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Comment: Always... (Score 1) 162

by wgoodman (#45658869) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: To Publish Change Logs Or Not?

Please. if there is a piece of software that I am using, the only reason that I *want* the changelogs are to see if it is worth upgrading and risking other bugs in order to fix the issue I'm stuck with. If there's software that I don't feel a horrendous burden from using it; I'd still like to know what has changed and why I should grab the newest version vs "misc bug fixes".

Comment: Re:You really can't figure that out? (Score 5, Interesting) 380

by wgoodman (#44495033) Attached to: First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

I got the alert 6 times. By the time I got it the first time, I'd already seen the alert elsewhere. Every single time it went off, I was still not in a position to see *that* car much less any car. Had I received it once, cool, no issues whatsoever. When it blows up my phone every 5 minutes, I'm going to disable it. I think giving it 30 min of being obnoxious was plenty generous and I don't much care if you think that makes me a terrible person.

Comment: Re:Seriously? Yes! (Score 1) 380

by wgoodman (#44495009) Attached to: First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

I got the message six times. I was in a bar and had already seen the keno machines go nuts displaying it. Unless the car drove through the room, there wasn't a damned thing I could do to catch someone a few hundred miles away. End result is that I disabled Amber alerts on my phone.

Comment: Re:You're rudely forgotten my demographic! (Score 5, Informative) 461

by wgoodman (#43437989) Attached to: How much I care about GMO food labeling:

One of the primary reasons that Monsanto is making GMO crops is to make them resistant to their pesticides. That way instead of using a little bit of pesticide, farmers are able to completely coat the fields, killing everything except the GMO crops. GMO crops use significantly more toxic chemicals than the non GMO counterparts.

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