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Comment: Re:heh (Score 1) 539

by reikae (#47719987) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

We probably visit wildly different kinds of web pages, as I can't remember when I last had any trouble because of Ablock+. Some pages have notices asking you to whitelist, but the main content isn't hidden.

FWIW, I subscribe to EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy's Social Blocking List and Adblock Warning Removal List.

Comment: Re:It's impossible (Score 1) 381

by reikae (#47695615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Hearing other viewpoints I consider very valuable. Sharing my view with others on the other hand seems quite pointless. It can feel good to have someone across the world agree with me, but that's about it. Of course it's good that not everyone thinks like I do, because there wouldn't be much to read or listen in that case.

As it happens, I generally listen and read a lot more than I speak or write.

Comment: Re:serious confusion by the author (Score 2) 235

by reikae (#47687881) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere

There are no maturity requirements to run a company.

I'm not as optimistic as you are about his predictions. Just about every company seems to use Facebook nowadays, brick-and-mortar shops have images of Facebook's Like button on their windows, and plenty of job postings include Facebook links. Smaller companies don't even have their own web pages, they just use Facebook. I also wouldn't be sure that everybody even knows Facebook's internal messaging systems and e-mail are completely different animals. Messenger and ICQ were tiny compared to Facebook today. I don't use it myself, and don't want to sign up in order to apply for a job, but I'm afraid it's not implausible.

Comment: Re:Remove old apps. (Score 1) 249

by reikae (#47678747) Attached to: Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

I guess it feels that way because smartphone operating systems are only supported for a short time. If Microsoft released new versions of Windows annually and ended support for old releases in a year or two, Windows 7 would be considered old too.

I wonder if smartphone operating systems will reach the "Windows XP spot" anytime soon. The devices themselves probably won't last ten years except for the most careful owners.

Comment: Re:Specifically: problems with public domaining. (Score 1) 191

by reikae (#47661171) Attached to: Larry Rosen: A Case Study In Understanding (and Enforcing) the GPL

Even if that were true, it wouldn't be a GPL-only issue. Nobody who had ever written code for commercial use could ever change jobs again because they might accidentally copy something and their new employer would be in trouble.

Copyright law most probably isn't quite that insane... yet.

Comment: Re:Usability is THE killer feature that Linux need (Score 1) 209

by reikae (#47648421) Attached to: Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

It's true that funky names are ubiquitous in the free software world, and I often wish developers came up with something better. But unhelpful names aren't limited to FOSS. What would your grandmother (if she's familiar with computers, pick another relative :-)) guess Adobe Acrobat does? Or Microsoft Silverlight? Windows? Visual Studio?

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn