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Comment Re:Java and not javascript (Score 2, Interesting) 306

Point taken, but then large corporations can define which version of which browser or JVM is standard and installed on their users' machines, n'est-ce pas?

Their corporate machines, yes. But I am an off-site worker (embedded as a contractor elsewhere) so need to use my personal machine at home to do my time cards, expense reports, etc.

Comment Re:Java and not javascript (Score 5, Informative) 306

I've had Java disabled for years, and have only ever had to enable it for broadband speed test applets.

Then you are very lucky, and likely don't work for a ginormous company whose only way to not make things in ActiveX is to make them in Java. My timesheet program = Java. My Expense Report software = "Extensity" which seems to only like one version of the JVM. Lucky you!

Comment Re:The Science Teacher Who Cleaned The Chem Closet (Score 1) 500

I remember a similar thing happening at Drexel around the 1993-95 timeframe. The coolest thing (I thought) was that the hazmat team had a converted lunch truck that was a library on wheels. All kinds of 3-ring binders, I assume mostly MSDS sheets. Now they're prolly all on Toughbooks. At least I would hope...

Comment Re:DVR (Score 1) 753

No, this is FOX. Which means that any sport can move the schedule around on you. Now, I'm no sports fan, but I am familiar with the Heidi Bowl. What gets me about FOX is that they'll gladly push a show around (mostly the Sunday evening animation blocks) for the post-game show. The game is over, and they'll overrun other programming to sit around and talk about what already happened they will provide some grand insight into what YOU JUST SAW. THAT pisses me off.

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