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Julian Bond
Re: Ideas for rebooting RSS - http://reboot.reallysimplesynd...
"Note that Google is pushing <link rel=author, rel=publisher and rel=me via a local about page and then/or your google about page for this. And that you may not like the idea of everything having to go via a google profile about page. I'm really not sure how much indirection there should be here. eg RSS->About page->Profiles or maybe RSS->FOAF->Profiles. Loading up RSS with a long list of social media profile URIs feels wrong. I think there ought to be at least one layer of indirection. A link to a single about page containing the long list." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: The iPod’s decline accelerates as Q3 sales drop a record 32% year-over-year - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"I guess that means I'm never going to get my 1TB iPod Classic. Sigh." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Electric bicycles to be a $11 billion industry by 2020 - http://www.treehugger.com/bikes...
"Low powered electric bicycles that are legally a bicycle? Or high powered electric motorcycles that are legally a motorcycle? ISTM that several of the issues discussed here and the problems with US states and cities banning electric bicycles is because the distinction is not clear. You may not agree with Europe's approach of 250W/25KPH limits to be treated as a bicycle but it does at least provide a clear framework for basically unregulated, unlicensed vehicles with some electric assist. It looks like a bicycle, behaves like a bicycle so it is a bicycle and can be used anywhere a bicycle can be used. If you want a 5Kw/50kph vehicle you can but it's a moped/motorcycle not a bicycle and requires a license, helmet, insurance and so on and can only be used on the road or private land. And not on bicycle paths." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: RSS get-together, nominations please - http://dave.smallpict.com/2013...
"Someone from dlvr.it And from Yahoo Pipes, because both are major users of feeds for plumbing. And someone from one of the services that consumes huge quantities of feeds for their insights into the problems of feed collection, spidering, parsing and storage. And please keep plugging away at the issues around subscribing to lists of feeds curated by other people and hence internet accessible OPML." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Music streaming site Turntable.fm launches premium memberships and a stripped-down mini player - http://thenextweb.com/apps...
"Still US only, then." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Feedly supports OPML, but not really - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"There's a reverse request here for people who write feed readers. Allow the user to specify a URL when uploading an OPML file as well as uploading it from a local file." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Feedly supports OPML, but not really - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"Yes, but, ;) I don't want to download a copy to my local hard drive. I want to subscribe to the OPML subscription list in my web based feed reader (that understands how to subscribe to the list). If I can't do that, I'd rather just have the source displayed in the browser and then choose file-save to save it to the hard drive *if* I want a local copy. Why assume I want a local copy of the file because I clicked on a link? Unless of course the link said "Download OPML here". And I guess that's what I'm trying to get at. Why is "download it" the default behaviour for OPML links when it's unlikely I've got anything on my local machine that can do anything with it? Capiche?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Feedly supports OPML, but not really - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"Just a thought. *If* we had feed readers that could subscribe to OPML, *then* clicking on an OPML link and having the browser try to download an OPML file wouldn't be the right thing to do. Offering a download would be wrong for an RSS link so why is it right for OPML?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Low-cost hi-fi: the amazing world of cheapo mini-amps - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"One Lepai amp. One M/C battery (12v-10Ahr) found in the garage. Two 8" PA speakers with Piezo horn tweeters on offer from Maplins (I forget, £39.99 ?). One iPod Classic 160 = about 8-12hrs of party time in the woods. The only downside is that there's not much headroom. Over drive it and it goes suddenly into clipping distortion. The key is the PA speaker sensitivity so instead of 8", try and find some eBay 12" or 15". The next step up is 24v or 36v T-Class amps, look hard enough and you'll find the bargains for not much more money. The current Lepai's have some protection built in. It was easy with the early ones to kill them with a speaker short or reversed battery." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
"For me, Firefox (windows, 21.0) is not too bad. I don't think I've got an extension doing this, but I see a styled html version of the feed with a box at the top offering subscription options. And options that can be added to if you don't use the obvious readers. If I hit CTRL-U (view source) just like I would on any web page, then I can see the XML. In Chrome I get more or less the same thing but only because I installed Google's RSS Subscription Extension (https://chrome.google.com/webs... I agree that this should be loaded by default as only enthusiasts will know about it or search for it. And then there is a link on the page to view source. Showing a page with a styled html representation of the feed with subscribe dialog controls and a way of viewing source seems like a reasonable approach to me. I just wish Chrome would do this by default rather than requiring an extension." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Turkish cops shoot a protester's drone out of the sky - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Life plays out near future SciFi. Walter Jon Williams - Deep State, Ian McDonald - The Dervish House." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: US charges NSA whistleblower Snowden with espionage, asks Hong Kong to detain him - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Surely, Hagbard Celine's  "Leif Ericson". Gold'n'Appel Enterprises should be able to  spirit him away from the Illuminati." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Less porn for you: UK ISPs will enact auto-filtering of adult content by the end of 2013 - http://thenextweb.com/insider...
