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The worst that happens if you use Uber or any service that interfaces the digital with real world -- and tries to apply the rules of the digital one -- is that you get raped or murdered. Hence the reason the "stuffy" regulations Uber want rid of.
Youtube does adverts pretty well, the 5 second skip works perfectly as you can skip almost instantly if you have no interest or just don't want to be hassled at that moment. But if someone looks interesting to me or funny then often i will let it play by CHOICE.
Contrast that with channel4.com in the UK who have been fighting a war with adblock for a few years to stop it working. They have 2 minutes of "unskipable" adverts before you can even watch a show, then a further 3 forced periods of 2 minutes during a 1hr show! It is just laziness trying to apply broadcast TV rules to on-demand internet consumption.
Now FF has to deal with what new features they need to add to keep up. When the feature creep slows and we see which protocols have won the next generation web maybe a Phoenix-like browser will emerge from the FF code.
One thing you will know if you have been in IT for a while. If you are simply competent and care about the work you are already miles ahead of most of your peers. The IT Ops/Support teams i know that support high availability zero downtime (as close to as possible) systems have staff that are mostly over 30. These are of course established businesses, not startups formed by some college friends.
It took at least 30 mins of web searches and another 30 to try the different possible fixes. In the end i had to clear the cache on the Media Server background process, and then use a play store app to rebuild this cache, which took another 15 mins.
I would just like external SD cards to mount and stay mounted, my S3 with Cyanogenmod refuses to keep my SD card mounted, and then freezes the phone trying to remount it. Maybe this is just a Cyanogenmod issue though.
I got used to bumping my wallet when making underground or bus journeys using an Oyster card. Just pulling out a wallet when passing through an underground station gate or getting on a bus is much more convenient than paying for my lunch 10 seconds quicker.
However they are getting destroyed by Microsoft, Sony and Steam on the big screen experience. One option i see is for them to double down on the the price difference. Sony has been making steps in that direction with the Vita TV. Although Sony's motivation seems to be the opposite, to boost Vita software sales and make that a more attractive platform for developers.
Nintendo needs to beat Microsoft and Sony significantly on price with an Apple TV size device, and here is they key: a top class streaming service. Nintendo has a back catalog of IP to rival Disney and they need to be using this in more than just a few Virtual Console releases a month.
There is the opportunity for them to become the Netflix of gaming, and Sony again has a head start with Playstation Now. Of course they continue to make traditional games that run on the local system, but they must bring something else to set them apart.
All this is possible for their next console, a "Wii HD" can be crammed into a tiny well priced box, and Sony is testing the waters on streaming. The big question is can Nintendo pull off the technology platform required?
A couple of years ago they went from a usable regular track-pad with two physical mouse buttons, to a mutant Macbook ripoff that has the buttons a part of the touch sensitive surface. This makes using two fingers -- one to swipe the other to click -- an exercise in frustration as your clicking finger also registers as movement and the cursor jumps about.
I also had a lot of trouble right clicking, i don't remember why but i had pretty much given up at that point and plugged in a USB mouse. I guess this could be fixed with some decent touchpad software/drivers, but out of the box is is a nightmare.
Also they load epic amounts of Lenovo (and other) branded crapware. I'm pretty sure as you go up their price range this increases, as it adds an extra feature bullet point on the spec sheet. 90% gets immediately uninstalled if i am anywhere near it. They also don't ship any recovery discs (i guess this it not too unusual now) and force you to burn your own if you want something else other than the recovery partition. Due to the amount of extra software this took 40 mins and 3 DVDs!
Finally there is no means to create a vanilla Windows restore disc, so you have waste more time adding the correct SLIC cert files to a custom DVD image to get it to activate a vanilla Windows install, if you want to purge all trace of pre-installed software.
The only good thing is i learnt this without me or my family having bought one, they were all company purchases.
I don't remember whether it was criminalized, but it's certainly a good example of why you shouldn't be sending sensitive information in plain text emails...