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Comment XP is almost 4 times older than a 3 year old... (Score 1) 537

...and I've been using it that long. No kidding it might take me longer to adapt than a 3 year old. I've been using vi for decades too. Does that mean I'm not that bright if it takes a little longer for me to get used to emacs than someone who's brand new. The premise of this argument is more than flawed. It's asinine.
Firefox

Submission + - Mozilla yanks Firefox 16 one day after release (computerworld.com)

wompa writes: Critical vulnerability overlooked or introduced by previous patching; fix due Thursday

"Mozilla is aware of a security vulnerability in the current release version of Firefox (version 16). Firefox version 15 is unaffected," said Michael Coates, Mozilla's director of security assurance

Comment Re:I wonder what are housing prices like in NH... (Score 1) 416

You're describing instant runoff voting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting This is a great way to allow you to vote for third party candidates without "throwing your vote away". If we had used IRV in the 2000 elections Gore would have won by a mile as most of the Greens would have ranked Nader first and Gore second.

Submission + - McAfee Reporting false positives with latest DAT (mcafee.com)

wompa writes: From the KB entry: McAfee is aware of a w32/wecorl.a false positive with the 5958 DAT file that was released on April 21, 2010. Blue screen or DCOM error, followed by shutdown messages after updating to the 5958 DAT on April 21, 2010.
Media

The Copyright Crusade a Lost Cause? 253

A. Smith writes "Ars Technica is exploring the relationship between property rights and copyright, arguing that copyright holders are making a mistake by stressing similarities between property rights and copyright. They compare P2P users to 18th-century squatters in North America: 'Like squatters of old, many ordinary users find copyright law bewildering and are frustrated by the arbitrary restrictions it imposes. Customers wanting to rip their DVD collections to their computers, download music they can play on any device, or incorporate copyrighted works into original creative works find that there is no straightforward, legal way to do these things.' They conclude by offering that more reasonable, understandable copyright restrictions would result in a user base friendlier to publisher interests."

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