* Posts by status203

12 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Mar 2016

Serious surfer? How to browse like a pro on Firefox


Plenty of horizontal space?

I use an ultrawide monitor and have browser windows at half that width. Even that seems to be 'narrow' enough for some sites to start collapsing and hiding stuff.

Paperless office? 2.8 trillion pages printed in 2020, down by 14% or 450 billion sheets


Re: a drop that was even more pronounced for A3 devices.

"...all for less than 400 Eur"

... per page! Ink's expensive.

Section 230 authors despair of Trump, Barr, Biden, US Congress’ aggressive ignorance of critical tech law


Re: Thank you for this well written article.

To go along with TechDirt's "Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act"?


Apple says if developers are unhappy with its App Store decisions, it will entertain appeals against its rulings – and even its own rules


Are you sure that's not they'll be *entertained* by appeals against their rulings?


Ex-barrister reckons he has a privacy-preserving solution to Britain's smut ban plans


Re: Is it just me...

"Do you have a reum?"

Dude, where's my laser?


It's always aliens!

What do you mean your eardrums need a break? Samsung-owned JBL touts solar-powered wireless headphones you don't need to charge


Re: Marketing lies

"You've got to grab the item in question"

For a second, I thought it was early Dabbsy Day.

Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs want folk to bargain over broadband


Re: Marketing lies

Of course they're happy with the idea of haggling; they can try raising the price (for no better reason than higher profits) and if you resist no harm, no foul, no incentive not to try it on in the first place.

I prefer the try it on, lose a customer interaction. (Now if only I could get decent FTTC where I live - single digit Mbs at the moment - I could tell Virgin Media where to stick their price increases)

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts


Re: Marketing lies

... and they're getting really fed up with it!

Brit consumers still holding off on buying new PCs until that Brexit thing is over and done with


SteamPlay and Lutris are expanding the range I can play without rebooting into Windows. Useful, because nothing ever seem worth the hassle of rebooting out of my primary OS anymore.

(Including in some cases older games that friends apparently want to play, but can't, on their new Windows machines)

You TalkTalk a big game, says ads watchdog, but your testing not good enough to say your Wi-Fi's best


Re: Marketing lies

1. As you said.

2. Phrase misleadingly as "can't be beaten by any of the other big providers"

3. Profit?

Swedish publishers plan summer ‘Block Party’ to thwart ad blockers


FF Addons

My personal preference for not loading trackers, unnecessary scripts etc is Policeman.

Never seem to see it mentioned in these discussions though. What am I missing?