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No it doesn't, you silly Mac user
The indicator is supposed to tell you how much time is remaining. If it says x hours, the download will be finished x hours in the future. If it says -x hours, it is obviously a bug, but logically it would mean the download has finished x hours ago -- in the past.
Re: Single user
I have yet to see a person with a mac who has a firmware password set, and/or knows how to set one.
By contrast, most of people I know who use Windows/Linux (even the non-geeks) have BIOS passwords.
This would allow non-geeky users essentially something very similar to putting an ad-network list in /etc/hosts with redirects to 127.0.0.1, which is a pretty nice idea.
MUCH better than Mozilla's "let's hope they won't track us (even if they already have our info) if we ask them nicely".
How pointless. Even if the sites are aware of it, nothing's obviously stopping them from tracking users anyway.
What idiot thought of this?
It's like sending your email address to a spammer, and attaching "PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THIS IN YOUR DATABASE" next to it.
100MB a month?
More like 100MB a day for realistic usage, even more so on Chrome OS as everything would use the network.
I think there is a point
The point is not that it searches for foo when you try to search for football. I'm sure they would also have a timeout period so that if you type normally it would not do that.
I see the benefit in that you can quickly see the results and change your query. There are many times when one has to try different queries to see what results are the best, and this is much faster than typing the first query <enter> checking results <click in search box> type second query <enter> etc.
Everybody seems surprised..
Obviously, this "fix" of theirs is a piece of shit -- of course, a software flaw would only appear when you hold a device in a particular way *rolls eyes*.
However, if you bought this, you bought what Apple makes -- devices that do not do anything more than any of the other devices, but they are beautifully wrapped and fool you into thinking that they are better than the others.
If you, a consumer, bought the iPhone 4, you must've either known this (there is nothing wrong with accepting it, but you must then also accept consequences), or you are hopeless.
This fix is a perfect fit for the Apple tradition -- making you believe something is better than it actually is.
Now you act surprised when they do something slightly more obviously retarded than usual?
@Idiotic Coward comment
>> I am paying for a data plan, and there is no way I am having my precious money stolen serving up ads.
> THEN DON"T F*CKING CLICK ON THEM YOU DOUGHNUT!!!!! Or only use Apps without Ads (which may mean actually rewarding the developer for his/her work).
Ehm, doughnut, you don't have to click on the ad for it to consume some data. You know, the image/whatever on which they want you to click does not appear by magic, it is transfered too.
Finally something to link to when people ask me millions of questions about Linux that I've answered way too many times.
I don't like ubuntu that much (I use ArchLinux), so I don't usually evangelize it, but you DO know that changing this back is a matter of about 5 seconds right?
- go into /apps/metacity/general
- edit the button_layout to for example ":minimize,maximize,close" without the quotes (don't forget the ":")
Voila! You have your windows-like button settings back!
Nice article, but
"Unfortunately, MPD and its accompanying control apps can be a bit awkward when it comes to managing a huge library of music."
Huh? My collection isn't exactly small (~15GB of CD's converted to aac/ogg/mp3), and MPD is by far the best and fastest solution I found, using the ncmpcpp mpd client, which by the way should really be in the list, it's one of the best command-line solutions around.
That seems kind of too strong. Unfair, maybe?
Isn't google free to do whatever it feels like with its results?
Pretty much all windows versions of Apple software are crap
Quicktime is pathetic (can't play a simple 480p video on my old (yes, but mplayer on linux or even windows movie player plays 720p fine) laptop), same for iTunes.
Music is something that is playing in the background, not the thing that should take the most CPU and memory. mpd on linux is unperceptible, and with a frontend, it does everything iTunes does (well, except the store, obviously).
Opera has also changed its end-user licensing agreement as "part of an effort from Opera to make it easier to distribute [the browser] in the package repositories of various open source operating systems."
Very nice, thanks!
