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Comment: Icons (Score 1) 305

by mccoma (#48170949) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review
The icons on this release are mostly horrible. I replaced the finder with the one from a previous version and will probably replace the bright folder icons. I like the gray sidebar icons in finder and wish they had used full size versions instead of the horrible bright blue.

Comment: Re:Coding where? (Score 1) 213

by mccoma (#48159021) Attached to: Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too
"I'm not wasting any more time chasing your moving goal posts" I didn't move the goal posts. Everyone talking about inflation is trying to do that. The under $200 category of programmable computer is gone. We now have smart phones and tablets. One of the key entry points into computing is no longer available.

Comment: Re:Coding where? (Score 1) 213

by mccoma (#48153695) Attached to: Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too
I don't buy that inflation argument at all since cellphones (and a lot of consumer items) still go for the $99 and $199 price points. Computers were always touted as getting cheaper every year, yet (because of the economics of Intel and Microsoft) we have lost the under $200 segment. $500 is still not an impulse buy.

Comment: Re:We understand (Score 1) 225

by mccoma (#48052335) Attached to: Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

To get the true impact correct, I think you need to change the last couple of lines to: "All pages containing the name of every actress / actor named in this suit will not be indexed and we will not pay Google Ad revenues on those pages so we don't financially benefit from any possible images. Thank you and happy Googling!"

I do sympathize with each and every actress and this must be a nightmare, but with all the security breaches on the internet (cards, SSN, etc.), how can you think your pictures would be safe? Worse, they are in an industry that treats its own techs (FX workers) with about the same respect that programmers get even if the movies that make them famous are not possible without them (see everything about "Life of Pi"). Why would data be safe?

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 5, Insightful) 354

by mccoma (#47840933) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
I am pretty sure if someone took the binary for GCC and generated source code from it and declared it to be some other license then the FSF might have some objections. Reversing some binary and distributing that work looks to violate the Minecraft license in the first place.

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