Title: How does infection alter animal migrations? Authors: Hoye, Bethany J.; Bauer, Silke S. Source: INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 56 E96-E96, 1 MAR 2016 Brief summary of the paper: Migratory animals are thought to play a unique role in parasite dynamics and disease epidemics, both within and between resident communities. The importance of migration in disease…
Migrants have been hypothesised to use different migration strategies between seasons: a time-minimization strategy during their pre-breeding migration towards the breeding grounds and an energy-minimization strategy during their post-breeding migration towards the wintering grounds. Besides season, we propose body size as a key factor in shaping migratory behaviour. Specifically, given that body size is expected to correlate negatively with maximum migration speed and that large birds tend to use more time to complete their annual life-history events (such as moult, breeding and migration), we hypothesise that large-sized species are time stressed all year round. Consequently, large birds are not only likely to adopt a time-minimization strategy during pre-breeding migration, but also during post-breeding migration, to guarantee a timely arrival at both the non-breeding (i.e. wintering) and breeding grounds. We tested this idea using individual tracks across six long-distance migratory shorebird
Our results indicate that arrival timing on the breeding grounds, driven by conditions that experienced thousands of kilometres away on tropical wintering grounds, may influence the rates of polygyny and EP paternity in American redstarts, suggesting that non-breeding season events may carry over to influence the process of sexual selection. Specifically, we demonstrate that not only does winter territory quality influence apparent success through arrival timing (wherein variation in apparent success is driven largely by predation; Norris et al. 2004), but also carry-over effects from winter may influence behavioural processes such as female mate choice and male-male competition. Males overwintering in high-quality habitats arrive earlier on the breeding grounds than males overwintering in low-quality habitats (inferred by stable-carbon isotope analysis). In turn, early arriving males sire a higher proportion of their own offspring, sire EPO in the nests of late-arriving males, are more likely ...
The American redstart is a smallish warbler. It measures 11 to 14 cm (4.3 to 5.5 in) in total length and has a wingspan of 16 to 23 cm (6.3 to 9.1 in). Its length is boosted by a relatively long tail and it is one of the lightest birds in its family.[5] Weight is considerably less in winter than in summer. Males weigh an average of 8.6 g (0.30 oz) in summer but drop to 7.2 g (0.25 oz) in winter, while females drop even more from an average of 8.7 g (0.31 oz) to an average of 6.9 g (0.24 oz).[6][7] Among standard measurements, the wing chord is 5.5 to 6.9 cm (2.2 to 2.7 in), the tail is 4.9 to 5.8 cm (1.9 to 2.3 in), the bill is 0.7 to 0.9 cm (0.28 to 0.35 in) and the tarsus is 1.5 to 1.9 cm (0.59 to 0.75 in).[8] The breeding males are unmistakable, jet black above apart from large orange-red patches on their wings and tails. Their breast sides are also orange, with the rest of their underparts colored white. In their other plumages, American redstarts display green in their upperparts, along ...
Physiological challenges during part of the annual cycle (e.g. spring migration) can carry over and affect performance at subsequent phases (e.g. reproduction; Ebbinge and Spaans, 1995; Bauchinger et al., 2009; Legagneux et al., 2012), although the mechanisms that produce these carry-over effects are only rarely understood (Harrison et al., 2011). A particularly interesting but understudied potential mechanism for carry-over effects impacting reproductive performance concerns the antioxidant system and its ability to quench pro-oxidants. Generally, antioxidants provided to embryos are considered beneficial (Saino et al., 2003; McGraw et al., 2005; Berthouly et al., 2007, 2008; Marri and Richner, 2014; Jacob et al., 2015); however, if antioxidant supply is limited and requirements prior to reproduction are relatively high, then a females allocation of antioxidants to reproduction could be restricted and thus produce an important carry-over effect.. Birds rely on suites of antioxidant compounds, ...
