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Comment Re:In "oil" country no less! (Score 2) 327

Yeah. In the car industry that is pretty standard. I think it was Ford who was a year or two behind on the dual sliding doors on minivans and ran ads about how unsafe that was... until theirs was available. And the execs rotate around and they use different ad companies so they can all blame it on the last guy if anyone does ask.

Comment Re:Browser Makers Should Get The Message (Score 2) 353

Having a setting for that would be nice, but I much prefer my new tabs to pop to the back. I will usually scan through a page and open the set of links I want to read, then read them after the page I'm on, or switch and dive into one, but a lot of times it is just to build the queue. On my phone, I open them just so I can read them on a real screen later, since I can see my tabs and history from all devices.

Comment Re:Reach for the stars (Score 1) 700

We currently have a children in the public school system, in a school that has a very good attitude and community feel to it, and we know the teachers well... but we are considering homeschooling.

One note that hang true to me is that 27 other (5th/7th/9th graders) is not socialization as much as entry to Lord of the Flies... those kids need to learn the same skills, and can't provide them, where in a homeschooling setting you can have more interaction across age groups, with adults, and take the time to present positive role models, whereas our school teachers are not in a situation where they can do that when being forced to teach standarized testing to an overly large group instead of a broad based curriculum.


Submission + - Microsoft to reach out to IBM, Cisco

AlexGr writes: "By Peter Galli (eWeek). Microsoft plans to reach out and work more closely with IBM and Cisco Systems on the interoperability front, as this is what its customers have told the software maker they want. Specifically, these moves follow feedback from members of Microsoft's Interoperability Executive Customer Council, which was established in June 2006 to solicit input from enterprise-level customers about exactly what they wanted from Microsoft.,1895,2138207, p"

Submission + - Is Place-Shifting Fair Use?

Nom du Keyboard writes: Major League Baseball seems to want to control where you can watch their televised games, and they've set their sights on Slingbox. While you may be allowed to watch an ad-supported, or paid cable channel, of your team in your own home, MLB (and others) don't feel that includes watching it remotely in another city through your local broadcast. Although they call this "illegal distribution" (reminds you of the RIAA lawsuits), Sling Media has taken steps to ensure that only you can watch your own content, wherever you might be. While no one has yet been bold enough to actually test this in court (losing would be a disaster), does the content industry have the right to decide not only what and when (i.e. shows that can't be recorded for later viewing) you'll watch something, but where you have to watch it as well?

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