They should open-source the code to Winamp.
They have threatened the creator of F.B. Purity (a mozilla plugin). I think they'll have a more difficult time actually legitimizing their claim, as this is a plugin that runs on the customer's system, which FB cannot, ever, claim ownership over. But they will probably try! And yes, the article about his experience is valid - why not go after Adblock? Can you imagine. The risk there is legal precedence, which I don't believe really exists concretely (yet. But someone could add here to correct me). If they brought this legal action through the courts and a decision were made in favor of the user (the desktop), that affects everyone. I'm sure this isn't the last of this!
Thankfully, I don't have any of those disorders, but I did experience disorientation for a about 3 days or so, getting used to the UI motion. I still don't care for it, even when you reduce it in the preferences, it's still comes across as flashy, like an annoyance. I'm actually not a big fan of the interface redesign. Overall, my experience of this phone (5S) is not like going from a 3GS to 4S. It was neat, but not exciting. Apple can (and should) do better.
Judging from the reaction to the UI, it seems like they make a lot of assumptions about customers and what they want.
I love my iPhone. I've had one since the first model.
iOS7 is "okay" - it has a few new bells and whistles, most of it is just the new UI. I can't say I'm all that impressed -- and honestly, the animation makes me dizzy! Even the Accessibility options to reduce the animation doesn't help.
Word up, to Apple: you're going to have to cut the crap with these minor incremental upgrades -- Android is catching up, very quickly, as are other major manufacturers of 'droid platform (think: Samsung).
Um, no biometrics please. Like I trust Apple to "keep it secret; keep it safe". Nope.
I think he'll be in for an unpleasant surprise in prison. There's nothing in the law that says they must accommodate one's sexual deviance, or provide a fashion catwalk. Just sayin'.
I suppose it would be illegal to attach small appendages to the fonts on the plates that would thwart the scanner process
I agree with the other posts, Good Luck With That.
But a couple other thoughts come to mind -- as we know, credit reports are sometimes (notoriously) inaccurate. What a great way for the gov't and industry to get more accurate information about you, for their various reports and metrics, by recruiting YOU to correct it for them, free of charge?
I agree with the aforementioned broadcast in that ultimately, the credit report industry is a huge scam of sorts, benefiting only one side of the market. One day, I hope someone cracks that industry right open. Until then...
Just some ramblings and opinions about Facebook today.
Facebook has risen to the top of social networking, becoming ubiquitous in society to where it's mentioned in daily conversations and business transactions. Facebook doesn't seem to have significant invest interest in its user base as to what features are useful or not, or just plain unwanted. Not until people start blogging really loudly and when the media begins amplifying those complaints.
The "Facebook Feedback" page seems perfunctory, at best.
In recent times, we saw a plugin for Firefox called "F. B. Purity" which allows the user to customize his/her Facebook experience on the web, including behaviors with scripts. Facebook was not happy, apparently intimating they might sue the author (its status currently unknown to me).
So, they care if you mess with their mess.
The development of mobile and web is continually in a feature incomplete state, changes appear without warning, creating a confusing and inconsistent experience. I wonder about their internal release engineering process (if in fact they have one). In the various companies I've worked at, you don't just randomly force changes onto your customer - it's a bad practice - you have a beta test site, you solicit and use (and care about) user feedback.
Since nobody else has the footprint that FB has (currently, anyway), they must feel justified in a haphazard release process. I imagine they could care less about whether or not you like it. Whether comments work to your liking or not. That has been fairly clear for some time.
I agree with some posters in that once you become a member of FB, along with your friends and family, it's already taken hold and you can't just leave -- the consequences are dire. Unfortunately. And I can't stand twitter!
Looks like something the Borg Queen would have in her boudoir.
Face-palm! What could possibly go wrong with this....
I'm still disappointed with the Search function. Being Apple, I would expect something a little more integrated -- in terms of being able to suss out misspellings, alternate spellings, formats, etc. Kindof like going to Beatport and trying to search for something like "Artist & Artist2 feat. Your Momma - Song Name" which it can't handle. Apple is pretty much the same - you have alter it to a couple of keywords and
Similarly, if you copy-and-paste from a web page and happen to catch a non-standard character, the form won't even allow you to paste into it. Instead, you have to figure out what went wrong, reselect the text and paste again.
But, hopefully 11 is a "step" in the right direction - I wish they would pay more attention to the details, which they are infamous for... until Maps showed up
Once again, Canada leads with sensibility. Can you hear the rear-ends of the RIAA/MPAA folks puckering up now, at the idea the US might do the same. Not soon enough, IMHO.
How does Free Speech come into play when a minor is involved? From what I read, Trevon was 17 at the time of his passing, which makes him a minor. A parent can "take your Facebook away" and other forms of discipline, and wouldn't it be hilarious if a minor could sue their parents for infringing upon their constitutional rights LOL Oh, the trouble I could have caused on that one!
I think the defense wants his tweets, records and other items to demonstrate character... to determine whether he had oppositional tendencies, etc., to further support their position.
The first thing that comes to my mind is fundamental changes in how ANI (routed caller data, basically) is handled -- making this information more available to end-users and making it more difficult to forge, hide or conceal. Lots of work there, perhaps a re-design of it all. Then, allowing consumers to effectively block incoming calls (analogous to a firewall) from offensive space, and make rules so that the telcos can't charge for that feature (oy!). How that would all be accomplished, I have no idea
We have a significant RHEL and CentOS infrastructure. I don't see anything in their offerings that really makes me feel a need to switch. But, given that we rely heavily on ZFS-based thumpers, if Oracle Linux integrated ZFS support into the kernel, to a reasonably current revision, that would get my attention. Until then, if it ain't broke don't fix it....