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Comment Re:English "losing"? (Score 0) 711

"You had the chance to promote Esperanto and push us into a Star Trek Federation-like future. But you chose to mock Esperanto. Great job!"

Personally I think the idea of a universal language that is consistent, easy for the majority of people to pronounce, and does not have irregular forms of words is a great idea.

The idea that this universal language should be one created solely by a 19th century Polish opthalmologist, rather than a global team of professional linguistics experts, is a terrible idea.

Comment the apps/developers (Score 4, Informative) 192

According to the article, offending apps seem to be mostly from India and the Philippines. They list 5 "representative apps" with developers:

Application Name Developer Version Downloads
100000+ SMS Messages Moziberg 2.4 1,000,000 – 5,000,000
McDo Philippines Golden Arches Dev. Corp. 1.4.27 100,000 – 500,000
Krispy Kreme Philippines Mobext 1.9 100,000 – 500,000
Pinoy Henyo Jayson Tamayo 4.0 1,000,000 – 5,000,000
Civil Service Reviewer Free Jayson Tamayo 1.1 50,000 – 100,000
TABLE 2: Third-party applications with SilverPush functionality

Comment Re:Is anyone surprised by this? (Score 1) 145

Sure: Florida Stat. 501.204
"Unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce are hereby declared unlawful."

The definitions section of the statute lists what practices "may" be considered violative of the law (and the ones listed are extremely broad), but it does not restrict them to the ones listed.

Comment Re:Dumb terminals shouldn't be considered PCs. (Score 1) 131

I really wanted to like my chromebook but the Chrome OS is just too annoying. The filesystem is accessible -- sort of -- but if they could just go to the standard Win/Mac/Linux directory system and enable click-and-drag it would be so much more useful. I mean, you would still have the annoying everything-runs-in-the-browser part but the system would be significantly less annoying.

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