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Comment Re:dont get caught (Score 3, Insightful) 774

I don't write laws so I shouldn't have an opinion.

Are you kidding me! This is where we need better civics lessons - you should absolutely have an opinion and voice it to your elected representatives - and encouraging other too as well! It's called democracy.

Comment Re:Yeah... (Score 1) 589

The research was for full plug-in battery powered cars - of which Tesla is getting the most press. What is the research on hybrids? My 70+ in-laws are on their second hybrid car in Australia, and retirees don't quite fit this demographic. I'd argue Mark72005's line that people are not interested in green or renewable - there's a lot of interest, but also a lot of hype and scepticism. This type of somewhat biased research (or reporting of research) doesn't help.

Comment Re:Ready Pitchforks! (Score 1) 909

Actually that's exactly the point... the app store is Apple's property and they can use it as they see fit. If I have a convenience store and I choose not to sell porn that's my business decision. I forgo the option of that revenue. You do not have the right to walk into my store and demand that I cater to your desire - I do that as a business decision.

Comment 1st amendment only applies to companies now (Score 1) 187

The supreme court gave away one of the last vestiges of individual liberty by enshrining corporations as bodies with first amendment rights. Corporate profits are now more important than you are, so don't worry. Next they'll have 4th amendment rights - and have private armies - wait, those are called contractors in foreign wars...


Submission + - Comparative Review: Eight PHP IDEs (

snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Rick Grehen provides an in-depth comparative review of eight PHP IDEs: ActiveState's Komodo IDE, CodeLobster PHP Edition, Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT), MPSoftware's phpDesigner, NetBeans IDE for PHP, NuSphere's PhpED, WaterProof's PHPEdit, and Zend Studio. 'All of these PHP toolkits offer strong support for the other languages and environments (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL database) that a PHP developer encounters. The key differences we discovered were in the tools they provide (HTML inspector, SQL management system) for various tasks, the quality of their documentation, and general ease-of-use,' Grehen writes. 'In our estimation, four of these IDEs rise to the top.'"

Comment Could VML have been a contender? (Score 1) 292

I couldn't be called a Micro$oft fan, but VML (while as painful as programming a TI-38) was useful in IE only environments (a man has to eat), and Microsoft tried to go down the standards route ( The fact that VML was never adopted outside of IE, combined with lack of features, effectively killed it. What I did find annoying was the fact that MS locked down the office extensions to VML rather than continuing down a standards path - all those pretty pictures you can generated in power point can't be generated in the browser.

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