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Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 1) 110 110

If they snipe away enough Comcast customers, eventually Comcast has to pull out entirely because they're losing money

If Comcast or anyone has been the monopoly provider for a few years, then they have already re-cooped the cost of their build out. After that it doesn't matter if you're in a "rich" or "poor" neighborhood; the operating costs are the same.

Comment: Re:A Question from a Stupid Foreigner. (Score 2) 93 93

This. Breasts on TV would be the end of American civilization itself.

You mock, but a child exposed to such things would be horribly scarred, psychologically. The economy would ultimately suffer as well from the burden of supporting them.

We already have a way of supporting them. It's called a bra.

Comment: Re:It was already a dangerous site to visit ... (Score 1) 189 189

What's driving your zealous PHP advocacy?

PHP has lots of add-ons that make it very powerful like: PHPExcel for churning out a spreadsheet, TCPDF for creating a PDF, PHPMailer for sending an email, etc. I don't know if other languages have these but they are simple to use in PHP.

It is true you can write a crappy application with security holes like swiss cheese in PHP. But you can do that in any language. If you're going to write 'good' programs there are quite a few web principles like sanitizing input that you MUST learn.

On the other hand, I think one of the flaws of PHP is that it is often co-mingled with HTML. This makes it hard to debug. A better approach, I feel, is to turn PHP on in the first line and don't turn if off until the last line. If you want to send some HTML, use an echo statement. Learn to use loops (for, foreach, while, etc.), give variables meaningful names, and create functions for things you do over and over.

Comment: Re:This is why I have a 1 week delayed install pol (Score -1, Troll) 254 254

we have a tool from quickbooks that does a thorough uninstall/reinstall, and i mean rigorous should work. pm me and ill try to get it to you.

I have that program too; it's call Dancing_Bunnys.exe. Just download it and rename to Completely_remove_dot_NET.exe and it will fix you right up. Enjoy!

Comment: Re:Usage Enforcer Time (Score 1) 211 211

2) if the misuse becomes common then the concept-space itself is lessened by the loss/declarification of the original word, reducing everybody's ability to communicate clearly.

This! This is so true with 'AS' people. "Please listen carefully AS our menus have recently changed". Whatever happen to 'since' and 'because'? 'AS' means everything nowadays.
"AS I'm doing my homework, I listen to music". What wrong with the word 'while'?

The same holds true for the 'myself' people. "Myself and Bob went to town." What's up with that?

There must be more to life than having everything. -- Maurice Sendak