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Comment And an inconvenience (Score 1) 243

Agreed, I don't see the appeal. With larger screens and now curved as well, it will just be extra bulky in your pocket and wobble on your desk/nightstand. OCD people will have a fit every time they put it down, waiting for it to be still.

"So put it down the other way."

"Yeah but I can't see the screen."
Internet Explorer

Why Internet Explorer Still Dominates South Korea. 218

New submitter bmurray7 writes "You might think that the country that has the fastest average home internet speeds would be a first adapter of modern browsers. Instead, as the Washington Post reports, a payment processing security standard forces most South Koreans to rely upon Internet Explorer for online shopping. Since the standard uses a unique encryption algorithm, an ActiveX control is required to complete online purchases. As a result, many internet users are in the habit of approving all AtivceX control prompts, potentially exposing them to malware."

Comment Nah (Score 1) 568

Compared to how much you save, the difference between capped and uncapped internet is negligible. Considering we now watch through services like Netflix, YouTube, hulu and others, and we get games through steam and new consoles will have 50GB games, the value proposition is just not there. Even for those who don't use these services, they would be saving at most a few dollars, but charged hefty fees for any overages. This does not reflect the benefit of "paying for what you use.". Powell is either confused or a con artist.

Comment This one's good (Score 1) 381

I have set up brother printers on Linux machines before for family, they are pretty good. One was a USB only and got plugged in to a dd-wrt router and scanning/printing work great over the network. Other one's got an Ethernet port, works great too. The drivers are simple to install but as a warning for a novice: there is some command line stuff for setting up the scanner, and the web site for downloading the drivers isn't the friendliest... but they do officially support Linux! Just noting this because the poster wants a Linux/windows printer specifically.

Comment Wrong definition (Score 3, Informative) 488

Since when does hacker mean someone who must "have the necessary computer skills and intent to simultaneously release the code publicly and conceal their role in that act." Anyone who owns a raspberry pi or jailbreaks their phone can be called a hacker according to these people, and that does not imply the above!

Comment Not against technology (Score 1) 111

It's not a push back against tech, but a push toward living in the moment. I've got plenty of technology, wouldn't want to live without it. There's such a thing as being overstimulated though, and also being too distracted. I reserve certain times for going online (i.e. whenever I want) but I'm not looking stuff up on Wikipedia and imdb every 5 minutes either, and when I put my tablet down I don't have notifitions on so it doesn't keep calling me after I decided I was done with it. I don't get texts but I have a phone, and I check my email once a day. It's called moderation.

I know at least one person though who if you tell them anything they are already turning their eyes to their device, looking it up and trying to inform themselves and also me about it. That's great but I bet you'll forget 5 minutes later when you're looking up the next thing, and also I'm trying to relate to you here by the way, not cram trivia in my short term memory. Or they're texting all during break and when they go back to work they're just IMing anyway on their work computer, what's the point of the break? They looked intense when they were texting and I bet they never got to relax.
Apple

Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos 791

An anonymous reader writes "Nokia's former head designer has called on Apple to work with the broader technology industry and end its policy of having proprietary connectors for its device chargers and accessories. Other experts say Apple cannot continue to go it alone with Lightning Connectors and ignore Micro USB."

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