* Posts by Glenn Carter

5 posts • joined 25 Jun 2007

Top Tory resigns on principle over 42 days bill

Glenn Carter

A politician with principles?

I never suspected David Davis was in any way a man of principle. He's gone up a great deal in my opinion because of this.

That said...it's equally possible he's well aware he stands a very strong chance of being re-elected. I wonder if there's any real risk to his seat.

First public Firefox 3 candidate shoots out the door

Glenn Carter
Stop

CSS Scrollbars and panic!

@Chris, No offense but you're totally wrong about scrollbar colour. The w3 which sets the standards on CSS has this to say:

"Some browsers (IE, Konqueror) have recently started supporting the non-standard properties 'scrollbar-shadow-color', 'scrollbar-track-color' and others. These properties are illegal: they are neither defined in any CSS specification nor are they marked as proprietary (by prefixing them with "-vendor-"). But luckily you can easily disable them."

Heres the link: http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/scrollbars if you don't believe me.

As for Firefox data mining via the "data" project - it has not yet been implemented, won't be for some time, isn't nearly as bad some people seem to be painting it and it will be opt in.

In any case, it's definately not in Firefox 3. To panic at this stage is ridiculous.

Geek Squader gets fruity with customer porn

Glenn Carter

Nothing to fear?

"The argument is, if you have nothing to hide then you've nothing to fear."

- Only if you trust the agency/government involved in the scanning not to abuse your data.

- Also, theres some perfectly legal pursuits you still would not want others knowing...

--For example, some enterprising soul could use computer email info to blackmail you if you were having an affair or something like that.

-Also I may have nothing to hide but I still don't want random strangers having access to my credit card details...

Social networkers lack loyalty: report

Glenn Carter

No real surprise

It doesn't seem a big surprise to me or any kind of test of loyalty. None of the social networking sites are exclusive so users can effectively sign up to as many as they like easily with no repercussions, so it would be more of a surprise if the opposite were true, after all, nobody who has a Tesco card regards it as a betrayal to shop at Sainsburys.

A better test of loyalty would be to ask "If you could only sign up to one social networking site, which would it be?".

Day-of-silence protest hits Net radio

Glenn Carter

Net Radio is a

>>Net radio is a stupid idea, and a waste of bandwith. If people want to listen to a radio, why don't they just switch a radio on?

Unfortunately, the way that radio is set up in the UK limits the range of choices and options avaliable. Net radio gives people that choice. Thats why this issue is important because it will effectively make it impossible for the smaller guys who are doing it for fun and not commercial gain to start up/continue to exist. It will make it impossible for smaller companies to continue to operate and kill choice in net radio stone dead.

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