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Comment Re:I'm sure /. will ridicule it, but... (Score 1) 306 306

BTW, you call chemistry "basic"? Why is chemistry of any practical use to anyone but anyone but a chemist? I can't recall a single instance in my life when I had to apply any sort of chemistry-based knowledge.

Among other things, knowledge of chemistry allows you to reject homeopathy and accept vaccinations.

Comment Re:Sad, but... (Score 3, Insightful) 66 66

The movie on the other hand, is pretty forgettable... its very much a 70s movie.

It's all taste, I suppose, but the '70s was a fantastic film era IMO. It was the era where Hollywood embraced subversion to government and corporations, encapsulated by such films as Network, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather, The Deer Hunter, A Clockwork Orange, MASH, Dog Day Afternoon, and, of course, The Life Of Brian.

I haven't seen Charly, but calling it "very much a 70s movie" is high praise indeed!

Comment Re:Regional dialects (Score 1) 191 191

No, sorry, I didn't mean to suggest the devs were unethical. And yes, it seems that we both define "unethical" as "pro-privacy" :)

You might be right that it's a bug. However, in this case, it still polls extremely regularly even if I *don't* restrict the permissions. So I think that even if it gets the location, it still polls this frequently.

Comment Re:Regional dialects (Score 1) 191 191

Okay, thanks for the response and candidness. Despite the brain drain, I suppose Swype is fairly mature anyway.

Since I have a rooted phone, I can deny Swype internet access and be comfortable that I'm not being tracked, but I was more concerned that I was supporting an unethical company. However, I've already paid, so I suppose it doesn't make any difference.

Good luck with Dryft. I don't have a tablet, but it looks pretty nifty!

Comment Re:MultiLing (Score 1) 191 191

Yes, I get the same looking at those permissions. I'm not sure why the disparity with App ops. Unless it's because I have Privacy Guard "Enabled by default" for new apps, which means that those permissions are automatically denied whether they are requested or not.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

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