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Operetta Advance theme makes Firefox look like Opera 10 (Download Squad)

Feb 5th 2010 1:27PM If only there were a plugin that effectively emulated Opera's notes feature, which I use extensively.

The New York Times prepares to lose, I mean charge, its online readers (Download Squad)

Jan 18th 2010 2:54PM I could probably have been a little clearer. I support their finding a sensible way to charge their customers for content.

The New York Times prepares to lose, I mean charge, its online readers (Download Squad)

Jan 18th 2010 12:34PM Asking for donations is what not-for-profit companies do. The New York Times is for profit for as long as it can make a profit so it makes sense to try to find a sensible, affordable way to raise money to continue its tradition of fine reporting... and this is coming from someone who has had a free account since the first couple months of's existence.

Vimeo bans gaming videos, starts debate among users (Download Squad)

Jul 23rd 2008 7:02PM When you visit Vimeo, it's clear that they're trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors by the kind of videos they want to attract and promote. Videogame walkthru's are not what Vimeo wants to be known for, and I don't mind that they're exercising editorial control over the content on their site. Vimeo, Stupidvideos, and FunnyorDie are all niche sites that allow uploads of all kinds but are clearly catering to specific audiences. I applaud Vimeo's decision to attempt to better serve its core audience.

AOL Shopping settles Mac vs. PC debate? (

Jun 24th 2008 5:10PM Long term cost may be less of a factor anyway. I don't always mind paying more in the long run if I don't have to make a huge outlay up front.

Google relaunches Jotspot as Google Sites (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2008 2:29AM I had to login as the admin on my Google Docs for my domain, and from there I had to "add service" to get to the Google Sites option.

Google Desktop for the Mac 1.0 (

Apr 4th 2007 11:36PM I'm perturbed that this software isn't available for older versions of OSX. It would be much more useful to those of us running 10.3.9 or before. Clearly there are plenty of us out there who don't want to get every OS update that comes out, but it's things like this that almost force us to have to do it. Thanks, Google, sooner or later I'll upgrade and try out your software.

Charlie Sheen is about to be the highest paid sitcom star (AOL TV)

Sep 28th 2006 4:13PM I agree with Sep. The three-camera sitcom, shot before a studio audience, is the closest many people will come to live theatre. The interaction between actor and audience is still something to treasure, and on the best of the three-camera sitcoms that relationship is priceless.

The Wire season 4 -- an early look (AOL TV)

Aug 30th 2006 12:00PM I was working at this awesome video store, Kim's Mediapolis, in New York, and when Season 2 came out, it was like the UN handing out food and water to refugees. We had so few copies that we would all amass at the store to hand the videos around during that brief period when we got to rent them for free, anxious to get them all seen before street date. And I know how Oral Roberts must have felt, because whenever we were able to turn a new customer on to the show, it was as if we had encouraged a life-altering change in another person. Man, that show is great.

More gay people, please (AOL TV)

Aug 22nd 2006 11:56AM It's easy to deride the notion that we need more representation of different groups based on statistical analysis. I would suggest, though, that as a member of an underrepresented group, it's frustrating never to see yourself represented on television. And that very frustration from those people is what creates the market that Adam seems to think doesn't exist. It isn't that the market isn't there, it's that no one wants to tap into that market. Consider CastingGod's comments. He wants to see gay characters, but not as they've been presented to date. Is there any reason for the gay characters who already are on television not to have exhibited the diversity that really exists among gay people?

It may be unrealistic and naive to think that different groups will be equally represented on television, but I don't think that's what these groups are asking for. I think they are asking to be represented on television in numbers that more closely reflect reality, and that seems like a good goal to drive toward.