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Comment: Re:I know this won't be a popular sentiment, but.. (Score 2) 198

by J0nne (#40521309) Attached to: Intellectual Property Rights: The Quiet Killer of Rio+20

We don't trade with them as much as bribe their leaders to allow western companies to shuttle natural resources out of the country for ridiculously low prices. When leaders try to nationalize oil/banana/ore production, they are suddenly branded dictators/communists (see Venezuela, Guatemala, Congo, etc).

Comment: Re:ANY native-supplied codec should be usable (Score 3, Interesting) 320

by J0nne (#39344833) Attached to: Mozilla Debates Supporting H.264 In Firefox Via System Codecs

Because they tried this before, with the <object> tag, which could support any possible codec (quicktime, realvideo, wmv, ...). This ended up being such a huge mess that web developers decided to just go with flash instead, because for all its failings, at least it worked on most computers (and you didn't need to deal with the ugly default controls media players insisted on at the time).

Comment: Re:Anonymity vs. Accountability (Score 4, Insightful) 218

by J0nne (#39226699) Attached to: In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

there are a million and one legitimate reasons why voting in person may be difficult to impossible for a lot of people ...

You could take away many of those reasons by holding elections on a sunday, like pretty much every other country. I still don't understand how people need to take time off from work to go voting in the US. No wonder only old people vote, they've got time to do this.

Comment: Re:Why did they think this would work? (Score 2) 290

by J0nne (#38580510) Attached to: Nokia: the Sun Can't Charge Your Phone

Some places don't have reliable power, and it would be pretty beneficial for Nokia if they could sell a phone that had this advantage over other phones aimed at the 3rd world market. As it is now some people now charge their phones by going to special charging shops where you hand over the phone and they hook it up to a charger fed by a generator.

Comment: Re:X.509 is fundimentally broken (Score 1) 141

by J0nne (#37270672) Attached to: Hackers May Have Nabbed Over 200 SSL Certificates

Except in the case of countries like Iran and China, where they can easily do a permanent MITM attack for webmail providers if they wanted to for the first and any subsequent connections. I'm not saying the current system is perfect or even good, but your alternative is worse in many respects.

Comment: Re:Too bad it's still slow (Score 1) 57

by J0nne (#32790826) Attached to: Firefox Mobile 1.1 Released

The fennec process lingering happens only sometimes, I think it has to do with whether I'm running other apps, and because i closed it because it appeared to be hanging. I'll try to find a way to reliably reproduce it and file a bug when I do.

Luckily the phone gets pretty hot when fennec doesn't close properly, so I know something's up when it happens :p .

Comment: Re:Zoom is STILL broken (Score 1) 57

by J0nne (#32788708) Attached to: Firefox Mobile 1.1 Released

Use the hardware volume keys to zoom in and out in increments.

Which pisses me off as I want to use those keys to change the volume (but this isn't just Firefox doing this, MicroB and the photo viewer use them as zoom buttons too).

I wish Mozilla implemented the swirl thing for the n900, though, but maybe Nokia patented it or something.

Comment: Too bad it's still slow (Score 4, Interesting) 57

by J0nne (#32784636) Attached to: Firefox Mobile 1.1 Released

I've installed it on my n900, but it's unusably slow, especially compared to MicroB, which is the default browser on Maemo (which also uses the gecko engine). It takes ages to start up, uses up all the CPU, and it takes 5 minutes before you finally managed to load a page. Also, after you close the browser, there's a 'fennec' process still using all the CPU cycles and draining your battery.

Too bad, because I do like its feature set: Firefox sync, addons, etc, but I'll stick to MicroB until they find a solution to the CPU use issue.

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