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

by jlv (#49529823) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

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

by jlv (#49131113) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

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

by jlv (#49130989) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

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

by jlv (#49050519) Attached to: MegaUpload Programmer Pleads Guilty, Gets a Year In Prison

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.

A university faculty is 500 egotists with a common parking problem.