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Insomnic

Member since: Nov 7th, 2007

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How Far Should Websites Go Before Completely Spoiling a Movie? (Cinematical)

Apr 28th 2010 3:30PM There are lots of people who want to know and don't consider it spoiling so I wouldn't want to say posting the information is not "allowed" at all - but as long as a site doesn't post anything without warning (especially when RSS and other sharing feeds are involved) then it seems fine to me.

As far as images go, those should definitely be held over or hidden away somehow because you can't help but see those before getting to a *spoiler* tag.

Typically, as long as a site sticks with a single consistent handling of spoilers then it shouldn't be a problem. If they don't handle spoilers the way you like then you don't visit them.

AwayFind helps you stop compulsively checking email (Download Squad)

Mar 23rd 2010 1:01PM This is a great idea for those who aren't using a Blackberry (since this functionality is built into BIS and BES and is one of the major reasons why BB is still so proliferate in the work environment). One of the detractors to switching to Android and iPhone from BB was the fact that I wouldn't have as much fine tuned control over what email went to my mobile device.

Thanks to Jared Goralnickl for the link offer.

Move photos from Flickr to Picasa Web, Photobucket, etc. with Migratr (Download Squad)

Dec 24th 2009 7:15PM I was just looking for a good way to do this as I'm debating the pros and cons of Picasa Web vs Flickr. They each have good options but it's hard to really compare.

SuperDuper! Mac backup app offers super duper speed increase (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2009 10:41PM Carbon Copy Cloner is an excellent tool but it doesn't have the automated scheduling options and sparse image options that SuperDuper! is able to provide. It seems SuperDuper is a bit more reliable as well. I've tried both and spent the money on SuperDuper because it had options I prefer and wanted the reliability of SuperDuper's program. CCC had some bad reports on its first Leopard release. It's an excellent program but for reliability I'll spend the money SuperDuper.

@Scruffy: You are correct, and I think it was meant that Target Disk Mode allows copying an image back to a Mac (specifically the backup image from SuperDuper) very painless.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac releasing October 2 (Engadget)

Sep 30th 2009 10:52PM It's a security bug that causes that - BB thinks you've secured those IDs. The only way to truly remove them is via a wipe or by using the backup/restore feature on the Windows DM to erase them (and then only sometimes works and you'll still have to wipe the device).

Popcorn Hour C-200 hands-on (Engadget)

Sep 25th 2009 5:15PM My understanding is that it will play the subtitles but not stylized subs. They'll just be plain like pre-1.0 VLC used to do. So, depending on your pickiness is can be fine or horrible.

The forums have a few threads on it.

Amazon ironically deletes "1984" from Kindle devices (Download Squad)

Jul 20th 2009 2:59PM I find the non-owners outrage quite funny.

I see no problem with this situation. Argent has the right of it here - stolen property was returned and Amazon refunded the customers because the customers weren't at fault.

See if your local pawn shop would do the same thing for you.

And the "it's a copy" argument doesn't hold because books and CDs are copies of an original and a stolen CD or book is still a stolen piece of property - just because it's digital doesn't make this less true (despite what people who argue that piracy isn't stealing claim).

I think Amazon is handling this situation well and look - I can still buy 1984 on the Kindle: http://bit.ly/11UffP - it just happens to be the legal version.

Facebook sez, "Don't mind us, we're just whoring out your photos" (Download Squad)

Jul 17th 2009 3:34PM As previous posters mentioned... turn off AdBlock Plus or it won't display.

Oh crap! Could I really switch to Safari? Wait, nope. (Download Squad)

Jun 9th 2009 3:57PM I think Safari 4 for windows is really only functional for cross browser testing. IE8, Chrome, and Firefox just work better.

On a Mac it is a very tight race though between Safari and Firefox. I recently switched back to Safari (with the v4 release) and I've been very happy.

Gmail adds email translation features: Is this helpful? (Download Squad)

May 19th 2009 7:17PM I feel the same way. I think the only time this would be useful is if you have a public facing email address (like a blog or store front) and expect correspondence from it that may be from readers or customers in other countries.