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Comment Old versions of IE (Score 1) 220

There are still lots of people out there running IE 6, 7, and 8, none of which support HTML 5 video. My company's site still sees about 10% if its traffic coming from IE 8 or older. If you are running a site that people actually want to visit, you don't tell your visitors they have to upgrade their browser, you make sure that your site will work on whatever they have. Most people have Flash installed, so it solves an important problem for these sites.

Comment Advertising (Score 1) 158

Once everybody is on 5G, it will make it possible for ALL devices to show us advertising. Your refrigerator, your faucet, your toilet, your chair...they will ALL be conspiring to show you advertisements, all the time. As long as AdBlockPlus gets ported to all these devices, we'll be OK!

Comment Re:Only one issue? (Score 1) 119

Hey, I think you're on to something! Since the law can't possibly get passed, that means Lessig wouldn't actually have to resign, there would be no broken promise if he stayed around for the entire term...making him no different from every other politician out there.

Comment Re:Only one issue? (Score 1) 119

I admire your unrestrained enthusiasm for a particular politician and party. I suspect I've been around a little longer than you, because I've learned that one thing is true about ALL politicians: they lie. At least, whenever their lips are moving. One day you'll learn that even Obama himself is...a politician.

Comment Pay TV != cable (Score 2) 319

People may be cutting the cord, but they are still paying for TV. Now they are just paying Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Sling, instead of Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter. Oh, wait, they still are paying Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter for the Internet service so they can also pay for streaming services. I'm not sure the total bill will be going down much.

Comment How similar to real gas pumps? (Score 2) 123

Were these honeypot pumps set up in the same way real systems would be set up? In other words, how realistic was the experiment? Were hackers able to attack these systems because they were set up to be honeypots, or does the experiment really indicate that gas pumps around the world are vulnerable?

Comment Re:"Leaders" always take credit for other's work (Score 1) 273

Spoken like someone who is not a leader.

Shop floor guys know who to run equipment, they don't have a clue how to save $2 million a year in manufacturing costs. It really IS the manager who made that happen.

The new chemical dye process? Ideas are a dime a dozen, it takes a good leader to recognize which ones will actually work.

Programmers need to have leaders to focus their efforts, or they go down rabbit holes and gold-plate their corner of the code. Without the director tying all the loose ends together and making decisions about what NOT to do, the project would never get done, even with the best programming talent.

It is the nature of the poor and unsuccessful to assume that success is just a lucky break. They don't see the big picture.

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. -- David Jones