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+ - Will Vivaldi be enough to switch you back? 1

Submitted by justthinkit
justthinkit (954982) writes "Vivaldi is billing itself as the power user's browser and Ars went hands-on with it today. It appears to have the cred, with Vivaldi's CEO being Jon S. von Tetzchner, the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. So, would/will you switch back to "opera" if it was/is called Vivaldi?"

Comment: Re:True on water as well (Score 1) 59

by justthinkit (#49187903) Attached to: US Air Traffic Control System Is Riddled With Vulnerabilities
One thing wrong, or at least muddled...

When the pilot comes on board, he becomes the Ace of Trumps. You know, "only one captain on a ship". What would be the point of a local expert coming on board if the non-expert captain was still in charge?

Maybe you are confusing general operation of the ship with the act of "driving it". No doubt while the pilot is aboard, the captain can still order a mate to swab a deck. But when it comes to "Since we're late can we speed up to make up time?" that is only the pilot's call. Who, of course, would not speed up.

Since we're playing the "my dad is better than your dad" game, it was one of my closest friends who was both a ship's captain (for decades) and a ship's pilot (for years more). Pilots make more, while doing less, so he retired at that position.

Comment: Re:Mismatch (Score 1) 93

by justthinkit (#49180411) Attached to: New Seagate Shingled Hard Drive Teardown
I agree. For me, with audio editing, an SSD turns loads & saves into "word processor speed" actions, instead of "I have time to get a coffee" ones.

I haven't been brave enough to trust the SSD with my swap file, but am getting there. In part because the OS gets badly swapped out when you work with very large files -- stupid design. If it didn't, I wouldn't bother.

Similarly, I will be moving browser cache directories pretty soon. Opera (v12) seems to get particularly sluggish when things are all swapped out. Strangely, Firefox is almost no different. Ah, the voodoo science of modern computers.

Comment: Re:not the first time (Score 2) 134

by justthinkit (#49168069) Attached to: Photo First: Light Captured As Both Particle and Wave
No, Einstein did different things with each of SR and GR. Wikipedia elucidates. The way things stood, after GR, was that there could be an ether, or not, and it didn't matter -- to GR.

The supposed "disproving" of the ether was merely that it wasn't detected across a number of experiments. But what the "it" was also changed over time. The ether has been proposed as a solid, liquid and gas (and now pure energy, in Spring-And-Loop Theory).

The debate about the ether is by no means over. Nor has "it" been proven to not exist. Certain possible ethers have not been detected. That is all.

Comment: Re:Help me out here (Score 2) 88

by justthinkit (#49155583) Attached to: Mysterious Siberian Crater Is Just One of Many
Also known as methane hydrates, there is no use of the word "explosive" on the mh page. It has a density lower than water, so tends to bubble up (and then evaporate). Being denser than air, it could accumulate at times and potentially explode in that scenario. But not underground, creating giant holes.

Comment: Ironic (Score 1) 257

by justthinkit (#49137069) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Ironic that TFA is full of typos.

Some experts say not to worry because technology has always created new jobs while eliminating old ones ones, displacing but not replacing workers.

The company claims it can weave that data into a compelling narrative that on a skill level an experienced writer can do

can automate delivery of low-level anesthesia in applications like colonoscopies at the fraction of the cost

I never could have predicted have the things that have come to play ten years ago

Comment: Audio (Score 1) 698

My father was a great story teller. I regret I never recorded audio of any of his stories.

My father sang a few songs in his final months. Those made it to cassette, and I digitized those. Priceless.

I would record yourself doing something you love. Take a walk, and record your thoughts on it. Go for your favorite drive and narrate why you like it so much. Go to the library and give a guided tour. Sniff a rose, and then talk roses.

If you have a lot of "core thoughts", record those.

If you have a great laugh, get that recorded.

And through all those recordings, intersperse your core values, your love...for your daughter, life, your work, space travel or organic zucchini.

I've logged a bit of face time with my replacements. I always emphasize that I would want them to be happy, not sad, when they think of me.


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