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Comment Re:Enforce login to post (Score 1) 1829

It's actually my email account ID for many system. But my homepage really identifies me.

But the point is, if someone is going to spend time creating an account (including email verification) only to have it deleted because he abused the comments, chances are that creating another troll account (with a different email) would become bothersome.

I care not really to know that your name is Charles (or whatever) or that you know that my name is Martin-Gilles Lavoie. That's not the point.

Right now anyone can post without even logging in and that's making it really easy for the script kiddies and poorly-upbrought people in need of attention.

Comment Enforce login to post (Score 1, Insightful) 1829

Anonymous posting has become a haven of trolls, far from it's original goal of protecting people when discussing work conditions and the like.

Allowing anyone to post as anonymous without login simply paves the way for endless trolling. The value of the comment section has diminished greatly over the years because of stupid comments.

Enforcing authenticated login, federated from elsewhere to tender to the laziest if need be, would at least allow for some accountability by weeding out repeat abusers of the comments section.

Logged-in, members could still post with anonymity to allow a return of the original intentions.

Comment Live on TV (Score 1) 320

I remember not having school on that day. I was all hyped up watching this live on TV. Like the commentators, it took me a moments reflection to realize the deflagration was not normal. I remember being quite shocked by it. When my mother came in from work and I announced it to her, I was amazed at the indifference she exhibited, contrasting my thorn feelings on it.

Comment Re:There are US DHS at London Gatwick?? (Score 1) 704

Unlike other countries that process immigration at arrival, the US has customs verification at departure.

Ie, in Montreal (YUL), there's a small portion of the airport that is actually under US control. You go through baggage check-in and then head to the US customs office (a long wait really) and then through the body scans. Those potions are effectively US territory with their own police. Then it exists back into Canadaland at the boarding gate for the US-bound terminal.

So yes, they have long-reaching arms.

Comment Re:Data data everywhere and not a drop to think (Score 4, Insightful) 366

The iPad is not at fault here. Pilot did simple math and forgot to carry over a "1". There's no carry over when you let a software add.

It's a whole system failure: paper being handed out to be hand-computer and then the number punched into a iPad for final trust numbers which are then entered in the avionics system.

A frickin piezo on the landing gears would have done the trick.

Comment Re:No mention of ad blocking support (Score 2) 96

Programmable apps are OK for as long as they dont download code. Even scripting applications (I have one on the AppStore that even has an Obj-C bridge).

It's a bit of a non-sensical rule given the web's use of JavaScript. Previously, so long as your app used the system-provided JS engine in the various web views available to developers (such as the WebKit), your app was sufficiently protected (and so was the user) because Apple took the grunt of the sandbox protection.

According to the link in the original post:

Mozilla has since decided that its stubbornness isn’t worth the loss in potential users (Firefox for Android passed 100 million downloads in four years). While Firefox for iOS may not be powered by the company’s Gecko rendering engine, it still includes features that Firefox users have come to expect, and that’s what the company plans to push to anyone interested.

Basically means that FireFox uses WebKit and thus Apple's JS implementation.

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