dramatically less of a "defense contractor welfare" bloat that drags down NASA.
Genuinely curious why you think this? It's been my understanding that there are strong ties between the government and the defense contractors, and the defense industry there is fairly shrouded in secrecy, making corruption easy to pull off. Do you think the Chinese government is more capable of taking an 'agile' approach to a space program than the US?
The name was originally an acronym for "Poor Obfuscation Implementation", referring humorously to the fact that the file formats seemed to be deliberately obfuscated, but poorly, since they were successfully reverse-engineered.
The other acronyms in the project, such as HSSF (horrible spreadsheet format) are equally revealing.
Mod AC up. If anything, this incident shows that corporations are _at least_ as bad as the state when it comes to managing nuclear power. Nuclear may be scientifically safe and sound, but the lumbering bureaucracy (public or private) required to actually build and operate a plant guarantee that this type of disaster will keep happening for as long as this technology is in use.
- 1. It's inconsistent with Mac/Windows;
- 2. It's confusingly. Selecting anything overwrites the clipboard;
- 3. It's not efficient with a tool such as xclipboard;
- 4. You should be able to select text, then paste the clipboard over it, but that doesn't work if the selection and clipboard are the same;
- 5. The copy menu item is useless and does nothing, which is confusing;
- 6. If you think of PRIMARY as the current selection, cut doesn't make any sense since the selection simultaneously disappears and becomes the current selection.
I would like to add that this behavior completely takes over the middle mouse button, rendering the input useless except for this application which is only efficient in a very specific use case (you want to paste the thing you just highlighted)
All in all, except for the marginal benefit to their NBC counterpart I don't see anything for comcast in this except to do the bare minimum so they can appear like they're helping to curb piracy to keep pressure off them from the government and IP lobbying groups. They know that their most active customers, the ones they can sell higher bandwidth to, are largely copyright infringers. But by doing this, they can appear to be doing something, because there is a significant amount of infringes who are using P2P and taking zero precautions so Comcast can come back and say 'yes we caught X bad guys, we are helping'