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Comment Re:MenuChoice and HAM (1992) (Score 1) 268 268

The Start Menu never ever ever contained every application on the system. It only ever included ones that either MS thought would be good there, or else that Application vendors thought would be good there. (Yes, vendors provide many little apps in their packages that they don't put in there.).

Comment Re:Is anyone actually suprised? (Score 2) 592 592

You exaggerate quite a bit. Courts have actually declared the government's spying illegal based on Snowden revelations. Those arguments are continuing and in higher courts but the point is, it goes well beyond some guy thought maybe some secret should be revealed.

Comment Re: WTF? (Score 1) 321 321

Well hang on now. In the period when English as a language come into existence, there was no known distinction between these 2 concepts. Later on the scientific boffins started to call "mass" one of the concepts, and "weight" the other, but this never filtered through to common usage. I would say in common English therefore, mass=weight they are interchangeable. Only if you are in scientific circles do they become different. It's not a mistake, it's language. The scientists don't get to redefine language unless everyone agrees with it.

Comment Apple = Buggy (Score 4, Insightful) 360 360

I'm not even using Apple Music and the update wiped out all the music on my iPhone. This was a long standing bug with IOS when the iPhone 6 came out, and I thought they'd finally nixed it a few months ago, but no now it's back. Meanwhile my iMac is at Apple for 10 days because of their failed 3TB iMac hardware, Argh, so I can't even synch it back on. Apple's quality has really dropped the last couple of years.

Comment Re:IP to Phone Number (Score 1) 35 35

If this ended up violating someone the subject of a domestic violence order or something, they could be sued for some serious money. I know a woman whose details were accidentally revealed to her ex by a company, and they had to give her $10,000 even though no actual harm came of it. Now if harm HAD come of it, should could have got some serious cash.

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