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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 356

In my experience and opinion, most mobile websites are written by morons, to satisfy a checkbox defined by marketing, and are generally pretty much useless.

Which sounds like a badly done site, not because it's mobile. I'm all for feature parity.

So you want websites to double their development costs and keep two parallel sites up to day? That will work for about a month, and they the bosses will say "Just make one site that works (badly) on everything."

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 4, Insightful) 356

have been lots and lots of sites with mobile versions that were or are utter crap, and using the 'desktop' version on the mobile device is preferred or even necessary to use the site well. I don't see necessarily having a mobile site as being good.

This right here! I am seriously fucking tired of everyone trying to turn my large screen high def computer into a fucking phone! There is a reason I do not browse the web on a "smart" phone. A 4 inch screen sucks! And when I can not get out of your "mobile optimized" site on my large tablet, guess what? I find another!

Comment: Re:Please (Score 1) 105

With all of the articles about veterans seeking treatment for insomnia having a swat raid the next day to take there guns, you ask this? With Stop and Frisk in New York, you ask this? With ALL of the articles on "what to watch for" including things like "supports the constitution," you have to ask this? Now this is all in the USA, but I am sure people other places have the same stories...

So, to answer your question, Western Governments!

Comment: Technical solution to a people problem... (Score 5, Insightful) 89

by houstonbofh (#49418935) Attached to: The Problem With Using End-to-End Web Crypto as a Cure-All
The funny thing is that the technical security of snail mail (a paper envelope) is amazingly poor, but it is generally quite secure due to law and custom. However, law and custom is absolutely no security or privacy on the Internet. There is the problem.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman