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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Not to mention, imagine the blowback from the community if Envato launched a merch store without first resolving all the most-wanted features for the existing marketplaces. That’s got to be the priority.

I don’t think I agree with you on that one. The community is smart enough to realise that releasing a merch store would not mean that all the devs suddely dropped their usual (and important!) tasks. Merch would definitely be well-received ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

It’s interesting to see that all the traditionally ‘less well-off’ countries have such above-average connection speeds. Did they start with fiber cables right away and skip the copper mess? :P

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I hear invisible ink is the latest fashion :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

When looking at the title of this thread, I was going to suggest a WD Passport.. ;)

In any case, these things are usually subject to averages and outliers.. In my opinion you’re better off finding some statistical record somewhere from a data center that tested hundreds, rather than go by one or two individual reviews.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Transform the trackpad into an absolute pointing device! ( like pen tablets ) ;)

This exists ;)

EDIT: Just tested it. Works quite nicely!

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Thanks for the heads-up, guys!


lol, love your avatar.

Came here to post this :P

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

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So we would need some kind of proxy service to guarantee the images (and any other assets) are always served up over HTTPS, and then rewrite the item description HTML when it’s rendered to serve the images from the proxy server, instead of from their original URLs.

A couple of the devs had a play with that and got a prototype going as an internal hackweek project a few months back. Worked pretty well, but needs a lot of effort to get it production ready. That sort of thing would be what we’d use though.

Yeah, I can imagine it would be quite tricky to get that right, and it would put a (non-negligible) extra strain on the servers.. Good to hear you guys are working on that, though! :)

It would be awesome if Envato would be able to roll out SSL across the marketplaces – they’re dealing with financial transactions after all, so proper crypto is a must ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Are you using the web client, or some third party client like Thunderbird or Mail.app? The delay might be between Gmail and your client, in that case..

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I have a couple university-related email addresses (as people appreciate the appropriate domain), but everything I get gets forwarded to my Gmail. That’s the address I always give out to people as well – I make no distinction between professional and personal email. Any filtering is applied on the inside ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says


So if a BitCoin is worth anything between 600 bucks and 1000 bucks.. how do you get change ?
With digital currencies you can go backwards into infinity. If a single bit coin is worth $600 dollars that doesn’t mean you need at least 600 dollars to invest or buy. You can buy $50 dollars worth of bit coin if you want.

Correct, although it’s not quite infinity. There’s 8 decimals places ;) That’s still an absurdly tiny amount though – at the current price, it divides into less than a thousandth of a dollar cent.

Related: one of the major Bitcoin chart sites has recently switched to listing the value in mBTC instead ;)

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