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Comment: Re:It's not about the cost, it's about convenience (Score 1) 366

by Imazalil (#49539613) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

What music player doesn't support mp4s? You do know that for the past good few years iTunes music has been drm-free right? There are also lots of 3rd party apps that can connect into iTunes for syncing, though, yes, you would still need to spin up your VM and update everything, but that is a choice you made by running *nix. (I assume).

I think even my ancient Rio support mp4 just fine.

Comment: Re:Agreed but there is a point (Score 1) 339

by Imazalil (#49527899) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Going through my vaccine history was literally the second thing my doctor did when visiting. First thing was asking if I was in good health right now. This was after moving between cities and visiting the doctor for the first time. Their computer system has all my suggested booster shots scheduled until the day I die.

Comment: Re:Different conceptions of harm? (Score 1) 1168

It's fun to make this just bout a cake. But what happens when all on staff nurses/doctors in an ER refuse to help 'the gay' or the local utility company - aka someone with a monopoly - decides that they won't deal with 'them' at all?

What about state/municipal services. It's not too far fetched to think that all the clerks in the whatever-departments-hands-out-business-licenses would refuse a gay person services so that they could start their own gay-friendly bakery.

Comment: Re:Hack for a shitty law (Score 1) 124

by Imazalil (#49356257) Attached to: Australia Passes Mandatory Data Retention Law

Could this be a way to 'save' newspapers?

Find a journalist you like and set up a system that you pay them a buck a month? If they are nice they could offer you access to their stories ad-free as a bonus.

Or just use the existing subscription model, just change it from "subscribing" to "financing" and you are employing your favorite organization or reporter.

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.