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Comment: Re:Don't ask for advice online. (Score 1) 698

I would recommend watching the movie "Lucky 7" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt03... - it's only a perspective on this type of situation (the movie follows the daughter's life who lost a mother to cancer and the "life advice" she left). It's overly simplistic but it might spur some ideas that are appropriate for your daughter.

I would also recommend watching the movie "In the Gloaming" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt01... for yourself and this project.

As to advice for what to include, I couldn't begin to think I had any good advice to impart, but I would say this: Let the advice reflect you and your tastes/opinions/perspectives/etc. Outright advice to her might be less useful than something that imparts who you are and allow her to pull what she needs from that - there is no manual for life after all.

Comment: Re:LOLWUT (Score 1) 65

by JMJimmy (#49118313) Attached to: How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code

Auto isn't obnoxious when it's self triggered. I love using HTMLKit for coding because you can setup custom rules based on the language you're using and just hit a key (your choice of which key) to trigger a pre-defined auto-behaviour. Saves so much time not having to fuss with auto-behaviours you don't intend and not manually entering every slow detail every time. Even places the carat where you want it.

Comment: Re:Net Neutrality (Score 2, Insightful) 112

by JMJimmy (#49091757) Attached to: AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic

Hard to swallow, but it violates net neutrality.

We supposedly dont want any preferential treatment of any traffic....

Not hard to swallow at all. You forget that the basics of fast lane technology: only those who pay get access. Sure, it may start out free but eventually it'll start getting a nominal fee and another and another.

Keep it neutral - it works.

Comment: Re:Browser Makers Should Get The Message (Score 1) 353

by JMJimmy (#49082099) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

Oh and to clarify - normally I wouldn't restart the browser but Windows 8.1 has a limit of 2GB of accessible 32bit memory so every time I launch a game I have to quit firefox or get nag messages from Win8 about low RAM (which pull me out of the game). If I could I'd just leave the browser open.

Comment: Re:Browser Makers Should Get The Message (Score 1) 353

by JMJimmy (#49082091) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

I tend not to have that many tabs open at once since they introduced the "reload on restart" (for lack of a better name). Since I've got to reload the content of a tab after a restart of the browser I figure it's faster to just re-search the page rather than sort through the tabs to figure out which tab belongs to what information. Especially since not all tabs have useful title names.

Comment: Re:Browser Makers Should Get The Message (Score 1) 353

by JMJimmy (#49081575) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

Chatzilla (IRC Chat)

Don't give Mozilla any ideas, or the next version of Firefox will have a full fledged IRC client built in. I think they're already working on the kitchen sink.

Chatzilla has been around for years. It is a full fledged IRC client as an addon - pretty light weight as well.

Comment: Re:Browser Makers Should Get The Message (Score 5, Informative) 353

by JMJimmy (#49080449) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

As well, why not have a neutral platform you can build on to your needs instead of introducing bloat that only some people will like/use.

  - AdBlock Plus + Element Hiding Helper
  - Chatzilla (IRC Chat)
  - FireFTP
  - SnapLinks Plus (right click multi-link select/copy/open)
  - Firebug
  - HTTPS Everywhere
  - Quickdrag (drag drop links into white space to open in new tab, drag drop images to download them)
  - SQLite Manager (manually browse and fix Mozilla's privacy blunders)
  - TableTools2 (manage table data when site options don't offer it)
  - YouTube HD (forces specific sizes when possible)
  - Live HTTP Headers (see what's really being sent)

Comment: Re:Drama queen (Score 1) 196

by JMJimmy (#49042307) Attached to: Firefox To Mandate Extension Signing

How are the extensions in other web browsers? Are there plentiful to replace Mozilla's?

Not sure. I would need replacements for:

AdBlock Plus & Element Hiding Helper
SnapLinks Plus
LiveHTTP Headers

There are a few others that are nice but I could do without, every other addon I have is to fix what Mozilla broke.

Comment: Re:Don't forget (Score 1) 330

by JMJimmy (#49039461) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I care because it increases the cost of the device, increases electrical consumption in operating the device (again, costing more money), generates extra heat which shortens the lifespan of the electronics, creates possible failure points which could cause electrical shorts/interference with other parts of the device. Then there's the software aspect, bugs which require patching, "features" which can't be turned off, slowness in turning the device on and off, advertising when no signal is present, etc.

I want my devices to be smart, not my displays. I want my displays to be interoperable through several generations of devices.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun