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Comment: Re: Politics as usual (Score 1) 348

by Dog135 (#45719929) Attached to: Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time

You don't go to court because it's what they call "masked". Basically, unless you're pulled over by a real cop, they can only fine you.

By the way, this is why people with CDLs, like myself, can't be fined by red light cameras. It's illegal (federally) to mask a traffic violation on a CDL. I've run a few red lights, got my picture taken, but that was the end. Not even a notice in the mail.

Comment: Why print? (Score 1) 99

by Dog135 (#33774008) Attached to: Masterpieces Online — High Culture At High Resolution

It use to bother me that photo printers aren't all that great, but for me at least, I found I almost never print my photos any more. I view them exclusively on my computer. Now the only time I print a photo is when I want to give a copy to my in-laws who don't have a computer. Anyone else I just give a CD or email. Heck of a lot cheaper that way! heh

Comment: Game's gotta have staying power (Score 1) 664

by Dog135 (#28224461) Attached to: Publishers Want a Slice of Used Game Market

The thing is, you're not paying $60 for the game. You're paying $60 for the latest game. Just like last season's shirts, lots of people don't want to buy last season's games, and if you're one of those people, that's fine, but I think it's clear that it's not the quality you're paying for. There are games that are certainly worth $60 for the entertainment they provide, but those games are rare, and in any case, you're always overpaying for the right to play the latest thing.

Last time I paid $60 for a game was when "God of War" first came out. Well worth the extra money. Although now you can buy it for around $20.


I check for games that have been on the shelf for a while. If it's been selling for the last year, then it's probably a good game. Plus, after a year, it's probably now around $20-$30. If it's still selling for $30 after a year, then it must be a good game.

Comment: Depends on location (Score 1) 780

by Dog135 (#27971949) Attached to: Hacker Destroys, Along With Its Backups

Absolutely, I mean, so what if those guys broke into your house and killed you and raped your mom *right in your own basement bedroom* ... y'know, you should have had better locks, and used them more consistently; y'know, if you'd really cared.

This is the internet we're talking about. Your fictional house is in the heart of the slums where known murderers and rapist live. If all you do is use the door lock, (no deadbolt) and walk around the house naked with the curtains open, then yeah, you do have some responsibility for what happened.

The mirrored drive is like putting condoms on the dresser for extra protection.

Comment: 10.3 has universal binaries (Score 0, Flamebait) 141

by Dog135 (#27370925) Attached to: Mozilla First To Patch Pwn2Own Browser Vulnerability

All versions of OSX have universal binary support. Every application is a folder with a ".app" extension. Inside the folder are sub-folders for the binary for each system.

A fast Google search for "os x" 10.3 "universal binary" will show that many applications have universal binary downloads that support 10.3.

If you look at Mozilla's site, however, they say they no longer support Firefox 2.x. Why drop support of their previous major version? They could at least provide security updates.

Comment: OSX 10.3 blues (Score 2, Informative) 141

by Dog135 (#27370739) Attached to: Mozilla First To Patch Pwn2Own Browser Vulnerability

That's funny, this is a story about the Open Source browser being patched before every other browser, and you're not seeing a benefit?

I'm not. I can't download the upgrade. I'm running OSX 10.3.9, and Firefox Firefox 3.x requires 10.4.

OSS developers should think about those of us that are still happy with their older software! (or can't upgrade) I'm only 1 major version behind the current Firefox.

I'm not sure if I'm in danger of a drive-by download though. I do remember getting a few "exe" programs downloaded to my HD while visiting some shadier sites. I just laugh, delete it, and move on.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton