Re: Tab handling makes it almost unusable
I use Tab Mix Plus in FF to control the tab behaviour you talk about. Would not use a browser without it now.
284 posts • joined 17 Aug 2009
I use Tab Mix Plus in FF to control the tab behaviour you talk about. Would not use a browser without it now.
Part of this issue is the plod reluctance to pursue white collar crime. Big news item here in Vancouver yesterday was victims of a rental scam (showing suites they do not own and scamming deposits from prospective tenants) trapping a miscreant and holding him for police. Plod would not come in advance until "a crime had been committed" and even now, the crim, who carried several different ID's, has been released and may not face charges. No question most white collar crimes are difficult and time consuming to investigate sufficiently to prosecute. It's so much simpler to nab a thief, or set up a radar trap (apparently in that case the "crime not yet committed" does not apply) but we are leaving a whole class of societal victims unprotected.
I hope you're not driving anywhere near me.
My BB Q10 just survived 10 to 12 feet onto concrete, unharmed. Wearing slim rubbery protector, but still......
FFS, the spelling is "lose." Loose means something entirely different.
I've long had a theory that the larger the brim on military hats, the more tinpot the country.
Or goose-stepping soldiers on parade.
"to ensure that the carriers and phone vendors actually compete with one another"
Canada is your example. We have three major cell vendors and allegedly the highest prices in the developed world. Even our corporatist goverment's genuine efforts to provoke competition by reserving part of new spectrum for a fourth party have come to naught.
Vancouver has the highest gas prices in Canada, mostly due to taxation. But there is no price competition. Every station, of every brand, has the same price day after day.
Where did that vaccine for ebola come from? Canada, with "gov't" healthcare. Mind you it was bought by a US company, flipped for a massive profit, and is now being developed by a large US pharma.
But you're absolutely correct that there is a huge component of the US economy sustained on shuffling paper for healthcare and resistant to a change that would spend that money on doctors and nurses instead to provide medical care for everyone.
It's not quite that simple. British engineers like Alec Issigonis were brilliant. He invented the Mini and Austin 1100, the prototype of all modern tranverse engine fwd cars. But the detail work was miserable. On the Austin 1100, the inside door pulls were a U-shaped plastic hinged handle held at each end by a single screw, which when it loosened and the metal holder pivoted, would allow the handle to fall out. Back in the day when I hitched a ride in one, the handle was often missing.
Our family had one a couple of years old, decently maintained. The wipers would foul each other, throttle cable stuck wide open twice, rear brake stuck on almost burning up that wheel, rear subframe rubber mounts failed. Finally the transmission went. After fixing it, my dad got another cramped, 1930's design VW Beetle.
Shit workers, crap detail engineering, miserable work environment? It all flows down from bad management. But don't knock Brit design. Where are most of the F1 teams located? And which country's teams have won most F1 races and championships over the last 20 or 30 years?
Thanks for that. You made my morning.
+1 for that.
Software doofus here. Tried to install Suse a couple of months ago, but they package the distro differently so I could not use the usual .iso tools to make a bootable usb. When I tried Suse's tool I got permission problems on two different Windows machines with two different Win OS. Gave up and made a Mint usb. Shame because the machine I wanted to put it on had an outdated Suse install and I'd liked it.
"LED bulbs seem most immediately useful as a replacement for halogen spots."
I was hoping to use MR16 (12V) bulbs in track lights when the prices dropped. Seemed a good marriage: the track light units already had 12V mounts, and since most LED are lower output they seemed suited to lighting with more smaller output bulbs vs. fewer higher output. But my electrician son-in-law told me to stick to halogens. He said the LED's have a high starting current like an electric motor, and they burn out the transformers. Of course this would not apply to the integrated 120 or 240V screw-in LED's.
"thinking how cool it would be"
Who needs cooling then?
Moved a family cat from its only home of about 15 years, not many homes and a lot of open territory, into the middle of a busy mixed home and low-rise apartment area without a hiccup. Cat was an indoor-outdoor type.
Surprised to see nothing in the original article nor in the comments about Canada, which falls somewhere between the US and GB in gun laws and gun deaths. Almost all gun deaths here in Vancouver and BC have been drug gang related shootings with a few police shootings of citizens.
The biggest gun issue in Canada was the long gun registry, brought in by the federal Liberal gov't and removed years later by the Conservative gov't. The law was popular with urban types unfamiliar with guns or gun laws and deeply unpopular with rural types to whom guns are tools. Urban types confused the registry with gun control, which it was not. We already had and still have gun control, requiring a Firearms Acquisition Certificate before a gun can be purchased.
During CBC radio's national phone-in show following the second Montreal uni shooting spree, a listener told of recently obtaining his FAC. Out of interest he asked the three references he'd supplied if they'd been contacted by authorities. None had been. That's where the money wasted on the registry should have been spent. The registry was a purely political move. The NDP even forced its rural members opposed to the registry to vote against scrapping it in order to keep urban votes.
I'm happy with Canada's laws that prohibit handguns (save maybe for severly limited gun range use) but permit long gun ownership. Urban pellet rifle owner that ate a lot of moosemeat growing up.
Had to double check this wasn't a satire.
We now live in a throw away world with digital minituraized tecchnology. There's little left that we can build or fix compared to decades ago. I tried to give my son a soldering gun. Every guy needs to know how to solder, right? It came back.
In this new world we live in there's little need for the type of parts and tools shop that Radio Shack used to be. Recently I was looking for the psu capacitors for an LG lcd monitor. I tried about 4 or 5 electronics shop in an area but none had the correct parts. I ended up at a shop in an older part of the city, run by an old fellow, that a couple of the shops had mentioned. When even the real electronics shops don't have all we need, what hope is there for a RS?
