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And every fscking camera app I have ever seen is RIGHT HANDED.  When taking
a picture with the phone horizontal, I have to consciously remember to turn
the phone around so the software button is on the RH side, or my pictures
will be upside-down on your monitor. Argh!!

-- CHS


On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 13:14 -0400, Neal Rhodes wrote:
>
> oh heck, while we are having a pillow fight....
>
> I'm doing a talk later this week about evolution of basic consumer cameras
> from 1920 to date.
>
> Who was the genius at Apple and Google that collectively decided that
> smartphones will NOT HAVE:
>
> - a tripod bushing to fit a standard tripod and every other similar device
> made since.... dirt.  like every other camera I have ever owned or
> collected.
> - a shutter button you can find.
> - a eyelet for a wrist-strap to avoid dropping the darn thing over a cliff
> while groping for the non-existent shutter button.
> - some kind of little ridge for your fingers to help grip the darn thing,
> like every other camera I have used in the last 20 years.
>
>
> +1 for each point.
>
> At least no one has taken pictures of ghosts (https://xkcd.com/1235/)
> with a smart(?)phone.
>
>
> one has to wonder if these morons even spent 30 minutes at a camera store
> before deciding how to make a smartphone.
>
> regards as always.
>
> Neal
>
> On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 11:07 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
>
> I'm wondering if there's a GPL v. 3.1 with a clause like "this can't be
> run on a system that relies on closed source, proprietary software for it's
> basic operation".
>
> I guess the sledgehammer wielding savior of the servants of the computer
> overlords has, as Orwell made plain, become "more equal" and now rules the
> animal farm.
>
>
> On Oct 10, 2016 9:48 AM, "Charles Shapiro" <hooterpincher at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Wow.  It's tough out there.
>
>
>
> https://medium.com/@Pier/why-
> <https://medium.com/@Pier/why-i-hate-ios-as-a-developer-459c182e8a72#.726x28bb7>
> i-hate-ios-as-a-developer-
> <https://medium.com/@Pier/why-i-hate-ios-as-a-developer-459c182e8a72#.726x28bb7>
> 459c182e8a72#.726x28bb7
> <https://medium.com/@Pier/why-i-hate-ios-as-a-developer-459c182e8a72#.726x28bb7>
>
>
>
> -- CHS
>
>
>
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