The decline of long distance migratory songbirds has been linked to an increasing mismatch between spring arrival date and timing of food availability caused by climate change. It is unclear to what extent individuals can adjust migration timing or en route rate in response to annual variation in temperature at breeding sites. We tracked the ca. 7300 km spring migration of 52 purple martins Progne subis from the Amazon basin to two breeding sites in eastern North America. Spring 2012 was the warmest on record in eastern North America, but contrary to predictions, this did not result in earlier departure, faster migration, or earlier arrival at breeding areas compared with earlier years. Temperatures and rainfall in the Amazon basin at the time of departure were not higher in 2012, and conditions along migration routes did not give consistent signals of a warmer spring at the breeding site. Once in North America, individuals likely had limited opportunity to speed up their migration because this final
Many of the worlds migratory animals are in decline. This essay explores the unique scientific and political challenges of protecting migratory species while they are still common.
A novel system and method for a network overlay geolocation system operating in a host wireless communication system with repeaters (350 a , 350 b) is disclosed. Embodiments of the novel system and method enable the geolocation system to determine if signals being received by the geolocation system arrive directly from a target mobile appliance or if the signals are passing through a repeater (350 a , 350 b) and therefore are subject to a known time delay. Embodiments of the novel system and method provide a more accurate geolocation of mobiles served by repeater stations than capable in the prior art.
In this study, we investigated the effect of nine known exonic polymorphisms in six candidate genes for behavioural traits on the expression of migratory behaviour in a migratory bird species. Three independent tests indicate that long alleles at a microsatellite in the 3′-UTR of the ADCYAP1 gene are associated with high migratory activity in blackcaps, either measured as migratory restlessness of individuals in the laboratory or assessed as the proportion of migrants and migration distance in natural populations. Both the within-population analyses and the among-population comparison indicate that genotypic variation at this gene explains about 3 per cent of phenotypic variation in migratoriness, which amounts to a maximum of 6-8% of the additive genetic variance in this trait, assuming a mean heritability of this trait of 0.43 [26]. This represents a relatively large single-gene effect on a complex behavioural trait when compared with reported genetic effects on other complex traits ...
Migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south, undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat, or weather. Sometimes, journeys are not termed "true migration" because they are irregular (nomadism, invasions, irruptions) or in only one direction (dispersal, movement of young away from natal area). Migration is marked by its annual seasonality.[9] Non-migratory birds are said to be resident or sedentary. Approximately 1800 of the worlds 10,000 bird species are long-distance migrants.[10][11]. Many bird populations migrate long distances along a flyway. The most common pattern involves flying north in the spring to breed in the temperate or Arctic summer and returning in the autumn to wintering grounds in warmer regions to the south. Of course, in the southern hemisphere the directions are reversed, but there is less land area in the far south to support long-distance migration.[12]. The primary ...
Researchers have isolated what are essentially tiny compass needles in the noses of rainbow trout that may explain these and many other animals incredible ability to navigate across vast distances.
The Road Ecology Center of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Davis performed an assessment of the impacts of roads on animal population viability. In their assessment they determined that roads and structures fragment animal populations. This reduces the numbers of animals found in an area and reduces the quality of the local environment. If their numbers and health are reduced because of infrastructure development their ability to migrate will also be negatively impacted since not all animals that perform a migration survive, the numbers of mature animals could be reduced. Roads, especially roads with a large amount of traffic can be very dangerous for migrating animals that could get hit by a vehicle. ...
Traditionally, bird migration has been treated separately relative to other movements within an individuals life history (1-2). Although long-distance migration operates on different scales and produces different patterns than those of other movement types in a birds life cycle, there are also many similarities (cf. ref. 3). As in other biotic movements, migration involves the assessment of internal state of the organism, external factors, and past behavior to make decisions about motion and navigation (4).. One significant challenge of migration research is measuring the extent to which migratory routes and schedules of individual migrants are influenced by external factors, including wind direction and speed (5-6), food availability and habitat (2), and the behavior of other migrants (1, 7). One important axis of variation among migratory birds is the extent to which environmental factors act as facilitators of, as opposed to barriers to, movement. Determining the effects of environmental ...
The Migratory Bird Program collaborates with other Federal and State agencies, tribes, and other organizations to manage migratory bird species through the support of partnerships that deliver regional, national and international management plans that conserve habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. To learn more about the various bird conservation partnerships and initiatives the Migratory Bird Program participates in, see the following: ...
