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Comment: Re:Search engine misfeature still there (Score 2) 167

by dbug78 (#46158961) Attached to: Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements

The workaround here is to use keywords:
Click the engine dropdown in the search box and choose Manage Search Engines.
Create keywords for the search engines you care about (eg. 'g' for google, 'wp' for wikipedia, 'd' for dictionary.com, etc).
Perform searches in the Awesome Bar by typing "<keyword> <search terms>" and ignore the search box (except to configure more search engines and/or keywords).

Comment: Re:They also shoveled Ask.com search in. (Score 1) 365

The context menu search has always defaulted to the engine selected in the search box. Mine has remained set to Google and Ask.com is not even one of the options I have, so I'm thinking maybe something else has hijacked your settings. Either that or you've changed it yourself without realizing.

Comment: Re:More Info Please... (Score 5, Informative) 123

by dbug78 (#42828229) Attached to: Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Revealed

science doesn't deal with facts

Uh, what? Facts are the foundation of science. If science has any issue with facts it's that Joe Sixpack thinks the hierarchy is...

Hypothesis -> Theory -> Facts

In actuality, it's...

Facts -> Hypothesis -> Theory

Hypotheses and theories are built on facts. Maybe you meant science doesn't deal with proof?

Comment: Re:I'll give you more than one (Score 1) 700

by dbug78 (#41641105) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?

The Bible. Except for atheists and agnostics, most people should insert their favorite holy book here.

In the USA, at least, everyone should list The Bible, even if they've never read it or don't believe a word of it. After all, it's largely because of The Bible that...

  1. Gay people can't marry.
  2. Women are second-class citizens who can't be trusted or expected to manage their own lives.
  3. Gays, non-whites, and non-Christians are second-class citizens and are treated with mistrust or contempt, sometimes to the point of assault or murder, and do not deserve to have their views reflected in government or society.
  4. Slavery was all good and well into the 1860's and race discrimination was still going strong 100 years later.
  5. Infant boys have parts of their genitals cut off.
  6. We are in perpetual war with much of the Middle East (the Qur'an shares much of the blame here).

Whether you believe The Bible or not, whether you've read The Bible or not, whether you even care about The Bible or not, it has restricted your liberty if you live amongst those who live by it.

Byte your tongue.