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Submission + - Confessions of a SysAdmin ( 1

Mr.Fork writes: "Scott Merrill from Crunchgear has a confession. He really really hates computers, in particular, WINDOWS-based computers. He writes: I hate computers. No, really, I hate them. I love the communications they facilitate, I love the conveniences they provide to my life, and I love the escapism they sometimes afford; but I actually hate the computers themselves.

Does his editorial speak to all of us in similiar IT related fields? Do we all silently hate the complexities and idiocentricities computers have like error messages and stupid designs that make no sense to the common user that make our tech professions miserable? IS Scott's onto something...?"


Submission + - Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 3.6 RC, Nears Final (

CWmike writes: Mozilla has shipped a release candidate build of Firefox 3.6 that, barring problems, will become the final, finished version of the upgrade Firefox 3.6 RC1, which followed a run of betas that started in early November, features nearly 100 bug fixes from the fifth beta that Mozilla issued Dec. 17. The fixes resolved numerous crash bugs, including one that brought down the browser when it was steered to Yahoo's front page. Another fix removed a small amount of code owned by Microsoft from Firefox. The code was pointed out by a Mozilla contributor, and after digging, another developer found the original Microsoft license agreement. "Amusingly enough, it's actually really permissive. Really the only part that's problematic is the agreement to 'include the copyright notice ... on your product label and as a part of the sign-on message for your software product,'" wrote Kyle Huey on Mozilla's Bugzilla. Even so, others working the bug said the code needed to be replaced with Mozilla's own.

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. -- Cartoon caption