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Comment: Re:Well deserved (Score 2) 449

by partofme (#40067101) Attached to: Google Chrome Becomes World's No. 1 Browser

I know that there won't be a problem (data corruption or whatever) when it starts up again. If there's some other problem (laptop battery down), it opens the tabs I had open if I tell it to.

That's not true actually. I've had Chrome fucked up several times after crashing or computer suddenly going down. So much that it was unable to recover and I had to manually go into the hidden applications data folder and delete all files it used. At the same time Chrome also couldn't recover the passwords file, so I had to start writing them all in again (thank god I use password manager and didn't only rely on Chrome's ability to remember the passwords).

Comment: No wonder Chrome is gaining users (Score -1, Troll) 449

by partofme (#40066675) Attached to: Google Chrome Becomes World's No. 1 Browser
Google blatantly advertisers Chrome on their websites and YouTube (but only to IE users.. heh), they have billboards and TV advertising campaigns, they pay OEM's, hardware manufacturers and shareware/freeware authors to bundle Chrome with their products, they aggressively try to put Chrome on your computer if you install any other software from Google, they pay makers of Angry Birds to have Chrome-only HTML5 version of their game and make websites that purposely only work with Chrome. They game and spam other search engines like Bing too.

Seems like they went full in and do whatever they can to get that market share. Even supporting CISPA.

Comment: Re:Troubling signal, why? (Score 1) 471

by partofme (#40065757) Attached to: Facebook Shares Retreat Below IPO Price
During normal trading yes, but not on IPO. The company could had started at $76 too and the share price would had risen higher because there is limited amount of stock available, meaning you lose money because the company undervalued its shares. You want to be as close to the "real" price during IPO as possible.

Comment: Re:Troubling signal, why? (Score 0, Troll) 471

by partofme (#40065683) Attached to: Facebook Shares Retreat Below IPO Price
Not really, especially considering that all those users will just bring even more users and make sure Facebook stays relevant and the number one social network. While FB already has impressive number of users, there's 6 billions more people out there. I would say that $18 per user is even little bit low for the value and revenue every user brings to Facebook, ads revenue, sales revenue (from in-game coins), and the social effect of having all the users in the service. And who knows what other monetization Facebook will bring to the table once they get to it.

Comment: Troubling signal, why? (Score 5, Insightful) 471

by partofme (#40065507) Attached to: Facebook Shares Retreat Below IPO Price
I can't really understand why you're saying that share price going down on IPO is a troubling signal. During normal operation, sure, but on IPO? It just means that the company didn't undervalue themselves and sell their shares at too low prices.

If I were a shareholder before the IPO and the per share price would had doubled, that would mean half of my potential profit and ownership lost. It's not rocket science. Remember that Facebook fixed their shares price like 8 times to get it to correct level - I'm sure there was tons of people at Facebook trying to evaluate the right price during the last months.

So all in all, it's better for shareholders and Facebook that the price went down instead of up. Otherwise it doesn't really matter. Especially since they already raised that $16 billion on Friday.

So what's the troubling part? I cannot understand.

Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 2) 138

by partofme (#40065193) Attached to: The State of Linux Accessibility
Well, I would hate to try using computer with no hands. I was almost there once. I got a medical condition that disables legs and hands and spent almost 4 months in hospital. The lucky thing is, it only affected my legs and my hands continued to work. That meant four full months of nerding in bed while nurses brought me food, drinks and took my shit (I had to literally shit in bed as I couldn't move).

Comment: Re:It's super accessible (Score -1, Troll) 138

by partofme (#40065045) Attached to: The State of Linux Accessibility
I would just suggest getting Mac OS X. Apple has really done well with accessibility. You also still get the underlying unix system if you want to, but the UI is great too. You may think it's not a huge thing, but you'll see once you try. And people do say how crappy the Linux desktop UI's are now, like Unity and the new Gnome.

Comment: Re:SkyDrive (Score 3, Insightful) 153

by partofme (#40061993) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Temporary Backup Pouch?

Try keeping current on the status of Dropbox and SkyDrive services so you can pull your data before they disappear.

Email? Twitter? Facebook? All kind of "push notification" technologies where you don't really need to do anything if you use them.

Besides, we are talking about Microsoft here. A company that has ridiculously long phase outs for their products as a standard practice so businesses feel safe using them (seriously, they announced that a version 4.0 of SilverLight will see end of support in two years from now). If there is any tech company in the world that you can trust not just going to end support suddenly, it's Microsoft.

Comment: Re:SkyDrive (Score 5, Insightful) 153

by partofme (#40061823) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Temporary Backup Pouch?
Actually, I'm not even US citizen, and I travel in South East Asia. When talking about shitty internet, I know what shitty internet is. For example when I'm staying in Cambodia, internet can (and often does) go down for the whole day and night. It also happens often. The speed is also ridiculously slow. You can try to get around some of the downtimes by getting mobile internet for backup, but if there's a wider outage, there's nothing you can do.

Yet, I've found Dropbox to be the best backup solution. Files will get there eventually, and I don't need to do anything. There's also revision history of files, so if you upload corrupted files or something like that you can reverse it. You can access them from other computers in case your laptop goes poof (happened to me). And the most important thing - if you get robbed or lose your luggage, you will still have access to your files (and of course, I keep my laptop encrypted).

The good sides of online cloud backup far outweights the negative ones or worries about bandwidth. Especially since most of the time the files that need backup aren't large. No one in their right mind would try to sync their media files.

Comment: Re:SkyDrive (Score 2) 153

by partofme (#40061625) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Temporary Backup Pouch?
I can't see how internet based system would be useless. SkyDrive and Dropbox both can sync files when you get internet connection. I am traveling too (have been for 4 months) and that's what I do, even while internet is really crap at times. But it will get synced eventually, and it gets synced automatically without me doing anything. On top of that de-duplication and only syncing parts that need to be uploaded saves bandwidth.

rsync and other low level solutions are much more work and on top of that you need to carry around extra devices that might get destroyed too. But with SkyDrive or Dropbox the files will always be there no matter what happens.

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