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Comment Re:I agree (Score 1) 312

Your software sucks, then. Use one that allows for multiple arbitrary bookmarks and multiple windows.

And I can grep for "last time character X was mentioned on the same page as character Y". No need to flip around, but if I did, there is a scroll bar with print version page numbers.

Comment Re:Great, now I just need 6 cablecards (Score 2) 178

When I dealt with mine for my dual tuner Tivo HD a few years ago, they brought a multi-stream capable card with no issues. I got the impression that's standard now.

On the bright side, shortly after that the FCC ruled that cable companies have to let you install the cable card yourself if you want to, and I believe they're not allowed to charge a fee for that either.

Comment Re:What is wrong with these folks? (Score 5, Insightful) 171

Because they want to keep you buying paper where publishers have all the control. In a digital book market you no longer need financiers able to absorb the cost of printing and distributing 10k copies and you don't need a marketing/sales department that can get your book onto an endcap at bookstores. You still want the people that work for publishers(editors, artists, etc) but you can contract for those directly.

If everyone switches to digital, the publishers' advantage of having a huge bankroll to be able to bet on multiple authors while keep the lion's share of the profit on the few winners is negated when Amazon will sell for anyone and the contract work can paid for like saving up for a car down-payment.

Comment Re:So what's the point? (Score 3, Interesting) 67

Sometimes buying through Amazon to get a Steam license is actually cheaper than buying directly through Steam. I bought the Stronghold series plus Civ V and IV on Amazon, which were all redeemed as Steam licenses, because it was the same price as just the Stronghold series directly on Steam.

The nice thing about middle-men is that sometimes they fight each other.

Comment Re:O'rly? (Score 4, Informative) 339

You know that Photoshop has an API for javascript, VB, and Applescript?

I used to do exactly that sort of thing for a product photographer. And it didn't usually take 10 minutes, unless you include the time to execute.

I currently do the same for Indesign documents with linked Photoshop artwork. The Indesign part is worse, actually. Makes dealing with effects and layers seem simple.

Comment Re:wtf (Score 1) 496

Disseminating ITAR-controlled information will get you nailed unless you can prove that only US residents can access it. Same thing happened with early web browsers that had strong(for the time) encryption enabled.

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