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Comment Re:What's a Wayland? (Score 1) 213 213

It has to do with different ways of creating a GUI (graphical user interface) within Linux and BSD.
If you truly want to understand it beyond that, look at the wikipedia pages for X Windowing System and Wayland Windowing System.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Winter Weather/Safety (Score 1) 221 221

I like in Northern New England, and worry about winter weather when it comes to my tires. Normal tires I worry about how it interacts with things like snow, let alone these; 'normal' all weather tires tend to pack snow in the threads and make it seem like you're driving on bald tires, so I need to research all weather tires based on winter weather performance. When I'm dealing with cars, safety is number one on my priority and drive-ability is number two. While efficiency is important, its much lower on my priority list than most things.

Comment Make it more like UPS/FedEX (Score 0) 398 398

Just make it more like FedEx and UPS - Instant Tracking where you can see what city its in, at every point of the way (updated every few hours). Then get every mail-order company to offer it (amazon, newegg, etc) Other options include having a new class of mail cost for companies like Netflix and GameFly, where they charge a laddering fee per amount of mail (1000 letter, 3000 letters, etc) - may already be in place as I dk much about these things. Force those companies (netflix/gamefly) to redesign the mailers for their machines/redesign the machines for their mailers. (reduce overhead while charging fees in the meantime) They need to either reduce overhead or increase revenue. They've been focused on reducing overhead, I think they need to focus more on increasing revenue - branch out into other areas in the mail services field.
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398 398

plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."

Comment No Big Deal (Score 0) 236 236

I don't see what the fuss is about. As a student at a business school, I understand the lingo. Basically, they want to share customer info with parent companies and other subsidiaries of the parent companies. In this case, Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary (separate company owned and operated by parent company)of Verizon. They want to give info to other Verizon companies, such as their home phone company/division and their DSL division. This will help with tech support big time. Worst that will happen is some guy trying to sell Verizon long distance plans with your Wireless service. I don't see the big deal.

Comment Re:STILL can't use "Watch It Now" on Netflix!! (Score 0) 346 346

It has nothing to do with ActiveX anymore (if your using the Silverlight player) Netflix uses Silverlight 2.0. This announces that they completed Moonlight 1.0 (Silverlight 1.0 spec). Currently, Moonlight 2.0 (Silverlight 2.0 spec) is in pre-alpha and is slated to be finished in September 09.

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