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Comment Re:bookmarks? (Score 1) 88

No problems here. Get a better mobile device.

No. That's a terrible answer with no thought behind it at all. Some people like their phone with a 3 inch screen. PDFs are not a format for display in all manner of layouts. You're just being silly.

Because I don't trust third party services. That lack of trust is obviously well-founded. I prefer to use fewer of them as a result.

Most people don't care. Also, most people aren't so technically inclined to build every service they might want from the ground up, or want the hassle of going through and manually moving files between things. If you're not the target market, fine. But don't try to apply your own perspectives onto everyone else.

Comment Re:bookmarks? (Score 1) 88

PDFs are not good for reading on mobile devices, not even counting the extra effort to get it there. And why would you expend that effort when you could ... not?

I'm all for decreasing reliance on closed services, and I think Firefox building this in isn't a move consistent with their principles, but pocket is quite useful and functional tool.

Comment Re:Old style (Score 2) 88

That's not what it's for. It's not for bookmarking things you visit regularly, that's what bookmarks and history are for. It's for saving articles you want to read later. Personally, I find that bookmarks suck for that as it's not their use case.

Then you go on about how most content isn't original and what's the point anyway. What are you even doing reading slashdot then? Seriously, your "I don't understand how this works, and it's probably useless anyway now get off my lawn" head-in-sand ignorance is something you should sort out.

You don't have to use things if you don't find them useful, that's fine. But don't go complaining about the uselessness of things when you don't even understand them.

I seem to be having a grumpy morning.

Comment Re:4GB ought to be enough for anybody (Score 1) 350

Until there is something that normal desktop users would use (no, not workstations), I would like to see it stay around 4GB so that people writing applications for desktop users don't do horrible things that are solved by throwing more RAM at the problem.

The iPhone has had a small amount of RAM since the start, and this has changed only slightly, and it's been for the better.

Comment Re: none cipher? (Score 1) 75

Yeah, like when I want to create a kiosk from scratch using linux and want to have it autologin as a user and start x.

Asking on forums just leads to one being berrated and told that it is insecure to have a machine where someone is logged in without producing credentials. Why is it not a valid security model, to have a user called "public"? Especially whenever nothing mission critical is used on said machine?

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