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Comment Re:Could Someone Explain to me... (Score 1) 591

Why not just fullscreen your browser? I believe F11 is generally the hotkey for most browsers. I do that from time to time to get the most out of my screen. You've still got access to everything, it's just auto-hidden must like the Windows taskbar can be.

I really don't appreciate the thought by Mozilla that I don't understand URL bars or don't know how to use them. It's insulting to think that by now the vast majority of computer users don't understand almost everything about them. It shows where you are; if you type something and hit enter it tries to go there; some URL bars act as search bars as well; it's not that difficult to wrap your mind around. Besides, I would much rather spare those 50 pixels or so for easier access to it.

I'm not fond of Ubiquity so far, either. It's all personal preference, and I'll prefer using a more traditional-looking browser if I can't eventually undo all these design changes Mozilla wants to implement. The moment I have to use a third-party add-on to restore the look and feel I want is the moment I change browsers. I'm only sticking with Firefox now because of Ad-Block and one or two other plugins.

Comment Re:Random free soda (Score 1) 80

I was thinking more along the lines of the function of sending a soda to a random stranger, though. The friend-to-friend one would be glaringly obvious. From TFA:

If a consumer is feeling particularly generous, it can even buy a soda for a complete stranger through its "Random Acts of Refreshment" service. This sends a Pepsi to any other social vending system.

Comment It Depends (Score 1) 4

This'll be easiest if you've got a DDWRT-capable router or a PC acting as a firewall / router. Otherwise you may have severely limited configuration options. QoS can help to control bandwidth issues, as well as a hard limit on the bandwidth. Not sure you can configure any standard consumer-level router to separate the wireless network from your internal network, but it can be done with the right equipment. I'm no expert on the subject, but with certain equipment you could potentially firewall off the WAP from the rest of your LAN.
Ubuntu

Submission + - Canonical Confirms The Installer Bug (muktware.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Muktware reported a bug in Ubuntu will doesn't allow editing mount point during installation. The Ubuntu team have confirmed the bug. "The manual mount point entry box in the desktop installer's partitioner does not accept keyboard input. The drop-down still works, so various standard mount points may be selected, but custom ones cannot. This was noticed too late to be corrected for 11.04. In the meantime, you can mount partitions manually later, or use the alternate install CD."

Comment Definitely getting one (Score 1) 160

I'm definitely getting one, on release day if possible (I'm such a shameless Asus fanboy). If I can eventually boot Linux off the SD card I think that would be ideal. It saves precious space on internal storage and would only operate with the keyboard attached, which I think is what I would like. There's a MicroSD slot on the tablet itself, though, so some people may prefer that.
Programming

Submission + - Asus Xtion Kinect clone available (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: Asus has launched Xtion Pro — $189 — which uses the same hardware as its full body sensor the Wavi Xtion but doesn't have any software other than an SDK for Windows and Linux. This, of course makes it useful only if you are going to develop applications using it.
It comes with PrimeSense's drivers and the NITE body tracking software. Asus has also announced a $20,000 competition for the best game using it. This is just a way to get some software to go with the full product launch later in the year but it is also going to set up an app store to help developers market their creations.
Microsoft's own Kinect SDK is technically better but it isn't available just yet and it could well have a restrictive license. At the moment only Asus is saying to developers — "use our hardware to make commercial apps, we'll even help you to sell them and here's a competition to sweeten the deal"

Comment Re:I too have resolved the problem (Score 1) 214

I got Bioshock and Mass Effect for $5 each during the year-end sale before last. I was really hoping to get Mass Effect 2 or Bioshock 2 (personally wouldn't buy this one for more than $5) for the same price this last sale, but it looks like I'll have to wait for the mid-year or year-end sale this year.

Comment Re:Trine (Score 1) 195

I just paid 40 dollars (almost 28 euros if Google is to be trusted) for the Humble Bundle. The money went mostly to the charities with some to the humble bundle itself to cover their costs (I always download everything for Windows and Linux). I already own Trine and both Shadowgrounds games on Steam so Frozenbyte already got some money from me. ^_^

I don't remember when I bought them on Steam but it would have been during a really nice sale so I got them on a discount to begin with. I'm okay with the DRM in Steam because it makes keeping track of my games easier and more convenient, even if I do now have an entire hard drive dedicated to nothing but the 147 games I have on Steam. That's fine with me, though, because it's a gaming machine to begin with.

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