Weekend tech reading: Portugal considers a 'Terabyte Tax'

By Matthew · 21 replies
Apr 15, 2012
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  1. Portugal considers 'Terabyte Tax' In what legislators are calling an attempt to "bring old legislation into the 21st century," the Portuguese parliament is considering taxation on storage devices, in an attempt...

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  2. Dear Techspot:

    Please, please, please do not turn this site into another social-network wannabe trying to shove Facebook logins down our throats. PLEASE don't sell your soul to Disqus or a similar broken pile of outsourced spyware.


    Most of your users.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    Dear guest,
    Please create a techspot account so you won't have to worry about facebook being shoved down your throat.
  4. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    (((WTF)))..........don't turn TechSpot into another social networking site? I think it's time to wake up and smell the coffee there pal, for just the very fact that TechSpot supports an open forum system automatically makes it a social networking site! And the Facebook part of your post, (((WTF))).........."logins"........"outsourced spyware"!?!?!?!? The only thing related to Facebook I see here is the option to click on the "thumbs up like button" down there on the bottom left corner of ones screen. I don't see how having that button down there is TechSpot trying to make this place into a social networking site?

    And if you have a problem with Matthew injecting a possible conversation piece, by placing such topics in the weekend Tech reading section, then take it up directly with him, "private messaging" format preferred.

    Rant over, carry on! o_O

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    You trippin real hard lol
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Every Weekend Tech Reading we hear some more bad news that somehow gets us closer to the end of the world.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    I loved this part: "Most of your users" :)

    Guest, nothing to be worried about. You can remain anonymous if that fits your bill, though I would prefer if you registered an account and took advantage of the many things our community platform has to offer. But ultimately it's up to you. I believe the Facebook reference was made because we now offer the option to login using your FB account.
  8. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    I do hate this new comments section.

    I have to go into forum mode if I want to reply to someone.
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    You mean, if you want to quote him?
  10. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    If anything excessive quote and requoting adds the potential to make comments on the main site rather long. It probably helps more than hurts if it is not a function immediately available (though wholly available as a user on the forums). But that's my two cents.
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,673   +988

    We will add quoting back very soon. Don't hate, just ask kindly. We are working the best we can. I know you like this place and we love it ourselves.
  12. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    As far as I've seen "quoting" is already here, no need to add it! If one wants to hit what was once quoting, just hit the "Reply" option, next to the "like" option there towards the right, it does the same thing! I could be wrong, but the reply feature for me works the same as the old quote feature from the now dead and gone forums!
  13. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Zen, they're talking about the front page news entry which is currently missing the quote functionality.
  14. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    You're right, Julio, my bad. And thanks for the update.

    Either way, quoting is needed, and having to spend an extra quarter of a second scrolling past a quote is a necessary evil most people need to deal with so the people actually having a discussion don't have to spend 5 seconds or more looking for which Guest with a controversial opinion someone is replying to.
  15. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    Well I sure feel like a smuck now, misunderstood here I guess! :oops:
  16. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    I really liked the story about the comments. This by the way 'might' be one of my last comments ever.

    Does anybody even read all these? :)
  17. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    I read just about all of them heh.
  18. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    It bit difficult to understand what's what without a guide/map showing what has been renamed to what. :confused:
    The popup descriptions are helpful though. Somewhat.
  19. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    I'm with Julio, I got a kick out of a Guest signing their misguided plea with "Most of your users" there. In my experience, most of the real "users" here make an effort to identify and take ownership of their comments by creating an account. It also seems that most of the flighty headline skimmers and random visitors fall under the "Guest" category (which is very appropriately named). Of course, I know this is generalizing and is not always accurate, but sure seems to fit.

    So, Guest, if you want to have a say in how our community is shaped, maybe actually join it? Just a thought...
  20. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    And it's Schmuck, Zen. lol
  21. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    Great, now I've gone from misunderstanding this darn thing, to a person who can't spell, maybe I should go back to school or something! :rolleyes:
  22. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Geez, way to kick a guy while he's down haha.

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