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Comment Re:Commercial interruption before each act (Score 2) 302

Mmmm, I don't buy that at all.

If you explain that you "only have small, large and grande" it's pedantic to complain "you mean small, medium and large".

Or if you explain "all you can eat" doesn't mean "all you and your 5 friends can eat", fair enough.

However, if you claim that you sell a "capped price" plan and explain that "capped means the minimum amount we charge, we can and will charge you more" then only an idiot accepts that redefinition as kosher.

Comment Re:Not quite AV, but close (Score 1) 74

While your desktop is likely pretty well protected against worms by default (ignoring the fact it's probably punching holes in the firewall with UPnP) it's /entirely/ irrelevant to the attack under discussion.

This is a privilege escalation attack on people who are doing the 'right thing' and not running all their web browsers as admin. i.e. corporate/government networks that tend to enforce AV and have moved on from the Windows 98 model. Access from the internet side is not required.

It's like you're saying HIV isn't a problem because you use condoms with any casual sex partners, but we've gone ahead and infected your spouse to get to you.

Comment Re:school sport (Score 0) 300

You sound like a PE teacher. Or married one. Children shouldn't need "guided play" after preschool, but they sure as hell need critical thinking lessons from an earlier age.

I don't think the coding is that useful in itself, but the flexible problem solving that comes from the inevitable bugs in their code and thinking about how to test if it's giving good output is pretty valuable.

We did a tiny amount of BASIC in junior high school 30 years ago taught (naturally) by Maths teachers, and those with the interest/aptitude carried that forward. Similarly the sporty kids played more sport during their free time.

Which one of those was more valuable during later life is a judgement for the reader....

Comment Re:Literally (Score 1) 307

nonplussed
nnplst
adjective
1.
so surprised and confused that one is unsure how to react.
"Henry looked completely nonplussed"
2.
NORTH AMERICAN informal
not disconcerted; unperturbed. -- So, literally the opposite of the actual meaning.

Thanks, Obama.

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