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Comment: Re:Auto-adjust levels Corel Photopaint (Score 1) 414

by thejynxed (#49164565) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

What is interesting to me, is the fact that the brain itself might be operating automatically in a way that color correction software does when working with photographs for some people, while for others it simply does not do so in a consistent manner, or at all.

That being said, my first self-response when seeing the photo was "The entire photo looks wrong".

I saw a kind of bluish-white and the kind of brown with yellow hints that you see when you shine a flashlight that gives off "yellow" light through dyed black cloth (which is also similar to the effect you get when you apply a little chlorine to cloth that has been dyed black).

Another thing that I found personally interesting to me, was that from my perception, the overall photo itself seemed to have had a blue tint to it, as if the room it was taken in was being lit by a LED light similar to the ones I have in my bathroom (when first turned on, the light they give off is very blue-shifted until they warm up and become a very bright white).

Comment: Re:Firefox for Android FTW (Score 1) 188

by thejynxed (#49136603) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

Try AdFree, AdAway, or minminguard (an Xposed module).

I believe the first two require full root, the module works with either temproot or full root.

Minminguard blocks the API calls in apps directly, so they can't even call for the ad download (thus no ads get downloaded period).

AdFree and AdAway work with the HOSTs file, so it is also recommended to have a HOSTs editor of some sort if you need to manually make adjustments.

I use AdFree and see very minimal amount of adverts - on the mobile version of Slashdot for instance, I only get the static ads in between the post and the comments section, and none of the annoying, moving, flashy, sound-filled ads.

Comment: Re:Better a horse in the race... (Score 1) 437

by thejynxed (#48728569) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

I've found that on any flavor of Unix-like OSes (that aren't on mobile devices), that the only semi-reliable way to get Amazon Instant Video to work properly is to use the nVidia binary-blob over any of the other open drivers, unfortunately. I believe there are still proprietary licensing issues when it comes to the open AMD and Intel drivers that cause HDCP to go wonky at times due to the "incomplete" way it had to be implemented.

Your mileage may vary of course, but at least on the hardware that resides in my home, this is and has been the case for several years now.

Comment: Re:if not collecting the data (Score 0) 75

by thejynxed (#48693259) Attached to: Apple Pay For the UK

Total sale amount, tax amount, location, time of day,other telemetry data, age of purchaser, name of purchaser, address of purchaser, address of the location, etc of the shop where the purchase was made, and of course Apple's own cut of the deal. There's probably more involving the back end of your banking facility, such as which bank and/or account was used to make the purchase during the transaction.

That's what I can think of off of the top of my head.

Comment: Re: Again... (Score 1) 278

by thejynxed (#48686455) Attached to: Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

They don't even need to do that. All they need to do, is get together with their counterparts in the CIA, FBI, etc, decide exactly what they need and want to happen, then take it to the Congressional Intelligence and related committees to make it happen.

We've already seen at least the FBI chirping in on this with commentary about Apple/Google and their upcoming mandatory default encryption on phones.

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.

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