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Comment: Re:The Dark Age returns (Score 1) 479 479

You've discovered the secret agenda!

Science would get no where if the process were to disprove all the arguments against a hypothesis.

The idea is to mire the progress of science by keeping the scientists busy disproving all the whackjob nutter "theories" that eventually go nowhere until the rapture occurs.

Comment: Re:Just a browser (Score 1) 91 91

I am thinking of doing the same. I would guess all you would have to do is turn off automatic updates, and remove the current one and install an old version, somewhere around 20x, or maybe even earlier. Thank the gods for oldversion.com - what was the last version of FF that didn't suck too badly, anyway?

The only big issue I would be concerned with is how the newer plugins of Adblock and NoScript will integrate with the older browser's API structure, and if they would be compatible with the older executable.

Comment: Re:This is what extensions are for (Score 1) 91 91

Apparently they have shitcanned the bug fix request. It's classified as "RESOLVED INVALID" according to the bugzilla entry. Not gonna let anyone piss in their cornflakes, it would seem. "Fuck them!" is the thought that keeps coming up in my mind, but I can't stand the Chrome/Google/Snoop alternative(s).

Comment: Re:"stealing just like stealing anything else" (Score 2) 408 408

It can't even be imagined as "stealing" in my mind. Since it's paid for in the U.S., I fail to see the difference if you had driven to the U.S. and purchased something to take back to Canada. it might be "smuggling" if anything, by way of avoiding paying whatever bullshit tariffs Canada might be able to levy, if there even are any that apply.

Comment: Re:dont' engage it with people there? (Score 2) 392 392

Shouldn't a human without any major cognitive disabilities know not to trigger the auto-parking feature when there were people standing in the spot?

You've obviously never driven in New York or Chicago! People don't give a fuck when they hit other CARS, let alone a nice soft target like a human...

Seriously, drive down a street in NY, especially Brooklyn. You'll see all the unlucky street parkers, and almost every car has some street-side damage on it. People pull halfway into intersections to see if there is oncoming traffic, because people park right up to the street corners, giving no visibility. Driving there is like a pinball game; DEFENSIVE driving is the word of the day, every day.

Comment: Re:Now if only the rest of the country would follo (Score 3, Informative) 545 545

This is true, I'm glad someone said it. Especially the part about the shot line in the military being different.

I did the same thing when joining the Navy and me and most of my company were sick as hell for a week or so. But, they immunize you instead of simple MMR, for dozens of things including exotic jungle rots and things like malaria, etc. Things that you would never encounter if you stayed in the USA, and weren't in some muddy jungle or strange desert somewhere with their localized exotic diseases.

The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker

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