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Comment: My pet peeve about modern software (Score 1) 1

by mcgrew (#48624715) Attached to: 0.38 Seconds of Hate

Today's programmers suck. Why in the HELL should holding a mouse over a control for a few seconds activate it? The mouse shouldn't do anything but move the pointer unless I click. And when I click the "file" menu, that's the menu I want. Why does the "edit" menu open if the pointer strays off of "file" after I click "file"?

Is it stupidity of maliciousness? Are today's programmers just trying to piss us off or are they all idiots?

Comment: Re:Rise of the darksite DNS (Score 1) 367

by ancientt (#48621459) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

You say that but maybe you won't be able to. When I was filtering the internet for my kids, I included an interception of anything on DNS ports and redirected it to my filtering server.

Your ISP could do the same thing, fairly trivially and if they do, it won't matter what IPs you tell your machine to use as a DNS server, it will use the ISPs anyway.

I think it breaks DNSSEC and I *know* it makes MITM easy for non-encrypted sites (because I did that too) but don't expect the MPAA and Sony to care, they're happy to break the security of the internet for everybody as long as it lets them think they're preventing copyright infringement. The ISPs would do it now to increase profit if it was worth the effort and complaints it would come with. Don't expect it to take more than a hint of government suggestion for your current freedom to disappear.

Don't feel too bad for my kids, they're old enough now that discussing and spot checking their habits is a better solution and most of my active interference was to block them until they completed a chore each day.

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I plan on trying the suggested browsers, but thought I'd revisit Opera first. It dawned on me that changing browsers is going to be a big PIA, since Firefox holds a bunch of passwords.

It's been at least a decade since I've tried Opera; it was brand new when I last tried it. So I installed the latest one. The result was...

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 72

by mcgrew (#48588863) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney

Under Bush, our country was attacked despite the fact that FBI agents tried unsuccessfully to warn about it; gasoline more than quadrupled in price (very suspicious; he's an oil man); got us into two wars, one of which was not only completely unnecessary but led to the rise of ISIS; took office in some of the best economic conditions I've seen in my life and left the economy in worse shape than any time since the great depression.

I never thought I'd see a worse President than Carter, who was far worse than Obama, but Bush proved me wrong.

Under Obama the wars are over, unemployment is half of what it was, gasoline is half what it cost under Bush. He's by no means a great President, but you have to remember that the Republicans' #1 agenda was to make his a failed Presidency.

The two best Presidents in my lifetime were, I think, Eisenhower and Clinton.

Comment: Re:And the lawsuits (Score 1) 243

by mcgrew (#48588813) Attached to: Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

How else would you characterize this song from their third album?

"After Forever"

Have you ever thought about your soul - can it be saved?
Or perhaps you think that when you're dead you just stay in your grave
Is God just a thought within your head or is he a part of you?
Is Christ just a name that you read in a book when you were in school?

When you think about death do you lose your breath or do you keep your cool?
Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope - do you think he's a fool?
Well I have seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways
And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days

Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say
If they knew you believe in God above?
They should realize before they criticize
that God is the only way to love

Is your mind so small that you have to fall
In with the pack wherever they run
Will you still sneer when death is near
And say they may as well worship the sun?

I think it was true it was people like you that crucified Christ
I think it is sad the opinion you had was the only one voiced
Will you be so sure when your day is near, say you don't believe?
You had the chance but you turned it down, now you can't retrieve

Perhaps you'll think before you say that God is dead and gone
Open your eyes, just realize that he's the one
The only one who can save you now from all this sin and hate
Or will you still jeer at all you hear? Yes! I think it's too late.

Comment: Re:Fire all the officers? (Score 1) 513

by ancientt (#48585971) Attached to: Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

The problem here is that prosecutors and cops need to get along and need to trust each other and the public needs to see cops held to account for their actions. I am leaning toward "bypass the grand jury for public servants" as a solution to ensure that not only is justice done, but so that it is seen to be done.

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.