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Comment Re:Overturn States' Rights? (Score 2) 96

So, when will a California resident be able to purchase a non CARB compliant motor vehicle?

Hopefully, approximately the same time it becomes OK for me to crap on your lawn. Your encrypted messages to your wife don't harm me or the state. Your high-pollution vehicles make it harder for me to breathe.

Comment Re:Sorry Assholes (Score 1) 321

I disagree. If he came in and took over a low UID for the sake of appearances, I'd personally write off a lot of his messages as PR attempts. But to join in through the same route as everyone else to earn his rep by participating, not by owning a low UID*? I respect that.

* But don't underestimate the importance of that. They give you a Ferrari each year on your anniversary.

Comment Re:So what should we do? (Score 1) 461

Also, the (possibly trained) driver isn't going to be the only person to ever sit behind the wheel. Valets, mechanics, and friends will all take turns driving over the years. Is Joe Driver going to remember that the pattern he's learned and committed to muscle memory over months of driving is unexpected, and to warn everyone he gives the keys to? This is bad UI, pure and simple.

Comment Re:Oops (Score 1) 605

> Serve a script-less ad from your own servers without external tracking, and I won't even bother blocking them.

I'd block them if there were obtrusive, animated, were designed to look like system dialogues, were click-baity etc. We don't need ads that look like they were designed for 80's magazines on websites is 2016.

To be honest, I think it's too late and most people are just going to block them all. The internet was great but frankly I can do without most of it; i'll keep facebook for the chat; email, netflix, online shopping/banking and some news if it's free. If the choice is pay or look at ads I'll do what I did with tv; just say fuck it and move on. Slashdot/hacker news etc can come and go. Something will always turn up in its place, and if it doesn't, it doesn't.

Comment Re:Adult Check: Because you're a grown-up. (Score 1) 605

You can't compare some old version of something with some new version of something. People always spoke about micropayments but they either didn't exist, sucked, or no-one used them. If there was a standard way of paying sites tiny amounts of money per page/when you felt like it/some other metric it could transform the internet.

Comment Re:What is this Kindle you speak of? (Score 2) 149

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 2 and I love the new upgrade. Not noticed changes to that font, but I only use Bookerly. The UI changed with this release; options like airplane mode is easier to get to, and everything looks more modern and less boring, without a single negative change to the important thing; reading books. Goodreads integration so it's easy to track what you're reading, have read and will read. It sucks if people are having problems reading a particular font but you can inject fonts into books if you like.

You probably can't get this upgrade if your kindle is that old. I upgraded from one bought around the same time to the PW2 just for the built in light, but between that, the touch screen and the new fonts it's a totally different device.

Comment Re:Why Ubuntu (Score 1) 59

I looked at debian and it looks tedious to install and i decided i could if i devoted time and energy to the project i could probably install it but would rather just install ubuntu and get on with it.

Mint is ok and i used it until I got fed up with the lack of support; it's easier to get help when you have ubuntu; also, when you install ubuntu you don't immediately get errors due to poorly configured software before you've even finished logging it. Unity may be shit but at the end of the day I'm not going to be spending a lot of time fucking around with the ui; as long as i can launch apps i'm happy.

Comment Re:Battery (Score 1) 96

You're missing out on a lot of really good phones if that's your main criteria. I've had my z3 for 18 months and it's great. I'm sure i'll get another phone in the next couple of years and this'll probably still be working then. Not sure what I could have got instead that has a replaceable battery. Why is it important? Have you had a lot of problems with batteries in the past?

Comment Re:SSD (Score 0) 96

One thing nobody wants is a microsoft tablet. I know they've put loads of effort into building and flogging them but were they to ever take off it would be despite, not because, of windows. Windows is that awful thing you used to have on your pc before you got a tablet, or that you're forced to use at work.

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