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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.

Comment: Re:Think you may want to look at his logs (Score 1) 221

by wgoodman (#43008147) Attached to: Helena Airport Manager Blocks TSA From Taking Full-Body Scanner

I do the same thing. Last time I flew through Glacier International was in early January. They still had the scanner, but I opted for the pat down. I'd rather make them have to touch more balls so they prefer the old method as opposed to just security theater and punishment for opting out.

"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre