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The amazing thing is this: both iOS (after quite some time) and OS X' e-mail allow for S/MIME encrypted e-mail, which would make things quite a bit more difficult, at least in the e-mail department. But of course, just about everyone's too lazy to set it up (must use self-signed certs if one is to trust it, because the certificat authorities likely have to hand over private keys to the NSA, too.) Heck, most mailing lists strip away the public key attachment,...
  Nobody is doing anything voluntarily, because it costs them mega bucks to comply with these information requests. Lying is all the can do, because by law they are required to deny any knowledge and are not allowed to warn the victims of a spy attack that they are targeted. Simple silence is always interpreted as "tacit agreement", or as the old Romans said: "Qui tacit consentire videtur", thus a dementi is the only thing they can plausibly do within the legal...
  The problem is the two party system and the winner-take-all approach to representation, gerrymandering election district boundaries, etc.   When the option is to cast a vote between bad and worse, how do you expect to get even halfway decent politicians in power?   The "choice" we have is like going to a restaurant and getting the "choice" of french fries and onion rings, when what we're looking for are healthy vegetables and a fresh salad.
Apple denying means nothing, because so called national security letters make it illegal to even acknowledge the receipts thereof. Thus Apple saying they participate would likely be illegal itself, and how would they know about such a program unless they were participating, so again they'd have to deny not to incriminate themselves. China, soviet Russia, and the US as well as increasingly so the EU countries use more or less the same Gestapo tactics to "protect" their...
  What a crock of sh**! Objective? What is objective? WIth your definition of photography, we might as well post a Google Earth satellite picture of the area of the event with each article. Heck the f-ing camera is pointed in the right direction, right?   You really showed that you have ABSOLUTELY ZERO CLUE about photography. You can point the camear 100 times in "the right direction" and show a different face of a similar event. That's (on a non-political level) wedding...
NotNot only do sports NEED no quality, sports NEED no coverage.Sports are a useless waste of time, a distraction from what matters.What matters in a democracy is to cover the subject matters that are relevant to policy decisions: war, environment, social issues, health care, conduct of government itself.The press has degenerated to a reproduction of pre-spun news releases and insurance-adjuster "quality" images.This is neither journalism not photography.
Neither the newspaper nor the people commenting here get it.It's not the camera that takes the picture but the eye of the photographer.No matter of the "quality" of the iPhone camera, it has no control over depth of field, focal length, etc.The iPhone may be the best point and shoot camera, but except for a few lucky occasions that happen to call for the phone's setup, it just won't be the proper tool.There is a difference between taking a picture like an insurance...
  No, you don't see what I'm saying, and I have absolutely no problem with what I'm saying, otherwise I wouldn't say it.   Using this logic all displays on CPU constrained platforms should be standard resolutions, or displays that can display standard resolutions without scaling. That includes 720p as well, which may be perfectly fine for smaller screens. It would also allow e.g. for 960*1280, which is a 4:3 aspect ratio that can display 720p (720x1280) without...
  Apple's APIs and developers' coding practices need to start to be resolution independent. I mean, does anyone ask how many screen resolutions the mac has, or what window size a particular device has? Even in full screen mode on the mac there are a variety of resolutions and developers deal with it just fine.   There may need to be a threshold, once screen size/resolution goes above a certain limit, you start displaying iPad GUI, but it's a shame that by now there are...
  The resolutions that 'matter' are those available in the iTunes store, because those are the resolutions that make money. YouTube etc. are not relevant, these are freebies that help Apple's competitors. Plus these videos are usually short, but if you watch a feature film on the iPhone, that's where it starts to matter. Going to 1366*768 also allows for video mirroring to/from computers with less pain. Given that both of these are more or less industry standard...
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