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Comment: Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (Score 1) 196

I'm one of those crazy people who use Linux and X on the desktop, so all of the issues you mentioned are no more relevant to me than Miley Cyrus' sexual habits. Likewise with the arguments against systemd: as long as my laptop works, I don't care what happens under the hood. :)

Comment: Click-to-Play Would Improve Flash, Too (Score 5, Interesting) 111

Click-to-Play makes flash videos better by making them less useful as advertisements. Content like Flash and Java should always, always require the user's consent before running. There's no excuse for doing otherwise. Any code that doesn't await the user's consent before running is malware, and should be handled as such by any means available.

Comment: Re:Fundamentals (Score 1) 212

Were I a neoconservative, I'd bloviate about the lack of a shared culture and sense of history -- but I don't get paid to care. Our fragmented culture means I have a better shot at finding an audience for my own work than I might if I had to appeal to the gatekeepers of a unified mass culture as 20th century writers were obligated to do.

Comment: Re:Fundamentals (Score 4, Insightful) 212

If people grew up literate, numerate, and capable of logic then our existing society would have no hope of survival. There'd be riots in the streets, and legions of politicians and corporate executives impaled on rebar as if Vlad Tepes had risen from Hell to claim revenge upon the world.

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying. -- Nikita Khruschev