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Comment Re:Judging by the story so far... (Score 1) 365

Morality has nothing to do with it.

Ethics have everything to do with it. This is a site dedicated to helping people lie to their partners, and in some cases, to violate vows made in public and backed by society in general as well as the state. In fact, this site's advertising blatantly ENCOURAGES people to do these things.

It's not about anyone being squeamish about sex, or even affairs. It's about lies, deception, and breaking promises, and about encouraging people to do these things.

Not to mention AM's *own* broken promises to the effect that "no-one will ever find out"...

This isn't a case of being "ethically challenged", even on a good day--it's a case of being ethically *repugnant*.

Comment "...many Firefox developers are ticked off..." (Score 1) 187

No shit, Sherlock.

XUL and XPCOM were supposed to be the very foundation of Mozilla apps in the first place. Instead, they've been one long drawn-out bait & switch.

So Firefox is turning itself into Chrome. But we've all known that for a couple of years already.

I'd be pissed off too, if I were them.

Hell, I've been pissed off just as a user watching this slo-mo train wreck from the sidelines.

Comment Re: Linux and Bloat (Score 1) 108

I just happen to have fairly 2 representative models handy.

2005 laptop: 1.6 GHz Celeron. 1 core. 1GB RAM. 350GB disk. 100 Mbps Ethernet.

2013 laptop: 2.6 GHz i7. 4 physical cores, 8 virtual. 8 GB RAM. 750 GB disk. 1 Gbps Ethernet.

I could easily bump up the latter to 16GB RAM and add an SSD. (But I'll probably just buy a new one, as the warranty on this one expires in January/February.)

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955