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Comment Re:As a Canadian (Score 1) 311

He chose to say he don't see the cost, not the more common (and perfectly easy to understand, yet constantly people choose to not) wording of "it's free", probably because he knew people would choose to think that the writer doesn't understand his paying for it through taxes. He knows there is a cost, and so does everyone using the words "free healthcare" - everyone knows what it means so please people stop knowingly choosing to misunderstand it every chance you get, pretty please.

Comment Re:So this kills AdBlock and NoScript, right? (Score 1) 152

Firefox is the slowest, least memory efficient browser out there. It regularly breaks several GB of memory after only a day's use. In fact, Firefox is already up to nearly 3GB of memory use, which is somewhat worrying for a 32-bit process. Looks like I'm going to have to quit and restart after this comment.

I've actually never witnessed this, but I hear it so often I'm beginning to believe the issue exists - but perhaps only for the Windows version. The few times I've had to use windows in the past few years has given me the experience that all browsers tend to be rather sluggish on it... oh well, that's what you get for using subOS. Oh, and I keep Firefox running for days, even weeks, and have generally around 100 tabs open at any time. There was a time when my average was closer to or even over 200 tabs, and back then I had only 512MB's of RAM - yet I have no idea what this memory use issue so many talk about is.

Comment Re:Open source = amateur hour (Score 1) 37

Not seeing what kind of mess the source code is may help some people sleep. Having identified one security breach since I moved from proprietary OS to open source one in 2002, leading to less than a percent of any and all applications I use being proprietary, and that breach was because of a bug in wordpress and compromised only my web server, really helps me sleep better. Before that breaks were normal - yet I didn't even run any server software meant to be accessed from outside back then.

Comment Re:The future of MIDI (Score 1) 106

In fact I even believe seeing a table when I was just a wee child... My daddy told me not to touch it, fearing I would break the expensive table. Of course we never had one, but I heard that one of our richer neighbors had TWO tables! Imagine the luxury! But I guess it's like that when you get into hardcore decorating.

Comment Re:On what grounds could one sue? (Score 1) 56

Emotional distress caused by invasion of privacy sounds viable to me, however IANAL.

Considering that I personally, as well as several people I know, experience anxiety from what we know - and what we *don't* know about things we know - about cyber privacy invasions by corporations and nations (as well as cracker, terrorist and/or criminal organizations) tracking, profiling, spying, trading the information, etc. etc. - I don't find hard at all to believe that proving harm caused by illegal actions of this short would not necessary be that hard.

After all, you have to remember, these laws came from peoples demand because they felt threatened by them. Is it then hard to see how a court could see violations of such crimes having caused harm?

Comment Re:I don't understand it (Score 1) 59

Started out quite sensibly, then went totally bananas beginning from the China thingy... I mean, how many Chinese care (or even know) how wealthy their nation is? The only ones, outside the rich minority and ruling class (the "communist" party, the rich and western corporations), who care about keeping the Chinese socio-economical system as it is are greedy multinational corporations and extreme-capitalistic countries like USA.

The average Chinese, if they were given free access to information couldn't care less - for them the system needs to change. Oh, but that would make things more expensive for us wealthy westerners. Too fscking bad.

...and then we blame internet for terrorism....

Comment Re: inb4 (Score 1) 200

It's because such tests are costly and unconvient for diagnosing when (proper even) diagnosis can cheap and easily proven via neuropsychiatrics. Also diagnose this way might diagnose multiple other possible diagnosis. The neurophysical reasons
were found in testing difference between "normal" and ADHD people, it's not necessarily fit for diagnosing ADHD.

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