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Comment Benefits the non-mobile web as well (Score 1) 93

I strongly suspect that the majority -- maybe the vast majority -- of the data that is being retrieved by my web browser is not related to viewable content at all but is devoted to snazzy menu functions and, well, crap that I might not even choose to view. It like having the entire set of encyclopedias delivered to your door when you want to look up one simple thing. (Yeah... I remember encyclopedias.)

I would welcome eliminating the glitz and dancing bologna that litters most web pages today.

Comment Re:The question is (Score 1) 569

``The only difference is that if the US company get's in too much trouble, the company just heads to bankruptcy court and reorganizes.''

Bring back the corporate death penalty. If memory serves, no state has used that option since the '50s. Used to be that corporations were were required to act in the public interest in return for their being allowed to form in the first place. Nowadays, when you listen to some people, their only obligation (widely parroted by the major media outlets) is to make money for the shareholders. I say it's time -- heck, way past time -- to bring back the requirement that corporations be accountable to the public that granted their charter. Can't live up to that as a corporation? Goodbye charter.

(Corporate apologist? Go ahead and flame away. I'm outta here.)

Comment Re:A mistake versus a fraud (Score 1) 569

``The cover up that (maybe) happened later might be worthy of charges depending on whether it was deliberate or not.''

How does one ``accidently'' engage in a cover up?

I seem to recall that GM was/is in hot water because there was some internal communication that pointed out the cause of the problem but that management chose to `downplay' (nice way of saying `cover up') the problem. Recalls cost money, ya know.

Comment Time (Score 4, Informative) 370

That's the only real solution. All of those people who are hassling you now, will be hassling somebody else in the future. I hope that the "popular forum" you mention isn't something that's vital to your life; if it isn't then abandon it. If it is, it's a more interesting question.

If you need to continue to participate in that forum, I would suggest you just be yourself. Say what you believe, and don't get too fussy about it.

I've heard from a lot of women who participate in public fora that this kind of abuse is not just commonplace, it's ubiquitous. You might also think of the 34,000,000 people doxxed last month. It's just a common thing, it's going to happen to everybody sooner or later.

Comment When someone posts about bad news on FB... (Score 2) 127

... isn't it just a little more appropriate to post, you know, an actual comment expressing your condolences? I realize that we're all pressed for time and have dozens of cute cat pictures to "like" while on FB but if clicking on a button is the extent of your response to someone's loss, illness, etc. ... That's pretty pathetic.

Comment Office 365 is "computer science"? (Score 1) 21

So now teaching students how to use MS Office 365 counts as computer science? Really? I'm sure that'll let them bypass the first-year CS classes when they go to college and learn real computer science. This seems like nothing more than a scheme to get the schools to buy MS products with taxpayer money. Besides, what evidence is there that this will actually benefit the education these students are going to receive? There was another article mentioned a day or two ago (maybe here; can't recall) that putting more computer equipment in schools was not improving the students' learning but was actually harming it.

The Macintosh is Xerox technology at its best.