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Comment: Re:Chrome for Android and Safari for iOS? (Score 1) 74

by rHBa (#48364855) Attached to: Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

... and an essential Linux component has to be built from source.

They're expecting developers (the target audience) to *gasp* build something from source!!!

Knowledge of web development tools doesn't imply knowledge of native application development tools, nor vice versa.

For most Windows users with knowledge of web development tools I'd generally agree but I'd have thought most Linux users (with knowledge of web development tools) would be fine doing a quick configure/make/make install.

Comment: Re:Go to Media but not CERN people? (Score 2) 28

by rHBa (#48266309) Attached to: CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive
Fair enough, maybe they do have an ulterior motive, from TFA:

"Crowdsourcing the information related to these images is a fabulous approach to public engagement and one which other institutions - scientific or not - would be wise to follow.

"It engages public interest and imagination in a way that is interesting and exciting. It will also be a great exercise in demonstrating the power of crowdsourcing, possibly to an audience that has not experienced it before," she said.

+ - CERN looking for help filling in the gaps in photo archive

Submitted by rHBa
rHBa (976986) writes "According to the BBC scientists at the European nuclear research centre CERN have uncovered an archive of images from its first 50 years and are asking for help in deciphering what is going on in them. Dr Sue Black, who was a key figure in the campaign to save Bletchley Park, said "we believe that much of this information could be crowd-sourced from the CERN community.""

+ - YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

Submitted by Walking The Walk
Walking The Walk (1003312) writes "YouTube is looking at creating a paid-subscription model that would allow users to skip the ads on their videos. (A more condensed summary from CBC.) No firm date has been announced, and it sounds like tentative steps right now, but YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki did mention that ad-enabled music videos would still be offered. (Can we extrapolate that all types of ad-enabled videos would still be offered?)"

Comment: Don't forget you still have to update Windows (Score 3, Informative) 555

by rHBa (#48190843) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
Don't forget that once Windows is installed and you've installed all your drivers you then have to update it!

If I install a Linux distro that came out, let's say, 5 months ago I'd expect that to take about 30 mins on a slow ADSL connection.

If I install a version of Windows that's 5 months old I'd expect it to take most of the day if not some of the next day!

Having said that I'd never install a version of Windows that's 5 months old, instead I would install a version of Win7 with the latest service pack streamlined in and it would STILL TAKE A WHOLE FU**ING DAY.

1 Sagan = Billions & Billions