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Comment: Power need? (Score 0) 130

by chaseDigger (#45038091) Attached to: Intel Launches 'Galileo,' an Arduino-Compatible Mini Computer
The main thing about the Arduino is its low power consumption - it is possible to embed it in just about anything and have it tag along nicely for a long ass time on a simple battery.. any idea about the Intel thing? (also, via china, lets remember that a perfectly functional Arduino clone can be had for $7 with postage, its pretty freaking hard to beat that!)

Comment: It is severely beyond me why anyone techie.. (Score 0) 102

by chaseDigger (#42253083) Attached to: Google Sync Clobbers Chrome Browsers
..would want to use Chrome, the whole thing feels like a trojan horse, it installs Google updaters EVERYWHERE (even in Firefox's plugin department) and is co-dependent on the google web (tm) to an extend where how they balance their load-balancing servers will be enough to crash it?! Firefox and duckduckgo FTW (on related note; I just noticed recently that the latter's stats have gone through the roof, visitor-number-wise, in last few months).

Comment: Firefox fonts are blurry on non-ClearType Win7 (Score 1) 137

by chaseDigger (#42053577) Attached to: Firefox 17 Launches With Click-to-Play Plugin Blocks
Firefox 17 is unusable for me - the font rendering appear broken on non-ClearType enabled systems and my Bookmark Bar links no longer loads things when I click them?! (I have it placed on my Navigation Bar). Broken beyond use for me: I have just installed latest Pale Moon release instead and migrated my profile, apart from a bit of tweaking of the status bar everything works fine for me. The point that Pale Moon is allegedly faster than stock FF releases rendering wise is secondary to me but quite nice to know (ah, the joy of placebo).

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