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Comment Re:The best option (Score 5, Insightful) 126

Putting classes online doesn't necessarily mean that the class is held online. I would have loved it if all of my classes had been archived online. It would free me to concentrate on what the professor was staying instead of concentrating on writing down notes as fast as possible. I could also go back to the lectures at a later time while studying for a test or even after I've finished the class and want to review a concept that is built upon in a class that follows.

Comment Prevention (Score 5, Insightful) 88

Granted, it could be a simple ROT13 but the mere fact that the passwords were "encrypted" and that the data didn't contain the entire credit card number indicates that the company or somebody inside the company at least put a little bit of effort into securing the data. Unfortunately, securing data is hard and it only takes one oversight to make it vulnerable. The true test will be what the company does now that the breach has occurred.

Comment Re:Nuclear cover-ups again (Score 2) 193

I'm not sure what news stories you were reading but the fact that multiple power stations were shut down was widely reported. Here's a quick link that took me all of 10 seconds to find on Google: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12711707

Also, if you bothered to read the article linked in the summary, you'd see that only one out of three pumps failed at Tokai leaving the power station safe enough to do a controlled shutdown.

Comment Memory usage? Crashing? (Score 4, Informative) 452

Are people still bitching about that? Since I'm usually putting my computers in sleep mode or connecting to VMs that are running 24/7 I am having Firefox running for over a month straight on a regular basis. Both on Windows and Linux. About the only time I have to restart Firefox is to apply a version update. I can't even remember the last time that I had it crash on me that wasn't the fault of something like Java or Flash. I would definitely catch all sorts of hell from my immediate family if Firefox was crashing often or causing slowdowns due to memory bloat and they don't even use NoScript. I'm not sure what people are doing to make Firefox bloat or crash but I'm willing to bet that the cause is add-ons and extensions that they've installed and not Firefox itself.

Comment Re:Linux client (Score 5, Insightful) 349

Haha, no they wouldn't. A good portion of Linux users would bitch about how the client isn't completely open source. Netflix may get a couple thousand extra subscribers if they made a linux client but nowhere near enough to cover the 1 million they are estimated to lose due to the price increase.

Comment Re:Why I don't use NoScript (Score 3, Insightful) 178

Even though the author recognized his mistake, backed out the changes, and apologized profusely in a very public manner you still don't trust him? Harsh man, harsh.
http://hackademix.net/2009/05/04/dear-adblock-plus-and-noscript-users-dear-mozilla-community/
I'd rather not blacklist somebody over a single incident. However, if you happen to know of other instances where he did something sketchy, please let us know.

Comment Re:Picard Facepalm (Score 1) 298

Part of that $50 billion valuation is based on the infrastructure, both software and hardware. Not to mention the employees. Sure you've got to pay them so in a way they are a liability but they are also the ones that are coming up with ideas to move the company forward.

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