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Comment Re:Plans for Planes (Score 1) 87

You know what is the biggest cost for trains, not the trains it is the tracks. So a smart new business opportunity would be camper train wagon. The Rail companies opening camper parks adjacent to major train links, where people can live in rail campers, a wagon all of their own, one they never need tow, in fact the car can be carried by the same train that is towing their camper.

New lifestyle for a transient population and it fills empty train tracks with more traffic. Need to shift you rail camper, just book it in, quick tow to junction and they hook you up, load up you compact car which no longer needs to pull a caravan and away you go to your new rail camp site, dropped off and away you go. You can travel in your camper, watching the country go by no muss, no fuss and depending on design it could go high speed.

Filling empty train tracks with a major business opportunity. Likely though light weight carriages need to be design along with a lighter engine and they simply use the track between normal passenger and cargo trains.

Comment Totally abandoning their core userbase (Score 1) 15

There are two primary reasons graphics professionals love Macs.
  • Support for color profiles. Profiles are important not just for accurate screen colors, but for previewing how something will look when printed. Like newspaper and magazine editors need to do. Like poster and billboard advertisers need to do. Like packaging artists need to do. Windows' support for color profiles is half-hearted. It still dumps your loaded color profile if the damn UAC elevation prompt pops up (their method of darkening the screen outside the dialog seems to do it). It's done this since Win 7 and Microsoft still hasn't bothered fixing it. The companies which make color profiling equipment have had to make software work-arounds for it. On the Macs it just works.
  • Resolution-agnostic fonts. This has been a part of Macs since their inception, and Apple developed Postscript based on the same concept. When you plug a monitor into a Mac, the Mac queries it for its model and dimensions. Then based on the screen size and resolution, it automatically scales fonts so that e.g. a 11 point font is the correct size. This is why layout artists love the Macs - what they see on the screen is exactly what it'll look like when printed, not just in terms of layout but also size. Postscript does the same thing except for fonts on printers. Windows doesn't even try to do this. You get that silly 100%-200% scaling option, where 100% is based entirely on resolution without any regard for screen size. This is why OS X had no problems switching to high-PPI "Retina" screens, while Windows still has problems with it. On the Macs it just works.

1) iOS doesn't support color profiles. While Apple does calibrate the screens, there's no way for users to add their own color profile. No way to add a printer profile. No way to switch to AdobeRGB if/when the iOS devices get OLED screens and you want to edit the full color information captured by your DSLR.

2) iOS relies on a fixed resolution. That's why when they increased resolution on the iPhone and iPad, they had to do it by doubling the resolution. It was the only way to insure that apps written with the old resolution would still display properly. Basically they have the same problem with old apps on high-PPI screens as Windows does. (Ironically, Android does support arbitrary scaling based on PPI. So Android is more more like MacOS and OS X in this respect than iOS is.)

An iOS-based laptop may suit the needs of the casual user (browser, facebook, office apps). But it's totally unsuitable for graphics/photo/video professionals.

Comment Re:and the Aliens Go Whaaaaaaaa? (Score 1) 151

Tell it to the BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazi... or http://www.abc.net.au/news/201... or https://www.forbes.com/sites/a... or https://cosmosmagazine.com/bio... or http://scholar.harvard.edu/fil... or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... Let me guess, you love firing lead bullets at firing ranges with your buddies, as much as possible.

Comment Re:Hahahahaha (Score 1) 116

You missed an important bit of revenue, no commercials. The two reasons they want to charge so much, claims of more than one person watching at a time and of course no commercials to sell. The delay is about cinemas owned by the studios, there is marketing hype associated with going out to the dinner and the cinemas, part of the marketing bull, along with psuedo celebrities as stars (professional liars as somehow being super special in human society). Reality is their biggest competitor is rapidly becoming user created content, whether on YouTube or Facebook et al and they are starting to feel the pinch that and endless retreads produced by the spawn of endless nepotism.

Comment Re:Google should just block Australia (Score 1) 23

So what exactly are those idiots proposing at News Corpse, do what we will say, or we will, what exactly, get every one to vote Labour when Labour already are at war with News Corpse. Reality is Malcolm Turnbull can pretty much tell News Corpse to go fuck itself because News Corpse has now where else to go. The whole thing is laughable. So do not do it or else we will attack you an then what the opposition will do it anyhow and laugh whilst they are doing it. It's like the empty threat of the year. For google to get their way, they will have to sweeten the pot with a major data centre and do think laws will not change to force it anyone. Zero data being off shored will become a legal requirement in the end.

