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Comment This is why we can't have nice things (Score 3, Interesting) 714

This is why we can't have nice things. I would LOVE to support democracy locally and internationally by running a Tor node, but I would never run one as long as the risk existed that I'd be questioned about kiddie porn. I know I'm innocent, I could be PROVEN innocent, but anyone who ever heard would always think I was guilty. It's just not worth it to me. It's Kryptonite to free speech.

Comment Re:Microsoft is right (Score 1) 105

I was analyzing some issues for a client that was using Microsoft Site Server circa 1999. We took a look at the server and it had been caching every single credit card transaction because a debug setting was on. This wasn't custom code or a hack, this was Microsoft's out of the box configuration. I can COMPLETELY believe that Microsoft would store sensitive information on the local machine especially if they think that they've sandboxed it from the end user.

Comment Re:Where these apps signed? (Score 1) 280

You don't NEED a CA-issued certificate to distribute Android Software. You can simply use the keytool supplied in the Android SDK (http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/app-signing.html). When you create a market account with google, you need to provide a credit card and a cell phone number, both of which can easily be fraudulent/disposable.

Comment I actually like Inkscape (Score 1) 91

I had to come up with a T-shirt logo for our cub scout pack. I'm not a graphic designer by trade and not enough of a hobbyist to justify purchasing an overpriced piece of software from Adobe. InkScape and GIMP are more than enough for my needs and probably meet the needs of the majority of folks out there.

Just like Microsoft Word hasn't added any must-have features in years, I'm sure that the additional functionality present in the Adobe products caters to the niche markets that are willing to pay a premium. Since I'm not overly concerned with CMYK or whatever the equal-tier feature is in Illustrator, a book like this might just be what I need to get more use out of what I have available.

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