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Comment: Re:Spartan is to IE, as Firefox was to Netscape/Mo (Score 1) 96

I can only conclude that you and I must be using totally different browsers despite both being called Firefox, because the one I'm using isn't in a "sorry state". Then again, I'm a weirdo who doesn't think a fullscreen start menu is a crime against humanity either :-)

Comment: Re:OpenSSL and the Internet (Score 1) 93

by reikae (#48897981) Attached to: OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released

It makes sense that a library that exists (duh, but was anything else available in 1998?), is free of charge, and does its job will become widely used. Has a technically superior future alternative ever taken over something that was available when needed? Makes me think of IPv6, but I'm not sure the comparison works.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 187

by reikae (#48894487) Attached to: WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

It only takes a few seconds to find out it's an instant messenger, but I agree it wouldn't have been a bad idea to add those two descriptive words at the beginning of the summary. WhatsApp's popularity AFAIK is largely thanks to the fact it works on cheap "feature phones" as well as beefier devices. I like to keep things simple so I run WhatsApp on Android-x86 which in turn runs in Virtualbox on my desktop computer. :-)

Comment: Re:Yeah! (Score 2) 506

by reikae (#48880667) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Agoraphobia and anxiety disorders in general can absolutely be disabling and I wouldn't wish them on anyone. Also, where in the world is any disability benefit high enough for someone to buy even one car and enough gas to drive around leisurely? (Unless I misunderstood and your sister only bought the 4-wheelers and the RV after earning the money for them in a truly American way: winning lawsuits :-))

Comment: Re:Wait, What? (Score 1) 219

by reikae (#48838767) Attached to: European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism

I wonder if people sentenced for "expressing support for the attacks" includes any vocal critics of surveillance or related government actions. Also punishing those who don't readily condemn terrorism sounds like terrifying thoughtcrime stuff; I hope governments heard me condemning the attacks to my dog so I don't get raided.

Mausoleum: The final and funniest folly of the rich. -- Ambrose Bierce