Great on desktop Firefox but it's not one of the few permitted addons for Android Firefox.
210 posts • joined 9 Jun 2011
Isn't it more a case of "Apple won't pay you for product placement if you let the bad guys use iPhones"?
It's not like every car manufacturer has to approve the use of their vehicles in films.
I know the 90s were a different time but I doubt Jaguar approved "For men who'd like hand jobs from beautiful women they hardly know." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzyNPoI17rE
My employer, an MS shop, forced the MS SSO stuff on us a few months ago. I tried Chrome, Edge and Vivaldi and all suck at font rendering. ClearType settings are ignored. Many pages (but strangely not all) use greyscale anti-aliasing with many lines being two pixels of grey and others being one pixel of black. Slack being a big offender. El Reg looks good though. Maybe if I had a 4K screen I wouldn't care but at 2K it's a mess. Thought it was just me until I saw a screenshot from a colleague and their fonts were awful too. Edge has an experimental option to improve things a bit, so MS sees room for improvement.
I may have to put up with the stupid buttons-for-tabs UI Firefox has cooked up, but at least my eyes can have a rest as I'm back on Firefox.
Like all the top end laptops it has a squarer screen and no numberpad to give a central touchpad. Why don't cheaper brands don't do this*? Dropping a numberpad should save money and it's hardly like 13"/15" panels need to be 16:9 cos they're also used in TVs.
Now if they'd just use a matte screen it'd be perfect. Losing the touchscreen is no loss IMHO, my work laptop has it, it's a gimmick.
*Edit: 13-14" laptops have no numberpad, but at 15"+ it's hard to find a sub-£1k laptop without one.
Yup. Cutting desks works when things are in decline. When things pick up, many companies will find how hard it is to train people remotely. And not just training skills, but learning a culture, company structure and politics. A lot of that is picked up through idle chit-chat, colleagues taking lunch breaks together, overheard conversations and so on. They all disappear with remote working.
It would help if they could just advertise their prices properly.
I went to dropbox.com which showed the Individual-Professional plan as 19.99GBP. Ouch! That's hardly cheap. There are some cheaper (per user) Team accounts but they have minimum of 3 users. These are Team-Standard and Team-Advanced.
I thought "I'm sure it's cheaper than that" cos I have friends who use Dropbox and no way they pay £20 a month. So I clicked the "Plans & Pricing" link to https://www.dropbox.com/plans
Now there are the three plans I saw before and a lower Individual-Plus account at £8.99. Most people would have left before finding this price!
Oddly, the other prices are all different than the previous page. They look like the same prices without VAT but it doesn't say. I hope that £8.99 is including VAT.
Given the business focus I thought I'd try a private window. The opposite of my expectation happens - it becomes even more businessy. The same homepage URL now says it is "Dropbox Business" and the price link is now called "Compare plans" linking to: https://www.dropbox.com/business/plans-comparison
This has Individual-Professional, Team-Standard, Team-Advanced, and, here's another plan, Team-Enterprise.
How the hell is anyone supposed to navigate this crap?
The links you provided in the other thread are NOT peer reviewed. They are opinion. See the "comment" and "correspondence" labels at the top. Perhaps the authors have had other stuff peer reviewed. You are attempting to give greater credibility to those opinions than they deserve.
Let's go back to the reason we are talking. You said "you don't catch it from surfaces". Your first Lancet link says "In my opinion, the chance of transmission through inanimate surfaces is very small, and only in instances where an infected person coughs or sneezes on the surface, and someone else touches that surface soon after the cough or sneeze (within 1–2 h)."
Right there, even your own source says you are wrong!
You are spreading misinformation. Stop it.
> you don't catch it from surfaces
It took just a few seconds to find the CDC and WHO disagree with you. It's not the main transmission but is one of the ways.
CDC: Droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
WHO: Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.[...] Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
> it means I can sit the phone on a "portrait" easel
If they'd just let the picture rotate 180 degrees so you could charge with the cable at the top. It's also much nicer to use hand-held when charging. There are apps to do this but Android thinks there are only 3 permitted orientations.
I had that with an ISP. Had the "thanks for joining us" letter turn up, wrong name, but definitely my address. I contacted them to say it wasn't me, they said just ignore it. A few days later my ISP emails to say sorry I was leaving. I phone my ISP, they say phone the other ISP who says phone my ISP who, to their credit, did stop it. Then a week or so later I come home from work and there's a parcel by my front door: a router. I phoned, said no way was I paying to send it back. They said keep it. It was one of those crappy Thomson things. Meh.
I've given up with these. I never know if a traffic light is just the lights that are on, the lights on or off, the light unit, only the front of light units or the backs. Must the whole thing be in the square or just part of it. Whatever I try it asks me to do another. And then there's the time it insisted I hadn't selected all the taxis until I reluctantly lied and said a 90s mustard yellow Volvo 240 which isn't a taxi is a taxi.
If I must complete a captcha I do the audio ones. Much quicker.
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