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Disposable Toilet To Change the World

spacefrog What does a toilet have to do with voting? (413 comments)

Adj. 1. disenfranchised - deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote; "labor was voiceless"; "disenfrenchised masses took to the streets"

Although commonly misused, the word doesn't have any other meanings per the dictionary.

more than 4 years ago

BlueHippo Scam Collected $15M, Only Shipped One PC

spacefrog Re:Shocking! (216 comments)

From some of the other (albeit suggestive) replies to this.

That's what user mode in Opera is for. It makes any hidden text or fine print clearly visible in a normal font. I am sure there is a Firefox addon or setting that does something similar, but it is very hard if not impossible to make fine print stay hard to read with any decent web browser.

An excellent suggestion for those who are already using Opera (an excellent browser, don't get me wrong. I adore Opera on my Blackberry and Wii.), but not something you need to switch away from Firefox/Iceweasel/Kin to achieve, or even install an add-on/extension for.

Edit (menu bar) -> Preferences (menu item) -> Content (tab) -> Fonts & Colors (group) -> Advanced (button) -> Minimum Font Size (dropdown list). The default is "None", set it to 10, 12, 14, or whatever is comfortable for your level of vision on your particular display. Kudos to the Mozilla folks for managing to hide that incredibly useful preference so well, but at least you only need to set it once! No additional add-on, extension, hack, greasemonkey script, usercontent CSS entry, etc. is needed.

For those stuck with or who insist on using MSIE, Tools (menu) -> Internet Options (menu item) -> Accessibility (button), then either tick "Ignore font sizes specified on webpages" (which is easy, but is way too global for many people's tastes), or tick "Format documents using my style sheet" and make a simple CSS file that has !important rules for minimum font size. Nope, not user-friendly in the least, but you can at least accomplish it without making your bad situation even worse.

I'm sure there are ways to accomplish this in Safari, etc. without too much effort as well, but you will have to ask Uncle Google for the particulars.

more than 5 years ago

Running Google Android On iPhone Clones

spacefrog Re:Ballad of Android (191 comments)

My Blackberry was made in Mexico. My wife's Samsung was made in Korea. My prior Nokia was made in Finland, as was the one I lost that it replaced, the other Nokias in my drawer were all made in Hungary.

I have about six phones (does the 'parts nokia' count?) in front of me purchased at different times from different carriers. Not a single one was made in China.

I don't feel like digging out the box of old CDMA Motorolas, but I know those weren't made in China, either.

I've owned (and own) more phones than the average geek. Not a single one since I got my first Moto MicroTAC in 1994 have been made in China.

more than 6 years ago


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