I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce that we have finally selected the factory that will be manufacturing your Coolest Cooler. We used two separate sourcing groups helping us locate a trustworthy and experienced factory with a history of producing products at the highest level of quality. We looked at the US and overseas, but ultimately decided US manufacturing wasn’t feasible for our launch because of the tight timeline and the challenge of finding large blow-molding/injection-molding capabilities AND high quality electronic/motor/battery assembly that could work together quickly.
Our chosen factory is fully committed to the Coolest vision, and my production team and I will be visiting them, along with battery and bluetooth speaker suppliers next week. Go frequent flier points!
Grepper also outlined an update in battery technology as well as an investment (presumably made from backer money) that was made in a survey tool that would help his team create surveys for his and other Kickstarter projects.
When Firefox went to constant updates, they broke all of their plugins over and over until devs changed over to addons; orphaning a ton of plugins and repeatedly breaking essential tools like firebug. The addon move opened the door to chrome and ie dev tools, which weren't even on my radar before.
What's their app story for OS upgrades?
Maybe if they can find a way to eradicate spam, they'll share the source.
After RTFA, it seems that the most obvious material to make the helmet from is woodpecker skulls. Didn't anyone else get that?
The downside is... Hmmm, I guess I don't have it.
Firefox is getting close to the day where Google stops donating
Mozilla is in an extremely unenviable position of looking old and outdated because of any kind of real mobile support, behind in version numbers compared to ALL other browsers (ie9? Opera 11.5? Chrome 1.5 billion?). I remember when Firefox defiantly announced that they wouldn't support the iPhone when even Opera was able to make it work. Do I use Opera on my iPhone? No. Does it remind me that Opera is still relevant in the mobile space? Yes.
Mozilla is starting to remind me of an aging child star. This version thing is just them acting out to get attention. There's no reality shows for old browsers though, so they'd better start figuring out how to ingratiate their plugin developers or their only supporters are going to start writing Chromebug (Whaaaa? http://blog.getfirebug.com/category/chromebug/) and Ubiquity (Nahhh...hey! https://github.com/cosimo/ubiquity-chrome/)
It's not too late. Firefox could still release its own tablet (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/firefox-mobile-firefox-fennecomb-android-tablet-ipad,news-11489.html) - but they're going to have to do it before the money starts running out and that's going to require community support, plugin developers and everyone that they're alienating with these most recent moves.
It's extortion or coercion. First take something pleasant and make it awful, then charge to make it pleasant again. They do it with eating on the airline, now they're doing it with security. It might as well be a protection scheme.
YOU NEED PROTECTION so I'm going to pat you down or look at you naked, UNLESS, you give me something - then everything will be back to normal.
Coupon 1 - 75% off Geritol sent to people who have bought Always Panty liners.
Result: Redeeming person is probably an older woman.
Coupon 2 - 75% off cannondale mountain bike to anyone having donated to the RNC.
Result: Probably young Affluent Republican
Forget about it if you can base it off more than one purchase or store locations.
Coupon 3 - 50% off diapers for anyone who has purchased pregnancy test && maternity clothes || co-pay on prenatal meds && made purchases near Redmond Town Center && pays rent in this apartment complex.
result: I now know there's likely a woman who's had a baby who lives in Redmond Washington in Shadowdale apartments.
Data mining can make these kinds of correlations not hard, especially if someone can use location and multiple criteria (as they can in Facebook). You don't need to have the personal information from the bank. Based on the products they buy from the coupon and the previously purchased products and store locations (think local stores with few or one location), you get a good idea of who they are PLUS if they use the coupon, you're probably getting their name as a part of the credit card transaction online.
So hello Mrs. Scott in Shadowdale apartments, how's your baby? Chances are they were healthy because you were on those pre-natal pills. Would you like to buy some life insurance? Sorry Mrs. Jensen, your baby is on formula, we're going to pass.
I predict you will spend a lot more time at work, libraries and coffee shops.
Most people criticize MS for having crappy security and being virus prone, but when they try and do something about it, people get pissed and call it anti-trust. Where's the happy medium? Is there one if the average user refuses to buy anti-virus yet not having it literally endangers everyone else on the internet?
There weren't a lot of touch screen phone options either before the iPhone. Sometimes you have to lead.
This article reads less like a news story than an emotional, personal rant by someone who's puckering with contempt because he got his feelings hurt.
Tech companies make crappy decisions all the time. Ubuntu probably thought it would have more time to become the king of the desktop before realizing that soon the desktop would be irrelevant and that *nix alternatives had already beaten it to the punch for being the kings of mobile.
At this point, he should probably start thinking further down the road to gesture and voice computing. My kinect tells me that it's almost time to stop touching devices at all, and I believe it.
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