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Comment: Re:quick to savage the company... (Score 3, Insightful) 883

by JohnnyKrisma (#27256743) Attached to: Shell Ditches Wind, Solar, and Hydro
The better point is *some* companies can evolve and survive, and some can't. The market is the best judge of this, not the government cherry picking who yells the loudest. Time will tell if Shell made the correct decision. Meanwhile their customers are perfectly within their rights to boycott etc.

Comment: Re:How does firefox maintain competitive advantage (Score 1) 465

by JohnnyKrisma (#26974201) Attached to: Safari 4 Released, Claimed "30 Times Faster Than IE7"
What incentive would they have to hold code back? They are bundling it with OSX. It's built into the iPhone. Are there really that many people that are eschewing Safari and downloading the Webkit nightly builds or OmniWeb that they're going to lose money from directing Google searches? Or are you suggesting that they're worried about Firefox stealing the code? I just don't see the reasoning for it.

Comment: Re:Generate your own 'fake' logs (Score 1) 857

by JohnnyKrisma (#26931251) Attached to: Bill Would Require ISPs, Wi-Fi Users To Keep Logs
And I suppose all traffic you generate originates in that same state? The Feds have trumped this argument over and over by invoking the commerce clause as saying it involves interstate commerce. They could certainly get away with invoking it here when dealing with the "world wide" web.

Comment: Re:One way to get more registered voters (Score 1) 1088

by JohnnyKrisma (#26830595) Attached to: Iowa Seeks To Remove Electoral College
I think it's a valid assumption. I would wager the majority of the population didn't have a clue about how the electoral college worked until, oh, say the 2000 election. So I have a hard time believing the apathy is over the existence of the electoral college which has mirrored the popular vote in all but 2 elections.

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