Wa-tor va-pour gas
It's what hu-mans need to live.
What about E.T.?
Wa-tor va-pour gas
Pulling bits from a foreign CDN also leaks information via the referrer headers, which might be something you need to worry about if you're using it for internal projects.
Hopefully this will result in more laptops with better displays... I'm boggled that manufacturers like Dell are still selling 15+" laptops with 1366x768 displays and have the gall to call them "beautiful" and "high-resolution" in their marketing. WTF.
When I was looking for a new laptop a year and a half ago, I had to look very hard to find 15" laptops with decent ('full HD', 1920x1080) resolutions.
Stop the madness!
Switched to Pale Moon when Firefox when full-Google Chrome in the UI; it's like Firefox classic, compiled for 64-bit systems.
Only been slightly annoying at work, due to Cisco's WebEx not having a 64-bit plugin, a fact that I can't seem to remember before trying to join an online meeting... every. damn. time.
Oh, and annoying when Firefox Sync upgraded their back-end in ways that blocked Pale Moon from working. Installed Xmarks (hey, I use LastPass anyway, why not) and forgot all about Sync thanks to being able to sync my bookmarks properly between Firefox, Pale Moon, Chrome and Safari (IE too, if I ever used that for anything other than my company's broken internal sites).
Look at it from the point of view of your executives.
Getting rid of (err, sorry, out-sourcing) the support group massively reduces costs in one area by spreading the cost of downtime and whatnot across all the other areas in the company.
One executive gets a huge bonus for reducing costs, and the other executives get slightly smaller huge bonuses because their efficiency has gone down. It's win-win for the exec who "owns" the support group.
It would be significantly better news if Synaptics had bought whoever provides the Mac laptop touch pads and/or whoever creates the drivers for those. Then Windows laptops could start having good track pads.
I wonder if that's the reason for Windows 8 being touch-focused... an end-run around the terrible track pads infesting Windows laptops.
Seriously, the hardware in my IdeaPad 500 is great, except for the horrible, horrible track pad. And the Canadian Bilingual keyboard, but that's my fault for not paying enough attention during ordering...
LOL, job security. That hasn't existed since when, the 70s? 80s maybe?
Except, of course, these ISPs are already PRISM compliant. Even the ISPs we have here in Canada generally make a point of sending all your traffic through the US to play ball as good ol' FIVEEYES members.
I haven't said anything about it here (until now), but Australis got me to switch to Pale Moon; it was pretty much the last straw, I guess, and rather than ranting online, I just went and found an alternative that I liked.
A note to the Australis designers... if I wanted to use Chrome, I'd just use Chrome.
On the plus side, I'm enjoying a less crashy 64-bit browser that works the way I want it to.
The somewhat confusingly named Rainmeter is alive and well, and running on all of my Windows machines.
Of the four, it's the only one I haven't developed for, and it's the only one that's still breathing. What if it's my fault the others died?!
Step 2 is apparently "Sell company to Facebook" right now.
And this is exactly why it's a crying shame that
A related one that I've fallen for when accepting jobs in the past, "We give bonuses every year!" and/or "Your salary is lower, but we always give bonuses that more than make up for it!"
Given the ridiculous prevalence of laptops with absolutely pathetic displays (1366x768 on a 15"? really?), "most" users aren't even going to need the integrated Intel 4th gen video. A dumb frame buffer would probably fit their needs.
I stopped buying Apple when they started wiring RAM into the motherboards of laptops again and replaced the user-serviceable hard drives with "it's not proprietary, but only we sell them!" SSD storage.
Apple doesn't care, I'm not in their market anymore. Which is a pity, because their laptops were great for software development.
Just remember to skip using all the apps that use the WebView widget too.