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Comment WHATEVER.co.uk versus WHATEVER.uk (Score 1) 87

This will be chaotic. End-user confusion or fraud will occur when WHATEVER.co.uk and WHATEVER.uk are owned by different people/organisations. Say, when the .uk domain is acquired by someone who accuses another of domain-squatting on the co.uk equivalent.

Also, the notes say that the extra costs will be used for: "[D]aily monitoring for malicious software and viruses" - monitoring of what, exactly? All pages of all web sites on all subdomains?

Comment I'm going to keep playing the Kings Gambit (Score 1) 206

This is an interesting technical exercise. However, it won't stop me playing this opening as White. This opening leads to all sorts of exciting games in all sorts of situations.

It can also have a great psychological effect, not greatly diminished by this new study of it. If you need to win a particular game, playing the Kings Gambit with White sends a strong "OK, buddy, this is an all or nothing game!" message to your opponent.

Just because a computer has figured out a way to win, doesn't mean that a typical opponent will have learnt the right continuation in every variation or that they will remember it over the board.

Comment People don't want to watch kernel compiling (Score 1) 487

"Here I sit, watching a freshly installed FreeBSD box run through cvsup on all ports, to be closely followed by a new kernel compilation. As the output flies by in the xterm, I find myself wondering why I don't run into more FreeBSD in the world."

There's your answer right there. Perhaps people want more from their OS than to sit watching a kernel compilation."

Comment NowFacebook gets your postal address too? (Score 2) 214

What a great idea. About the only bit of personal information that most Facebook users haven't already given to Facebook is their postal address. Yet this process does just that.

Wouldn't surprise me if this "Annoy Facebook" thing was actually started by Facebook to harvest postal addresses. :-)

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