or a polarizer nor stacks of optical film,"

Comment: Re:Self interest (Score 1, Insightful) 100

by scienceprogrammer (#29469159) Attached to: Amazon Delaying Public Domain Submissions On Kindle
well said... The author also assumes Amazon's actions and intents although they contradict the email from them. They haven't banned all public domain books they are currently "working on a policy and procedure change..."
Seems reasonable after the 1984 issue, they need a system to make sure the copyright is public domain and need to protect the customer to ensure the copy is worth buying and not just copy and pasted from any number of free public domain book sites.
There was/is a book you can buy that turns out to be all 1's and 0's luckly you can return any book but there needs to be a middle ground between no oversight and too much.

Also complaining about the return on public domain books is sad since anyone can get them for free from, and many more. If that's your money making plan you may want to rethink your product.

Comment: Re:tags are in the books (Score 0) 630

by scienceprogrammer (#27952227) Attached to: Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle
Why doesn't someone look at the source? It is a linux kernel. Not me though, I have a sony 505, and I'm too lazy to care.

Also, Amazon better watch out, when the creater of the glare free screen for the olpc comes out with her changable epaper/lcd screen for netbooks who will want an ereader anyway.

Comment: Somewhat Easy Password Soulution (Score 0) 198

by scienceprogrammer (#26499855) Attached to: How To Suck At Information Security

"Expect your users to remember passwords without writing them down."

I cannot tell you how many people write down the password on their notepad (always left on the desk) or a sticky under the keyboard.
I always suggest using the first letters of a line from a song with a few numbers. St Peppers Loney Hearts Club Band 67, splhcb67 If you can't remmember a song you might want to stay home.
The admins don't really care either, they just don't want to reset passwords.
We even use a generic word for the type of work we do as a password for other companies websites. Like bank for a bank. It's pretty sad considering the damage that could be done. Money, reputation, and not to mention private research representing years of experiments.(not mine I just code)

Technology (Apple)

+ - iPhone Nano faked though it doesn't exist

Submitted by scienceprogrammer
scienceprogrammer (654311) writes "Fake iPhone Nanos were created due to rumors of Apple releasing such a product and are now popping up in Europe. FTA "As a result, counterfeiters in the Far East started producing replica iPhone Nanos, replete with Apple logo."

Some good pictures although not in english.

As the article states, wonder what's inside?"

Comment: I read an article about 2 weeks ago... (Score 1) 355

by scienceprogrammer (#26308023) Attached to: Linux In 2009 — Recession vs. GNU
that stated the opposite. I forget if /. picked it up but said the obvious who will pay developers for a project they cannot sell. Likely the first people to go or be reassigned if the budget gets thin. I saw it on yahoo news so could have been CNET or Infoworld? Too lazy to search for it.
Soooo Laaazy DOH!

That is my dream job though, get paid to just work on any number of open source projects. Probably everyone on /. feels the same (minus the owners of software companies and sales people) are we communists? HA

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.