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Comment: Get Pennied to death.... (Score 1) 803

by Wild_dog! (#49736611) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Toll roads are such a lame thing.
I can't stand them with all of their toll plazas that cost a bunch to build and maintain and wasted money staffing them.

Will this approach pester people also?
I wonder how penny-ing people to death will work.

A solution needs to be found to maintain good roads.... not sure this is the solution.

Comment: Dilution Factor (Score 1) 1097

by Wild_dog! (#49611495) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

If there were thousands of such events that Lampooned not just Muhammed, but all religious trappings, each year.... would this sort of lunacy of attacking people over cartoons become less common?
If the scope of the event was big enough would become more of the norm throughout the world?
Seems like killing people over imagery should be what is not tolerated in a civilized world.
That sort of thing is what needs to be extincted.

Comment: Re:Is it trivial to have an app with extra baggage (Score 1) 130

In security it says:

Allow Apps downloaded from:
(3 check boxes)

1. Mac App Store
2. Mac App Store and identified developers
3. Anywhere

Seems like if you only had the Mac App Store checked then there would be no threat.
Even if option 2 was selected, it seems like it might be fairly safe if the developer's are not trying to infest a computer.
Obviously, option 3 would allow for all kinds of mayhem.

Comment: Re:Is it trivial to have an app with extra baggage (Score 1) 130

Plus if you have your machine set to only install from the app store, doesn't it have some sort of handshake problem? I don't know how it all works, but I know when I install a new version of the OS on a Mac it only lets installs through the app store work by default. You have to disable that feature to install "Trusted" apps from outside of the App Store environment. You can also choose to wing it and allow all apps you find to install if you click the right check box.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 1) 368

by Wild_dog! (#49539307) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

It seems that since iTunes is a conduit through which people organize and utilize content from Apple, the software would be a priority since how users experience the content is important in creating more users.
Making iTunes cumbersome or poorly functioning would seem to be directly a threat to the money flow.

Comment: Re:In other news... (Score 2) 368

by Wild_dog! (#49539209) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

iTunes is very convenient for playing all of my movie content from the DVD's I have ripped on my Apple TV.
Dump videos into iTunes. Organize them the way you want them. Play the movies smoothly off of the Apple TV pulling content from iTunes home sharing.

Very simple.
Glassy Smooth.
Brainless functionality for my kids and my wife.

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