@joshl No, rather the end to what Europeans generally refer to as "Summer Time", though we call "Daylight Savings Time" Kind of ironic that we are on "standard time" for ... just over 4 months of the year, we spend more of the year on "summer time" than "standard time".
@burnout426 Just sorted it. Now working and offering a variety of English language dictionaries. I suspect I had an error in the file name (en_gb.zip). My fault. Thanks for your confirmation of method.
@joshl said in General Chat:
Speaking of English, there is a question.
What is the most peculiar and/or difficult dialect of English to understand? Either by most English speakers or foreigners? South American? Aussie? Pakistani?
It probably depends mostly on the background and language-culture of the listener. For example, someone from the UK would probably have an easier time understanding someone from the hinterlands of Australia than would somebody from the Creole areas of the US southlands. Especially rural or isolated regions of a nation often develop peculiar vocabulary, terminology, and word pronunciations that render full understanding of certain speech difficult, even by others within the same nation.
@leocg said in Streaming doesn't work anymore:
What OS do you have?
I bet XP too...
Downloaded and installed the very last version of a browser evermore to be compatible with XP. And it's not Opera, and I had some trouble yesterday with the latter.
Okay. You may be right. There's no way to really determine it one way or the other. My suspicion is that it is a service that they won't be providing so I suppose the conversation is moot. Stay strong, Leo.
@coffeelover said in Can Opera be fully Trusted:
... Today I see that China has been using tiny microchips to gain access to US companies. This is yet another reason why I personally do not trust software or hardware that comes from China. Read about it by going to the link below. ... For those like me who no longer trust Opera, the evidence seems enough. For others like Blackbird who believe the evidence is not compelling, there is little point in continuing the discussion. It really boils down to what one is willing to place his/her trust in and for me... ...
Writing as someone who has spent much of his career dealing with highly classified materials, I feel there's a vast difference between an adversarial government covertly placing spy-chips into a market-leading company's industrial/commercial/military server hardware by bribing/coercing factory personnel within that adversarial nation in hopes of penetrating corporate/government networks so as to acquire strategic information versus that same adversary somehow getting some lines of snooping code covertly inserted into a second-tier Internet web browser that's designed by code experts outside the adversarial country and aimed at individual non-commercial users. Of course anything is always possible, but 'possible' doesn't make it likely - and it certainly doesn't necessarily make it even worthwhile. Covertness always carries the risks of unexpected disclosure, whose costs and fallout can be considerable when measured against probable reward for the effort. Consequently, the potential payoff must always be worth the risks incurred - and, frankly, the market exposure of Opera into truly strategic arenas doesn't really qualify as worth it.
But, as I think we agree, it all comes down to personal opinions and preferences. For me and the equipment upon which I use browsers, Opera is currently OK in a security sense. For equipment that really matters in a real-world security sense, I personally believe there should be complete isolation from the public Internet - a genuine airgap, if you will. Hence, the only practical browser risks for ordinary users is from non-nation-state hackers and vandals.
I'd suggest a VPN like the ibVPN extension for Opera. I know Opera has a built in VPN but ibVPN is very fast and hardly effects transfer speeds at all. It does cost about $10 a month but well worth it, imo.
If I go to someplace like India and get a rejection page, I just click the ibVPN extension, select India in the country server list and refresh the page. I'm in. Easiest and quickest VPN I'm ever used.