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Comment: Re:Lots of false positives ... (Score 2) 415

by runeghost (#47397525) Attached to: Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

... on the child porn. But it creates 'probable cause' to hold someone and go through the rest of their personal belongings, car, house, etc.

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.

Comment: Firefox 29: Because some people still liked it! (Score 2) 688

by runeghost (#46870799) Attached to: Firefox 29: Redesign

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!

Comment: Re:Usenet is the new Slashdot, see you in comp.mis (Score -1, Offtopic) 158

by runeghost (#46202767) Attached to: L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says

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

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)