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Email is broken, but it wasn’t from begin and being broken doesn’t mean email doesn’t survive.
If we could go back to ’90s, one thing should be made stardard is that email messages are always free from HTML or any other formatting code.
Email works as well does the normal mail. You get spam, it is insecure by default and ugly.
To get Email actually work you need to do few things:
1) Use whitelists where only email what sender you have accepted is received. Everyone who tries to do first contact gets rejected right away.
2) Enforce everyone who you know to use PGP. It is only way to be secure, at least to sign the email but otherwise encrypt it.
3) Enforce everyone who send emails to you, to use pure text, so throw away all HTML messages and if there is HTML code, message gets rejected right away.
4) Maintain own email server, every message is sent and received from your own private server. The server isn’t difficult to place up, it takes only a one old smartphone drawing 1-2W power and WiFi connection or then a Plug-PC drawing again few watts and giving you even a USB HDD storage space and you can install OwnCloud to them so you control your data, contacts, calender etc and no other company.
The thing what broke email was HTML features.
And why so? You mean those labels?
I only update my graphic card every 4-5 years and then every time I buy < 100€ card.
I manage to get best graphics settings or near best ones (I usually turn off some effects what I personally don’t like, example bloom, motion blur, high FXAA etc).
The fancy looking graphics in screenshots are ruined in many games with motion blur, bloom and other visual distortion effects. And in motion anyways they are hardly visible at all in same manner.
And still, games are more about the illusion they build, not just the visual as the good illusion can be build well with textures and simple lighting effects with low polygon counts etc.
The Court said the exclusive right of distribution of a copy of a computer program covered by the license is “exhausted on its first sale”.
The ruling means that gamers in European Union member states are free to sell their downloaded games, whether they’re from Steam, Origin or another digital platform – no matter what End User License Agreement has been signed.
The ruling continues: “Therefore, even if the licence agreement prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy.”
The ruling suggests that if you’ve bought a license for a game off your mate, you’re within your rights to download it from the publisher’s website. “Therefore the new acquirer of the user licence, such as a customer of UsedSoft, may, as a lawful acquirer of the corrected and updated copy of the computer program concerned, download that copy from the copyright holder’s website,” the Court said.
Sorry, only in EU.
In USA (and probably rest of the world) you are Microsoft bitch and you do what Microsoft say.
In EU, you can give or sell your license to anyone with 1 cent or so on and everyone including Microsoft, needs to transfer that game license to new owner. And you are not limited to few times, you can every day swap the license as much you want.
360 is 360 degree, not steps ;)
Sorry but best consoles ever were 80’s.
Those were best….
Xbox and Playstation are just new ones.
Just use Google Drive if any online services to share photos.
But even today, best is when people buy a NAS or cheap 30 buck Android phone and set it to serve own secure network drives for all computers and people can exactly rule who can see what, how long and how many times and no one is ruling anything out. Only thing you need is to pay your normal broadband/3G connection.
A 1.1 billion deal paid in Cash? How many armored cars did Yahoo send to Tumblr office what had that 1.1 billion in cash and by what bills they paid it?
I believe what Verge wanted to say is that it was paid directly as Yahoo has liquidity to do so.
That 1.1 billion didn’t be paid in cash, it is going to be done in digital transfer.
I like Nexus 4 design, I really like HTC One design, I really really like HTC One X design, I partially like Cyan Lumia 800 design, I really really like iPhone 4(S) design but then again I really like Huawei Ascend P1 and Galaxy S II designs.
And this can be shock to many, but one of my favorite (TOP-3) designs are Huawei U8180 next to Motorola Razr
I would suggest to Huawei and ZTE to buff up the models with good specs.
Like example Huawei U8180:
- without capacitive buttons and making the physical button to be semi-capacitive physical button for unlocking (you need to touch the button to open phone instead just pressing it).
- High resolution 3.2" OLED display (800×480px resolution)
- 3.5mm jack to bottom from top
- 3mm thicker where space is used for extra big battery.
