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Comment: Or maybe it is a burden... (Score 1) 34 34

...Being able to design and develop is liberating because that lets you make stuff..../quote> That citation comes from a person who does happen to find it liberating to be able to design and develop.

What if a person does not find that liberating but burdensome? Why push someone to do something they find to be burdensome?

This article looks like a case of I like it, therefore everyone likes it.

Comment: Re:Looking to move off of iTunes (Score 0) 344 344

...I started ripping my own CDs to MP3 early on in the game and quickly realized that putting my collection in Apple's hands would not let me retain control of my collection. ...

Take into account that the Windows version of iTune truncates the filenames of the media files unnecessarily. Apple gives the excuse that the truncation is necessary to fit inside the Windows 255 character length limit for pathnames, however, filenames (i.e., the carefully crafted filenames of my media files) are truncated even though the resulting pathname is less than 100 characters in length.

For some reason, Apple seems to think it owns the metadata for my media collection, and can do with it whatever it wants.

Comment: Re: Moan moan moan (Score 2) 162 162

Just because the other browsers have problems it doesn't mean that Firefox doesn't have problems of its own....

It's Mozilla's problems, not Firefox's.

Mozilla has become so full of itself, it's lost in a cul-de-sac of self-importance.

Mozilla needs to grow past the "we know better" phase and start listening to its users again.

Unless and until Mozilla does that, Firefox will continue losing market share to Chrome.

Comment: Re:Oh boy! (Score 2) 162 162

When I tried Chrome, I noticed that it changes the system http proxy settings, instead of just changing the browser's proxy settings. In other words, when I set Chrome to use my privoxy proxy, Chrome then changes the global http proxy for Windows, so that everything else on the PC uses privoxy (which I do not want to happen). Does Chrome still have this behavior?

Comment: Re:They could save space (Score 2) 121 121

.... If they are storing their photos on facebook, they ARE storing them in the cloud....

In a general sense, correct.

However, when I said "cloud-based storage" I meant the cloud service was a storage service, not a social media service. If I had meant facebook, I would have said cloud-based social media service.

Comment: Re:They could save space (Score 5, Interesting) 121 121

They could just delete most of the photos after they age a bit, analyzing it with some of their AI whiz-bang software....

More than a few of my [real world] friends use facebook as their archive for photos, eschewing local or cloud-based storage for their historical family photos. They would be unhappy if facebook were to randomly start deleting photos just because they've been on facebook for a period of time.

Of course, I've told those friends that facebook may not have the same photo-preservation goals as they do, but they seem to be unconcerned.

Comment: Apples and oranges (Score 4, Insightful) 107 107

... it's just a little more than 1% the size of OpenSSL...Notably, s2n does not provide all the additional cryptographic functions that OpenSSL provides in libcrypto, it only provides the SSL/TLS functions....

So then, aren't size comparisons between OpenSSL and s2n at best useless, and at worst intentionally misleading?

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.