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Comment How about giving a control? (Score 1) 199

I've been mesmerized why I can't configure Chrome to show notifications on work hours only. It's as if whole tech industry assumes we use phones to get our notifications and that's where the most comprehensive settings are for notifications. I upgraded to Chrome 42, and it still can't tune notifications for only work hours, damn it.

Comment Speed vs bandwidth? (Score 1) 55

I would take even 4G bandwidth anytime, if it could match the speed of ADSL, and I mean latency. I'm stuck with ADSL, fiber is in 50 m away, but none is going to dig it here.

I hope someone could standardize realistic measure of speed, that takes account the latency. It's really important when browsing, as usual webpage these days contact to so many different sources.

Comment Re:We all dance in the streets (Score 1) 192

The Community 2013 is way more stable than any of the Express versions, because it is the Visual Studio 2013 Pro, with different licensing. I uninstalled Express few days ago, and I don't think it left a lot of DLLs anywhere, only thing I can find is registry key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WDExpress (with Visual Studio it's named HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio)

Also the Community version supports TypeScript out of the box if it's your cup of tea. I tried to get TypeScript working on Express builds only to find out it was really buggy.

You probably should look at TypeScript in any case if you do web stuff. Because it's the future of JavaScript now that Google has also adopted it with same syntax (and some few ideas on top of it) just with the name "AtScript" by the Angular team. The momentum is pretty high on it. Even though typing would be not in the official specs everything else is ES6.

Comment Obama Was Unaware of Merkel Spying 2002-2010 (Score 4, Interesting) 280

Really, the story is that Obama was unaware of spying for 8 years! How on earth is that possible? 2007 - 2008, he was Chairman of United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, and after that as a president.

I know there is oversight, but geez it must be really loose. You'd think that those two posts would let one know about things.

Comment Re:if it wasn't americans, it would be someone els (Score 3, Interesting) 263

They are, it's just that individual states of Europe has a intelligence budget so low, they couldn't even spy on their own citizens let alone foreigners abroad.

Why should I, as a citizen of Europe, have less rights online than US citizens? Especially when we are talking about companies (Google, Microsoft, etc.) that operates within EU, whom are also forced by US law to give away stuff to US government.

Europe should create laws where service providers (working directly or indirectly in Europe) can't give the user's data to third parties without (very least) informing the user in question. Purpose of these laws should be aimed at conflicting with US's FISA request-law which prevents me from knowing if my data is given away or not.

Comment Re:Massive picture on top of each post? (Score 1) 1191

Of course, reading the post would have explained. Clicking the hamburger next to Most discussed seems to do the trick.

However I'm not sure if that "standard" is a good default, the pictures (at least at the moment) seem utterly useless. FreeBSD logo that fills the entire vertical space? Really?

Comment Re:He's a moron (Score 1) 154

I must be one of these morons. It often happens to me that Google Chrome address-bar (omnibar) throws in the auto-completion just when I'm about to press the enter. Then after looking at results for a while I find out the stuff I typed is appended with crap.

Now that I bothered to write about my stupidity, I'm considering turning the auto-completion off from address-bar.

Comment Re:Windows Red looks horrible (Score 1) 578

What happens if you click a tile on this overlay menu you speak of?

Cause the problem is not just the menu, it's the applications. For desktop users it's aggravating to jump between full-screen metro apps and regular desktop apps.

It would be far better (now that the metro apps can be sized nearly arbitrarily) for those who want desktop experience to allow them to run metro apps in regular windows fully resizable & draggable. This way it wouldn't break the desktop experience.

Comment It's dependency e.g. in Danske Bank (Score 1) 135

Danske Bank requires Java browser plugin to access their online banking, because it supposedly "enhances security".

In reality: Online payment's have become nightmare to do cause it frequently crashes during payment, and it's not always clear how you can restart only the payment process to avoid doing duplicate order to web store.

For their defense I can say that after last bug/update cycles of Java they seem to have become so frustrated also that they've decided to scrap that requirement, and in few months or so they too are removing the Java requirement!

There is probably many crucial systems still relying on that browser plugin support, unfortunately.


Google Releases Street View Images From Fukushima Ghost Town 63

mdsolar writes in with news that Goolge has released Street View pictures from inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima disaster. "Google Inc. (GOOG) today released images taken by its Street View service from the town of Namie, Japan, inside the zone that was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Google, operator of the world's biggest Web search engine, entered Namie this month at the invitation of the town's mayor, Tamotsu Baba, and produced the 360-degree imagery for the Google Maps and Google Earth services, it said in an e-mailed statement. All of Namie's 21,000 residents were forced to flee after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the town, causing the world's worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Baba asked Mountain View, California-based Google to map the town to create a permanent record of its state two years after the evacuation, he said in a Google blog post."

You will lose an important tape file.