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Comment: Also too lazy to add a print option (Score 1) 114

by tepples (#48910397) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

The vast majority of users of any given site have connectivity while they're using the site.

Because most users think they need to be online just to read web documents, certain cellular companies in the US are raking in beaucoup bucks. Time is money, but I'd rather spend four hours of my time once and then not have to spend it again the rest of the year rather than waste $400 a year on a data plan.

I guess I'm asking if you've ever tried the print view

I never tried looking for it. I just tried five minutes ago, but it turns out that a randomly chosen article from doesn't appear to contain the word "print" at all. I guess what my homemade reader does is prepare (and cache) a printable version of new articles. I'm also aware of other sites such as Ars Technica that charge per year for access to printable versions.

And if they're doing lazy loading and don't have a print view, well, then they're just asshole developers; in which case, you should probably let them know that

I expressed my dissatisfaction with the site's lazy loading practice on the site's forum. But despite my best attempt at being thorough and polite, I got modded down.

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 13

by smitty_one_each (#48910307) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

You also just recently bitched about how much you despise community college.

The last time I thought about community college, I was wondering to myself if I could convince the wife to move out west, where I'm from, and live a relaxed rural existence and teach a little Comp Sci at SWOCC. Perhaps you've confused me with another of your compadres.

Comment: Re:Money *needs* to be removed from Politics ... (Score 3, Informative) 137

When companies can "effectively" just "buy laws" (and/or Politicians) corruption knows no bounds for price gouging.

Not just companies. The political network overseen by the Koch brothers is getting ready to spend $900 Million on the 2016 elections.

Now the Kochs’ network will embark on its largest drive ever to influence legislation and campaigns across the country, leveraging Republican control of Congress and the party’s dominance of state Capitols to push for deregulation, tax cuts and smaller government.

Comment: You say tomato ... (Score 1) 137

The documents revealed today show just how deeply Comcast is involved with certain politicians, and how they were able to get them on board.

"on board" ... "in bed" - whatever. Wear a condom Congress-critters and feel lucky. Most of "we the people" have to wear two when taking it from - I mean "dealing with" - Comcast.

Comment: Re:Offline reading (Score 1) 114

by tepples (#48910087) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

On this particular site, I would prefer the images to load when I load the page and the comments to load when I follow the "View Comments" link. So I spent some time writing an RSS reader that implements this behavior, transforming the attribute that the lazy loading engine uses into the src= attribute and dropping elements outside the main article. But I'm an edge case; most people won't have the expertise for that option.

Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.