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An anonymous reader writes "This is how Internet Explorer would look like if you move the tabs to the top like in other browsers. Developed as a design and UX study, the open source add-on replaces the default navigation bar and combines three traditionally separate toolbars into one. The UX project started in 2004 to demonstrate that it is feasible to combine the address, search, and find box into one. Additionally, Quero offers a variety of customization options for IE, including making the UI themeable or starting Microsoft's desktop browser always maximized."
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Comment: Re:False distinctions (Score 1) 214

by Zironic (#44820085) Attached to: Court Declares Google Must Face Wiretap Charges For Wi-Fi Snooping

It has nothing to do with how radio works, they give no fucks, it has everything with what the user of the radio expects. Laws are by and large written to apply to people, not technology.

If most people expect a situation to be private and you listen in, then you're an asshat and the law will usually punish you for it regardless of how easy it was for you to listen. This has nothing to do with the technical details of the situation.

Comment: Re:This isn't very complicated. (Score 1) 452

by Zironic (#44802053) Attached to: The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox

Once again we come back to the fact that it's always really easy for the government to create political "thought-crimes" however with a solid constitution there's a limit to the damage they can do.

You have to remember that it's infeasible to write a constitution to prevent the government from writing bad laws at all, the fifth is a very important part in preventing the potential abuse of the rather inevitable bad laws.

If you want an example of recent US history where the 5th was very important, just remember:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

Imagine how much worse that could have been without the 5th even if it was to an extent disregarded.

The country I live in is Sweden.

Comment: Re:This isn't very complicated. (Score 1) 452

by Zironic (#44801299) Attached to: The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox

Indeed the 5th is only a part of a larger set of rights that together are supposed to ensure that the criminal justice system functions properly.

However even when torture as such is banned, contempt of court charges themselves become a form of torture when you're forced to choose between incriminating yourself, contempt of court or perjury.

That's the important distinction between the right to be silent about yourself and the right to be silent about someone else, in your own case you're forced to harm yourself in some manner regardless of which option you choose, which is considered inhumane and unjust, while in the case of a third party you still have an option that leaves you unharmed.

However I'll note that being forced to witness is a fairly rare law which doesn't exist in many other countries such as my own.

Comment: Re:This isn't very complicated. (Score 1) 452

by Zironic (#44800795) Attached to: The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox

I'm confused as to why you would think there should be examples of that. Once the right to remain silent is established in law there is no point for any prosecutor to bring such a case before a judge, they're usually not complete morons.

What you will find if you open any history book is that the amount of religious and political prosecution is vastly lower in any country once the right to remain silent is established in law. I'm surprised at your complete ignorance in the history and background of these laws.

Comment: Re:This isn't very complicated. (Score 1) 452

by Zironic (#44800407) Attached to: The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox

No they can't. You seem to be unable to comprehend the idea of a bad government acting legally, which is actually really common.

The very point of having a constitution in the first place is so that you have a set of laws that are very hard for any individual government to change, so that even though they have the power to rewrite most of the normal laws, they're still bound by the constitutional laws unless they have popular support for an extended period of time.

Comment: Re:Oh, damnit... I've been trolled. (Score 5, Insightful) 129

by Zironic (#44778709) Attached to: Would You Tell People How To Crack Your Software?

It probably is that simple for a very simple reason. His target audience isn't really poor kids that just want to try out hacking, he's selling the licences for 2.5k a pop/year so he's obviously targeting companies, companies that would rather not crack the copies regardless of how easy it is because of legal liabilities.

Comment: Re:Amazing idea (Score 1) 732

by Zironic (#44738845) Attached to: EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

I wasn't thinking of variable speed signs, but rather on the westbound road from Uppsala the main road is 70 however every intersection is 50 and supplied with a speed camera, so every time you come close to an intersection you have to brake and every time you leave it you have to accelerate and every time you have to be paranoid about if a camera will catch you not braking hard enough.

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