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Comment Be Vigilant (Score 5, Informative) 495

The bill has been SHELVED, not killed. A lot of bills in the past came back after being shelved and got pushed into law when the opposition to it quieted down (e.g. the Patriot Act). Keep up the opposition. Do not let them pass this bill again!

Comment Re:WTF? No XP support? (Score 1) 378

They wanted to use new APIs and features that are found in modern versions of Windows, in an effort to make IE suck less.

Use a different browser at work and IE9 at home, if you must.

Uhhhh why not simply detect the version of Windows and enable/disable based on support of features required? It's not hard to do. This is just Microsoft doing what any software company does - making you upgrade so that they'll make money.

Comment Re:So remind me again... (Score 1) 236

You don't see stories because you may not even know about malware hidden behind a facade. For example, Storm 8 was once sending customer phone numbers to themselves without their knowledge. Storm 8 games do a lot of interaction with their servers so it was rather trivial for them to get it past the App Store censors. What I like about android however is that it at leasts tells you what permissions it requires and if it doesn't ask for it the app will not be able to access the relevant section. A wallpaper app for example should not have camera+gps access.

Comment Re:So remind me again... (Score 1) 236

You just don't like it because you can't actually refute it. The track records speaks for itself compared to Android.

Actually, I very much can refute it :) Please see Aurora Feintand Storm 8. And that's just the high profile ones. If a platform can have software written for it, you can guarantee there will be at least some malware written for it.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.