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Comment: Re:Imagine this from the other side (Score 1) 448

by rtaylor187 (#29783861) Attached to: Firefox Disables Microsoft<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Addon

I thought we were against kill-switches, and certainly wasn't aware that there were any built into Firefox...

There are some situations where a kill-switch is useful - this seems like one of them per TFA. So, I don't think "we" are against kill-switches per se, but rather against undisclosed/secret kill-switches. Firefox is open source, so the kill-switch mechanism is visible in the source somewhere - right? It would take some code review to be "aware", but it is openly available to be found. Whereas... Microsoft, Apple and Amazon (Kindle) are delivering closed source products where a kill-switch mechanism would be hidden/secret unless explicitly disclosed by the manufacturer.

Comment: Not "First Since Tut"... (Score 1) 192

by rtaylor187 (#19670005) Attached to: First Royal Mummy Found Since Tut is Identified
In 1999 Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum bought the Egyptian contents from the Niagra Falls Museum and relocated this collection to Atlanta. Subsequently, one of the mummies was positively identified as the missing Ramesses I and was returned to Egypt. More info here:

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"