- A good low noise 2-5Mpix camera with OIS (and bonus if even Xenon flash)
- Bundle 3-4 different extra covers (White, Red, Yellow, Blue) and default the black. Covers without any rubber finish and sell the whole set of new covers for 10-20 dollars with all kind fancy art and texture.
I bought 2 year contract what had unlimited data speed/amount (21Mbits network speed, always getting 10-19Mbits), 1500 minutes per month talk time to any number (not paid ones) and 500 SMS a month, only for 2 euros a month.
We have MicroUSB because China forced every phone in china to have it and be sold without charger. Then EU made same choice.
It was alone that every year millions of chargers were sold with phones and thrown to trash because people didn’t need them or didn’t need old one anymore. So having just a phone and if needed buy a charger but always having same charger port is smart thing.
I would really be happy if Samsung would do that for their tablets and Apple for their devices (include MicroUSB).
Maybe in USA, but in some countries basic data is free, like 256KBits belongs to even cheapest account. Like you can get a number where you pay ~$3 a month with 50 free minutes and 150 SMS/MMS and 256Kbits unlimited data amount and you can stop contract anytime wanted or get it even prepaid one.
So you can actually get prepaid where you pay example forward one year (1 month steps) and limit the account that it can not call any paid number or make/receive calls from predefinied numbers listed (where you give your family numbers) and if you then give to your kid a cheap Android smartphone where you have locked sites what are possible to open and many other features so kid actually can only send messages example your chosen IM contacts, email addresses etc you can do, but it isn’t required as your kid could send/receive MMS messages.
If having data connection (otherwise you would not have) then email is way better.
1) It is stupid to require person to publish their real names
2) It is stupid to require person to publish their photo
3) It is stupid to deny person to control who can find and contact him
4) It is stupid to deny person to build groups where people don’t see who else belongs to same group
So if Google really want to Google+ be real social networking tool, it needs to change its ways.
1) User can choose to make profile private or public (name, photo… all of it)
2) User needs to have possibility to deny profile being indexed and require every person searching profile being accepted first so profile can be found by searcher.
3) User needs to have possibility to keep every person incapable see who are in person contact lists and circles.
4) User needs to have possibility to deny others finding person public posts in public Google+ using Google search tool.
So far Email is way better, safer, secure and social than any other service.
1) You control who can find and contact you
2) You control who see other contacts in your email
3) You control who can see your picture and name
And what is best public social communication? NNTP protocl aka News Groups.
Where every message is placed in corresponding thread, tree is build automatically so it is easy to follow who responds to who, readers controls the thread “worth” by placing own points to posters so quickly reader can see when thread has gone arguing / trolling, threads are possible to read aloud by computer, they are possible to share easily and store easily, they can be presented in multiple different ways by reader itself, poster can direct new messages to threads to corresponding groups and get different groups to respond back to original group without anyone having problems.
If wanted to be socially contacted with friends, family and co-workers, email is best way to go. If wanted to have good group conversation with other people, news groups are the best way to go.
It isn’t the content, it is about how Google+ (and Facebook etc) works as they don’t allow user to control their profile, it is either Google/Facebook way or the highway and their way is totally wrong and useless.
7 days ago on Pick your poison: messaging will be fragmented, expensive, or locked-in 1 reply 10 recommends
I find the front page good but then the player itself goes too complex. Like suddenly there are other songs and artists in the play screen and I need to go 4-5 steps back to get on front page again.
Example, the new Hangout, Google+, Music etc were for developers so they can prepare their own products to be joined with those. Media should have been informed that they were presented for developers not for consumers in mind and in fall
Get developers interested and you get them to develop their products and services to support Googles, what leads to consumers to find out them even easier from wider range of other products.
And Galaxy S IV was for developers as well, it was aimed directly to them so they understand that developers should focus to Holo design and focus to Android itself, not to Samsung when wanted to make their applications to use hardware what Galaxy S IV presents.
None of those announcements were for consumers, all were for developers and media to inform other developers.
Example, the new Hangout, Google+, Music etc were for developers so they can prepare their own products to be joined with those. Media should have been informed that they are for developers not for consumers and in fall the consumer version is going to hold.
