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Mozilla OS Looking Grown Up On Its Own Developer Phone

burns210 Re:Didn't WebOS try this already (114 comments)

https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI

Exposing some new APIs via Javascript isn't black magic. Phone, SMS, Camera, WebRTC, WebGL, all Javascript APIs that exist and can be tested today and have been in the works for a year or more. All the hardware access you would want is available in Javascript (for sufficiently authorized apps, obviously).

Writing a Spotify client as an OpenWebApp in pure-javascript is quite possible today. Preferably using something like Opus for audio, of course.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Dropping Usenet Netnews; Low-Cost Alternatives?

burns210 Re:Is it worth it anymore? (345 comments)

Why is it so hard to have decent spam filters for usenet? Seems like email has been solving this problem nicely for years and the News servers never copied any of it.

more than 5 years ago
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Iowa Seeks To Remove Electoral College

burns210 Re:One way to get more registered voters (1088 comments)

We hold an Article V convention, by having a supermajority of state legislatures (again) call for one. We were just a few states away in the early '80s, calling for a balanced budget amendment. At the convention, representatives would
propose amendments (repeal 17, for instance) and those that made it through would go to a national vote.

more than 5 years ago

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Commenting on /.

burns210 burns210 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have noticed that the comments in slashdot, while often SPAM, have a much greater quality than those at digg. Slashdot can often have comments vastly more intersting (and informed) than the article the thread is about, while Digg often has few worthwhile comments at all.

Slashdot does, however, need to work on the duplicates, spelling, and quickness-of-posting problems that Digg has gained popularity with.

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