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Comment Re:Ya think, DiNozzo? (Score 2) 550 550

>With Sourceforge, however, they were basically caught injecting malware/crapware into downloads. That's about as shady as it gets, and it's going to be extremely hard to get anyone to trust code from there in the future.

In order to "maximize the synergy", they should sell SourceForge to Sony. You'd know exactly what you were getting with their products.

Comment Broken OS X Updater (Score 1) 199 199

While I appreciate that Adobe endlessly updates Flash, the fact that they can't manage to write a functional updater for OS X makes me wary of the value of the updated code. When you have to completely uninstall Flash every time and reinstall it, I decided to stop after the uninstall.

Comment The Majority Still Has Follow the Constitution (Score 3, Insightful) 1083 1083

Prop 8 was of the people, as are all the constitutional amendments passed in many states explicitly defining what marriage is or isn't. Isn't that independence of the people? Who is it that's against independence now?

The 14th Amendment reads in part, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Note that the only two descriptors of people are "persons" and "citizens." It doesn't talk about white, black, native, asian, gay, straight, or anything else. The only thing that counts is "citizen." So even if your state passed an amendment to its constitution that said black people couldn't drive on Sunday, it would be unconstitutional. This is the same reason the court invalidated laws prohibiting inter-racial marriages in Loving v. Virginia in 1968, a point which seems to have been lost on Justice Thomas.

Comment Gmail Is Not The Solution (Score 1) 269 269

I have a work email, a gmail account and a couple of ISP-based accounts that I've had for years. The gmail account blocks about 85% of spam, but blocks a lot of non-spam. The big problem is that the gmail account draws a tremendous amount of spam, so the volume of garbage to look through searching for the legitimate emails that were blocked is huge. Because of this, I have given up using gmail for anything that matters. Additionally, I consistently get gmail intended for at least four people who share my uncommon last name, two of whom share my first initial and two of whom don't. Some of this is quite personal and some is financial. The bottom line is that I don't trust gmail at all anymore. All I use it for now is getting grocery store coupons My personal opinion is that webmail sucks. I know other use it happily, but I'm not one of them. Right now I'mm happy with IMAP, and I will probably switch to my own hosted solution eventually.

Comment Help Me With This... (Score 0) 125 125

So if you're in the newspaper business, it is somehow bad if millions of extra people see the front page of your paper? Because none of those people would conceivably think of actually going to the NYT site? Ah well, it used to be a good paper before NewsCorpse got ahold of it.

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