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Comment: Re:Not ignoring the story is a good start! (Score 1) 384 384

Editor's note: I just got back from a busy weekend to see that a bunch of people are freaking out that we're "burying" this story, so here it is. Go hog wild. Sorry it took so long.

You said "sorry it took so long" but your excuse in the article doesn't match what you just said down here. It's long on bogosity.

Comment: Re:Hybrid != EV (Score 1) 622 622

Grouping Hybrids and EVs together is just dumb. They aren't the same "type" of car. (and in my book, the Volt is a Hybrid).

I've been driving a LEAF for a year and I hope to never go back to a car with an ICE. Free fuel (solar and charging at work) beats cheap gas every time.

We're really considering replacing our 10 year old minivan with a Model S at this point. The space inside that car is incredible.

Comment: Pollute their data (Score 1) 136 136

Lots of people should find torrents of popular movies and just get the "README" or "NFO" files in them, but not the actual movie. That way, when they get your IP as a participant in the torrent and to sue you for (downloading &) uploading the movie, you will have nicely defensible case.

Comment: Re:Flash was NOT cool in the begining (Score 3, Insightful) 188 188

Scalar vector graphics and sound are cool, but Flash was not wonderful technology. Adobe was not to blame; they just bought the existing monster.

Flash was foremost a huge CPU waster. And an easy to use vector for all sorts of security exploits (because the original code from Macromedia was an abomination).

And don't forget, Flash was so important you shouldn't even be able to uninstall it.

Comment: Macromedia was evil first (Score 1) 188 188

Bitching about Adobe only accounts for the last 10 years of Flash vulnerabilities. But, don't forget Flash was created by Macromedia, which was far more evil than Adobe. Macromedia used to not have an uninstaller for Flash, because they didn't want you to be able to uninstall it!

(this is where my reply meant to go, but I screwed it up and added it as a separate comment below)

Comment: Macromedia was evil first (Score 1) 188 188

Bitching about Adobe only accounts for the last 10 years of Flash vulnerabilities. But, don't forget Flash was created by Macromedia, which was far more evil than Adobe. Macromedia used to not have an uninstaller for Flash, because they didn't want you to be able to uninstall it!

Comment: Re:A programmer arrested for © infringement? (Score 1) 188 188

An assembly line worker is no more an accomplice then the maker of the computer Andrus used.

On the other hand, I suspect if you were a worker hired to take a car and specifically enhance it to be part of the armed robbery (e.g,. make it a better getaway car), then they could try you as an accomplice.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"

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