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Comment Re:Old style (Score 1) 88

Firefox already has the mechanism to save pages for later (bookmarks)

A bookmark saves the *location* of a page, not the content. Next time you open that bookmark, the content may have changed (e.g most news sites' home pages are updated several times a day as new content is added)
Pocket, on the other hand, saves a "snapshot" of the content of the page as-is. Next time you go to it, it'll have the same content.

Comment It never worked properly anyway... (Score 4, Informative) 142 I doubt this update will make things any worse.

My Number One problem with Chromecast was the dumb setup procedure - the bloody thing is forever losing it's connection with my WiFi, with the only recourse being to do a hard reset and then wade through the interminable setup process again and again...

Of course, Google provides no customer support for the thing - they just send you to a web forums full of raving fanbois who get offensive when you suggest that it's possible for any google product could be anything other than perfect.


Comment Re:There is no perfect lang (Score 5, Insightful) 296

C++ is often unreadable

That's not a problem with the language, it's a problem with whoever wrote the code.
I've been writing software for about 40 years - and one of the things I've observed in that time is that it's possible to write unreadable code in pretty much any language. I've also observed that it's possible to write readable code in pretty much any language.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.