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Comment Re:Competition driven market, it works (Score 1) 662

Can't disagree there, but having been a web developer since '95, I can tell you there aren't enough people that even know what the standards are.

Sadly, I'm at a govt client now who are still on IE6 and yet every day I'm hit with all sorts of security reminders.

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

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

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

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

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.

Where are the calculations that go with a calculated risk?

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