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Comment Re:Wanna have my money? (Score 1) 45

They have a tablet, crowdfunded, that you visibly ignored. I did pay for one, that I won't receive. I don't regret it; if anythinh I regret not having bought a couple of others, which may have helped keeping them afloat. Sailfish linux OS, on a nordic-designed device, for some €200.
Really too bad you missed it.

Comment Re:Shame (Score 1) 143

The majority of the monumental-etc. wasn't set for e-commerces nor phisers.
It was set by people like me for very simple associative sites, for people only having access to simple servers with only php/mysql, and with just no plugin, only the baseline setup, sometimes with, oh, the second one of the standard appearence templates instead of the first.
And there is a simple, nonagressive, neutral reason for that: nothing else was available within this minimal requirements.

Comment Re:The OS (Score 1) 107

1. On updates. I own a Fairphone from the previous generation. I can say that straight while they were feverishly finalizing the new model and OS, they did find the energy to publish an OS update for the last Android Stagefright issue in TWO days. Just tell me how long it was for your phone.
2. On the OS in general. Other than that, and although I find them not very pushy at this very moment on that point, Fairphone still officially announced they support Sailfish OS aside Android -so in addition to being fair if, like me, you don't want to belong to Apple/Google, you have a way, and with a modern phone.
I won't buy this new model because, well, I have the previous one which is still perfectly working, but I know where I'll buy the next one.

Comment Fingerprinting is THE issue (Score 1) 84

What I have been waiting for quite a long time is the extension, or the iCab of sorts, that'll slightly upgrade most of the borwser fingerprint (screensize changed by some pixels, 1% of my fontlist hidden) every 1/4h or so.
I truly believe this is not so difficult to prepare, and once it'll be done most of this fingerprinting issue will be over.
The only trouble for the moment is, I'm not a programmer myself :(

Comment Re:It's not what Google wants.... (Score 1) 423

Frankly, and not to flame any side, my take is the trope is clear and true simply by analyzing the money flows.
Who is paying for what.
Who Google is paid by.
We indeed are the product sold by Google to its customers.
Now, obviously Google needs to catch us first, and for free, so, as their business is definitely very lucrative, they hire a number of good designers that build a very good interface that seduce us, good and efficient ways to register easily, etc.
In this sense they indeed are somehow innovators : they drove the competition to better products.
But this doesn't remove the fact Google customers are definitely not us.

Comment volume adjusted to speed? the 12V line is enough! (Score 1) 423

Abour 15 years ago I had a camper -an average European camper, based on a very robust Ford base, the only issue was the noise when driving.
I bought, at that time 15 years ago, a radio that simply detected the speed based on the variations in the 12V mains line, that visibly is modulated by the engine rate.
I thought there would be some settings to adjust, at least.
It worked out of the box. 15 years ago.
Without GPS, numeric car speed indication, or 'engine fluid temperature'.
That we need a numeric connection to the car to perform this is a lie. I know it. Not sure I convinced you, since I sold the camper since then and forgot the radioset name...
But I know it.

Comment not specially an iphone (Score 1) 203

Even without counting non-smart phones (you know, these funny things you put a simcard in and then use to place phone calls), you get for instance Jolla phones, based on Sailfish OS, Blackberry phones, even the (somehow fossil) Openmoko device...

The main issue I feel here is most people want things to be solved, but without losing any comfort, nor even changing OS.
In such a case you are doomed. But not me.

Those around calling for class action etc. are near ridiculous -the answer will simply list the devices above, to dismiss the case...

Comment Re:I hate it already! (Score 1) 118

I have been a mac user from day one up to when Apple evolved into a closed ecosystem (through their central store), which means some 25 years anyway.
I still *perfectly* remember the main horror when my company forced windows onto us was indeed the need to "carefully aim" the cursor at a window border, rather than ramming it onto the screen ege.
Because, mind you, contrary to your hand when rammed the cursor doesn't hurt itself. "Look at it this way".

Comment french Citroën cars did this 40 years ago... (Score 1) 192

or maybe 50 indeed.
I for one have seen, and have driven, Citroëns geared with small headlights that just were mechanically associated with the wheel (or, at least, so I expect), this resulting in the next bend fully lighted each time one would rotate the wheel
Full mechanical system without GPS nor camera -way more reliable, I'd say ;-)

Comment Re:State the Obvious (Score 2) 136

Yeah, like Microsoft or Apple!

Like any national, free, reasonable email provider (in my country, the post office does this).
Like *all* our hosting service providers do, too, at no delta-cost, and in a well controlled manner if you chose an associative hosting. Many come to mind in Europe, like the belgian All2all, the french Ouvaton
Sorry for the bluntness, that's not you but the mere idea of Torvalds registering at Google that shocked me...

Comment other providers (Score 2) 136

I for one am extremely shocked that the above post ('use other providers') be flagged as funny.
Torvalds is the last person I'd imagine registering an email address @ Google.
Wise as he may have been, sorry, but to me he's a moron now just because of this.
I just hope I won't evolve his way when getting older.

Comment rear-facing safer (Score 1) 394

No, really. I have been for years in the aircraft business, and it is perfectly clear that in case of crash, rear-facing is much much better.
None of the study considered the present swap patent though, and for a global swap generally the conclusion would be, 'rear-facing passengers won't appreciate during takeoff and landing, so let another company propose this first'.
That's probably what'll happen here too, in spite of the better compaction. But maybe they'll prepare a low-grade compact class at the back of the plane.
Which is, btw, the place of choice to survive a crash -another clear output of all real-size crash-tests done these last 10 years (yes there have been a couple of them)

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