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Comment: Re:And no one cares (Score 1) 185

by cascadingstylesheet (#49155721) Attached to: Google Taking Over New TLDs

I am watching the "new generation" use the internet/web browser. They don't do it the way we (I?) did. They have little concept of "url" or web site address. Any resource they access is entered into the ever-present search box or "magic combo url bar", as series of search terms or a common name. They rely on the (non-standartized but helpful) search subsystem (usually, Google, but not always) to bring them to the right place.

So in other words, AOL keywords.

Comment: Re:Not the right way (Score 1) 257

by cascadingstylesheet (#49104963) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?

> Parental controls on the tablet.

Care to explain? This is what the author of TFA is asking advice on.

Kindle Fire - most recent version, I think - has a good set of parental controls.

My wife set it up, so I don't have the terminology and specifics at hand. I can say that it works really well though. I was skeptical, but I'm impressed.

Comment: Re:Not the right way (Score 3, Insightful) 257

by cascadingstylesheet (#49104767) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?

Software protection is just a crutch, the real protection is education and vigilance.

Hmm, well, I do both.

Educate on the one hand, but on the other hand I'm also more devoted to maintaining a healthy home than I am to faux sophistication. Family computer right in the living room. Parental controls on the tablet. No smartphones for the kids.

Ooh, oh no, how awful I am. Their lives will be so impoverished if they have to wait a few more years to experience worthless crap.

Comment: Re:Here are the FACTS (Score 1) 129

by cascadingstylesheet (#49092267) Attached to: Delivery Drones: More Feasible If They Come By Truck

Here are some consensus predictions from Slashdot:

1. Smart phones are stupid, and will never catch on. They are a solution looking for a problem. 2. Tablets are even stupider, and will definitely fail, because you can't write code on a tablet. 3. Facebook will be out of business by 2008. 4. Nobody will use "the cloud" because any home user can build their own triple-redundant RAID storage system, and battery backed whole-house conditioned power.

5. Socialized medicine will lower costs and result in better care.

(Oops; did I say something true and genuinely subversive again? Quick, mod me down!)

Real Users never know what they want, but they always know when your program doesn't deliver it.