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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 356

Since most phones run at the same resolution as a desktop ... WTF is the purpose of a badly written mobile site?

Even if your phone's resolution matches your desktop resolution, the display is much smaller. Text that would normally be viewable on a desktop is infinitesimally small on your phone. Sure, you can zoom it, but then you're changing the way the website works because you are viewing just a small part of the page through a magnifier.

The real issue here is accessibility options for impaired users. Even mobile sites need to have text large enough for you to see....

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 350

What most people fail to realize is that the FM receiver in your cell phone is really only useful if you have headphones plugged into your cellphone. This is not for audio purposes: The headphone wire acts as an FM antenna in order to tune into any stations. Without the headphones, all you get is static.

So, in an emergency situation, bring your headphones!

Comment: Re:What if this happened at Wal-Mart? (Score 1) 482

by freeze128 (#49486355) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries
...And when you have a cart full of stuff, you take it to the checkout where a minimum wage idiot cannot even work the register, and the line is so long it takes you 30 minutes to get through it, and when it finally *IS* your turn, he gets a phone call and starts talking to his buddy.

Just last week I only had a couple of items, so I used the self checkout. The line generally moves faster because it's one line to four terminals. The self-checkout overseer waved me up and rang up my few items at his podium. I was very impressed with his initiative and willingness to adapt. You just don't get that at $7/hr.

Comment: Re:thank God they didn't have computers.... (Score 1) 629

Is writing "DICK" on the chalkboard in your classroom considered vandalism? You know, you can just go over there and erase it, right? It might get you detention, but you shouldn't be arrested for it.

The wallpaper on your PC is just a file stored on a magnetic disc, which is designed for reading AND writing. Removing the wallpaper is just as easy as erasing your chalkboard.

Comment: Re:Try this one little life hack... (Score 1) 629

Exactly. The kid didn't "brute force" the password. In fact, he SAW the teacher enter the password. He could claim that the teacher must have known that the students were watching him type the password, and therefore it was understood that the password was no longer secret.

Honestly, it would have been more of a hack if he had installed some sort of back door administration program that would allow him to remotely change the wallpaper. (It might have been smarter to do that, too, because it would look more like malware than a high school prank)

Comment: Re:Lawful rights and interests? (Score 1) 176

by freeze128 (#49391897) Attached to: Chinese Certificate Authority CNNIC Is Dropped From Google Products
Also, "The decision that Google has made is unintelligible to CNNIC."

So, CNNIC doesn't understand the concept of trust, or is it ALL of China? It's a simple concept that humans have had for Centuries. I guess they're just not used to being on the receiving end of the punishment.

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