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+ - Macecraft to release open source jv16 PowerTools 1

Submitted by jbdigriz
jbdigriz (8030) writes "If you're obliged to sanitize and optimize horked-up Windows installations on a regular basis, you've probably had occasion to use jv16 PowerTools to clean up registry errors, software that doesn't want to uninstall, and so forth. Originally freeware published as "RegCleaner" by then 16-year old Jouni Vuorio in 1998, the software was controversially remarketed as shareware when Macecraft Software was formed to handle marketing of the popular utility. Macecraft has now announced a crowd-funding campaign with a goal of $100,000 by March 23rd, to fund an open source release of jv16 PowerTools. Besides Indiegogo, Macecraft is also accepting bitcoin, litecoin, and dogecoin contributions directly for this campaign."

Comment: Re:Give me a damn web browser (Score 1) 157

by jbdigriz (#45674607) Attached to: Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

No, ultimately, it's so you will be able to put one Android phone in 7 bars on Tybee and 1 in a mortuary in Port Wentworth and end up with an 8-line distributed Cnet Amiga cluster to play spot the Fed on. ;-) Bonus karma if it's FTSC compliant.

Thanks and a tip 'o the hat to Don Murray and the old Night Owl BBS crowd.

Comment: Re:So what the article is saying... (Score 1) 758

by jbdigriz (#42943983) Attached to: Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

Yeah, they'll shoot if threatened. Liberals will imagine, foster, and sieze on threats, and demand that somebody with guns take those dangerous threats away. Much more, um, manly.

Speaking of gender, this is old, but given His Sagacity's grand, new, and, oh-so-reassuring government-run Brain Mapping moonrace, here's one for the ladies:

Men Locate the Clitoris: The Female Erotic Brain Is Mapped | :Contrast and compare (sic)

Comment: What about libertarians? anarchists? monarchists? (Score 2) 758

by jbdigriz (#42943765) Attached to: Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

"Wherever determinism appears, controversy attends, raising spectres of days when colonialists, eugenicists, public health officials, and political idealists believed they could cure the human condition through manipulation and force."....oh, wait. Wrong tense, anyway.

Comment: Speaking of secretly funded vast networks... (Score 1) 848

by jbdigriz (#42930255) Attached to: Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

Is Greenpeace itself handling its own funding with more transparency and, um, forthrightness than it was 10 years ago? Much less it's activism, which often makes me wonder if it's less engaged in saving the planet than in alarmist market manipulation.

Really, talk about PKB.

Comment: As You Like It (Score 1) 312

by jbdigriz (#40334055) Attached to: Online Activities To Be Recorded By UK ISPs

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,...
                                                                                        ---Bill S., 1600

Not a sparrow shall fall...
                                                                                        ---Matthew 10:29

Now if only one could get a copy of the script in advance....


"Whoa, kind of feel like God!"
                                                                                    ---"Cereal Killer" in Hackers I

Comment: So when can we buy a "road-going DDG 51?" (Score 1) 210

by jbdigriz (#28718217) Attached to: Navy Spends $33 Million For Hybrid of the High Sea

Ok, w/o the guns and missiles. Rats.

Seriously, Detroit could have mass-produced an automotive turbine-electric 40 years ago. Dr. Porsche was designing them at least by the '20s.

Next, while there are still tertiary wastewater treatment plants which just burn off the methane they produce, we will read about some 15 yo whiz kid getting kudos, grants and carbon credits for his "why has no one thought of that?" biomass digester for producing fuel gasses Oh, wait...

Now get off my lawn.

Comment: Re:The US has limits on it too. Thankfully. (Score 1) 778

by jbdigriz (#28663643) Attached to: British Men Jailed For Online Hate Crimes

Let's dispense with the "shouting fire" strawman for once and for all. 1st, some context. Justice Holmes opinion on *falsely* shouting fire in a crowded theater was intended as an example of dangerous speech which serves no [presumed, see the theater scene in "Torn Curtain" for possible counter scenario] useful purpose. Bear in mind Holmes was writing a majority opinion *against* a pampleteer, Schenk, who was dstributing flyers against the draft during WW1. While you may or may not consider Schenk to be a scurrilous traitor, this does illuminate Holmes's motivation here, as he was using the "fire" example as a direct comparison to Schenk's speech. Subseqently, this decision was overturned, as well.

In the real world, anyone fool enough to falsely shout fire in a crowded theater for no good reason, if he weren't torn limb from limb by the mob, would be subject to all kinds of tort and criminal actions, from reckless endangerment to involuntary manslaughter, or even murder. Even if you want to argue that the speech should, somehow, be anticipated and proscribed by fiat, you'd still have to establish malicious or criminal intent, for which you have all kinds of existing law, with far more fitting penalties, as I just mentioned.

This old canard has no real bearing whatsoever on 1st amendment debates. It should have been retired long ago, but it has an emotional appeal which speech stiflers just can't get enough of.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.