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Comment Re:No mention of ad blocking support (Score 1) 96

On the crackdown - it's not very recent, I don't know how it is now:

I agree with all you said, and am somewhat in the same boat wrt to tracking on PC and phone, though I am still searching for the best balance for myself. Though to me Opera is still be best mobile browser - the main reason I use FF is tab syncing with the PC. The most glaring hole for me in FF is the absence of a top/bottom button when scrolling through a long page. Opera has a nice overlay button when you flick.

BTW it's amazing how malicious mobile browser ads become when flicking. I regularly browse some forum discussions and tend to quickly flick through the older pages. With rendering delay involved it happens regularly that an ad appears under the thumb just when about to flick, and if you are unlucky the flick is interpreted as a touch: The ad takes over your screen and it's comically an aggravatingly difficult to get to to the browser tab you were scanning.

Comment Re:No mention of ad blocking support (Score 1) 96

No, I am accusing myself and I am right. I thought I knew what I was talking about but didn't. Somehow I had gotten it into my head that the Android store crackdown on generic adblockers also affected browser add-ins. No idea how this happened, I should have noticed that I still don't see ads in FF on the tablet but do on the new phone, where I didn't check for ADB add-on based on this assumption, instead being very angry about the deteriorated experience.

Comment Re:No mention of ad blocking support (Score 1) 96

Who modded this informative?

Adblock Plus for Android only works via Wi-Fi and requires proxy configurations to install. Instead, to get ad blocking on Android, we recommend installing Adblock Browser. If you still wish to install Adblock Plus for Android, ensure that app installation from Unknown sources is enabled. To enable, open Settings and tap Unknown sources.

Comment Re:Self Signed (Score 1) 95

I do not understand what is so scary about a message saying, "hey, you've never been to this SSL domain before and it has a self signed certificate. A self signed certificate means that the owner of the domain created a certificate which is used to encrypt communications between your browser and the domain. In order to browse this site you must accept this certificate however you must be sure that this is the domain which you intended. Click here to read more about Self Signed Certificates..."

Who is the audience supposed to be understanding this?

Comment Re:Ugh (Score 1) 191

What is Debian testing I wonder.

When Ubuntu rose it was not recommended to use (no security updates and so on) and normal people do not care for gigs of updates every day and an ever changing system and UI that has old bugs gone and new bugs appearing all the time.

Comment Re:Does the submitter know .... (Score 3, Informative) 28

Actually KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) is old rules, nowadays they have an MGU-K (Motor Generator Unit - Kinetic) harvesting under breaking and a MGU-H (-Heat) which harvests from the turbo when it has excess spin and can also keep the turbo spooled up.

Comment Re:I wonder if it will offer international access? (Score 1) 42

Yeah, sorry for being harsh, but you implied that rap/hip-hop could not be African music, which was pretty stupid.

I don't know, maybe they have different genres on the stream during the day, and African hip hop as as much right to be on the stream as anything else. Right now the current and next 5 tracks are not hip hop.

Comment Re:Audiophoolery (Score 1) 391

RTFA really, you are talking about a totally different thing than this cable is concerned with - rightly or wrongly, most likely wrongly. It's not about the digital data. Such a cable would be used to, connect, e.g, the digital out of a CD player to an external DAC. What these cable guys are worried about - beside their wallet - is the analog connection. I'd be surprised if it made a difference, but you are barking up the wrong tree. As for your question about the price of the equipment typically connected by such cable: Yeah, you can easily get a CD player and a DAC for several thousand dollars each. And yeah, those things in an adequate environment do make a difference in sound, and if you never heard a really good hifi set you don't know what you are talking about if you think otherwise. So if you think about it that way, if you spent, say, USD 50,000 on a very good hifi set that does make a difference, are you going to worry about a cable for 340, how stupid it may be?

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas