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Comment: Re:Why Chrome when you can use Chromium? (Score 1) 107

by JackieBrown (#48457441) Attached to: Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January

Google has never provided binaries on their Chromium site and that has always seemed like a very deliberate choice to deter would be users.

To run Chromium (on Windows) you must to dig through third party sites which may or may not have the latest version of Chromium available and may or may not bundle adware garbage installers.

Here you go...

This is the raw build of Chromium for Windows x86, right off the trunk. It may be tremendously buggy.
created by François Beaufort - now maintained by the Chromium team

Comment: Re:21st century? (Score 1) 107

by JackieBrown (#48420291) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

I do. For starters this kind of thing increases access to resources like Khan academy, wikipedia, open text books, and the internet as a whole which provides an information resource that makes a typical school library look like a giant waste of space.

Those are resources not teaching instruments.

We did not have an encyclopedia in every classroom yet we got along just fine. I agree, though, that those tools should be available in the school library.

Comment: Re:Bill Rejected with Bi-Partisan agreeemnt (Score 1) 445

by JackieBrown (#48417979) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Keystone is just political grandstanding.

Big oil doesn't care about it anymore because we have all the oil needed from fracking.

The people running the environmental groups don't care but know that enough people are uniformed that they will poor their own dollars to those causes.

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland. -- Jack Paar