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Comment Re: Whatever, Firefox is all but dead anyway (Score 0, Offtopic) 58

Mozilla is fighting a lot of important fights for the open web, now if they could pay as much attention to their main product Firefox, I'd be the first to use it again. I just switched back to Safari, it runs circles around even Chrome and hogs the CPU much less. I'd love to love Firefox on OS X but it just zero integrates with anything, the UI is alien and sluggish as fuck, page rendering, too, is slow. I don't care if JS execution is zippy if it takes ages to display whatever it has oh so quickly executed.

Submission + - SPAM: QOR 1.0 Released (SDK for E-Commerce & CMS development in Go)

bursch-X writes: The Plant today announced that QOR, its open source SDK for E-Commerce & CMS development, is now available in version 1.0. For this public release QOR has been completely rewritten in Go. It's been made available via GitHub under an MIT license.

For this first public release they have rewritten all the libraries and widgets necessary for building a CMS, in the upcoming releases they'll be adding e-commerce specific widgets and modules to the core libraries. (Note: this is not a turn-key solution, you need to be a developer to make any use of this, but in the right hands it'll be quite powerful – just remember: with great power you know the drill)

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Comment Re:I donâ(TM)t suppose... (Score 1) 622

The information she had was not her own. The people who gave it to her signed documents saying that they would protect the information they gave her. Then she went and published accounts based on that information in a public forum. What constitutional right was violated when the TSA came knocking to recover what they rightfully "own"? I'm asking because I don't know...

Comment Re:It seems that (Score 2) 112

Uber is rather awesome, actually.

#1 - No money exchanges hands.

Boston cabbies are some of the rudest businessmen on the planet. Many times they pretend their card readers don't work or make their customers feel awkward for paying by credit. It is extremely frustrating and in today's world of connectedness there is no excuse for not being more "normal" in handling everyday business transactions. Outside of Boston many cabbies don't take cards at all (despite having a card reader in the cab). Personally, I don't carry cash and it is a bit of a hassle to "prepare" for a taxi ride.

If you ask a cabbie about this they will tell you that the cab company (the middle man you don't see) takes some 5-10% of their fare if you use a card.

#2 - Definite pickup time.

Calling a cab in Boston is a bit of a crap shoot. You call a dispatcher and you are told a cab is on its way and usually given a time estimate. The estimate is likely provided by a magic 8 ball based on actual vs. estimated.

#3 - Driver phone number.

Not provided by a traditional cab service as far as I know - Uber connects you directly with the driver. This is very helpful when trying to coordinate a street side pickup.

#4 - Professional

Some will value this more than others but all of the drivers are very professional.

I am in no way affiliated with Uber. I am just a pleased customer who is happy to finally have a reasonable alternative to the terrible Boston cab services.

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