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Comment Re:Too late (Score 5, Insightful) 435

I, for one, welcome^W am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. Whatever motives BIZX has, you at least seem to be accepting and acting upon feedback. I find GitHub's politicizing to be rather irksome, so it would be nice to see SF rise from its ashes and provide another alternative.

Comment Re:There's an add-on for that.. (Score 5, Informative) 423

I use Self-Destructing Cookies, which accepts cookies long enough to make a session work and then deletes them automatically when you close the related tab. There's a whitelist feature.

Of course as per usual with a Firefox update, I now have no clue whether or not that extension will continue working, or whether I need to tweak some arcane setting to keep it working, or whether said arcane setting has been removed from the browser entirely... So I'll just stick with my current version for awhile. Other people can be the guinea pigs and I'll look for their reports. The trouble with that approach is that with each release, there are fewer other users out there. Mozilla seems determined to run Firefox into the ground and it's just a sad thing to watch.

Comment Re:Good (Score 4, Interesting) 117

I agree. There are tons of fake download links on otherwise reputable sites, there are gray area sites like TPB where you have to be careful what you click, and there are tons of fake download sites where none of the links are legitimate at all. Try Googling for "[random device] driver" and you get many dozens of bullshit SEO'd sites where all the links point to some EXE full of who-knows-what. I hope they're going to combat all three categories.

As an aside, I wonder if SourceForge will get penalized...

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 668

I tend to agree here. We have an entire generation of people now who have been brought up with ideas like participation trophies where everyone's a winner, kids whose overbearing parents raised public hell at any perceived slight against their special snowflakes. "What do you mean Kayedin got a C in your class, why aren't you teaching him better?" Many of these people have, by and large, spent their entire lives in a protective bubble where their feelings don't get hurt, much less their behinds get smacked for anything. Now this generation of kids is going off to college, encountering people and processes that make them uncomfortable, and because they've never learned how to cope with being upset or offended, they'd prefer to change the world to suit them instead.

Comment Re:If she really wanted to rescue the company... (Score 3, Interesting) 217

2. Why would a company care about someone who wasn't successful as CEO running another company?

Because that person has knowledge of trade secrets, internal processes, vendor relationships, future product plans, etc. Sure, they might be shit at leading a company, but what they know could be extremely valuable to a competitor.

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1310

Every now and then, I run into a bug where I see the upcoming stories highlighted in red even though I'm not a subscriber. I've gotten a few good +5 FP's in that way, having a few minutes to write up a comment while the story is hidden to most people. I don't think I'd pay just for that capability, but I bet some folks would.

Comment Re:I'm not surprised at all (Score 1) 88

Both FlightAware and FlightRadar24 give all aircraft owners the ability to "cloak" themselves, from Air Force One right down to your dentist's 172. You don't have to be a bigwig and there's no reason to suspect that a blocked flight is doing anything nefarious. Often times I'll see an aircraft that's opted out on one but not the other, so it can serve you well to check both. Also, there are several hobbyist type amateur radio tracking projects that log ADS-B hits and nobody opts out of...

The aircraft that are truly up to no good probably aren't going to appear on any of these sites at all.

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