On the other side, for what I could see, the translations you are kindly asked to do "to repay" them are usually poorly-written descriptions of commercial articles/ads, nothing really interesting, and the related web interface has some rough spots (just some quirks, but they get distracting).
That being said, I believe it's still the best online resource I've seen yet to get your feet wet with a foreign language (provided you know English)
Back in the day, I remember a setting on iBrowse (Amiga) that caused the browser to ask before accepting each and every cookie. I don't see that setting on my current browsers, though I may just be overlooking it
Firefox has such setting, with the option to ask what to do for every cookie a website tries to set/update (which quiclky gets annoying), plus an option in to remember your choice for all subsequent cookies from that website. It's there in Preferences->Privacy->History->Use custom settings.
It has to have an X-windows server since we use that remotely from our Windows
Just to clear out a misconception that arises from time to time: you do not need an X server on a server exactly in the same way you don't need a web browser on your HTTP server. To understand that, you can think of an X server as a "browser" for the X protocol. On the server you just need some support libraries (which help applications in talking the X protocol).
its still better than the in-the-address-bar approach
Anyone else here miss the days when ios meant Cisco?
Not really, but reading "Apple" next to "IOS" still makes me rise an eyebrow.
I find it interesting that NASA showed no love for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I'd say that's because of the story bottom line: human intelligence as a gift from aliens refusing any further contact until men can fly into space. And men creating their human-like intelligences. Fascinating? A lot (I still watch it in awe from time to time). Realistic? The possibility of that actually happening are frankly remote, but not plateally impossible (so that's why 2001 doesn't make it in neither category).
It's difficult to manipulate binary digits in hexadecimal, too. I don't see any advantage to this.
One hex digit represents exactly 4 binary digits. One octal digit represents exactly 3 binary digits. A decimal digit represents... something between 3 and 4 binary digits.
Didn't Micro$oft have API's that they used and didn't want anyone else to use? Didn't they get lambasted for that?
Apple is not (yet?) a monopoly.