Comment Re:Again like I said! (Score 1) 326

Forget about privacy for individuals, consider this is an attack by Republicans and the core target, the competitve advantage of small and medium business and opening up they proprietary information to major corporations.

This is a real and present threat to every single company that connects to the internet, every single business needs to understand that all their information flow across the internet will not be accessible to competitors especially where the executives of the ISPs have a financial interest in those competitors.

How long before they are pulling a M$ and installing compulsorily software as part of their privacy invasive service, how long before they are blackmailing every politician (perhaps they already are), this is the stuff of insanity. Instead of preserving privacy rights, they are attacking them in every way possible. Why is government bugging bad but corporate bugging wonderful, why is you privacy being raped by government bad but your privacy being raped by corporations good.

Comment Re: Only the beginning (Score 1) 71

"M$ haters who are gonna hate no matter what", are you serious, you have to be kidding, Seriously, there is so much to hate about M$, as a piece of shit privacy invasive pack of ass hats, there is no need to bother with "no matter what", there are plenty of reasons to well and truly loathe that pack ass hat.

In this case, the claim is poor little M$ could not afford to buy one Linux computer to test it before putting it out, way beyond their tiny little budget, pity the poor softies. There are plenty of reasons to hate M$, none need to be made up.

Comment Re:So, the gist of it is... (Score 1) 130

According to the latest vault 7 https://sputniknews.com/world/... (I simply could not resist using that particular news resource), grabbing phones is not about getting stuff off the phone, it is about getting stuff on the phone. You take someone's phone and then hand them back, 'your', phone because they do not own it any more, it just spies on them from there in on.

Once they take your digital gear, just accept it as lost for ever, buy an new replacement (it has to be new) and sell the old, pretty guaranteed to be hacked one, on ebay and let them spy on someone else. Same when travelling through customs, they do not take you phone to get data off, they take it to get a series of programs on. Been through customs with you phone and you lost sight of it for a couple of minutes, well, sucker you should have dumped it right away because the chances that phone that someone else now owns has been spying on you since then.

Comment Re:Missing operant term (Score 1) 130

Problem is you do not need to be violent to be arrested for violence. Typical procedure for corrupt officials when protests are near major donors. Undercover officers go into the protest, instigate violence, wander through the police barricade and then corrupt law enforcers wade into the peaceful protesters claiming violence, violence all right, those law enforcers brutally attacking peaceful protesters. How many thousands have been arrested for violent crimes, only for those charges to be dropped, after those innocent victims where brutalised and assaulted by out of control law enforcers.

Comment Re:Great advice (Score 2) 44

The most logical cause for the fire, this based upon EU and US claims about the Ukraine government being extremely corrupt and incompetent, someone stole a bunch of arms and munitions and wanted to cover up the theft by setting the facility on fire. The likely destination of those stolen arms and munitions, the same place as so much of Ukraine's other stolen arms and munitions (the reason why the Ukraine was so incompetent in a war against it's own), where ever illegal arms merchants currently profit the most, from the Middle East to Africa, who ever is the highest bidder, whether it Saudi Arabia, the CIA, or some other despot or war lord whether or not they are pretending to be religious freaks. So likely a quick check on vehicles that left that compound in the last few weeks, will lead you directly to the culprits. It is even possible those arms and munitions might not even be leaving the Ukraine but are to be used in a new even more radical coup than the last, good luck to Ukraine's neighbours and the US will likely need to be stationing more troops around the Ukraine whilst pretending they are about Russian aggression. US control of the situation seems to be deteriorating, 5 billion plus pissed away, apart from the gold the US was able to steal from Ukrainians, watch the disappear into private coffers.

Comment Re: I am very skeptical. (Score 1) 80

Just the fact that you use those silly google names to indicate android version shows how far up the posterior of google you are. So sad. Just refer to android versions by number so we can understand.

You're crazy, basically no one knows the numbers. Look at all the discussions in the press, ask around to people (among people who even know that there are different versions of Android). Everyone who knows anything about Android releases knows the dessert names. The numbers are enthusiast-only trivia.

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