And Google has no reason to announce new Nexus devices, they are simply best in their class and Android 4.2 is still best from all, Google should not try to rise the bet when it has highest bet on table. After Apple or Microsoft has again shown their actions, Google can rise again from parts where they can get pass.
SMS is good to keep separated, you don’t get mistaken why message what your friend sent isn’t seen in browser or in other devices.
SMS should be leaved to emergency situations when data connection isn’t available.
And all what many wanted for Google Talk more was the share feature, now it is there so finally user can share data from other application to Google Talk user, like URL etc.
There are good reasons why to leave SMS away.
Here are few:
1. Legal reasons that Google would require to store SMS data to user history
2. Security reasons that Google would store SMS data to user history
3. User security reasons that online banking and other crucial personal data is somewhat connected to online. (thats why you DON*T want to use SMS application what can send data over Internet, MMS messages does it different route)
4. Usability reasons that peoples messages are not all joined to one place as it just cause receiver get multiple notifications from multiple different ways. Like should I get SMS what I got to my phone to my web browser and tablet?
5. Legal threat from carriers, as they would start pushing more about “Google Talk -packages” to their customers like Skype is having.
If they ever are considering way to implement SMS intergation, it needs to be in opt-in by default.
So why Nokia is still called Nokia when Microsoft controls their patents, their smartphones and stock market and future?
18 days ago on Motorola warned by EU over patent abuse against Apple (update) 3 replies 4 recommends
Is it fair that company needs only to pay 0.005€ from GPRS license patents overall per device?
Tell me, how many licenses you need to sell to get 10 000€?
FRAND doesn’t meant what the license price should be, just that it needs to be fair to everyone and reasonable. And if you say it is reasonable that you can get dozens of patents licensed with fraction of sent, then you don’t know what is reasonable.
I would say that if you have reasonable patent price for GPRS technology, all those patents should have worth in euros per device, example 1-2 euros.
Microsoft won the race long time ago with Windows Messenger (MSN messenger) when they abused their dominant market position and pre-installed it in Windows XP and they suggested everyone to create MSN account.
Then they bought Skype, what had already tens of millions users and now they have integrated MSN to Skype so they have hundreds of millions users. At least they know they can not pre-install Skype to Windows Phone or Windows 8 as they would get cought on that.
21 days ago on Alone together: will one messaging app rule them all? 1 reply 1 recommend
Do you know what is great? That you can actually rule who can send you, when and about what when you use email.
If you just use email like it would be a “mystical black box” what can not be configured, then you can blame only yourself and your friends and co-workers.
WWW sites are terrible, applications wins those anyday in anyway as long they are done natively.
Oh… You just described XMMP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMPP
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That was very well known by people who knew anything about GUI usability that Modern UI is terrible and includes almost all most classic usability mistakes what has done in last few decades.
Information overload strikes very quickly with Modern UI.
How about making some sense to whole thing and rule that every trade is done only once a day.
In one year you have ~220 changes on year to sell or buy. And once you place your shares to market, you need to withdraw on next day then.
You can check your smartphones camera already with simple math, basicly all of them has focus from 30cm to infinite.
People don’t want photos with full focus on whole plane, you want to get same look what you get when you watch something, meaning you need to have blur everywhere else than the subject.
There are cases where you want to get photography to be sharp from front to infinite like some landscape photography positions or similar.
That is as well one reason why big scale tilt-shift cameras has been so great because when you take photo where everything is in focus and your film is size of A4 sheet, you get pictures what resolutions are over 100 000×150 000 pixels.
What we really need, is a lightfield camera but we can not get it in so small size that we could fit it to smartphone. Laws of physics just are there what does not allow us to do what we wish.
If you are rich, powerful and you have lots of friends, you have iPhone or Samsung.
If you are poor, modern slave and without any taste, you have Windows Phone.
That is the clear message.
They are only scrolling around Modern UI without doing anything and snapping photos what they don’t care instead what others are doing, living their live (fights are about experience and fun time)