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Comment: ewaste (Score 1) 210

by dgp (#45718885) Attached to: Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US

Whats the industry ratio of circuit boards manufactured per month versus circut boards recycled per month? The eWaste stream is worth thinking about and should be included in the price of electronics. Maybe tablets shouldnt be $38 because so many of them will get thrown away, with their toxic components in a landfill that eventually leaks into the groundwater.

Comment: Re:Not proprietary for long (Score 1) 198

by dgp (#44127191) Attached to: Microsoft XBox One Kinect Will Not Work On Windows PCs

I agree, the 4 USB lines are bound to be in the connector. I believe the original kinect connector also had lines for extra power, and other useful stuff. There are some legitimate reasons for a new connector, but lock-in sure seems like a major factor. Adapting to a PC USB should be easy.

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+ - Groupon Takes Aim at Paypal with Payment Service 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Groupon is testing a payment service that will allow merchants to accept credit cards using its infrastructure, reports said, pushing the coupon company into market space already occupied by Paypal and Square.

The world's largest daily-deal company is testing a card reader manufactured by Infinite Peripherals allowing merchants to accept credit cards by plugging the device into a smartphone.

It may be able to undercut them with fees coming from other services it offers merchants."

Comment: Re:Exporting your bookmarks (Score 5, Informative) 66

by dgp (#35960058) Attached to: YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

I found the AVOS terms of use to be disappointing. 8 pages of 'me me me' and boiler plate.

"YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE ... YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE."

That's interesting. In the agreement they want me to agree to, they state I have already agreed to it.

"You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete."

You want to make it legally binding that my street address stay up to date? I call that legal overkill. I can see wanted to get accurate information but I take legal agreements seriously and I dont want to worry about what contracts I'm breaking by forgetting to keep my street address up to date.

"We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content through the Site and Service, you hereby grant to AVOS a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view..."

We *may* allow you to post stuff, but we own everything you post. Status.net has a similar model of collecting and distributing user content and they use a Creative Commons license.

"You agree not to do any of the following: ... 6. Attempt to access or search the Site ... through the use of any engine, software, tool..."

So much for an extensible platform.

What are some good bookmark apps that I can install on my own server?

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