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Comment: Re:PDF link to PDF exploit (Score 1) 117 117

Chrome does a fantastic job rendering pdfs very quickly.
Why do you continue to use that pathetic browser?

I use both browsers. I use Chrome mostly for google sites, and anything that won't load in Firefox. I use Firefox mostly because I want Chrome to have competition, but also because noscript is still better on FF than on Chrome. And also because chrome's built-in cookie control is total shit which breaks sites so you either don't use it or you have a hard time with many websites, but cookiesafe works great all the time.

Plus it has proper side tabs with the Tree Tab control. Something chrome removed a couple of years ago.

Comment: Bribery (Score 5, Insightful) 81 81

Actually, Google could add a lot of value here.
They could create a vote buying system, much like their reverse auction ad bid system.

Have each senator put up the issues they are happy swing vote on and then have all the interest groups bid away.
It's probably the next logical step in what is effectively now a bribe based system of legislation.

Comment: Re:Freescale = SUCK (Score 1) 24 24

Huh? This article is about an application processor (imx6), and you are comparing it to a cortex M microcontroller (PSOC series which is more equivalent to the freescale Kinetis series)
They are different things.
Freescale are offering 10 years guaranteed availability on much of their range, have great documentation, and have moved their build environment over to yocto.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 531 531

No vertical tabs 10 years after widescreen displays started spreading widely?

Also (not so much about UI), if you have many open tabs, chrome eats much less CPU on the background, but is much more memory hungry.

Which is why I don't use chrome. Tree style tabs on ff is still the best implementation of tabs I know of.

Comment: This is good (Score 5, Interesting) 1094 1094

Australia has a minimum wage of around $17USD/hour (around $20AUD) which increases 20% if you are a casual. Our poor people do well.

You know how everyone whines about big corporates making too much money; well this is the best way to redistribute that wealth.
Paying your poor people well, helps lift them out of poverty.

Comment: Re:"Smart" Headlights (Score 1) 125 125

#this#
HID headlights, especially those front lens type ones, are now so bright, that they leave you night blind for a second or so when inevitably hit you the eyeballs. If car makers want super bright headlights, they need to be designed to not be able to night blind other drivers.

Comment: Nope.. Hand or Forehead .. (Score 2) 118 118

I know you young kids don't read the bible anymore, so let me quote something from Revelation for you.

"Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666."

There are never any bugs you haven't found yet.

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