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Comment: Re:What if I don't want Apple in my finances? (Score 1) 375

by tvon (#48502551) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Easy answer, don't use ApplePay if you are worried about Apple.

> I'll be DAMNED if I'm going to have every single financial transaction I make, no matter how small, tracked by someone.

Well, banks have been cooperating with the government (or whomever you're worried about) since long before Apple existed. You can of course only deal in cash, but if that's how you work then ApplePay or similar is obviously not for you.

Comment: Re:No add-ons (Score 1) 342

by tvon (#27042563) Attached to: Safari Beta Takeup Tops Firefox, IE and Chrome

Agreed, it's the one thing that I keep using Firefox for. What popular Firefox extension features have been ported for Safari generally don't work nearly as well. For example, I don't want to use a system-wide proxy for ad blocking, and as nice as the web inspector is it's not as good as he Web Developer + Firebug extensions for Firefox... not to mention that most Safari tweaks require input manager hacks which are sketchy at best and prone to breaking between Safari releases.

If Safari had a system in place for writing extensions I wouldn't even have Firefox installed on my computer, it's generally painful to use for any period of time in OSX (it's a bad OSX "citizen" and feels like a ported Windows app). Page load performance I really don't care about, what I care about is the 1+ seconds it takes to open a new Firefox window once I have a bunch (~5-10) already open. Safari is instantaneous no matter how many windows I already have open, as it should be on a quad core system with 8 gigs of ram.

Comment: Re:Zzzzzz (Score 1) 198

by tvon (#26287313) Attached to: The 10 Coolest Open Source Products of 2008

You're doing it wrong.

Of the 10, 9 are merely updates of existing products - nothing new here.

So? It's not a list of "new OSS projects in 2008".

Android *is* new - but is hardly newsworthy by now.

"by now"?? It's a list of "coolest OSS projects of 2008", not "things that should be making the headlines on 12/31".

Clearly your expectations are a bit out of whack. I don't much care for the list, but that's because I don't much care for top 10 lists. You don't seem to like the list because you don't understand what it's supposed to be a list of.

The Courts

Final Judgment — SCO Loses, Owes $3,506,526 265

Posted by timothy
from the seems-charitable-to-sco dept.
Xenographic writes "SCO has finally lost to Novell, now that Judge Kimball has entered final judgment against SCO. Of course, this is SCO we're talking about. There's still the litigation in bankruptcy court, which allowed this case to resume so that they could figure out just how much SCO owes, which is $3,506,526, if I calculated the interest properly, $625,486.90 of which will go into a constructive trust. And then there's the possibility that SCO could seek to have the judgment overturned in the appeals courts, or even the Supreme Court when that fails. Of course, they need money to do that and they don't really have much of that any more. Remember how Enderle, O'Gara and company told us that SCO was sure to win? I wonder how many people have emailed them to say, 'I told you so.'"

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov