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Ask Slashdot: Tech Manufacturers With Better Labor Practices?

elcid73 Re:Really? (375 comments)

Not that I disagree with your post, but you can't use "sci-fi" as the evidence that future, utopian societies will "do it better." ...It's right there in the latter part of the name, the "fi" part.

more than 2 years ago
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Almost 1 In 3 US Warplanes Is a Drone

elcid73 The one time I could probably contribute... (328 comments)

...to the conversation on Slashdot, is the only time I don't feel comfortable doing so.

oh well.

(I was an AF theater comms officer dealing with this issue in 04-05)

more than 2 years ago
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Theoretical Shoe Inserts Could Power Your Gadgets

elcid73 These boots are made for (210 comments)

...chargin'

one of these days these boots are gonna charge your gadgets too.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

elcid73 apropos (1521 comments)

Thanks for all the work and passion- and thanks for fighting to keep the experience what it (mostly) always has been.

more than 2 years ago
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Android vs. iPhone — Who Wins In 2011?

elcid73 Re:Advertising (424 comments)

The average digital cable customer already pays almost $75 a month, according to research firm Centris. And many subscribers pay more than $100 to tune in to everything from "The Daily Show" to "Jersey Shore."

-meant to include this in previous post.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 Released

elcid73 Re:Option to use the old UI? (190 comments)

I understand, preferences are preferences, but tabs on top always made the most sense to me. The address bar is an attribute of the current tab that you looking at. Going back and forth in history, all are functions within the context of the tab- so it makes sense that the address bar isn't global. ...but like I said, preferences are preferences.

more than 3 years ago
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The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

elcid73 Re:We stopped using TiVo (490 comments)

I had the same same setup. Plus, I had the first generation models that still had commercial advance built into it. Those were the days. I dumped it because I was tired of the hacked IR/remote solution and just went with cable provided PVR, which I regret now, although I did have an experience with Moxi DVR via my cable provider that I did enjoy. That was a decent UI

more than 4 years ago
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The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

elcid73 Re:TiVo invented timeshifting? (490 comments)

replayTV was around before Tivo, I had one and loved it.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

elcid73 Re:Chrome? (346 comments)

Why repair what is not broken?

Innovation.

As for a browser in a smart phone, I am not convinced either. The screen is too small. Netbook maybe, a netbook with a flexible screen may work too. Or a smart phone with a flexible attachable screen in a roll. But how to work on a mobile phone screen? It is just too small.

I don't do much work on my mobile phone anyway, but browsing the web, and doing quick queries, I do ALL THE TIME and I have my phone in my pocket all the time too. It's a natural fit- I only use my laptop a couple times a week nowadays.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

elcid73 Re:chrome is werid (346 comments)

I do usability for a living, and know that consistency and 'expected" behavior/locations are very important. I'm at odds though on things like this- the reason I use Opera is because I like that the UI is a little different. I like that Chrome and Opera are willing to try something different in their UIs- frankly, that's one of the things I really like about Chrome is the absent menu bar. I've turned it off of my Opera installs for as long as I've been able to, (and I have a FF plugin as well doing the same)

more than 3 years ago
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Why Firefox's Future Lies In Google's Hands

elcid73 Re:Lone Wolf (346 comments)

I paid for Opera back in those days. Sure a free browser is nice, but I'm willing to by software, particularly software I use 99.0% of the time I'm on my computer. I always viewed it as: what's it worth to me to have a browser with mouse gestures and tabbed browsing et al? Certainly the price of a couple of meals at TGI/Applebees/Shenanigans

Free and crappy/boring wasn't as good a deal as the 20 or 30 bucks I paid for the best UI out there at the time.

more than 3 years ago
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Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha Is Out, and It's Fast

elcid73 Re:About Opera's GUI (274 comments)

Amen brother- to me, the built in mouse gestures and cached history and customizable interface, the many milliseconds I've saved with those features alone are worth the random milliseconds of rendering time or scripting.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Most Vulnerable Browser, Safari Close

elcid73 Re:opera ftw (369 comments)

Me too. "Security" is an earned label that, for whatever the reason (coding, smaller market share, etc) Opera has earned. I don't particularly care that Firefox is more open with disclosing bugs than Opera may be, the bottom line is that since 2000 I've used Opera with nothing but confidence.

