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Comment Re:Its always been like this (Score 2) 226

Citation please? beyond a few islanders that lived with abundant food surrounding them in regions with warm climates all year around I don't know of any that this is true for. In fact it used to be more common to work 365 days a year.

Here is a citation that contradicts your "common to work 365 days":

During one period of unusually high wages (the late fourteenth century), many laborers refused to work "by the year or the half year or by any of the usual terms but only by the day." And they worked only as many days as were necessary to earn their customary income -- which in this case amounted to about 120 days a year, for a probable total of only 1,440 hours annually (this estimate assumes a 12-hour day because the days worked were probably during spring, summer and fall). A thirteenth-century estime finds that whole peasant families did not put in more than 150 days per year on their land. Manorial records from fourteenth-century England indicate an extremely short working year -- 175 days -- for servile laborers. Later evidence for farmer-miners, a group with control over their worktime, indicates they worked only 180 days a year.

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/ma...

Comment Re:There are two reasons for this (Score 1) 460

"Yes, they are refugees."

Isn't it odd how as a percentage there are so few women, children and old people along with these 20 something male "refugees". .

You are an idiot or come from a family that would decide to send grandma onto a rubber boat crossing the Mediterranean and into a foreign country, instead of their most capable young male.

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: https://adblockplus.org/blog/a....

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.

https://adblockplus.org/androi...

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?

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