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Comment: Re:bye (Score 3, Interesting) 528

Anyone who's a fan of Opera back when it was still innovative and highly configurable (way back in version 12) might want to keep an eye on Vivaldi, a browser being created by a number of people who left the Opera team after the change in focus. It's based on the Blink engine and the developers are working on incorporating many of the features of Opera 12. It still has a way to go, as it's currently still at the technical preview stage.

Comment: Philosophy (Score 2) 152

From a philosophical or pure cause and effect approach, sure, the makers of an app have some responsibility for the effect it has on people and what they do as a result. From a legal/liability standpoint, generally not.

The article writer is just saying to keep in mind that how your app behaves, how it looks, how it presents data, can have a real effect on its users, so you should consider the implications of your decisions.

Comment: City? (Score 3, Insightful) 156

by Translation Error (#49631757) Attached to: NASA Will Award You $5,000 For Your Finest Mars City Idea
What I want to know is where in the world the word 'city' came from in the article's title. There's nothing anywhere close to a city mentioned in the article itself, with the goal of the challenge being to 'establish a technically achievable, economically sustainable human living space'. I don't know about anyone else, but to me, that sounds like an outpost rather than anything like a city.

Comment: Charges (Score 1) 254

From another article:

He is currently facing a Class 1 misdemeanor charge of harassment by computer, which carries with it up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

I'm kind of surprised they aren't threatening him with much harsher penalties. Not that I think they should. I'm just surprised they aren't.

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