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

elcid73 Re:droid will be mine (121 comments)

The original intention of my post *was* UI overhead in the context of in car distractions.

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

elcid73 Re:droid will be mine (121 comments)

That's how I think it will play out as well. That's some good insight there Lou- consider that my +1 mod

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

elcid73 Re:droid will be mine (121 comments)

True, and I agree with you, but the devil's in the details- like when you're texting Judy that you're going to be late and you miss your offramp exit.

But yes, voice, gesture, control etc are all very viable answers to my original concerns

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.0 SDK Released, Google Maps Navigation Announced

elcid73 Re:Send route from computer to phone? (121 comments)

What about advance features in the desktop version? For example, dragging the route in google maps desktop to avoid a certain road....can you do that via the mobile version on Android (I can't on iPhone). I like that feature

more than 4 years ago

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Opera tests peer to peer with "Opera Unite"

elcid73 elcid73 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

elcid73 writes "Opera (Labs) has introduced a test run of "Opera Unite," a peer to peer service built into their latest browser build that allows easy access to several services: web server, file sharing, photo gallery, media server, chat, and "fridge" are available out of the gates, with the ability to develop additional services.

The key to Opera Unite is that it enables a whole new class of social software on the Web, applications that benefit from two or more people being online at the same time. And, with Opera Unite, these people can all connect directly without needing middlemen who control third-party servers. What Opera Unite offers is an opportunity and a challenge to developers and entrepreneurs who are creative enough to envision new ways that people can interact online, so that computing becomes truly interpersonal. -Opera Labs

I like the ease of use of the photo sharing service, myself. It should suffice for sharing with friends and family, but I'll keep my web host around for the foreseeable future."
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elcid73 elcid73 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

elcid73 writes "OperaWatch.com readers submitted questions to Firefox's Blake Ross on the current state and future of browsers and the web. His responses make for a great, open minded read on the strengths and weaknesses of the major players gracing our desktops today and reveal a lot about the "what's best for the user" attitude he has that makes Firefox so great.

On the disputes between Opera and Firefox fans, he says:
Lets just agree that-
  • Firefox stole features from Opera.
  • Opera stole features from Firefox.
  • Opera is a better embedded browser (congratulations on Wii).
  • Both are fantastic browsers.
  • Asa is a troll.
-and get back to serving the people.
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elcid73 elcid73 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

elcid73 writes "OperaWatch.com readers submitted a handful of questions to FireFox founder and creator Blake Ross, and here are his responses. It's one of the most balanced and open minded reads on browsers and the future of web that I've come across in recent memory...
I think Opera is better geared toward advanced users out of the box, whereas Firefox is tailored to mainstream users by default and relies on its extension model to cater to an advanced audience. However, I see both browsers naturally drifting toward the middle. Firefox is growing more advanced as the mainstream becomes Web-savvier, and I see Opera scaling back its interface, since it started from the other end of the spectrum.
I especially enjoyed the diplomatic "three word description" of Opera that he ended with...
Opera: Our best ally
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elcid73 elcid73 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

elcid73 (599126) writes "I listen to a large variety of podcasts with different publishing schedules and levels of interest that has led me to believe that the simple podcast managment of iTunes has failed to meet my needs.
iTunes applies a blanket approach to podcast subscriptions that assumes they are all consumed in the same manner; its a music manager first that has been adopted for podcasts. It should instead embrace the many ways that audio is being published and subscribed to. One suggestion would be to move the concept of playlists over to podcasts and allow us to set download/sync options on playlists instead of each individual podcast.
I plan to evaluate ODEO, Juice, Songbird shortly, but what other software/projects are out there for someone who loves the "whole iPod experience" but feels left out here? Is anyone else despondent with iTunes for podcasts?"

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