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Comment Re: I suggest we confuse the primary Uber benefits (Score 1) 154

Or you could only pay for cosmetic improvement to your vehicle but never any safety improvement. That would be the best game of all because people would rate you highly and it would save you money.

Not sure how much repair work you've had to do on your own vehicles, but "cosmetic" (body) work is a hell of a lot more expensive than mechanical work.

Comment Re: These companies keep giving us reasons (Score 1) 394

please tell us all what indispensible apps run on windows that have no equivalents on any other operating system


They only like to think they are indispensable.
Frankly, only the layer directly above the employees and the layer at the top are really needed.

Comment Re:The End (Score 4, Informative) 187

In 2-3 years Firefox will be nothing more than another shitty Chrome clone. I can only hope this absurd move leads to a serious fork of the browser that focuses on getting back to the original goals of Firefox.

That already exists in Pale Moon. It avoids the Australis interface that is just a clone of Chome's toolbar style, doesn't have the new start tile page with the "suggested" additions, or Pocket, or the earlier "social" additions.

What it needs is more developers and a plan on how to move forward and improve the browser until it stops being a tweaked third-party Firefox.

Comment Re:Uhhh, the information has already been leaked (Score 1) 286

They're paying for Mr Anonymous on the Internetz to not proactively try and contact their less-internet-savvy spouse.
The information can't be removed -- which also means the target cheater could potentially be hit up with this racket over and over again by every person doing it.

The only way to really prevent being bilked for 1 BTC x Everyone is simply to confess the affair to begin with to the spouse.

Comment Start with "Normal Mode" (Score 4, Insightful) 125

"Our hypothesis is that when you open a Private Browsing window in Firefox you're sending a signal that you want more control over your privacy than current private browsing experiences actually provide."

I'd say people want more control over their privacy even when they aren't going full-tilt in Private Browser Mode.
You know what a contributing factor is in loss of privacy? A browser that has web services and features built-in that rely on third-party companies.

Comment Re:Uber is not the answer (Score 1) 168

Well shut my mouth wide open. Apparently I have a modifier on my displays.
When I'm logged in AC's appear as -1. But if I log out their comments are scored 0.

Still, the point still stands, the use of AC in posting had a detrimental effect on the original post being recognized in a positive light in moderation.

The moon is a planet just like the Earth, only it is even deader.