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Giving the Blind Better Web Access

PenguinBob Re:Analytics reporting blind users? (168 comments)

Maybe screen readers could add something to the user agent string to allow servers to detect the presence of one and modify the page to better suit them.

more than 3 years ago

New Crypto Attack Affects Millions of ASP.NET Apps

PenguinBob ASP.NET problem? Ha! More like Web App Problem (156 comments)

Seems to be more of a problem with the web application and less of ASP.NET. I mean, sure you can get the encryption key to the cookies, but seriously who puts information like a bank balance or a social security number in a cookie anyway? You should have that stored server-side and only use a session id.

about 4 years ago

Tearing Apart a Hard-Sell Anti-Virus Ad

PenguinBob Re:So you know they're there (192 comments)

Avast? Yes I have that, but I turned on the Silent/Gaming mode just to get it to leave me alone. Anti-Virus Vendors: Don't bother me unless there is a problem. I'm sure there is a UI design consideration that says not to bother the user unless they really need to know about the change.

more than 4 years ago

Tabnapping Scams Around the Corner?

PenguinBob Re:disabling scripts on unfocused tabs? (362 comments)

That may work for more advanced users, but most new users aren't going to be able to figure it out.

more than 4 years ago

What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

PenguinBob Re:Why free? (896 comments)

My university installs Kaspersky on all the laptops they give out to students, and it makes all the laptops horribly slow.

more than 4 years ago

Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?

PenguinBob (454 comments)

Another vote for I use it and it really is quite good.

more than 4 years ago

Commercial Fuel From Algae Still Years Away

PenguinBob Re:My trifecta (134 comments)

I just use a really long extension cord.

more than 4 years ago

Best Developer's Laptop?

PenguinBob Re:To Mac or Not (672 comments)

As I am a developer, I'm interested to hear just what makes the mac better for development.

more than 4 years ago

Why Games Cost $60

PenguinBob Re:Its justified price (536 comments)

$15 for a movie ticket? Where are you going? It only costs $7.50 for me.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox To Replace Menus With Office Ribbon

PenguinBob Re:Windows-only? (1124 comments)

You haven't used Windows 7 yet have you?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Launches Its Own Open Source Foundation

PenguinBob Re:trap (344 comments)

Why not? I've already sent them my code to all my proprietary applications. The ones that make me and my company millions of dollars. They were very happy to get it and thanked me a lot! I'd say that everyone should post their code.

about 5 years ago

Microsoft Aims To Cure Server-Hugging Engineers

PenguinBob Re:Now it's remote, now it's local, repeat (285 comments)

What happens when the network connected power button fails?

You put a network connected power button on the network connected power button.

about 5 years ago

Has Google Broken JavaScript Spam Munging?

PenguinBob Re:Pay to email (288 comments)

I know I wouldn't pay to send a simple email to somebody. But it does *sound* like it would work.

more than 5 years ago

MS Money Poll

PenguinBob Re:Online Banking (291 comments)

At my bank, (a certain large bank known for it's carriage and horses logo) charges appear online just about instantly, but they show up as Pending for a while.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year

PenguinBob Re:Brilliant Marketing Plan (528 comments)

They have partial support for my 680i motherboard. It doesn't have the network adapter combining feature yet, but it has the other stuff.

more than 5 years ago

My primary computer has N screens, with N being ...

PenguinBob 1 Sometimes 2 (503 comments)

I'm on a laptop. I sometimes plug into my external screen which makes... (1 + 1) = 2.. 2!

more than 4 years ago

Minefield Shows the (Really) Fast Future of Firefox

PenguinBob Re:Firefox Replacement (412 comments)

These are the nightly builds, once they like how the nightly builds work, they will release them as a "Firefox" update.

more than 5 years ago


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