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Comment: Re:Safe Harbour (Score 1) 428

by Maclir (#38780229) Attached to: Megaupload Shutdown: Should RapidShare and Dropbox Worry?

And what about that US law (its called the Constitution) which states:

No person ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;

"Due process" generally involves a court of law, where the prosecution has put put their case, and is subject to cross examination - none of that took places, as required by US law.

Comment: For once, I agree with RMS (Score 1) 1452

by Maclir (#37666572) Attached to: Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

I never drank the Apple kool-aid. I used a Mac once, back in the mid 1980's, and after a week, it started to piss me off - it treated me as if I was a computer imbecile, that didn't need to know what was going on behind the flashy interface. To those that believe in the cult of Jobs - that Apple produces were the pinnacle of what technology could offer - I'm sorry, but they were just another computer, running just another point and drool interface.

About time someone realized that the emperor has no clothes.

Comment: What part of the Bible to believe? (Score 1) 1014

by Maclir (#37179458) Attached to: Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

I am always amazed my "Christians" that climb desperately to the Old Testament - that's the bible of a non-christian religion - Judaism. It's tenets and doctrine doesn't apply to a Christian - the fundamental way a Jew received salvation was by following the "Law" - which is contradictory to what Jesus said - "I am the way the truth and the life - no one gets to the father by through me". So, there's 39 books that can be removed from the Christian Scripture. And the epistles - why should the writings of some of the early church leaders (Paul, et al) given the same status as the record of Christ's life and teaching? There's another 21 books that can be removed. And Revelation - that should go too.

Comment: Want to see the future - look at education (Score 3, Insightful) 611

by Maclir (#35818324) Attached to: America's Tech Decline: a Reading Guide

Innovation and discovery comes from people with inquisitive minds - minds that have been nurtured by a well rounded education system; one that encourages critical thinking, experimentation, and a good understanding of what scientific knowledge we have already. Now look at what is happening in the US - a drastic cutback in public education, "teaching to the test", and in many areas, official dismissal of science and scientific discoveries. Quite a few school districts are actively pushing creationism against evolution, dismissing global climate change, and many "non-essential" curriculum activities.

I was once told "If you think the cost of education is expensive, consider the cost of ignorance."


+ - Why Microsoft Is Losing This Browser War-> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla, Google and Microsoft all launched their new browsers in March and it appears that Firefox 4 is beating IE9 in downloads at least 3:1. There is an excellent chart and analysis over at ConceivablyTech that highlights Microsoft's problem of the slow IE8 and IE9 update pace and that Microsoft may have already lost this browser war. It appears that both Google and Mozilla could quickly grab market share from Microsoft this year."
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