Migratory animals are often blamed for the global spread of diseases, but new Deakin University research has shown their role may be less significant than previously thought.. With the rate of zoonotic diseases - pathogens that jump from animal hosts to humans - on the rise, migratory animals have been under increasing scrutiny and suspicion of aiding the spread of bird flu, Lyme disease, and even Ebola.. However, despite the fact that billions of animals fly, swim and walk around the globe every year on their seasonal migrations, researchers from Deakin Universitys Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) say there is surprisingly little direct evidence that migratory animals are frequently spreading pathogens long distances.. "In humans, travelling increases our risk of getting ill because we come into contact with many new microbes that our immune system has never encountered before," said researcher and PhD candidate Alice Risely.. "We wanted to work out if migrant animals are also more ...
It is widely recognized that migration has a great impact on households quality of life, and income is an important indicator for evaluating success of a migration (or mobility) strategy. Using data...
This paper covers the SD-WAN migration design for various types of architecture and takes you through process, routing considerations, and a step-by-step migration path.
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean. ...
Abstract: Man/hardware-in-the-loop laboratory simulation is the most cost-effective methodology for evolving/maturing advanced receiver geolocation technologies because the battlefield can be brought to the laboratory through multi-spectral synthetic battlespace simulation. Current laboratory laboratory RF threat environment simulators do not provide the required fidelity to accurately simulate the parameters needed to develop ultra-precise direction finding and geolocation capabilities. DRA proposes to solve this challenging technology limitation by developing an Advanced RF Geolocation Simulation Testbed (ARGST) for rapid prototyping of advanced RF receiver processor geolocation. The ARGST flexible architecture will enable the development of advanced geolocation technologies for single and multiple aircraft within a controlled laboratory environment enabling repeatable test and step-by-step evaluation/debugging capabilities. ARGST will provide simulator technology to develop advanced ...
Abstract: Man/hardware-in-the-loop laboratory simulation is the most cost-effective methodology for evolving/maturing advanced receiver geolocation technologies because the battlefield can be brought to the laboratory through multi-spectral synthetic battlespace simulation. Current laboratory laboratory RF threat environment simulators do not provide the required fidelity to accurately simulate the parameters needed to develop ultra-precise direction finding and geolocation capabilities. DRA proposes to solve this challenging technology limitation by developing an Advanced RF Geolocation Simulation Testbed (ARGST) for rapid prototyping of advanced RF receiver processor geolocation. The ARGST flexible architecture will enable the development of advanced geolocation technologies for single and multiple aircraft within a controlled laboratory environment enabling repeatable test and step-by-step evaluation/debugging capabilities. ARGST will provide simulator technology to develop advanced ...
Osmond et al. 2013 looked at female carotenoid (yellowish) ornamentation in redstarts, restricting their study to nesting season in Ontario, and to just the bright (yellow) tail and flank ornamental patterns, and not the wing patches. Older females had brighter yellow tail feathers (but not flank) than yearling females. A model with both flank and tail brightness predicted 41% of the variation in yearling female fledging success, brighter females fledging fewer offspring, contrary to prediction. Pairing date, first egg date, and number of young fledged did not differ between yearling and older female age classes. Females with brighter tails fledged fewer young, but just in yearlings, whereas the number of visits older females made to nests declined with tail brightness. Older males made fewer visits to the nests of brighter colored older female mates, and spent less time at the nests based on females color brightness, although this relationship was not quite statistically significant. Females ...
The gray whale has the longest annual migration distance of any mammal. Gray whales leave Baja, California, and western Mexico in the spring, migrating to the Bering and Chukchi seas for the summer months. Tracking a sample of 50 whales for a year provided a mean migration distance of 11,064 miles with a standard deviation of 860 miles. Construct a 90% confidence interval for the variance for the migrating whales. Assume that the population of migration distances is Normally distributed ...
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean. ...
The behaviour of an Australian day migrant, the yellow-faced honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops, was studied in order to assess the role of the sun in migratory orientation. During autumn migration, all tests took place under a sunny sky; birds were tested while living in the natural photoperiod (control) and with their internal clock shifted 4 h fast and 4 h slow. In spring, all birds were shifted 3 h fast; tests in overcast conditions, with the birds relying on their magnetic compass, served as controls. In control tests in both seasons, the birds preferred directions corresponding to those observed in the wild. When tested under sunny conditions with their internal clock shifted, the birds changed their directional tendencies. However, their preferred directions were different from those expected if a time-compensating sun compass was being used. After about 6 days, the shifted birds directions were no longer different from the control direction. This behaviour argues against a major role of ...
