First: I'm not the one who made the original comment, and therefore not the person you should be taking this up with. So why have you written this to me?
Second: If you are going to involve me in this, then I'll point out that of course people care about their browser UI, otherwise everyone would be using something like Conkeror, except with an even more ascetic UI philosophy.
"If we had Apple on board with PE, we’d still be on board too."
... anything else but a lame excuse? It's deeply unfortunate that Apple won't budge on this because I think PE is a step in the right direction, but Google using Apple as a crutch is just as ridiculous.
I get the impression this is more geared towards sites that would run the Deck, Fusion, et al. In other words, sites that tend to have very limited advertising and don't subscribe to the IAB's definition of size standards.
During the trial, much was made of Louise Woodward's odd demeanor on the stand; particularly, her propensity to awkwardly twist her mouth to stifle laughter during testimony. Many interpreted that as a sign of guilt, but my grandmother would laugh in a similar fashion whenever she was nervous or uncomfortable. Woodward struck me as genuine.
On the other hand, at the end of the trial, the baby's mother read a statement to the court. Her delivery was cold, emotionless and oddly stable given the circumstances. It was unnerving, and I've never forgotten it.
The one time I was on a jury the judge specifically instructed the jurors to use our judgement in determining the credibility of anyone testifying. I don't think there's any way around it--everyone knows that perjury is a given on one side or the other.
Jurors are still people, emotional judgements will get involved one way or the other.
The fact that jury trials are driven by emotion instead of fact was driven home for me by the parachute murder trial, where there was only circumstantial evidence, yet a 30 year conviction was achieved mostly based on the odd demeanor of the accused: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_Murder
Completely agree. "Where are you?" is basic information when location is at all relevant, and site designers frequently make the false assumption that every visitor is a local who knows exactly what you meant.
And it's not just news sites -- I once made a service reservation at a Toyota dealership in another state because it had the same name as the one I wanted and no indication of where it was in any global assets (it was buried on a "directions" page).