11 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009
This article has a balanced, IMHO, business oriented view on piracy:
it ends with:
"I believe in paying money for products that earn it. I do not believe in a pricing and distribution model that still thinks it’s 1998. And I really don’t believe in censoring the internet so that studio and label executives can add a few more millions onto their already enormous money pile.
Treat your customers with respect , and they’ll do the same to you. And that is how you fight piracy."
Time for more people to use TOR more often ? it's traffic should not be affetced by DNS based filtering
"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
Legal does not mean right, when a a Judiciary and Parliament powers are subservient to the Executive powers.
"We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal." It was "illegal" to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws."
Martin Luther King Jr.
from Letter froma Birmingham Jail
Mint for me too
I managed Ubuntu 12.04 on three netbooks (ok slow Atom CPU and cheap graphics, but with 2G RAM each ) where Unity 2D was slow and the launcher wasted the limited screen estate.
Rather than jumping on 12.10, I decided, after many years using Ubuntu, to go Mint+Mate
the result is excellent - my users are delighted with the responsiveness.
I followed them and replaced distro on my own VMs.
So pleased I gave Mint a donation - the guys deserve it.
had for a week - just great
only pain ... MTP connection to the 64GB SDHC card with Mac OS X
all the rest is just flawless.
excellent reading device
excellent music player
excellent browser/mail/calendar client
very good camera
not too big at all to use, it's the rest of the phones that look like small toy things !!
Re: howto: trackpad and task switching ?
thanks Dotter - I am trying to understand if you can avoid using the touch screen for those basic tasks
and to Anon Coward ... I will once day try a hands-on on one of these ... but I'd like to understand sooner.
howto: trackpad and task switching ?
Having never used and ICS hybrid tablet:
1) With ICS, do you get a pointer which you can use to click on controls and select text
when using the trackpad ?
2) to switch say from web browsing to email
do you do something like alt-tab ?
if he two task above are not awkward,
then I'm tempted to get one !!
How do you use the trackpad on a device like this?
Is there an actual pointer that you can use to select text and click controls ? Touch-only tablets have no pointer and I haven't played with a hybrid yet ...
KOBO touches are £99.99
WHSmith are offering £10 off the KOBOs - voucher in store or just use the right code when ordering online,
at just £10 more than the kindle, the ability to use multiple stores won for me
even though I buy lots of other stuff fro amazon.
you get a notification
you only play the message when you choose to do so
see The Science of Fear
spot on. This reminded me of Daniel Gardner's super book "The Science of Fear"
pharma companies in the US cannot advertise but they can support studies, awareness campaigns etc, ... and often there is a solution for any new scares :-)