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Comment Re:really... (Score 1) 481

"Some scholars believe, however, that Muhammad did not receive the Quran from heaven, as he claimed during his lifetime..."

My brain died a little bit just from reading that.

Me too. I mean how could he claim it after his lifetime?

Dude, this is RELIGION we are talking about. Dead prophets can talk to us as they please.

Comment Re:Only because it is free. (Score 2) 168

That's not the whole story. Lots of OSs are free but don't have 5% market share. It helps that Win10 is a really good OS and is getting solid reviews.

The OP was right:

Er... that's just NOT GOOD. I understand it's early days but for a FREE (in fact, in-your-fucking-face-you-will-have-this-whether-you-like-it-or-not) upgrade, that's just worrying."

Microsoft has been doing everything short of force upgrading Windows 10 without permission on their Windows 7/8 install base. I never gave them permission but they took advantage of "Automatic Updates" to install the Windows 10 Reservation ADWARE on my computer. I never made a reservation but again, Microsoft abused my trust and downloaded the Windows 10 upgrade bits to my computer anyway. How much longer until they just go ahead and trigger the update and force me to extricate myself from the predicament?

Microsoft have full screen adverts on their web properties exhorting users top get their free upgrade. I've even seen it in Windows Update as a pre-selected Optional Update!

Considering the lengths to which they are going, I'd have expected them to be reporting far higher numbers by now.

I wonder when they will report numbers on how many people have reverted back to 7, 8 or 8.1?

Comment Can You Say Lawsuit? (Score 4, Interesting) 184

So, basically AT&T is placing their advertising on someone's web site without paying for the privilege? Were I the content owner, I'd be speaking to my lawyers first thing. The sad thing is that major companies don't even seem to worry breaching the public's trus or their reputations anymore. How long until Comcast decides to force extra advertising into my cable internet browsing. Oh! That's right, I cancelled them after the NetFlix throttling episode. So now, I guess I have to cancel DirecTV (AT&T) too.

Comment Malvertising requires Ad Blocking (Score 1) 528

Wasn't it just like just last week that Yahoo fessed up to having malware delivered through their advertising? In their zeal to reduce costs they apparently do little to review adverts placed via their own ad networks. I can't imagine browsing the web without an ad blocker these days.

Submission + - What Happens When Science Enables Aborting Babies With The 'Gay Gene'?->

An anonymous reader writes: Bruce Carroll writes at the Independent Journal Review, "One gets the sense these days that the once far away, anti-Utopian worlds of George Orwell, ... and Aldous Huxley are actually here. ... The crux of my concern ... is the inevitable intersection of “safe abortions” and genetic selection to weed out “undesirables.” Genetic selection has reared its head already over the past few decades in China — girls are aborted and boys are the favored gender. In the United States ... a steep reduction in the number of Down’s Syndrome babies over the last decade ... So what do the LGBTQ activists — who are mostly left-wing — do when faced with the inevitable collision of “gay rights” and “reproductive rights”? We seem to be on the verge of the science community agreeing that there are genetic underpinnings to being born gay. ... None other than ultra-conservative Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum conceded the point this week in an interview with openly-gay MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow. ... This is quite a dilemma for pro-abortion gay activists ... Donors to gay rights groups and pro-abortion groups are frequently the same individuals, and millions are exchanged between these two causes. ... gay activists frequently cite “abortion rights” as a keystone to achieving overall LGBT equality. I wonder if gay activists realize that their ... devotion to pro-abortion political organizations, and the multi-million dollar abortion industry itself, may ultimately lead to the destruction of LGBT babies before they are born within my lifetime."
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Comment Outsourcing? Recession? (Score 1) 250

So, if job .NET postings are down on some job listing site does could that mean that there are fewer ,NET jobs here or is a lot of the work being contracted to India? Perhaps there is an overall slowdown in the market? Seems a pretty weak data to support a pretty flimsy argument.

Comment Re:Always a cheaper fish... (Score 1) 85

Well, China has been playing games with taxes and regulation a bit lately and a properly outfitted labor camp anywhere convenient in China has become exorbitantly costly. I think Made in Vietnam is just a stopgap. Myanmar next? The day when major corporations own and operate their own countries is not too far off. Pesky governments always wanting their cut and all....

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly

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