... and they say you shouldn't use Wikipedia as a source.
One step back, two steps forward. This is how I see it. Battery tech will evolve and so will the energy efficiency of the devices. It may be slow with regard to today's pace.
It's like saying the browser is a step back from the standard desktop environment. It is, but it also allows you to do so much more.
All this from someone who does not wear a watch.
I second that. I have LastPass on my mobile, on various WebBrowsers at home and work. Although the free version could be suficient for your child. I paid for the premium version which gives me the mobile option, and it's cheap, at only around $12/year (last time I looked). So for all websites I have different passwords which all have high entropy (think 16 characters, uppercase, lower case, numbers and special characters).
I only need to remember a few passwords which I don't store in LassPass, e.g. bank, email, etc.
I would consider it weird to see MS Windows or even more weird would be OSX in those places.
I use fslint. It does more than just find duplicate images.
I worked in a large financial services company in Switzerland. We were one of the most intense users of a particular risk & control application. We understood each corner of this application and with each new release we analysed each change in detail. This was necessary to weigh-up the value of upgrading or not, or timing the upgrade appropriately. Some seemingly insignificant change could be a show-stopper for our users.
You can optimize your connection using an optimizing proxy hardwired to the Internet. The proxy can reduce some of the latency by doing dns lookups for you and reducing page sizes. It won't make real time apps like VOIP any better. There are also services like this available: http://www.vortexvpn.com/ or Opera browser, etc. I think even Chrome has it available.
Yeah, because Wikipedia has an army of lawyers ready to be deployed. That's why they are always running low on funds.
We all know how StackOverflow works. You can always ask or answer a question, but other privileges are based on your reputation. Reputation is only gained by creating good questions and answers. It takes work to get a good reputation on StackOverflow.
I actually don't know what Wikimedia has in place, but it could implement a similar reputation based approach as StackOverflow. Of course the algorithm and mechanism would be different since Wikipedia is not a Q&A site.
To make things even harder, they could implement a reputation killer. For example: if user A improved the score of user B, then user B gets nuked because they are one of these PR firms, then user A should suffer a major reputation dive.
While I'm at it... Instead of Wikipedia begging for money once a year, they could implement a wikipedia.com site which has some light advertising. By default all users go to wikipedia.org, but for those who want can manually redirect to wikipedia.com. I would be glad to support such a system.
I was one of those 175'000 customers who trialled it. And I have to say the speed was reasonable and you can't complain about free WiFi on the street. We were travelling NZ for 6 months and we used it all over the place. It tended to be the most reliable connection you could find, even better than sitting in a café and using their WiFi.
Animation Research Limited in New Zealand pioneered this way back in 1992 for the America's Cup in San Diego. It was revolutionary, what's in the article above is just evolutionary.
Some pix I could find of the original, seem to be not many around:
Here is was Animation Research Limited are working to today:
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Try this service and see how it compares to yours:
See if you get the same behaviour. You get 1GB of free data, if you email support I can give you more. I could also open port 443 if they seem to be shaping non-Http(s) traffic. I have had it running for a few days. There is a server in Dublin you could use.
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I would disagree with your post and most of the "don't work and travel - it's a waste" posts. Because I have found that living in one place for a longer period of time you get to learn about the city you are in, much more than a typical tourist. You will get to appreciate how things operate in a different country, the good, the bad and the ugly.