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  • Seattle PD Detective Took Clearview Facial Recognition Tech For A Spin, Possibly Violating Local Laws

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2021 @ 04:42pm

    New FIRST WORD

    Because I am the firstiest wordiest!

  • Some Small But Important Techdirt Updates

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 31 Jan, 2019 @ 01:26pm

    Re:

    This should be fixed now. The Insider Chat was confusing FireFox's "Readability" JavaScript code, which was deciding that the chat content, not the post itself, was the main content of the page.

  • Some Small But Important Techdirt Updates

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 30 Jan, 2019 @ 08:20pm

    Re:

    There is something going on with the font sizes on mobile, especially with respect to the headlines. We’ll get that sorted out. I’m not sure what you’re seeing with the left margin. I do see a margin on my phone. But I’ll play with it a little. Both the headlines and the department are serif. That hasn’t changed from the previous design.

  • Google Still Says Our Post On Content Moderation Is Dangerous Or Derogatory

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 11 Jan, 2019 @ 11:16am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Hey Gwiz,

    The variable width preference does work on article pages as well as the front page. I'm not saying you're not seeing a problem, but the two page types use the same CSS for managing the content width, and variable width on article pages works for me on multiple devices and browsers. So, if you are seeing variable width on the front page, but fixed on article pages, something odd is going on. I'd recommend clearing out your techdirt.com cookies and shift-reloading to be sure you have the latest CSS.

  • Gmail Takes A Sledgehammer To The Techdirt Daily Newsletter When Not Even A Scalpel Is Needed

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 20 Nov, 2015 @ 12:53pm

    Re:

    They did modify the email. We would have appreciated it if they modified it (much) less.

  • Revamped Comment Buttons + New Ways To Buy Techdirt Credits

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 21 Oct, 2015 @ 08:47am

    Re: Comment notify checkbox & preview

    Fixed.

  • Revamped Comment Buttons + New Ways To Buy Techdirt Credits

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 20 Oct, 2015 @ 02:10pm

    Expanded format

    There's a way to do this using a preference setting here: https://www.techdirt.com/preferences.php

    Set "Page Width" to variable.

  • You Can Now Turn Off Ads On Techdirt

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 29 Sep, 2015 @ 11:09pm

    Re: "Just go to your preferences page...."

    The preferences page is here: https://www.techdirt.com/preferences.php And yes, you can set an "expand all" cookie there.

  • Thanks To Namecheap For Sponsoring Techdirt's Switch To SSL

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 24 Nov, 2014 @ 05:07pm

    Re: Is this... new?

    I've been using TLS to read Techdirt for over an year. My browser shows it's currently using a Cloudflare certificate. So what's really changed?

    While we've "supported" HTTPS/SSL/TLS for a while now, it's only since June that we've defaulted to it and made sure all Techdirt resources are served over a secure connection. But the news here is Namecheap coming on board as a sponsor of that move.

  • Censorious Parent Calls Cops On Teen Giving Away Books In A Local Park

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 29 Apr, 2014 @ 11:50am

    Re: I'll argue the other side

    (oh for fucks sake: probative is a fucking word, PLEASE, techdirtia, ditch your idiotic spel czech which is CONSTANTLY flagging real, common words)

    We don't have a built-in spellchecker in the comment form. It's your browser. Right-click the underlined word and "Add to Dictionary".

  • Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick Introduces Bill To Smack The NSA In The Wallet For Each Data Collection Violation

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 21 Aug, 2013 @ 05:20pm

    Re: Techdirt Mods... Please answer

    Sorry. It appears that some time during the night, one of our 3rd-party spam filters started getting very aggressive. We're working to get that resolved.

  • London Police Want To Crowdsource Guilt-Free Surveillance

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 28 Jun, 2012 @ 03:34pm

    Re: Re: Re: reporting

    My point? You said that Techdirt is "not real code" because it's Wordpress. It's not. Never was. I thought that, you being a genius and all, it might satisfy your intellectual curiosity to know something about the actual origins of the code. So my point was to add a spark to your already brilliant light. But, um, never mind.

  • London Police Want To Crowdsource Guilt-Free Surveillance

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 28 Jun, 2012 @ 03:21pm

    Re: reporting

    Nothing has changed and your votes are being registered. If you vote on a comment and you're not signed in, then you reload the page, of course the button doesn't stick. You're not signed in. We can't assume you're the same person. The behavior you're seeing is expected, correct, and has been exactly the same since the day we launched comment ratings. Feel free to vote as often as you'd like.

    Just in case you're interested, Techdirt is not on Wordpress (though perhaps it will be someday). It is run on custom code loosely based on the old slashcode, which we ditched almost a decade ago.

  • Nina Paley Explains Intellectual Disobedience

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 20 Jun, 2012 @ 02:16pm

    Links for those pages...

    preferences: http://www.techdirt.com/preferences.php

    account: http://www.techdirt.com/myaccount.php

  • Nina Paley Explains Intellectual Disobedience

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 20 Jun, 2012 @ 02:14pm

    Or you could go to the preferences page (signed out) or account page (signed in) and set the preference to disable the bar.

    This is the new version of Wibiya's toolbar, which we're trying out with the hope that our readers will find it more useful than the old one. One thing the old one had, which the new is missing, was a button to collapse the bar. We've already contacted Wibiya about it -- we think there should be a way to collapse the bar, without completely disabling it.

  • How Can You Tell If Uploading Your Cover Song To YouTube Is Infringing? You Can't

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 04 May, 2012 @ 10:44am

    Re: Typo

    Fixed. Thanks.

  • What We're Doing On This PIPA/SOPA Day Of Protest: Keeping You Involved

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 18 Jan, 2012 @ 10:20am

    Re:

    I kinda like it too. Will keep it in mind for the next site redesign.

  • Startups/Developers: Last Call To Apply For Midemlab!

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 09 Nov, 2011 @ 04:35pm

    Re: You've got time

    Should say November. Fix should appear momentarily.

  • If At First You Don't Succeed As A Patent Troll, Just Sue Again

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 28 Sep, 2011 @ 01:18pm

    Re: Re: Unrelated

    After some investigation, it appears that the problem comes from a combination of the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension and the implementation of the Facebook Like button in the Wibiya toolbar (at the bottom of the page). The other Like button we include below the text of each post doesn't appear to have the same problem. We've removed the Like button from the toolbar and reported the problem to Wibiya.

  • If At First You Don't Succeed As A Patent Troll, Just Sue Again

    Michael Costanza ( profile ), 28 Sep, 2011 @ 10:27am

    Re: Unrelated

    Yeah, we read our posts. Haven't seen this problem though.

    However, we have received a few messages in the past 12 hours about the issue. We're looking into it, but it appears to be related to a Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere. For some reason, that extension and the Like button appear to not be playing well together. We don't have any more details than that, yet. But we'll let you know when we do.