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Comment: Re:Sandboxing (Score 1) 331

by ComputersKai (#47692669) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

a) Sandboxed browsers/apps: Different browsers for mail access, general browsing and sensitive browsing (banking, using credit card, etc). All browsers revert to base state after closing, or allowing just a limited set of changes (bookmarks, cookies). The browsers are possibly stored in a USB stick with a physical write protection switch for part of the storage.

Persuading the general public to live without the convenience of their all-in-one extension-riddled browser can be pretty difficult, though.

Comment: Re:Not Government (Score 1) 457

by ComputersKai (#47685247) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases
Simply ignoring these posts ("Don't feed the Trolls") would help . That way, if it's really a "troll", they don't get the attention they want, and if it's simply an honest opinion, people who see those posts as "trolling" won't spark useless arguments. People who see those arguments rationally will continue posting rational responses anyways, and that will probably continue, and that's not a problem. There's always the "flag for review" option anyways.

Comment: Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 1) 418

by ComputersKai (#47685215) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Would you do it if they were reading comic books about war? Watching movies? Watching 50s movies with John Wayne about war? Reading novels about war? Playing war in the yard? If they started playing cops and robbers in the back yard with the neighbor kids, is it time to haul them off to a Scared Straight session at a prison, to impress upon them the harsh realities of a life of crime? This whole story is a tale of over-reaction that only seemed to have occurred, because "oh my god, video games!".

Well, people did use to get themselves into knots over controversial content in "required-reading" books from school...

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