The breeding habitat of Bicknells Thrush is primarily restricted to mountain spruce forests of Northeastern US and Canada. They winter in the Caribbean and spring migration north is cued by day length. If spring arrives early in the north and the Thrushes arrive at their normal time, the abundance of food-insects and fruit-would already have peaked. Warming temperatures also produce an abundance of spruce and fir cones-feeding and increasing the population of Red Squirrels, a main predator of eggs and chicks. Storms and hurricanes threaten the Thrushs tropical winter habitat. Pollution, logging and deforestation threaten their spring breeding and winter habitats.
Are chickens spreading the virus? (AFP) Migratory birds are just beginning their annual spring voyage back to Northern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia from their wintering grounds in Africa and so...
A system includes an interface to receive network geolocation information associated with a first party to a network session between the first entity and a second entity, coupled via a network. The network geolocation information is determined utilizing a network address of the first entity. The system further includes a decision logic module to obtain supplemental information concerning the first entity by harvesting the supplemental information locally at the first entity. The decision logic module is further to generate an assessment regarding compliance with a geolocation policy defined in connection with access to the second entity, the assessment being generated utilizing the network geolocation information and the supplemental information.
creepy is an application that allows you to gather geolocation related information about users from social networking platforms and image hosting services. The information is presented in a map inside the application where all the retrieved data is shown accompanied with relevant information (i.e. what was posted from that specific…
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The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), also known as the Bonn Convention, is an environmental treaty of the United Nations that provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory animals and their habitats.. ...
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Sylvia also worked closely with the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance (the latter her feeling was not radical enough). Sylvias life experiences hustling on the streets at age ten, stirred within her during these revolutionary days of gay liberation the idea of creating a refuge for underage street queens. Even though Sylvia was only nineteen at this time, she realized the hardships endured by the younger street youths hustling on the streets, finding shelter, food and safety and in the end many were dead after several years of being on the street due to drugs or violence against their queerness. Sylvia had a strong desire to setup a place where these young street youth could find comradeship, safety, family, community and importantly learn skills to move on to a better kind of life. And so S.T.A.R. was officially formed following Sylvias engagement with the NYU Weinstein Hall occupation in 1970. STARs first home was in the back of a trailer truck, or at least until one day ...
The cat in question was Holly, a 4-year-old tortoiseshell who disappeared when her owners took her to an RV rally in Daytona Beach, Fla. Apparently some people have been known to become confused and claim a stray cat as long-lost Fluffy or Max. Other animals directional prowess has been studied, and sundry explanations have been offered. [...] just as we really dont know how long-distance migratory birds find their way back to the same spot year after year, we dont know much about cats. Alas, the presence of the experimenter affected the experiment; the cat became uneasy as I quietly followed him around and fled to a small, blackberry-choked space behind the neighbors garage. There was some thought that she might have hitchhiked a ride, although how would she know which truck to choose? [...] nobody is willing to do a mass study, in which a statistically significant number of cats are taken from their homes and deposited 50 miles away to see which ones would make it home. People are also
Background/Question/Methods. Climate warming, physical barriers such as dams and fences, and anthropogenic food subsidies have caused many historically migratory populations to travel shorter distances or form sedentary populations. This behavioral shift could alter interactions with parasites, in part by increasing the duration of exposure to infectious agents that accumulate in the hosts environment or by increasing local host densities. Here we present a modeling framework for understanding how migratory host-pathogen dynamics are influenced by two potential movement responses to global change: (i) shortened migrations and (ii) abandonment of migration by a fraction of the population (partial migration). Results/Conclusions. We find that shortened migrations that lead to increases in host population size and migratory survival of infected individuals can result in extremely high infection prevalence. We also find that the onset of sedentary behavior can allow invasion of more virulent ...
As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.