Why would I need a device which is expensive (I can buy a decent laptop or a pretty good desktop for the price),
can't do nearly anything I use my computers for (mainly coding, though obviously this is personal), has no connectivity to the outside world (as in, at LEAST 2 or 3 USB ports, crucial for me),
and, last but not least, Apple, slower than my netbook (first, 1GHz < multithreaded 1.6GHz (I don't care for graphics); and second, people all around assume that people use only the bloated-by-OEMs Windows XP/7 on netbooks; try a good, unbloated linux distro (!=ubuntu) or even a clean XP/7 install and you'll maybe be surprised)?
@Neil Stansbury : You and a few others are wrong
Yes, search engines only load HTML, but google would be retarded to measure speed using this.
And they don't. If they would, it wouldn't stop flash at all, since the HTML for including a flash animation on the page is very small.
Moreover, if you'd try the google webmaster tools, it shows suggestions about much more than the HTML, which stands only for a very small fraction of the time to load the page nowadays anyway.
+1 on this google.
As long as it is done sensibly, and isn't that important a factor, I think it's a good idea.
I just checked my page in google's webmaster labs -> site performance and the advice it gives is very useful, I really felt stupid when I saw that I was loading the same file from two different URLs.
I think this will make webmasters at least think about their page loading speed.
Funny thing though, Google suggested I remove Google Friendconnect; according to them I should minimize DNS lookups :D
When will this madness stop?
Apple, look here:
Even that had multitasking, in 1985, and it still wasn't the first. Let me give you a pre-fuck off for when you'll say how cool/amazing it is when you'll push it.
[quote]"The company is just a bloody marketing machine," claimed Kruszewska, who added that Greenpeace would continue to protest against Dell's sluggish response to dropping the chemicals from its entire product range.
Get your vocabulary and logic straight. A quick look in the dictionnary:
marketing : the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; "most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"
First, using this definition, most would agree that Apple is the unprecedented winner of the marketing run, yet it is still quite green. Where is the connection?
Second, the fact that a company has a bad "green department" does not mean that its marketing department is automatically bigger than other company's. It might suck just as much, and even if there can be a connection, seriously, drawing random conclusions like this?
Third, being green can be used as a marketing tool -- and it is so, very often. Today, much awareness over these issues has been raised (why do you think that Apple has a special page, "the environment", here, for the Macbook : http://www.apple.com/macbook/environment.html ?).
Faulty logic, Greenpeace.
"that included, among other things, a girl posing in her bathing suits"
Oh my fucking god. OH NO!
... but *real* programmers use butterflies.
Anyway, I write code myself in pretty much whatever editor is at hand, emacs being the first choice, but I like vim too. I can't see in what way is an IDE better. I use dwm as my window manager, one window (main one) for emacs, two stacked ones for make'ing, testing and such.
Extremely fast to load, extremely fast to work in, and cross platform.
Also, I don't know any good programmers who use IDEs. It's sure a good thing for beginners though, provides you with more help etc., but most programmers like to stay in complete control (that's why we code, right?).
What the hell?
Is it just me, or should the government be the *last* (not necessarily meaning that someone should be first) one to get cloud services from an extern company?
Surely they won't trust Microsoft with government secrets and such?
@AC once more
Btw, maybe I was unclear. Changing the search provider worked fine, it's only that google was not on the list (or was too far, I really won't look through more than 1-2 pages to find the world's most used search engine just because Microsoft is retarded).
This has been possible not only on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, but also on Windows XP+ (ad-hoc network).
For this kind of usage I don't see any practical difference between having an ad-hoc and a central AP, but maybe I'm wrong, is there some?
And if you really want a central AP, googling "software wifi router" gives some results...
So, what's new about this? (Again, I could be wrong, please clarify if I am)
"More than just a Pidgin replacement, Telepathy offers baked in video-chat and VOIP support, two things that aren't even on the Pidgin roadmap."
Not only it is on the roadmap, but it already works for XMPP, from version 2.6.1. OK, it's maybe not so good as it is in Telepathy right now, but it works acceptably (tested it myself) and it's certainly on the roadmap.
Agree, and believe it or not, it now spread even to servers!!
Joke alert - but not only a joke, I mean, WHY Windows on a server (because I guess the most problematic is when this sort of thing happens on a server)?? Compared to *nix, Windows was NOT first designed with networking in mind, so why not just use *nix for servers?
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