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Comment: Re:MS Paint (Score 2) 289

by snowgirl (#49810507) Attached to: Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks

Most, I hate the Sparta icon... it's white, with no contrast border... which makes everything that is assigned to it being the default program, show a white globe on a white background... it's like, "way to go, Microsoft!" followed by a slow clap.

"clean" "modern" design... which will never work decently on all backgrounds... you know... like good logos, and designs...

Comment: "Kaspersky's relationship with the Kremlin" (Score 4, Informative) 288

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered key details about the now-infamous Stuxnet virus, which was deployed by the U.S. and Israel against Iran's nuclear facilities. Kaspersky analysts later uncovered Flame, which the Washington Post found was another American-Israeli cyberweapon against Iran.

Anyone who thinks that Kaspersky isn't in bed (voluntarily or not) with the Kermlin is delusional.

Comment: Re: Oh for fucks sake (Score 4, Insightful) 615

by localman (#49707567) Attached to: The Economic Consequences of Self-Driving Trucks

You've never actually had to live in such an environment, have you?

I'm posting from behind a two meter spiked fence at the moment. Outside the fence are people living in shit conditions, suffering, and generally making the world an uglier place for me. And we still get robbed. All the money I have can't fix the side effects of living in an impoverished city. Having actually spent significant time in both situations, I've come to realize that the people who don't see the advantages of a reasonable degree of socialism are the people whose worlds have benefitted from it so thoroughly they take it for granted.

Comment: Re:The downside of owning the internet (Score 1) 57

.. the best way to address that problem would be for the EU to define the standards and the process to be followed...

This, absolutely this. In order to force someone to turn over information, I have to have a valid subpoena issued by a court with jurisdiction. The fact that they just punted this to "you figure it out" means Google is given arbitrary discretion on how they can fulfil this, and the recourse to disagreeing is to take them to court and sue them again.

If you're going to give someone a right enforced by the government, then you should provide the necessary process to issue a "strike-records decree"...

BTW, Google still tells employees not to talk about this stuff in public, because Google has to so carefully watch its steps. (Disclaimer, I used to be a Google employee this year)

The problem is also the consent decree that says "anything that Google says, it has to actually be doing"... which can end up really nitpicky if lawyers want to be... and "my various governments" are all looking to catch Google for something, anything... so, they are being a bit nitpicky...

Comment: Re:"an emotional buffer for consumers as well." (Score 1) 278

Depends on which is more practical: move the reservoir water to the city, or the the grey water to the farms?

We *know* that the people-generated grey water is already where the people are, and I'm betting that the reservoir water is closer to the irrigation needs.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.