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Mozilla Planning Firefox Metro For Windows 8 On December 10

mobets Re:what?! (179 comments)

I never understood the attachment to the button, but the claims defaulting to Metro are misleading. It displays tiles on the primary monitor, but not the second monitor on each boot. Pressing escape makes them go away. They doesn't come back until I press the Windows key on my keyboard to bring them back. The metro screen is the start menu so many people seem to think disappeared. It searches installed programs, and if the search doesn't find what you want, press escape and all shortcuts will be displayed in the same folder groupings the old start menu used.

about a year ago
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How Did My Stratosphere Ever Get Shipped?

mobets Re:You're holding it wrong (238 comments)

It is an MMS feature. Handcent SMS handles it nicely.

about a year ago
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Micron Lands Broad "Slide To Unlock" Patent

mobets Re:The USPTO is holding roundtables (211 comments)

Could probably reword to:
If any of them infringe on the pattent, it should be thrown out.

about a year and a half ago
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Accessorize Your Phone With Another Phone

mobets Re:It's backwards (171 comments)

Bluetooth teathering seems not to drain the battery too fast.

about a year and a half ago
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Former FCC Boss: Data Caps Not About Network Congestion

mobets Re:Then why is overuse 5x as expensive as in-band (238 comments)

My theory:
They do it for consistent income which allows them to more reliably forecast future revenues. If a customer expects to consume at a certain level every month it is better for the company to set that customer's monthly rate at that level. The penalties for using more than the customer said they would, have to be high enough to prevent the customer from picking a lower tier and paying for an overage two out of every three months. The overage penalty in your case seems a bit high though. They are much more reasonable in my area.

about a year and a half ago
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A Wish List For Tablets In 2013

mobets Re:google maps... (453 comments)

Doesn't work for long distances. A large metroplex is about as big an area as can be selected and he was talking about driving across the Midwest.

about a year and a half ago
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A Wish List For Tablets In 2013

mobets Re:Agreed (453 comments)

With the physical switches and full sized USB and HDMI ports he is asking for, the case will need to be thicker. This should make plenty of room for a battery two or three times bigger. It doesn't sound like weight is an issue for him. The software requests seem reasonable.

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash

mobets Re:Why is this a problem? (273 comments)

A web browser sending web searches to a web search engine is different than a desktop manager sending desktop searches to an online store.

about 2 years ago
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What Would a Post-Email World Look Like?

mobets Re:If my work inbox is any indication... (314 comments)

Outlook/Exchange will keep track of branches in a chain of e-mails and present them in a tree format. I don't think gmail's stack does that as well.

more than 2 years ago
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Why You Don't Want a $99 Xbox 360

mobets Re:Or... (530 comments)

It is high (double?) compared to the bikes at big box stores, but at the low end of the more durable bikes found at most bike shops.

more than 2 years ago
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Whither the Portable Optical Drive?

mobets Re:Speak for yourself (440 comments)

Reply to remove a mistaken mod, but while I'm at it...

The last copy of Office I bought came as an ISO from Microsoft's website (dreamspark). The windows install media can be copied to and made bootable from a USB hard drive or thumb drive. All of the other software purchases I've made recently (Acronis and Quicken) have been on the vender's website with installer or ISO downloads.

The software sections of most retailers seem to be shrinking. I don't find this surprising.

more than 2 years ago
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3D Helicopter View Added To Google Maps

mobets Re:Full browser? (53 comments)

Crashed for me in Firefox 7.01.

more than 2 years ago
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How Adobe Flash Lost Its Way

mobets Re:Native Apps? (354 comments)

I'm pretty sure Adobe and others already had that, but Apple banned them. Wasn't that the whole "no generated code or 3rd party IDEs" drama a few months back?

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon's New Silk Redefines Browser Tech

mobets Re:This is just Opera Mini/Turbo (249 comments)

AOL did it with images back in the days of dial-up. I was confused by the low quality pictures the first time I saw it while visiting relatives.

more than 2 years ago
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Doom 3 Source Code To Be Released This Year

mobets Re:id Tech 5 (210 comments)

Carmack mentioned using some Microsoft technology for the texture compression. That might give them some problems.

more than 3 years ago
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Google and MIT Enable Task Transfer Among Devices

mobets Re:Firefox Sync (86 comments)

Too bad the mobile browser on Android doesn't sync with those bookmarks. Mobile Firefox does sync with desktop Firefox.

more than 3 years ago
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PC Gaming's 10 Commandments

mobets Re:GFWL, DIAF (226 comments)

It may not be prominent, but it is there.

more than 3 years ago

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