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Comment: Re:She should know this if she's teaching photosho (Score 2) 284 284

Upvotes if I had them - this is exactly what the difference blend mode does. You could even record the flatten/paste original/adjust blend mode/save as jpeg operation as an action run it on the folder of student images using the batch processor to produce a nice little set of comparison images all at once.

Comment: Re:Uhh, sounds like a tax to me... (Score 2) 401 401

It's a bit of a funny one. Technically the onus is on them to prove that you're actually using it to watch TV; in the olden days there was this idea of the TV licensing bogey-man who'd drive round in a van and use fancy gadgets to detect which addresses were receiving TV signals. How they do it these days I'm not so sure, I guess anyone who's got any kind of cable service would get flagged pretty quickly.
In my experience they just send you really annoying letters that get progressively more threatening, there's a database that you can add yourself to if you're sure you don't need one, but even then they send letters saying that someone will be round to 'check you out'. On the whole I think it's just a kind of policing by consent where most people would rather pay than have the headache of getting bothered about it and potentially found out.

Comment: Re:Must be nice (Score 2) 401 401

The BBC does not receive money from the sale of TVs, and the license fee is not linked in any way to the sale of TVs. You do not need a license to buy a TV, and a TV does not (nor cannot) come with a license. The TV license is completely separate, annual thing that you buy for your property, to cover all the devices at your address, and is required only if you are watching live broadcasts at that address.

Comment: Re:Must be nice (Score 1) 401 401

Correct. For the sake of clarity - TV's don't come with licenses, nor do you need a license to buy a TV (you actually couldn't buy a TV with the license if you wanted to). A license is purchased for a property, and a single license covers every tv/device/person at that address. It's lasts for a year, and you can get it cheaper if you only watch in black and white :) On the technical side you must have a license if you watch any kind of live broadcast, regardless of whether it's on the BBC or cable/Sky. One interesting thing to have come out of the world of on-demand catch-up is that if you only ever watch online after the fact, you actually don't need a license; you can watch whatever BBC content you like so long as it isn't a live stream.

Comment: Re:*In a blandly chic conference room* (Score 3, Informative) 96 96

From TFA: 'Nearly eighteen months ago, we gave developers guidance that they should not build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience." And to reiterate what I wrote in my last post, that guidance continues to apply today.'

This language certainly goes beyond just discouraging 'bad' implementations.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 196 196

Fun fact: under European extradition terms the country from which a suspect is originally extradited has to sign-off on any successive extraditions, so even if the Swedish were cosier with the US (which–-as you you point out-–isn't generally accepted to be the case) getting him there wouldn't make a US extradition any easier.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil