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Comment Re:Anybody actually using Edge? (Score 1) 44

I have had the same experience. FF and Chrome are simply terrible in a touch environment. Pinch to zoom is jerky, and chrome still has high dpi issues. Opera is much better zooming, but does not support the system back button properly. All three have seemed to either ignore that there are these things called "hybrid notebooks" or just didn't care. Edge however, buttery smooth, no high dpi issues, works properly with touch. I use it full time for places I trust, and have opera as a backup.

Comment Re:Canceled TV service (Score 1) 71

They are saying it's about what they want to charge, but I don't believe it. They can't say what I think is going on because NDA. What is that? Apple wants some kind of exclusivity, and isn't budging. The TV guys, already having some apps of their own, and selling stuff to hulu and netflix, aren't really desperate to be on the platform the way Apple wanted, they are already there! So they told them to stuff it with any form of exclusive anything.

Comment Re:The freedom of not having a car (Score 1) 242

Chicago, New York, LA, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco... need I go on. There are plenty of places with affordable and accessible public transportation. I go 10km each way and it's 1 - 1.5 hours each way. But I can do stuff as I am not driving read, pay bills, etc. I actually do most of my life management on the bus, by the time I get home all I have to do is eat dinner and then it's 100% my time. I don't want to spend my time fixing a POS car, or paying insurance on it, which is MORE than my monthly pass, easily. Owning any vehicle of any kind will cost more than a monthly transpo pass. On the weekends when I need to get groceries, I use zipcar, still cheaper than a car, even a POS.

Comment Re:16GB (Score 2) 190

Someone else with some sanity! I have a family full of 16GB users and it's NEVER been an issue. I am the family tech person and have fielded 1 question about running out of storage, in the 5 years I have owned smartphones. Luckily, it was my Android using cousin, and I taught him about microsd. I think it is hard for a lot of slashdotters to wrap their heads around the fact that most people do very little with these 650 dollar devices.

Comment No free lunch (Score 1) 318

Do you want major Corporations and those with money controlling the content on the web? Because, "I will block all ads, even static images" is how you get Corporations control content.

Ready to pay for "packages of sites? The " war" here hasn't even started and people are acting like its over. Those that can, will go paid. Want it free, you will see something you don't want to to pay for it. Some sites would actually save money if ad blocking people stopped coming. See what Verizon is doing with unlimited customers. Turning people awy can save you money.Lets not talk about how this will disadvantage those already effected by the digital divide.

A lot of very cool things will disappear that are in between needing ads and surviving on paid.

Comment Inevitable (Score 1) 100

Really, did no one think the advertisers wouldn't have a backup plan? Or ten? Everyone seems to think that they have "won" because ad blocking isnt just for geeks anymore, but the ad companies haven't even really started fighting them yet. The more people resist, the more advertisers are going to push stuff in your face. Why? Because companies are seeing that it's still effective, so they pay for it, and the tracking data is valuable to help plan strategy as well.

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