i'm pretty sure they understand their users, they just don't give a shit about pissing off power users.
it's GPL, how's that not open source? the flash code? that's not open source anywhere.
that's pretty cool, how can i force it to go to sites it doesn't think are urls (ie my local network is all computername.l) without having to type in http:/// and hope it works
it shits me to tears, if i put a url in the search box i want to search for the URL not go to the URL. at least it's open source, i smell a real fork coming in the next 6 months.
while it's probably useless information to you at this point you can turn off auto-awesome here
hah, maybe i will... maybe i will
lol, why would i hate firefox, it's the first browser that actually made MS stop pissing in their users' mouths and work on IE. you should fucking LOVE firefox, cause otherwise it's possible you'd be still using IE 6 right now.
the writing's on the wall that their share price will take a bit of a kicking in the short term? how they replace balmer is probably more important than how windows 9 fares but i doubt it will be a big issue, windows 8 has been selling worse than vista so i doubt they'll be taking too many risks with 9.
i hate IE because i had to build websites that worked in IE 6. never forget
block plugins until clicked is a menu option in chrome
this is the most annoying part of the AGW movement, moving to smarter sources of energy has a lot of benefits over just burning oil because "everything is probably fine". i foresee electric cars for example becoming the norm simply because there is a lot more room for improvement in the tech that will make them more efficient and powerful than fuel burners, and this is the easiest way to move forward for deniers and true believers alike.
that's not entirely true, there's a lot more fringe stuff like the multi-language channels and the NITV indigenous channel, especially on SBS and ABC. getting a 12 hr a day kids feed on ABC 2 is pretty useful, and a couple of 24 hr news channels that actually seem OK would probably be a boon if i bothered watching that stuff. not saying it's really increased my viewing time but it does actually make tv more useful.
i think he's thinking of iptv
good luck man, maybe if you bitch particularly hard the internet will go backwards 10 years, but i can't really see it