About a week ago I was online checking out local shops for the snagless boots for RJ45 ethernet cables before dropping by. I ended up placing an order with Amazon for a bag of them. Kind of sums it up, doesn't it?
Watch some documentaries about Nigeria. The country has corruption and problems that dwarf any 419 scams. And they seemingly don't care much about the big problems, so I doubt the scams would even register.
Horses for courses. They're not a full computer in the sense you're implying, but for many people they're all they'll need, and easier to use and maintain. I got one to use only for internet; I have many other computers for the other needs.
citation needed? CBC Radio 1's Quirks & Quarks science show this Saturday, undoubtedly available online at their website.
Boffins have just confirmed that Tyrannosaurs hunted in groups.
If this were the 50's we wouldn't need the boffins. We could just ask Alley Oop.
Apple gets the press today, but this is the news that could have more impact on our lives.
Never mind the tail. If its about to fart, RUN!
Yes, absolutely that festering memory leak needs to be fixed.
We've had them here in Canada for years, but they are only the headlights at 50% intensity. It has led to many drivers running around at night with no tail lights until their brake lights come on. I hope your EU regs will have enough sense to require the tail lights also. And I agree that it's a case of diminishing returns once all vehicles have them. My 25 year old car does not have them, but I put lights on when visibility diminishes. Then I put the battery charger on when I forget and leave them on. Warning buzzer doesn't work.
Recent case in the news in Quebec of a woman who stopped on the highway for some ducks which resulted in the death of two following motorcyclists: she was convicted and sentenced and was just given leave to appeal.
Precisely illustrates your point.
A US border station carrying MeTV and Movies! just switched frequencies on UHF last night at 2am local time. Only found the new location when I re-autoprogrammed. I assume it's somehow related to this issue.
As a non-IT guy I have to ask: would it not be in the interest of Suse and Redhat to develop a viable outlook/exchange alternative?
Sounds like they cheaped out on the meters as well. Purchasing depts that put low bid above all else will produce these disasters.
I haven't bought batteries for decades. Wireless microphones and body packs must also be like those meters. The batteries are replaced before the voltage drops much, meaning the castoffs are useable in other equipment for a long time. Mics use 9V and AA, body packs use AA and AAA. Just recently discovered that the new washroom auto paper dispensers use D cells and the maintenance people just replace them all. Used a battery meter on the recyling bin discards to get some of those for one odd tool that requires them.
And yes those used 9V go into my smoke detectors and will easily last a year.
Yes, overregulation in the form of restrictions on licenses, not on operation. Here in Vancouver a cab license is worth huge money; drivers make peanuts.
Canada has market restrictions on agriculture, marketing boards for eggs or milk, that create value for market quotas and prevent small operators from selling legally. The intention is good but the unintended consequences are not.
When I was a lad, I used to see and hear piston engine aircraft flying over Vancouver in the 50's.The sound gets in your blood. My dad was a tool and die maker during WWII building aircraft here in Vancouver. My cousin in northern Alberta was part of the team that rescued a Canso (Catalina) amphibian from the Arctic that is currently being rebuilt to flying condition. I got to crawl through it this spring.
This is what's left of the last Mars invaders. Be warned.
"to poke fun"
Have an upvote.
There have been calls long before this judgement for the Conservatives to split the bill before Parliament and remove the privacy evisceration from the cyberbullying provisions. However these have come not only from the opposition but from experts. Harper's Conservatives are contemptuous of experts, since they already know everything via belief.
The journo made no claims; he reported "they claimed."
I thought it looked a bit like a high-tech ark.
He was not terminated. He quit. Do you understand the difference?
Well Yukon if you want to, but I'll stick with being a freetard.
No, they don't happen because we can't decide if they're a federal or provincial responsibility.
Just got a smartphone and for someone of a certain age I can predict one of its best uses will be to supplement my aging ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what's the word............................. memory: names of people in particular, for someone who works in various venues.
No China expert here, but I recall reading that the Chinese leadership has been admitting mistakes recently, unlike their previous behaviour. Still no freedom of expression for the masses though.
There are woods on the moon?
"The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said at the time that the rover was having trouble because of the "complicated lunar surface environment"."
Well, there's your problem.
Similar situation in Canada. You can choose ADSL or cable, but there are substantially only one of each in a geographical area. The three biggies (with a fourth lacking a cell division) own our cable, phone lines, internet, cell phones, and most of the tv, radio, cable channels and newspapers. And their corporate owned gov't is slowly strangling the CBC, the only alternative radio and tv. It isn't healthy for a supposed democracy.
"a software fault that can make the car slow down"
Years of urban driving in Vancouver have taught me that "Toyota" is Japanese for "slow." So how is this a problem?
Trevor, I applaud the effort, but what makes you think Harper and CSEC will obey the spirit of a Supreme Court ruling. They have already shown they won't on other issues. As has the BC gov't yet again over another issue (teachers' ability to bargain class size.) They blithely ignore the rulings or legislate around them.
I'm afraid the Kanuckistan label is becoming truer than I would like.
Smartphone newbie, as of yesterday. I was influenced both by the good reviews of the OS here and from my son, a veteran of two Android phones, at least one of which he rooted. Anxiously awaiting Wind (a minor player here in Canada) to provide their update to 10.2.1. The Q10 will only cost me $200Cdn on a 2 year. Not dead yet, really, it's feeling so much better..............
Ming the Merciless sees what you did there, amanfromMars 1, and will brook no further taking of his Name in vain. You have been warned.