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Submission + - Is it time for a new audio format for recording? 4

tezbobobo writes: Why isn't recording information embedded in recorded audio files? When I edit a photo in Photoshop Lightroom the RAW file usually contains information about the camera, lens, location, and settings used. When I import a WAV from my field recorder the software is completely oblivious to the recorder used and the microphone. I can't even tell the software to compensate for a certain mic with profiles. So, it it time for some new standards?

Comment Really like it (Score 1) 376

So I really like it. I do a lot of design work and rely heavily on the Adobe range plus C4D. I can't complain - I prefer it to 7 as well. Cortana works really well and the search functionality is excellent. Doing work with a LOT of resources I find the system spritely and responsive. Start menu is the best it has ever been. Further, when I setting up computers for other people I find it easy to group the resources thy use together so its easy for them,

Comment Re:The bullshit is fresh and steamy (Score 5, Insightful) 237

Firstly, between those 'big four' browsers share > 95% of the market. So yeah - big four. Also it doesn't make sense to compare Edge to browsers that don't run on the same platform, so wtf would you include Safari - it doesn't make sense. If you factor out Safari, the remaining browsers make 2% of the market. So that description was entirely appropriate.

Secondly. it doesn't matter what the reason is. Does it matter whether its a technical limitation? It isn't Microsoft that is stopping its competitors - it is them stopping themselves. Microsoft hasn't magically disabled 1080p in other browsers - they did it themselves.

So Microsoft is right, and that's all people will care about if they want 1080p.

Also, Chrome sucks at memory management.

Comment Re:Meaningless (Score 2) 138

So this is pretty misleading. The reason China's emissions are so high compared to everyone elses is that everyone else has moved their production to China. That Sony Playstation your buying is produced in China, so although it's emissions are going up, its actually because of the consumption of Europe and the collective West. Which is to say, China may be emitting, but it is emitting on everyone's behalf. Seconldy, China's per capita emissions are MUCH lower than the US - about 25%. Thirdly, China implemented the most effective emission program ever - the one child program. Historically, the country lease likely to ratify international conventions is the US (because of its congressional approval system). The reason Japan pulled out of Kyoto was because its main economic rival - China - wasn't a signatory. The US sets a bad example for everyone by not ratifying these things, yet insists on being involved.

Comment Re:Article paid by Apple to boo over it. (Score 1) 456

I really hope this is the case. I have a WinPhone and it is brilliant. Everyone I've converted to WinPhones prefer them. I've owned all three and Android are simply the worst. In terms of usability and interface iOS is solid, but their hardware lock in sucks. While I really loved my iPhone, WinPhones offer more (except apps). It could be solved by maybe offering some stellar software.

Comment I'm a designer so... (Score 1) 889

sPhotoshop, Illustrator, Indesign (Scribus is not a replacement for people doing it on a daily basis) Acrobat Distiller, Premiere, and AfterEffects. Also, Photoshop Lisghtroom and DxO. There are also a myriad of smaller apps like image resizers. Also, I'm at uni, so Endnote would be nice. Having a look at my startmenu more than 50% of the apps are not supported on linux. My whole ecosystem would need to move over to allow me to change. Note: I have been running linux on one laptop or another since the 90s.

Submission + - How do you assess search engine results?

tezbobobo writes: I operate in a Microsoft ecosystem which is constantly trying to push me towards Bing as my default search provider. It leads me to wonder, how do you actually test the results of different search engines in a qualitative way? Can we take opinion out and come to some empirical answer? And from there, is it time to have a new discussion about the relative merits of the varying search providers?

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