Re: "They've got as much money as half the world, scolds charity"
1998 it sounds like
22 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009
I want a desk with wireless power built in meaning I only need one power cable plugged in to the table and this will power both my monitors, laptop, phone etc and with this wireless display there will be no need to have extra cables for each screen. Just pick what monitor / TV you want to send the output of your phone / laptop to and it receives it. Couple this with wireless keyboards, mice, wifi etc you have a very uncluttered flexible and mobile environment. No more messing around plugging things in and out sounds great.
Installed it last night and at work this morning using the auto updater. I like the AppTabs already.
There's an interesting article on Coding Horror about how Chrome is making version numbers irrelevant.: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2011/05/the-infinite-version.html
I tend to agree with it, although initially it didn't sit easy with me.
FF5 hasn't broken any of my plugins.
I bought one of the Sony XDR-S100CD a year or so back as a present for the missus who wanted a DAB radio for the kitchen with a CD player. I think this was the only one I could find that had FM / DAB / CD. Compared to the prevalence of FM / AM / tape / CD combo players, DAB radios seem to be one trick ponies most of the time.
It is a nice unit and works lovely in our kitchen. The price is prohibitive for mass adoption but hopefully the unit will last long enough for it to be worth it.
Good on MS for doing this. Personally I've set FF to delete all cookies on exit and use other plugins etc. But anyway, the issue is not cookies. They're fairly easy to deal with by just deleting them, manually if you have to, or automatically, whatever.
Even if you have no cookies or any other identifying file on your PC (flash files etc) you can still be tracked using the information your browser sends to the sever alone: User Agent, plugin details, installed fonts, time zone, screen resolution and colour depth etc all combine to provide a fingerprint that is unique enough to identify you, especially when combined with an IP.
See how unique you are: https://panopticlick.eff.org/
Even if you disable java script you can still be tracked with a fairly high degree of accuracy.
And even if you manage to disable all of that data being sent by customizing your browser and changing non standard settings or compiling your own, well you can still be tracked because 99.999% of other users don't have blank data for these things - you're unique in sending no information.
I can't believe it's taken so long to get hardware graphics acceleration into browsers. There are plenty of sites that will take advantage of this and I think it will make a big difference. That 1GB DX11 card is making sense now. Personally I don't care if you're using Linux or some other platform that doesn't support hardware acceleration. Frankly if your platform doesn't support that then it's a rubbish platform.
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