Re: Not a "reboot"
Perhaps call it a graceful restart?
71 posts • joined 30 Apr 2011
If Adblock doesn't kill it, corporate firewalls certainly will.
Also violates the KISS principle. Games are bloated and off-putting, you can work with something much simpler (e.g. a slider) and get exactly the same effect. No need to distract the user from what they originally wanted to do - i.e. engage with your website.
Agreed -- given that I have never worked a telescope in my life, if I were to try and categorise objects in the sky (which are likely only going to be bright dots) into "Venus" and "not Venus", chances are it'd be a dismal failure, and western China would even now be an irradiated crater. So it's not really fair to laugh at their mistake.
vBulletin is really really crap at security. The password hashing algorithm is really only the tip of the iceberg. The thing is, once you get control of AdminCP, the server is essentially yours (up to permissions of the SuExec user). You can upload and execute files, run queries, likely even send emails if that's on the same machine as Apache. And what's protecting this tresure trove, you ask? A password prompt and nothing else. No SSL, no guessing usernames (admins are listed on the site), that one text field is literally all that stands between a hacker and complete control of your box.
Not to mention cookies of course. which in vB sometimes don't even get marked as HttpOnly. Yes, that means a bit of XSS could comprimise the entire machine. Starting to see the whole iceberg?
You need to show "willing intent" to be visible on the photos. I was told that apparently, if you print out a photo of yourself and stick it to your face, Google won't blur it out for this reason. Or at least, they'll consider not blurring it out, presumably based on how stupid the photo looks.
"With technology", to quote the article, so Lord only knows (literally).
Given that Twitter are based outside the UK, I think he'd have troubles even finding out those emails to begin with. The only people he's going to be able to sue are those who have their real name listed on their profile, and who live in the UK. Probably not a huge number, but I guess this is more about proving his political clout than collecting any actual damages.
So wait, your solution to my problem is to buy reading gloves? Thanks, but no thanks -- I have a nice pair of soft, warm gloves I'd rather not swap for a crappy capacitive pair every time I fancy a bit of reading.
Also it doesn't address the waterproof bag situation mentioned above.
On the other hand, if you're an Apple user who has no interest in the rubbish that passes for an Android tablet these days, and simply want to know if it's worth moving from an iPad 2 to the iPad Mini or similar, this review does the job nicely. Not everyone has the same perspective as you, I'm afraid.
NoScript (the extension) is very uncommon, by the way. Have a look at the Firefox page for it and you'll see it has 2 million users. It is probably safe to assume the number of people who have disabled JS through other means also number around 2 million.
For comparison, Google gets around two (US) billion visitors per month. 4 mil is a drop in the water as far as total Internet users is concerned. This is very wooly stats of course, but it's fair to say that the influence of non-JS users is microscopic.
Developers still need graceful degredation for non-JS though. 1% may be very little, but in that category we have almost every single search engine bot. Catering to them is kind of essential, at least as far as finding information and links is concerned.
I wonder how long it'll take for Apple's legal team to get their smelly claws on this. It looks practically identical to a MacBook Air (albeit with a can of black spray paint applied), even down to small details like the webcam/screen bezel and the dimple at the front of the case.
If Apple can successfully sue the crap out of Samsung for the Galaxy, they should be able to take Acer to the cleaners for this. That's assuming the legal system is 100% balanced and fair, of course. Paris knows it's true.
I called my MP3 player an iPod for years, despite the fact it had nothing to do with Apple or their products. But two syllables are easier to pronounce than five. Similarly, it's a lot easier to just say "Kindle", a well-known brand, than "e-Reader", which, to be perfectly frank, is a pretty stupid name to begin with.
The dock connector supports way more than just a USB connection, that's why it's so huge. To name just a few, it has:
- Line out
- Line in
- Composite video
- Component video
- Some kind of serial (other than USB, for low-level comms with accessories)
- USB itself
- 12V charging
Ever tried sending component video down USB? Yeah, good luck with that. And if you want to have music on your hi-fi (direct line out) whilst charging via USB, the dock connector will let you do that too. USB can't.
If all the iPods had was a USB connector, they'd lose a massive amount of functionality. That means reducing convenience and flexibility for the end user, the very thing you claim the dock connector prevents. Whoops.
"There is nothing inconvenient about swapping a battery."
Steps to swap a battery:
1. Power off phone
2. Take old battery out
3. Swap new battery in
4. Power on phone
Steps to plug in external battery:
1. Plug in external battery
Yeah, clearly I'm doing the wrong thing here. Shucks.
"..when you got home you had... oh that's right, two batteries to charge sequentially to get back to square one"
In parallel, actually. And having two phone batteries would land you in the exact same situation, so no gain there.
"Desperate to find fualt much?"
I find fault with crap information, yeah. Agree with a few of the other points in the article though!
If I tried to count the number of times I've run out of iPhone battery on my fingers, well, I'd fail to do so, as the current count is zero. It's never happened. I put it on to charge every night, and it runs perfectly well all day.
If I anticipate needing longer than a day's worth of battery, I bring an external charger pack and plug it in at the opportune moment. This is far more convenient than trying to faff about swapping a battery.
Also, it's a bit rich to critique battery life, it being an area that Android devices suffer greatly in, so I've been told.
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