"Won't anyone think of... rule #34?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Snowden leak: How UK spies attacked delegations to the 2009 G20 - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"One of the stories we were being told during and after the Tottenham riots was that Blackberry BBM was secure and controlling the riots was harder because this was the comms tool of choice for the gangs. How does that square with this story? GCHQ can intercept BBM, but the Police can't?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Notes for people who follow me on Twitter - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"I've never needed the paid upgrades for relatively low volume sites and usage. I mainly use it to flow my own posts from Google Plus to Twitter and Facebook." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Notes for people who follow me on Twitter - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"dlvr.it will also take $arbitrary_RSS_feed and post it to Twitter and Facebook." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Severed deer head left at supermarket self-checkout - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"CCTV recordings appear to show a Green Man dancing his way out of the store while playing the pipes but the authorities have been unable to find any witnesses that actually saw anything." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: What Prism slide-presentation means by "direct access" to Internet giants' servers - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Oh how we laughed back in 2002 at the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I..." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: TOM THE DANCING BUG: Attention, Journalists! You are an Enemy of the State! - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"For further information, please re-read." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: National Academies: public call for future visions of human spaceflight - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"The long term survival of earth life is one thing. The long term survival of the species Homo Sapiens is quite another. I can imagine us seeding the rest of the galaxy with DNA, but space is so hostile, so big and the gravity well so deep that getting a viable, self sufficient colony going off Earth looks impossible. And/or the attempt will take and use up the entire Earth's resources in the process and still have an uncertain future. Mechs or Shapers? Beat Space into submission with engineering, or bio-engineer intelligent life into a form that can thrive in Space. Maybe the second would be a better option. Are we still talking about the same species, eggs and basket then? My moneys on the lobster brain collective." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Let's not repeat the Google Reader mistake - http://threads2.scripting.com/2013...
"- Yes to support for RSSCloud and PUSH - Yes to support for title-less items - Yes to a way to subscribe to OPML subscription lists. We should take a long hard look at and think about Twitter's Lists here. But Dave, I do wish the description, link and guid in your linkblog feed were more like how you format the linkblog in html. Because I'm still having to put specific code in my personal aggregator to cope with your quirks and re-create the same view." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Scenes from #OccupyGezi - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Essential reading, maybe. But whatever, they're good. Walter Jon Williams - Deep State and This Is Not A Game. Ian McDonald - The Dervish House" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Meet austerity's millionaires - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Shock Horror! Spreadsheet error leads to rise in super-rich. Or at least those without an effective tax avoidance scheme." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Apple has sold 100m iPod touches since it launched in 2007 - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"Oh, FFS. comment edited. 6 may well be better than 5. but it doesn't support hardware that is only 2.5 years old. This modern world of rapid obsolescence, eh?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: No rear-facing camera on new iPod - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"Heh. One of the more useful things my 3rd Gen Touch can do is to remote control Winamp... ;) The problem is the battery is now on it's last legs so that only works when it's tethered to a power supply. So it's a good thing the old company paid for it." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: No rear-facing camera on new iPod - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"However it was replaced by the 4th gen in Sept 2010. So the last 3rd gen were sold roughly 2.5 years before IOS6." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: No rear-facing camera on new iPod - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"And it's a shame that the iPod Touch 3rd gen is now obsolete and unsupported by IOS6. This modern world, eh? 2.5 years to obsolete and unsupported. Now where's my 1TB iPod Classic, Apple?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Apple has sold 100m iPod touches since it launched in 2007 - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"It's a shame the older versions aren't supported by IOS6. And that increasingly Google's IOS App updates require IOS6" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Excellent bad advice - http://boingboing.net/2013...
"This. "Healthy friendships are built on well orchestrated passive aggressive punishments tailored specially for the people you care about most." Many a true word is spoken in jest, etc, etc." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Listen to ‘Dance’, the latest single from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s upcoming album - http://thenextweb.com/shareab...
"What happened to the iTunes/Spotify competitor he was promising?" - Julian Bond
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