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Comment: 2+2=4 posted all over is spam, too (Score 1) 619

by temcat (#48998341) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock

At least the Troll, Redundant, and Offtopic ratings have nothing to do with whether your points are right or wrong per se. So your spam gets rightly downmodded for what it is. I guess it's indeed hard to stop within the existing rules when somebody has no life and devotes all his time to spamming the comments with the same shit in the same obnoxious manner. But, as I said, I don't even need that now - you can feel free to continue your heroic but pointless fight, and it won't inconvenience me as all I'll ever see will be a single line with a small grey-colored bit of your boring diatribe. Still a waste of a line, of course, but the world is not perfect. Which apparently you have trouble getting over.

Comment: Re:You CAN'T prove apk is more like it (Score 1) 619

by temcat (#48996567) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock

Nobody actually needs to prove APK wrong. Spamming is wrong - that's a given and doesn't require any proof.
Where it comes to modding, I personally rarely do it if at all, because it's too much hassle. (Though one of the Troll, Redundant, and Offtopic ratings is always justified for APK, depending on the situation.) I can maybe report spam, because that's what APK's posts are. But now I don't need to do that, either, because... I have to thank APK for one thing: I've recently discovered the joy of reading at a higher compound threshold. This optimal mode allows me to skip his multi-line drivel easily and readily see if some low-scored post is potentially interesting for me.
So have a nice day!

Comment: Re:Hosts = better on all those levels (& more) (Score 1) 619

by temcat (#48977869) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock

Hehe, In APK's world, one can fail at something one didn't do.

I don't care whether APK is "right" about his hosts file thing, I just know for a fact that he's a flooder/spammer, and that's what's totally wrong about him. He just makes reading Slashdot at a low comment threshold much worse for people who aren't interested in his project or product. (And for those who are - I guess, one or two posts under an on-topic article is quite enough for them, too.)

OTOH, he seems to normally use subject line, so that's probably one way to spot and avoid his spam when reading at a higher threshold.

Comment: Re:Adding more to do less = stupid, Luckyo (Score 1) 183

by temcat (#48959637) Attached to: Telomere-Lengthening Procedure Turns Clock Back Years In Human Cells

He has a problem with delivering his messageâ"if that's his actual goal, which I'm not sure about. The form in which he tries to do it puts off from reading whatever he has to say, even though he may be perfectly right (I don't really care about his favorite topic).

Comment: Re:CAT & OCR for Tablets (Score 1) 421

by temcat (#48731539) Attached to: What Isn't There an App For?

Interesting! Hopefully your OCR work will grow into something better than what we have now. As a professional translator, I need the best GUI OCR tools out there. For me, that means configurable layout options (precise layout/formatted text only), area selection (including the ability to select text, table, and picture areas), font variations recognition (bold, italic, underline, sub-/superscript, ...), good paragraph recognition (no para/line breaks where there shouldn't be any), vertical text recognition, no ligature problems ("fi", "fl", etc.), and of course most precise text recovery. No Linux solution gives me that currently. Online solutions are a no-no because of confidentiality issues. And I'm ready to shell out an equivalent of FineReader price for that.

Comment: CAT & OCR for Tablets (Score 1) 421

by temcat (#48729957) Attached to: What Isn't There an App For?

That is, decent Computer Aided Translation and Optical Character Recognition software.

As for OCR, we don't even have that for Linux desktop (the closest is the ABBYY engine, but it's CLI-only, which precludes manual area markup.) The situation with CAT tools has recently improved on the Linux side, with Heartsome Suite released as GPL and CafeTran becoming mature.

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