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+ - I no longer support IE6. Now what?

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An anonymous reader writes "One of our main clients recently announced they were dropping Internet Explorer 6 support, given how their statistics showed a low percentage of use of this browser. So, after the obligatory party, we are left with the question of what can we do that we couldn't before. Obviously, we are happy to kiss goodbye the hacks to get comboboxes not appear over everything, odd display behaviour, javascript bugs, etc, but, although a less buggy platform is great, I want to know what new things we can do now that the baseline is Explorer 7."

Comment: Re:Immature and Gun Happy (Score 1) 1141

by Zangief (#33649400) Attached to: Hunters Shot Down Google Fiber

So, owning guns is about "not being submissive to the government"?

There's a broad variety of reasons to own guns. Some people own guns because the police are not there to protect you and in some areas you NEED protection. Some people own guns because no government fears an unarmed populace, and government only works in the interest of the people when the government fears the people and not the other way around. Some people own guns because to them it is an economically advantageous way to acquire food. All of these are valid reasons in my book.

But the government still taxes these people, without providing a police force? So basically the guys who own firearms are the ones who are being oppresed by their government, and the ones who do not feel the need to own weapons, are the ones who live under good governments.

Let's be honests here: you've never lived under an oppressive government, ever. If you did, you'd realize that your rifle would only get you killed if you tried to buy some freedom of your own with it.

More honesty: you like shooting at things, which is ok. Just don't try to rationalize your gun mania into some kind of fight against a government out to oppress you, because it makes you look stupid.

Comment: Re:Kurzweil is right (Score 1) 238

by Zangief (#33321544) Attached to: Ray Kurzweil Responds To PZ Myers

That's not very a precise description of what a neuron does. And the complexity of the brain is not just in the number of neurons in it, which you can argue Moore's Law will eventually make trivial (or more probably, will stop being valir at some point), but in the number of connections each neuron has, which can number in the thousands.

Moore's Law won't help you at all to get the brain connections right any soon.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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