The protection of migratory animals requires cooperation among multiple decision-making entities. These may include individual resource users or property owners, different government agencies within a single national or state jurisdiction, or the governments of different sovereign nations. The fate of the migratory animals, the values accruing to the various human actors, and the costs they bear, will depend on a suite of actions taken by several independent entitiesat different points in space and time. No single decision maker has full control over the set of human actions that will determine the overall status of the migratory species-or even the outcomes valued by that single decision maker. Recognizing this interdependence, human decision makers will tend to behave strategically. In other words, their decisions regarding the best way to achieve their individually-valued objectives will depend on the expected actions and reactions of the other relevant actors. This interplay can take a ...
Earlier today I got my FOY Northern Mockingbird at Fletcher Ponds, a small conservation area very few people ever visit. It is located on the west side of Merlin Road, between Merlin and Fletcher. It wouldnt let me get a photo, however. (Note: Merlin was originally called Smiths Corners. When the post office there opened in 1868, since there was another place in Ontario which already had that name, the community was renamed Merlin. One rumour has it that the name came from a village in Scotland, but another rumour is that it was named after Merlin the falcon, which had been seen in that area ...
Facts/Discussion. GCCS is a common operating environment (COE), integration standard, and migration strategy that eliminates the need for inflexible stovepipe command and control systems and expensive duplication. It is the migration of existing systems into a new COE connected across the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) and the integration of selected command and control (C2) systems into a comprehensive, interoperable system.. Its first priority is to demonstrate the C4IFTW concepts vision by becoming a globally connected, warrior-involved, interoperable, fully-integrated C4 system. The GCCS core consists of the basic functions required by the warfighter to plan, execute, and manage military operations. These functions are then satisfied by selecting the applications from existing C2 systems that best meet the requirement. This ensures interoperability, minimizes training requirements and allows efficient use of limited defense resources. GCCS has been identified by the ...
Gartner evaluates technology providers on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to have a positive effect on revenue, retention and reputation. Technology providers are ultimately judged on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision. Product/Service: We evaluate vendors for completeness of their access layer infrastructure products and services consisting of switches, access points and related components such as external antennas and outdoor enclosures needed for the end-to-end solutions in various vertical markets. This year, we have placed greater emphasis on network applications such as management, monitoring, guest access, policy enforcement, location, network analytics and security applications. We consider product differentiation and architectural migration strategies from legacy implementations, whether there is an incumbent vendor or a new solution ...
This guide provides details about the overall migration strategy, process, and utilities used to migrate from Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) 2.
Downloadable! The focus of this paper is on the rural poor of south Asia and their struggle to cope with the seasonal risk of unemployment and the ensuing income risks. In the absence of formal credit or insurance markets the rural poor typically resort to, among other options, the following informal strategies to cope with seasonal income risks: (i) seasonal rural-to-urban migration, and (ii) mutual (ex-post) transfers between families of friends and relatives. Access to credit through a microfinance institution could also provide a competing source of insurance. The question raised in this paper is how the access to credit may affect the more traditional/time honoured means of risk coping, such as seasonal migration. Given that credit, i.e., a credit-financed activity, is potentially a substitute for seasonal migration, it is reasonable to argue that easy access to credit (or high return on credit) will lower the incidence of migration. However, there also exists a potential complementarity between
For nearly five decades wildlife biologists have studied the life history of the woodcock and the factors affecting its welfare. The ultimate aim has been to insure that woodcock can be maintained in adequate numbers, in the face of increasing human demands on natural resources, and with decreasing wildlife habitat. From the biologists studies several important publications have resulted, especially in the northeastern states, which are in the heart of woodcock breeding range. These publications emphasized the biology of the bird and its environmental needs. They treated only in general terms the specific steps that the small landowner could take to enhance his property for woodcock by economically feasible methods. This booklet is aimed at filling that gap. It is for the landowner who is not a biologist, but who wants to do something for woodcock on his or her own land. Woodcock in the Southeast: Natural History & Management for Landowners ...
Surely one of the greatest summer joys is to wake naturally as the skies begin to lighten? Lying silently, one listens as natures volume control slowly cranks up almost imperceptibly, as bird after bird launches into song, each the distinctive trill of a territorial male proclaiming ownership of a particular bush, shrub or tree. But while we may thrill to the sound, few of us can distinguish the individual species, not least because most are almost identical: small, thin-beaked and drab. These are the warblers, a large, but visually undistinguished group, but still genuine diamonds in the rough
Some individual members of at least some migratory bird species sometimes choose not to migrate. Migration is very often sideways, vertical, even around...
