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Comment Re:Missing option (Score 1) 225

If they gave him life without parole in the case where he was convicted of soliciting murder for hire I don't think many would object. I don't think you don't have to be a fanatic free-for-all idiot to feel it doesn't quite sit right if these allegations influence his sentencing in another case.

Comment Re:First world problems. (Score 5, Insightful) 610

Having "auto download" turned on has been perfectly fine for non idiots who've managed their library themselves until this unexpected meddling by someone else. Now, of course, the non idiots will have to turn what they might have felt was a useful feature off since we've learnt that Apple will be using it as a promotional tool.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 627

In how many real world programming situations rather than college test situations would you be required to write your code down on paper rather than be able to use some sort of IDE? I'm sure you felt great about the test but generally being used to start typing the statement and letting IntelliSense give you a list and filling in the blanks in is not a problem and a more productive way of doing things than the non lazy way.

Comment Re:Making users happy. (Score 1) 473

I was once asked to move a checkbox from the bottom to the top of a panel so that the user wouldn't have to tab through all the other textfields and things in the panel to get focus to the checkbox. I was then asked to change the focus traversal so that tabbing through the panel skipped the checkbox (yes, really) so they wouldn't have to tab past it every time they wanted focus on the first textfield. These requests came from the same user.

Comment Re:LPMUD! (Score 1) 226

That's how I learnt. I was also lucky enough to have an admin on the mud that made sure the wizards she was in charge of understood the importance of writing good code and not just nice descriptions for players. It made me interested enough to switch major and when it was time to do the OO stuff in school I'd already groked it. Basically I have Lars Pensjà to thank for my career.

Submission Finnish court: It's alright to censor a website that criticizes the censorship->

An anonymous reader writes: Finland's Supreme Administrative Court ruled today that police didn't break the law by adding a anti-censorship website to its secretive child porn block list used by major ISPs. "Freedom of speech cannot override the interests of the children"
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Submission Multi-Campus Campaign to Target Wikipedia

AlternativeIdeas writes: On the back of news that the majority of Wikipedia editors are male, website Mother Jones reports that feminist organization FemTechNet is launching a multi-campus curriculum which includes a component called "Storming Wikepedia", during which students will edit Wikipedia en masse "with the goal being to collaboratively write feminist thinking into the site" according to Alexandra Juhasz, one of the course facilitators. Is this an appropriate use of Wikipedia? Or are we edging into a future where even more articles will sport the famous padlock icon?

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