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Comment Same thing happening to James O'Keefe (Score 4, Interesting) 334 334

James O'Keefe, a right-wing investigative journalist gets detained at every opportunity.

Another blatant case of government employees trying to get even with people they don't agree with.

Comment Rand Paul says More to disruptive technologies (Score 1, Troll) 432 432

Rand Paul Posted:

"It's ironic someone who has been driven around in a limo for the past 30 years is giving ride sharing advice.

Hillary Clinton just chided the sharing-economy which is boosted by services such as Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb. We must advocate for innovation and disruption and need to support increased choice which leads to lower prices for all Americans."

Comment Most browsers already block java by default (Score 1) 122 122

The warning should be "Disabling Java in your preferred browser is the recommended course of action".

But even that might be more than you need. My FireFox always asks if I want to allow Flash or Java to run on any new site.. Another dialog comes up to display the code signing details. This seems pretty safe.

That said, the code signing and sandboxing situation for Java IS a holy mess.

Comment Re:cry me a river (Score 1) 422 422

To suggest he is a cry-baby is silly. Every business owner or CEO will be emotionally attached to the success and failure of the company.

While a cash-poor company is more susceptible to failure, ALL companies will fail if there is a significant unexpected loss of cash. Defending lawsuits, real or frivolous is extraordinarily expensive. Lessons were learned, and wisdom is being imparted.

Comment As Barbie would say.. Startups are hard. (Score 2) 422 422

Startups involving a free product, launched in a employer hostile (I mean, "employee friendly") and expensive country, and with no expectation of making any kind of profit (or return for shareholders) is probably near impossible. And yes, you can get sued by your employees even if you're following labor laws.

Comment Sounds so fun. (Score 1) 49 49

Yah, let me write the code, install it, host it, attract customers, maybe charge for it, give away the source code, watch my market share erode, then try to pay for tech support, or try to add value added features or "in service" purchases. Sounds like fun! Or you could do all of the above and not give your source code away. Hmm.. let me think about that.

"There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity." - David St. Hubbins, "Spinal Tap"