Dispersal and migration are superficially similar large-scale movements, but which appear to differ in terms of inter-individual behavioural synchronization. Seasonal migration is a striking example of coordinated behaviour, enabling animal populations to track spatio-temporal variation in ecological conditions. By contrast, for dispersal, while social context may influence an individuals emigration and settlement decisions, transience is believed to be mostly a solitary behaviour. Here, we review differences in drivers that may explain why migration appears to be more synchronized than dispersal.(...). View online ...
Provided technical support to the activities of two program offices of the National Systems Group, the Technology Development and Applications Directorate and the Imagery Programs Division. Contracting officers technical representative (COTR) for funded contractor developments to acquire and field hardware/software systems. Responsible for the conduct of requirements analysis, system unique studies, and assessments for the user community. Support development, integration, demonstration, and testing/evaluation of experiments, prototypes, processes, and equipment for the following: COMPASS EAGLE, which was a program to develop a Phased-Array Antenna System to give the COMPASS EAGLE C-130 aircraft the capability to receive/transmit information while in the jamming mode; AMEG (Automated Mobile Emitter Geolocation), an Aerospace initiative to improve the geolocation of high-interest, re-locatable emitters; OPED (Operational Performance and Evaluation Division), which includes operations planning, ...
As Arabidopsis thaliana is increasingly employed in evolutionary and ecological studies, it is essential to understand patterns of natural genetic variation and the forces that shape them. Previous work focusing mostly on global and regional scales has demonstrated the importance of historical events such as long-distance migration and colonization. Far less is known about the role of contemporary factors or environmental heterogeneity in generating diversity patterns at local scales. We sampled 1,005 individuals from 77 closely spaced stands in diverse settings around Tübingen, Germany. A set of 436 SNP markers was used to characterize genome-wide patterns of relatedness and recombination. Neighboring genotypes often shared mosaic blocks of alternating marker identity and divergence. We detected recent outcrossing as well as stretches of residual heterozygosity in largely homozygous recombinants. As has been observed for several other selfing species, there was considerable heterogeneity among ...
Martin Krammer, Thomas Bernoulli and Ulrich Walder Beyond HTML5 Geolocation - A Flexible Concept to Enable and Easily Use Advanced Positioning Technologies for Mobile Indoor Location Based Service Web ApplicationsBeyond HTML5 Geolocation - A Flexible Concept to Enable and Easily Use Advanced Positioning Technologies for Mobile Indoor Location Based Service Web Applications ...
Aza,. Just watched your excellent Google talk. Entertaining, cheers. Now I know who to complain to about my horrible FF3 UX experience. ;) I mean who re-designed the nav buttons in a way that I find it infuriating to use the back history? Then theres the inconsistent context menu that appears under right-mouse clicks; depending on whether Im at the top or bottom of a page, its different! So much for blind spacial navigation. The number of times Ive hit "Switch Page Direction" by accident now… Grrr. At least on Linux I dont have to put up with the big round "waste of UI space" back button the Mac version has. :). As for the Location API and interface:. For how long does Ars get to know my location? What are they allowed to do with that information? Sell it?. At a minimum there needs to be agreements displayed to the user by the service as to what the information will be used for. Might want to put that in the API for sites to tap into.. Do I even want my browser to store relational ...
Aza,. Just watched your excellent Google talk. Entertaining, cheers. Now I know who to complain to about my horrible FF3 UX experience. ;) I mean who re-designed the nav buttons in a way that I find it infuriating to use the back history? Then theres the inconsistent context menu that appears under right-mouse clicks; depending on whether Im at the top or bottom of a page, its different! So much for blind spacial navigation. The number of times Ive hit "Switch Page Direction" by accident now… Grrr. At least on Linux I dont have to put up with the big round "waste of UI space" back button the Mac version has. :). As for the Location API and interface:. For how long does Ars get to know my location? What are they allowed to do with that information? Sell it?. At a minimum there needs to be agreements displayed to the user by the service as to what the information will be used for. Might want to put that in the API for sites to tap into.. Do I even want my browser to store relational ...