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Comment: Re:tl;dr (Score 1) 712

by Askmum (#46426149) Attached to: Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
We are currently on strike in our site of a US firm that basically invented everything about computers that we use now. Our bosses want to give us 0 extra but meanwhile the top brass divided $42.000.000 on bonusses between them. That's easily about 400 year's salaries worth for the people they want to give nothing to.

So: yes.

Comment: Re:Considering the news a few weeks back... (Score 1) 205

by Askmum (#46405963) Attached to: Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters
It was my first thought after reading the last sentence from the report:

Rock faced embarrassment last year when he was photographed walking up Downing Street clutching a document outlining progress on hundreds of pledges made by the coalition. Ed Miliband said the document, which admitted that some of the 399 pledges had not been met, was an "audit of coalition broken promises".

He has embarrased the current government. So there is a reason to implicate him.
I for one don't believe off the bat that these charges are legitimate.

Comment: Re:Nice to have the choice (Score 1) 255

by Askmum (#46302089) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows
Well, I haven't liked Unity from the start. The fact that I do not have a list of the programs that are installed (like the windows start menu or the Gnome menu) is very upsetting. The fact that I have to know what I'm looking for in the dash to be able to look for it just doesn't work. I don't remember all the programs that I've installed on the computer?! Let alone know which ones were pre-installed.

Every time I install a new Ubuntu I go for the classic Gnome shell (which seems to have to be renamed in newer versions, because "we linux users are not afraid of change").
I'm sorry, but I don't want my UI to change drastically. Then I have to learn something new and I find myself to old to do this for trivial tasks like the use of my computer.

No, I also don't like or want to use Windows 8's metro interface or Office 2010's ribbon.

Comment: Re:BuzzDot...I mean SlashFeed, I mean UpNerds (Score 1) 124

by Askmum (#46243679) Attached to: How I Lost My Google Glass (and Regained Some Faith In Humanity)
If you have to seriously worry about how data on a device could upend your life, you should a) not keep that data on something you can loose so easily or b) keep it protected so that losing the device has no impact.

*Error* Faith in humanity not restored. Cancel, Retry or Ignore.

Comment: Ok, so you are deaf (Score 1) 2219

by Askmum (#46183459) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.

Good, you're listening. But obviously you are deaf. I have yet to see a single comment saying the beta design is good. Forget the bugs. The design is what people bitch and moan about.
Even more: most people ask to leave that beta and keep the current slashdot. But you keep on going forward. Keep on mentioning to make it better, fix bugs, etc. So if you are listening you are obviously deaf.

The majority of the users want the current layout. Simple as that. You can stop developing, stop putting effort in fixing bugs, because you are fixing bugs in something that is not wanted.

Comment: Ugly (Score 1) 237

by Askmum (#46173049) Attached to: Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
Why is the font that my comment is in all of a sudden some serif font? Half of the comments are serif fonts, half are sans-serif. The article is in sans-serif too. I'm not using any crazy formatting in this post. Furthermore: my non-javascript enabled Lynx browser is being redirected to the beta site so I can't see comments. For some reason it seems to be normal that you are doing everything ass backwards.

Comment: Wrong font, wrong javascript (Score 1) 237

by Askmum (#46171067) Attached to: Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
What's with this font /. is using for the headings? Can't you see it is ugly? I have a recent browser (FF 26.0) and it just looks hideous. And adding javascript to be able read comments is no improvement either. I also use a browser which does not have javascript, and I just can't read comments. And the bad part: for some reason /. has found it prudent to include me in the users to automatically redirect to the beta site when I click on the "read more". No javascript, can't read comments. So I have to switch browsers. Thanks for nothing /. I didn't ask for this.

Comment: Re:OSM needs better software. (Score 1) 118

by Askmum (#46107711) Attached to: Why We Need OpenStreetMap (Video)
The point made by viperidaenz is valid, OSMAnd has this flaw and it does not seem to be possible to change settings to fix it. OSRM has the same bug. The issue has been reported over and over again, with proposals for fixes, but for some reason the makers of these applications are not able or willing to solve the issue. The underlying problem is that their route calculation says it is the fastest road, so they show it. The problem is that they do not give proper penalty for taking an offramp and/or intersection.
Which is strange, because I never had those kind of issues with Garmin or TomTom.

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 118

by Askmum (#46107675) Attached to: Why We Need OpenStreetMap (Video)
Programs that work with OSM data are abundant. True, some better than others. There are nice pages in the OSM wiki about various mobile OS'es, like Android or iOS which list all applications available for those platforms (at least all applications that someone put the effort in to make a OSM wiki page for it and add the correct tags).
For simple navigation, there is a choice of pickings. If you want realtime data like Waze or TomTom gives, I don't know if that's available yet, but the biggest problem with that is infrastructure and the cost associated with that. That's probably why Waze was sold to Google. Just try to set up and maintain a serverfarm that does live traffic reporting and you'll know.

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