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Comment Re:Lack of development? (Score 2) 388

All and all, I don't see how one can add any major new features to Thunderbird, other than a tool that can automatically back up the Thunderbird profile to a target destination, similar to how FEBE works for Firefox.

Ahh, but there is. TEBE (Thunderbird Environment Backup Extension) is basically FEBE for Tb. It's been stuck in beta for quite awhile but works just fine with the latest Tb release (v38.4.0).

Comment Re:Here's What I Know (Score 1) 644

... they deduct the difference between $167 and $116 as a "loss" to reduce their taxes.

I recently had an angioplasty to install a couple of stents. I got a copy of the bill the hospital sent to the insurance company. Total cost: ~$60,000. What the insurance company paid the hospital: ~$2,000. My co-pay: ~$600. So the hospital gets to write off ~$57,400? It's all just a big game and it sucks ...


Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Do most programmers understand the English language?

Shadoefax writes: I have been developing Firefox add-ons for several years and all so far submitted to AMO have been translated (localized) into several different languages. My latest add-on is geared more to the web developer as opposed to the average web browsing user. (It is a utility for examining JavaScript Objects and their methods and properties.) By my reckoning, I believe JavaScript, HTML, CSS and the DOM are all pretty much designed to be easily understood by English language readers.
My question is this: Can I assume that most programmers understand the English language well enough that I may forego localizing the UI? While this will save time, effort and bloat, it may also restrict the usage of (what I hope) is a useful tool for developers.

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