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Comment: Re:so what about all the *other* stuff? (Score 2) 212

by ourlovecanlastforeve (#49805937) Attached to: The Patriot Act May Be Dead For Good

Nothing changes but the label.

They'll keep doing it, they'll just stop telling you about it and find different words for it.

They'll rename it to something like "The Free Beer and Guns For Country Boys Act."

See also, CISPA, CISA, CRISPA, BISPA, CRISCO, or whatever they're calling it for this trip through Congress.

+ - Ask Slashdot: When we perfect age reversing, how do we decide who gets to live? 4

Submitted by ourlovecanlastforeve
ourlovecanlastforeve writes: With biologists getting closer and closer to reversing the aging process in human cells, the reality of greatly extended life draws closer. This brings up a very important conundrum: You can't tell people not to reproduce and you can't kill people to preserve resources and space. Even at our current growth rate there's not enough for everyone. Not enough food, not enough space, not enough medical care. If — no, when — age reversal becomes a reality, who gets to live? And if everyone gets to live, how will we provide for them?

+ - Sourceforge Staff Hijacks Gimp for Windows Account, Injects Adware->

Submitted by ourlovecanlastforeve
ourlovecanlastforeve writes: SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
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Comment: Re:Is this Google's fault? (Score 4, Insightful) 434

> Technically 5.1 is out and there's supposed to be an update coming for my Moto G, but it hasn't arrived yet. Arguably this is Moto's fault more than Google's.

And that's a serious problem.

When there's a new version of iOS, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Windows, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Ubuntu, I get it the day it's released.

When there's a new version of Android, I get it when I buy a new phone.

Which OS has the problem?

The best laid plans of mice and men are held up in the legal department.