So 2017 will be remembered as the year Berners-Lee sold out.
135 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007
I completely uninstalled Flash on my Mac over a year ago and haven't missed it. In fact the only site I've noticed where I can't get all the content is of course the BBC news site, and let's face it, there's enough written content on that site that missing the odd video doesn't matter.
"the ability to track one's eyes (to see which advert is being viewed) is already available and slipping into mainstream products"
Would someone in the know explain how this works, seeing as I only ever enable my webcam when using Skype to call family? What mainstream products? How do they track my eye movements without access to my webcam? This sounds very much like a non-researched sweeping statement...
Yeah I know - my 2 year BB contract is up in October. I won't buy a locked-down device (Apple), wary of a really small user base (Windows Phone), so I figure I'll just have to get used to Android. At least it'll run Skype chat which is more than my BB will do. I'm not even considering another BB as a serious option - terrible software, terrible support, crappy battery life, frequent reboots needed.
...and so, I imagine, are 99% of all other websites.
Is any self-respecting website developer going to make any effort to spoil the user experience with various popups asking the user something they probably don't understand anyway?
Some EU initiatives are worthwhile. This is not one of them.
"Man should abandon hopes of being like God, if he wants to have a relationship with God."
And for those of us who have absolutely no interest in a relationship with a character from fiction, we'll just stick to plan A - keep trying to understand the universe a little better, and have some fun along the way.
I wonder if the Chrome results include Iron (the white-label version of Chrome that doesn't talk to Google).
I've been using Iron for ages - I find it consistently faster than Firefox (both starting up and loading pages), and I love the built-in DOM tools that mean I don't have to install Firebug.
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