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Comment Metered Users Also Suffer (Score 1) 325

Users like myself who are on a metered connection also suffer, but in a slightly different way. All those pesky videos that (partially) download on page load when you're just trying to read a news article. The bandwidth is plenty fast, which actually exacerbates the problem. How is it that Chrome provides a switch to turn off images, but not videos?

Another commenter here talked about pipelining. Again, this comes back to a lack of proper browsing features in our de-facto web browser, Chrome. We want power options, Google!

Comment Re:Where can I find a UNIX-like Linux distro?! (Score 1) 274

I have to recommend Gentoo for you. Gentoo is really a meta-distribution... and super flexible. You can use OpenRC if you like SysV style init, or you can use systemd if you like the new way. You can use it with Linux kernel or you can use it with BSD kernel. Gentoo is a great system to really discover and learn about what brings a working distribution together and do things the UNIX way.

Submission + - Snapchat (and driver) Face Lawsuits for 107 MPH Crash (nydailynews.com)

moeinvt writes: A Gerogia man is suing Snaphat for injuries he suffered when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle traveling at 107 MPH. The driver of that vehicle, 18 year-old Cristal McGeee, also named in the lawsuit, was using Snapchat and taking selfies at the time of the collision. Snapchat awards digital "trophies" to users who post pictures showing their speeds. Lawyers for the plaintiff argue that Snapchat encouraged the reckless behavior and distracted the driver in the moments before the crash. McGee continued to snap and post selfies after the accident, including a picture of herself on a gurney with the caption "Lucky to be alive".

Comment Re:It's not famous or widely used (Score 1) 114

Your project looks interesting, thank you for the link. As a Java/XML/DB guy myself I realize the importance of good tools for turning business processes and workflows into working prototypes and overcoming the verbosity of these languages. I'm now following your project on Github and hope to install it and try it out soon. Best wishes!

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