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Firefox, Opera Allow Phishing By Data URI Claims New Paper

thomthom Re:Chrome and IE (151 comments)

Avoiding expensive HTTP requests.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe

thomthom Re:Windows 8 is not a catastrophe.... (880 comments)

The list is still a button click away... Nothing really changed - it's just different.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe

thomthom Re:Windows 8 is not a catastrophe.... (880 comments)

I use Win8 on my touch screen notebook. I don't see Win8 being worse with mouse and keyboard - I use it just as I do with Win7. The only thing that was unusual was the start menu, but I launch applications in the same way as I do on Win7: Tap the Windows key and the first few letters of the application name. It's much easier to use a tough screen with Win8 than previous version - but I see in no way it impairs my mouse,keyboard use. This whole "disaster" cry is overrated. It's just a Windows release more different that what people are used to.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Instead of a Laptop, a Tiny Computer and Projector?

thomthom Re:This is a terrible idea (339 comments)

Several tables these days are sold with a keyboard docking station (or as optional equipment) - which not only gives you a good keyboard but also added battery capacity. The keyboards are thin and compact. I fancied the Asus Transformer Prime, but it was Android only. Though there appear to be coming some nice Windows powered tablets: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/130364-the-answer-to-all-our-windows-8-dreams-the-ivy-bridge-asus-transformer-book

more than 2 years ago
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Bank Robbing a Terrible Business, Statistically

thomthom Re:Stupid thieves (207 comments)

Here in Norway it's getting more and more common to have checkout-points where the machine dispenses the money, no human got access to it except the security guard that refills the machine when the time-lock allows it. If you want to rob somebody it better be their gold fillings.

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Skips IE Support, Claims $100,000 Savings

thomthom IE is far from as terrible it used to be. (273 comments)

As of version 9, IE isn't that awful any more. I didn't have to do anything special for IE) when it came out - the sites looked like they did in Firefox, Opera Webkit etc - finally using the nice CSS3 features. The design is built on adaptive degrading so the newer the browser the prettier it looks. And it gets even better with IE10. For the most part, IE9+ just works. It's becoming less of a pain. The new pain is the various HTML5. CSS3 support that varies greatly among the whole browser-spectrum. (Though, not surprisingly considering the are note complete.)

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Tests 'Safe' User Tag For Disasters

thomthom Re:Lame (62 comments)

Aye. When the bomb went off in Oslo I was in Sweden for a vacation. I started getting odd "Are you OK?" messages from people, even people I don't frequently talk to. I found it very nice to use Facebook to inform the general bulk of my acquaintances who where concerned. I also found Facebook to be a useful source of finding out of my friends and acquaintances in Oslo was ok - it was quite chaotic and for each person to contact everyone they know - or reply to each request would take a lot of time. Ditto for the London bombings - then the social websites weren't so widely used, but I found it difficult getting any life-sign from my friends in London because the phone network collapsed. Then it took days before I got replies. So yes, this is an area where I find social connection websites comes very handy and useful. It's not really more unthinkable to drop a message on a website as oppose to sending texts or phoning.

about 2 years ago
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Why Creators Should Never Read Their Forums

thomthom Could this... (221 comments)

...be why God never answer prayers?

more than 3 years ago
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Split Screen Co-op Is Dying

thomthom Re:Damned shame (362 comments)

And to think of that now the monitors are large enough to give each player a decent piece to look at while playing split screen - as oppose to sharing an old 14" 800x600 tiny monitor. You'd think it'd be more of it now ehn it's more practical.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Adds Friend Stalker Tool

thomthom Re:Solution (357 comments)

Doesn't stop them if you' re not on either... only difference is that it doesn't link to a profile but just lists a name. If you do ahve an account, and someone does tag you, you can remove it.

about 4 years ago
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The Time Travel Paradoxes of Back To the Future

thomthom Re:Frame of Reference Problem (454 comments)

Basically for new writers who write a science fiction time travel story you gotta make sure you mention briefly that you solved the orbit/rotation/surface problem and have calibrated your time machine to account for the ever changing topography of the Earth as well as its orbit and rotation ... Or maybe claim that you machine is anchored to Earth's gravity well to simplify things a bit more?

Got to make sure? Why? It's fiction, it's a story, entertainment. If you have to make plausible claims and explaination for every little details it'll be a book that bore you to death.

more than 4 years ago
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The Puzzle of Japanese Web Design

thomthom Re:Ever been to Tokyo? (242 comments)

No - because you never see a website side by side. The only time you choose between a set of websites is when you do a web-search, and then you pick from the text extract summary and it's location in the search results.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Not Disabling OS X Atom Support After All

thomthom Re:WOLF! (275 comments)

Are the released known beforehand? Would he have known there'd be a new version the next day?

about 5 years ago
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Vista Share Drops for the First Time In Two Years

thomthom Re:Stupied Fucking Vista (332 comments)

Why on earth was parent modded troll?

more than 5 years ago
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British Spy Agency Searches For Real-Life 'Q'

thomthom Re:Mythbusters (79 comments)

I'd think that they'd want something stealthy and not something that always end up with a big boom...

more than 5 years ago
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Comic Sans, Font of Ill Will

thomthom Re:Similar to Windows hate? (503 comments)

It is easily readable, and more than anything else,

I can't say anything else than that I strongly disagree with this. Reading a large chunk of text in Comic Sans is painful. It works in small short sentences. Like in comic bubbles...

more than 5 years ago
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IE 8.1 Supports Firefox Plugins, Rendering Engine

thomthom Re:Breaking News! (283 comments)

meh! I thought the posting date was fixed related to the poster's locale time. Oh well.

more than 5 years ago
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IE 8.1 Supports Firefox Plugins, Rendering Engine

thomthom Re:Breaking News! (283 comments)

To be unfair. The date of the post is 31. March.

more than 5 years ago

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