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Comment Re:Not about Republicans (Score 3, Interesting) 284

It's not really about Republicans or Democrats, just about abuse of power and taxpayer dollars

I just assumed the Attorneys General involved were up for re-election, or had their eyes on a Governorship or something. I also know the real reason why they are wrong about this, it's because Lyin' Ted Cruz thinks its a good idea.

Comment From TFA (Score 2) 205

The Raspberry Pi is popular for three major reasons -- it is small, inexpensive, and doesn't consume a lot of electricity.

Those are all good reasons to get a Raspberry Pi, but for me the top reason is because of the community that exists around the PI.

Anytime I have a question, or if I need to figure out how to do something new, there will be some clever friendly person who has either done it before and made their code available, or someone who will give me a pointer towards getting it done myself.

Every other Raspberry Pi killer I've seen touted around the place lacks that and so they don't "Destroy" the Raspberry Pi after all.

Comment Re:Nobody wants to give Microsoft a cut (Score 4, Insightful) 75

Since the release of Windows 8, many users complained that they wanted traditional apps -- the applications they had grown accustomed to -- to be included in Windows Store.

I'd like to meet one of these users. I support Windows machines, and I've never had a customer mention the Windows store. Mostly they just want me to show them how to turn off the creepy stalking crap in Windows 10.

Comment Re:school started in USA (Score 1) 91

probably there is a lot of people who got bored or the novelty of the game just passed...

That's me. I'm an old gamer so Pokémon seemed like fun, it was free, and I could play while I walk the dog.

After a few weeks the novelty has worn off and I'm back to looking forward to Civ VI coming out.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 413

maybe women in general don't like the tech side of IT. just putting that suggestion out there

That's a generalisation, but it could well be true. The only time I have ever seen this in action was about 10 years ago when my older son was about 8 and the school decided to have this after school "Learn to Programme" programme.

The woman who ran it was a really clever enthusiastic young person who clearly enjoyed what she was doing, and wanted to encourage girls to follow in her footsteps, and she got exactly no girls in the class after the second week, because the girls thought it was hard.

Hardly a scientific example, but my son was not surprised, even at eight years old.

Comment Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 95

I don't live in the US, but I do live in a 5 eyes country, so I have often wondered whether the Police in my country have any of these devices. My expectation is that they do have them, and they use them a lot, but won't respond to a FOI request on National Security grounds. As far as I am aware no-one has asked.

Comment Re:DRM ahoy :( (Score 1) 551

I have a Canon EOS 550d, marketed as the Rebel 2 (?) I think in the US 5 or so years ago when it was new. It has an 18.4 mega pixel sensor.

The Canon 5d mark IV has a 50 mega pixel full frame (35 mm film equivalent), although that is considered a pro level camera.

Having said that, I have seen at the camera club I attend an image taken on an iPhone 4 win the top prize for the night. Taken by a very skilled photographer though.

Comment New Comment - Off Topic (Score 1) 305

The only thing of interest to me in TFA is that Flipboard is actually a company with an office, and presumably staff.

I assumed it was just bloatware Samsung created for smartphones, which everyone disabled because it's terrible.

If they have offices and presumably staff, someone must be paying Flipboard money.

What a weird world we live in.

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