And we have a winner! This is nothing more than a slightly more elaborate version of the plastic "magic wands" Iraqi security forces were (and probably still are) using to detect everything from explosives to drugs. The could be counting birds flying by or examining entrails: the point is to let them legally search (harass) citizens.
To win the award for "biggest sellout in presidential history".
Institutions pushing ultimately destructive long-term behavior in favor of short-term returns.
If you make "irrecoverably crashing your HDD every eighteen months" an unofficial policy, then when you get investigated, you're clear. And if you're not investigated its (at worst) a minor inconvenience.
If I was a bad person, $10,000 would be enough to get me thinking, "Okay, now, how can I convincingly frame someone I don't like for this?"
And Mozilla is determined to fix that problem!
I've been using the Firefox-based Pale Moon browser for a while now, specifically so I don't have to deal with crap like this. It would be really nice if developers could figure out the concept of a mature piece of software, and focus on polishing performance instead of change for the sake of change. (And at the least, make UI changes optional.)
It's like a car company offering to let your bring your car into the shop, and they swap your headlight, signal, and wiper control around for free!
"Right to a profitable business model" slowly becoming enshrined in US law one step at a time. Give the corporations another couple decades and USA Inc. will be making Russia and China look good by comparison.
Sure, the 'best' schools are there, but who cares if you're walking the edge of malnutrition in order to pay for class, gas, and books? Emigrate to an actual civilized country instead of a pretend one.
Our society's problems aren't going to be corrected by listening to disconnected billionaires.
The article is just mindless tripe for the Monsanto shills.
On Dice-owned Slashdot? I'm shocked, shocked!
Thanks, and thanks again for the pointer to comp.misc. I hope everyone who stays enjoys classic slashdot while they can.
Because Beta has exposed a fatal flaw in web- based communities, ie that the current owner of a domain around which a community has formed can choose to do whatever they like, the new official Slashdot is on Usenet, at comp.misc and I hope to see you all there.
Eternal September is a free Usenet provider, with the caveat that they do not carry binary (warez+porn) groups. Head on over and get your account today, and then we'll see each other on comp.misc!
Thanks for the pointer. For those interested, there's also altslashdot.org