How about a control for choosing the comment thresholds for a story that works well with touch interfaces? The slider that is there now requires to click and drag, which is not possible without a mouse. I am sure a lot of people read slashdot on their tablets and phones and would appreciate that.
Don't forget AT&T's own Pay As You Go operation. 10c/min and 500 MB for $25 that rolls over if you add at least $5 worth of data every month.
I actually like the lack of free food now: it motivates me to buy food before departure and I usually end up with something better than the typical airline food.
That said, I feel that it's not a free market but a rip-off when there is no price competition for these services. When you compare the tickets, none of the sites show you the price of the meal next to the price of the ticket.
For example, I don't yet know of an easy "Yahoo Mail Offline" app.
Yahoo Mail unofficially enabled IMAP, since forcing mobile users to read mail in a browser was not working well. Details here:
Unions are leeches sucking the lifeblood out of this nation. Before the invention of labor laws, they were a necessary evil. Now they are an unnecessary evil often run by the mafia or other organized criminal organizations (yes, even today) and they exist to secure special rights for some individuals when what is truly needed is labor laws which cover all employees.
There needs to be a distinction between unions in the private sector for workers without very specialized skills - necessary to prevent imbalance of power in negotiations - and the public sector unions. The latter ones are a problem since the employers (governments, school districts, etc.) do not have much incentive to extract the best possible deal from the union.
Add to that campaign contributions and huge cost of a strike - since public sector employees provide many essential services - and you get a huge imbalance of power that is just as bad as exploitation of workers by the management.
Starting on Friday, June 12th, at 10:01pm, you'll be able to choose a username for your Facebook account to easily direct friends, family, and coworkers to your profile.
Check out the Facebook Blog for more information or send yourself an email with the details.
Helpful links include a countdown timer for the event, an FAQ and a link to the corresponding Facebook Blog entry. No need to rush, though. A cutoff date was already in effect on May 31st, FB accounts created after that date will be waiting longer for approval.
The blog explains how (oddly enough) a ‘username’ acts as a URL keyword; taking visitors directly to your personal profile. Those on FB that double as “Page Administrators” may give pages unique ‘usernames’ as well for the benefit of outside visitors; the real beneficiaries of this new feature.
After searching their FAQ, it appears there is no information on whether the log-in process will change at all. Currently, it requires a registered e-mail address and password. Can it really be a ‘username’ if it has nothing to do with online credentials? Does “username” mean the same thing anymore? The blog post caught fire, snagging more than 25,000 comments from the Facebook community as of 1:31am EDT, or about ten hours after posting."
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