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Comment: You haven't got this yet? (Score 4, Informative) 423

by stkris (#46758735) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings
Here in Norway we have had this system for ten or more years. Super easy for most with just paychecks and a mortage. Highly recommended! And if you want or need you can still do it the old fashion way. Also highly recommended is checking your yearly totals agains the simplified report. Computers occasionally make a mess.

Comment: Re:why so 1984 ? (Score 1) 469

by stkris (#45776103) Attached to: Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?
<quote>People I barely know - this is what I want it for. I have a horrible memory for names even though I almost always remember a face. Show me their name and when and where we last met and my social life would be a lot easier.</quote>

But the probem is if these glasses are used by everyone knowing peoples names and birthdays will no longer impress people. And eventually remembering somebodys birthday will be thought of as rude since you are no longer showing an effort.

Comment: Re:Glass users! (Score 1) 469

by stkris (#45776053) Attached to: Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?
I am a peace loving middle aged lady and I feel really mad when I think about people recording everything I do without asking permission. It is incredible rude. And while my first instinct is to walk away from such idiots my next move if leaving wasn't an option would be inspired by Miss Piggy!

Comment: I would have done that too! (Score 1) 242

All jokes aside - who thought it was a good idea to use wifi to control the human equivalent of overclocking? Sure - people can be killed with RF-guns that destroys pacemakers or even with old fashioned guns or poison and in many other ways. But why add another possibility to the mix? Also given all the jokes on this topic (thought I was on reddit for a while) I'd say that Cheney have good reason to belive someone might not like him. But then I am a stupid foreigner and you are possibly making all these jokes to show the man that you love him very much.

Comment: Now Do Evil (Score 1) 136

by stkris (#45108303) Attached to: Google ToS Change Means Your Photo Could Go In Ads
I had to login to write this. Many people online have for various reasons difficulties understanding the consequences of things like these. By having risky options "Default is On" and "You can opt out" they will be tricked into allowing Google to use their name and picture in ads. A company claiming to act responsible and "Do no Evil" should not need to do questionable acts like these.

I know some telemarketers exploit this and sell their products to people with mental problems, dementia and what not. We all expect Facebook to con people into writing things they later on make publicly available. But for Google to take a step in the same direction is actually much worse since we are stupid enough to expect them to do no evil and therefore are more easily duped.

Comment: Re:Make it an option, PLEASE!!! (Score 2) 729

by stkris (#44938649) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long
They will not. Remember the good old days when computer monitors were taller and narrower? People put toolbars at the top or bottom.
Then someone decided screens should be wide and low. And to get enough space for my work I dragged my toolbars to the left or right edges. Voila! More workspace!
Enter Gnome. Vertical toolbars? You do not want that! We put them back to the top and bottom. But how about an option to continue to use vertical toolbars? No Madam - we know what is best for you!

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.