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Jonathan Harford

Member since: Aug 26th, 2005

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Binary Turf now offers Windows-optimized builds of 64-bit Firefox 4 (Download Squad)

Dec 15th 2010 11:44AM The "placebo effect" does not mean something seems to function because you hope it will. It means it actually does function because you believe it will.

How to Instapaper an entire multi-page article in just two clicks (Download Squad)

Nov 4th 2010 6:06PM Can't seem to get this to work.

Chrome + Readability Bookmarklet + Instapaper Bookmarklet => only 1st page of multipage article.

Here's the link I tried:

Google now defines some words you search for automatically (Download Squad)

Jul 26th 2010 5:17PM Wait... "ameliorate" has only four syllables?

Android 3.0 Gingerbread rumored to launch in October for high-end devices (Download Squad)

Jun 30th 2010 5:18PM But... my Droid won't even be a year old by then! This is heartbreaking!

Fring now taps your Android phone's front-facing camera for video chat (Download Squad)

May 27th 2010 12:35PM "Fring's blog post does state that you can use the app with single-camera phones -- you're just limited to half-duplex chats with copious phone-flipping involved."

Or just use a mirror, right?

Penzu helps you write your thoughts privately online, but why? (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 3:25PM Seems like it would be perfect for a travel journal if you're skipping from internet cafe to internet cafe.

Google is torn on the topic of face recognition: to roll out, or not? (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 11:30AM "It's a chilling thought which is made a thousand times more calcifying by the fact that it's Google wielding the technology. If it was any other company -- one that doesn't already have access to billions of images all round the world -- we wouldn't bat an eyelid."

Is it chilling regardless of Google, or would we not bat an eyelid if Google weren't involved? You're contradicting yourself.

Seriously, though... Google's proven to be (or at least appear to be) pretty good about privacy concerns. I'd trust them with this technology way before I'd trust, say, Facebook. Or Yahoo.

"We're at the point where you could snap a person's face with Google Goggles and find out their entire life story: their employment, their friends, what they looked like before they dyed their hair."

Well... only if you can already google that information about them from knowing their name.

The privacy issues are definitely worth discussing, but can we do this without the hysteria?

So long, taskbar thumbnails! Aero Peek gets disabled in Chromium (Download Squad)

Apr 5th 2010 11:47AM Thanks goodness. I've had all kinds of extra taskbar buttons and empty windows ever since it was enabled.

Postponer is an awesome ReadItLater extension for Google Chrome (Download Squad)

Mar 29th 2010 4:23PM Android RIL users will want to use PaperDroid alongside RIL to sync articles to their phone.


I was in love with the RIL/PaperDroid combo until I met InstaPaper/Instafetch, which is better in a number of ways. I use it ALL. THE. TIME.

Instapaper might be your reason to buy an iPad (Download Squad)

Mar 24th 2010 9:35PM Instapaper client InstaFetch is one of my favorite apps on my android phone. It's pretty great.