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Right. If I'm on a mobile device with data caps (which I don't have here, and they're an abomination, but that's another discussion), I sure as hell would be much more happy to reload an entire page (yes, some of the content such as CSS and images can be cached, but the HTML markup can't) instead of loading a little bit of JSON that would be rendered as the new data I wish to retrieve. Static HTML is obviously so much better.
(I'm not saying blocking third-party scripts and cookies is a bad thing, I do that myself. But as to whether I'd like to go back to the static web as it were in the 90s, hell no.)
Not to mention that in my experience pretty much no program offers "English, intl." option. I've done sales/customer support in English and have been commended for my English by native Brits. Still I do have an accent and voice commands are very much more (almost completely) miss than hit.
Now, when voice commands support my native Finnish I'll be seriously impressed, what with all the regional accents and spoken language being rather different from the written form. Not seeing that happening any time soon though.
There are methods beyond two-factor authentication with a mobile device. For example, my bank here in
But now you're asking, what about when the codes run out? Initially you receive the first "code list" physically from the bank. You need proper ID. But beyond that, when you find out you're running low on codes, you can order a new list. That is delivered via regular mail, but in order for it to be active you have to use two codes from the previous list, enter the serial number of the new list and a given code from it. If that is being actively abused, people are keeping very quiet about it. Your banks are just lazy.
Not trolling, this has been my experience. If you want real 3D performance, the proprietary crap is what gives it. And VDPAU is nice. There are some nuisances, with Optimus chipsets you have to use Bumblebee which is kind of annoying if you don't want to burn through your laptop battery in minutes, and AFAIK the driver still doesn't support XRandR 1.something (1.2, I think?), that would allow to alter multiple monitor settings from the settings of my DE instead of using nvidia-settings.
Having said that, I've pretty much given up PC gaming so I don't really need 3D anymore. Intel is just fine for a compositing desktop.
it is killing old people in Europe who can't afford the 'green' energy at three times the price (Google it)
Uhh, no. I'd rather you cite it. I'm eagerly awaiting.
I'd like to dislike in on my Nexus 7 (2013). But the update still hasn't arrived to the LTE version here, at least for me, and to anyone that I know that has one.
(Really, I don't care that much that it hasn't been updated, KitKat works fine - I just find it odd, Nexus devices were supposed to be the ones running the latest and greatest, right?)
If only there was a toggle called "Available offline" in Spotify (yes, premium, and also thus not ad-supported like the
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