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Comment And they want you to trust them, too (Score 1) 48

The latest JRE updater elevates permissions before it even needs to, so the first inkling you have that something is taking place is the UAC prompt. Only after denying it did I find out that it was from the Java updater... the prompt only said "Java". I don't know about y'all, but my first impulse upon getting a mystery UAC prompt from Java is not to grant permission to rape my PC

Comment Needed to assign fault (Score 1) 127

We need the line to assign fault in a collision so that we can figure out who pays. They don't have the line in Panama (cities and Interamericano aside) and people do not slow down. They instead glide towards the edge just as you meet, unless they're drunk and then there is a collision. They do have interesting traffic laws there, though. If you hit a horse during the day, you are automatically at fault. But if you hit one at night, you're automatically not at fault...

Comment Re:News that Matters????? (Score 1) 25

I suspect that Instagram simply realizes that 'different accounts' is a security/visibility-control model that people find easier and more familiar than various sorts of filters/tags/groups/'friends only'/etc. It's not as though they will have much difficulty correlating a user's accounts(even if the app doesn't explicitly send them 'all usernames on this device', seeing logins to certain accounts from a specific device is a pretty big clue); but switching accounts is easier than futzing with security settings when trying to maintain distinct audiences.

Comment Re:I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 37

Bush and Christie hitting one-time Senator Rubio out on lack of experience

It is funny how they keep trying to compare him to President Lawnchair without directly comparing him to President Lawnchair. That is of course their aim with the "first term senator" comparison, but they don't want to accidentally mention that they are taking most of the "new" campaign ideas from the Obama campaign. They also don't want to mention that the same health care bill that has his name on it - that they demanded as the only thing they would vote for - is the bill that they want to repeal and then replace with itself (with someone else's name on it, of course!).

It does make for good entertainment, watching the GOP self-destruct in this cycle. Maybe if we're lucky the damage with be lasting and we can get some work done in DC.

Comment I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 37

Bush and Christie hitting one-time Senator Rubio out on lack of experience when Bush's Texas governor brother took the white house in peacetime with a balanced budget and in a boom and left with two wars, the worst economy since the Great Depression, and history's largest deficit. Then a one term Illinois Senator took that and is leaving office with low unemployment, a lower deficit, and a good economy. They're nuts.

Not that Rubio is any more sane.

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