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Comment Re:That bad? (Score 1) 740

You make a shortcut on your desktop so you don't have to deal with that shit again. You also make a batch file on your desktop containing 'shutdown /r /t 0' rather then poke around to get the shutdown menu to show up.

I'm guessing you are using a different product then I'm running. 'Cause I just described the Windows 8 I am using.

Not sure if the new Start screen is good for basic users, but I certainly did not like this. However after experimenting with key combos I'm not planning to downgrade back to 7. Not sure if you are interested, but one of the ways to shut it down is to click taskbar or desktop and then alt+F4. (Another is the menu from Win+i or Win+C).

After some experimenting Win+Q (programs) & Win+W (settings) and typing something (Like in Seven), along with Win+E have saved some time as well. There's also a key combo for viewing all programs, but I can't remember it as I don't use it). Currently my biggest annoyance with 8 is that 7 looked better. (A few WPF controls are clearer in 8, but all these squares are a bit boring in my mind)

Comment Re:Fixed the Title (Score 1) 128

Chrome and IE do sandboxing, I don't know whether that's enough for exploits like this.

I don't think so, because it is not a browser exploit as such. They are just delivering the URI to Steam. I wonder if the restricted account has the protocol registered as well... Well, at least it wouldn't have Steam configured and logged in.

Comment Re:Fixed the Title (Score 1) 128

"Installations of Steam vulnerable to a drive by download by users of mozilla based browsers with certain games installed within steam"

Yeah, sure, whatever you say.

Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox display an alert when steam:// URLs are called; only Safari passes them on without any warning.

Comment Re:Pearl Harbor???? (Score 1) 292

While I do understand your point, and partially(!) agree with you, I was answering to

"Wait, so pre-emptive wars are okay, so long as it's not the US conducting them?

which seems to make two invalid assumptions.

The only morally okay solution is, apparently, for the US to roll over and die whenever anyone asks nicely.

Personally (and I hope relevantly), I wonder what kind of results we would have ended up with the whole Iraq thing if the UN WMD inspectors had been allowed to finish their job.

I wonder if that works in the other direction? Let's say the US decides to invade Canada. The EU, shocked by this, stations fleets nearby, embargoes the US, and provides the Canadians with supplies. Would you guys claim that the US is backed into a corner and has no choice but to launch a pre-emptive war against the EU?

No, but it wouldn't be a complete surprise. Personally, I'm inclined to believe that the "inevitable military response" was rather inevitable considering that the Japan seems to have been quite militarily aggressive at that time. And no, that is not okay. I don't know (or perhaps remember) enough about the politics and communications between the US and Japan at that time, to have an educated opinion on whether or not Japan was baited to attack.

Comment Re:And this is why (Score 1) 946

Actions speak more that words.

You can claim all you want that you would have sent in patches, but when you reject open source BECAUSE you had to actually do it, your claims can't be taken seriously.

Unless you mean to call yourself childish. Because you might as well have said that you wanted to go out to play, but because you were told to go outside, you decided you'd rather clean your room instead.

Mmmm. If I have time (and I can read this 'thread' without getting pissed off) I'll reply to others as well, but I just wanted to make it clear that while I dislike forcing people to do anything, I do consider the requirement to publish any changes made to GPL'd code reasonable. My problem with GPL is that I can't use it with non-free code at all (well, with GPLv2 it is possible, but not exactly pretty), even if I would (and do) happily share any improvements I've made to it.

To correct your analogy: In my story I try to go out and play, but my friend's aren't allowed to play with me, because my parents haven't converted to the same ideology. (I wrote religion, as it would fit the analogy better, but since I am already regretting writing anything to the comments of this article I changed it.)

Comment Re:And this is why (Score 1) 946

Since my reply was apparently considered to be a troll and his was insightful, can someone kindly explain what this insightful idea was, considering that he is replying to a message where I described how I would have sent the patches? Hate BSD how much you want, but even if you won't send a patch if you are not forced to, it doesn't mean I won't.

Comment Re:And this is why (Score 0, Troll) 946

Oh noes, you had to write your own code instead of taking others hardwork as your own with no intent to contribute back. What a big problem.

Fuck you.

You would not have sent any patches to the BSD project, that is why BSD is lagging so far behind. Everyone wants to take and take.

And fuck you again.

Dear moderators: Sorry about the language, but after reading such an elaborately constructed well thought out nicely worded reply I just had to try and reach the same level of eloquence.

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