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Comment Suuure it will be compatible! (Score 1) 110

Just Hold down shift and F5 while scrolling through the ribbon, select the change format from the hidden ribbon, click formats, then compatibility, then change. Uncheck 6 boxes, then click on 4 others. Do this for every document you have to save because it wont save the preferences and you to can have compatible documents!!!!!

Comment Re:IE 10 potential fine? (Score 1) 118

No, Google is not being sued for lying. They are being sued for purposely circumventing a privacy control via what could be called a hack. Now, you can blame Apple for the fact that this hack was possible, but do you not blame the party who purposely circumvented the mechanism? If I can find a way to circumvent your computer's security mechanism, would you only blame the OS manufacturer, or would you be upset that I broke in?

The problem is that Webkit, the engine that Safari uses, told people how to do this in a bug report. Google didnt "hack" anything, the developers placed the ability to do it in the code.

Comment I live with pain (Score 5, Interesting) 385

18 years ago I messed up my back, 8 years ago I did it again. The second time around didnt have the results of the first. I live with constant pain while awake unless laying down.
Pain is depressing, it ruins your attitude and life. I have learned to live with it, with pain pills to manage the pain. When sent to pain management every so often to get the pain medication adjusted methadone is always pushed, I am also low income. I have done a lot of study of pain drugs and will always tell the doctor that is one medication I want to avoid. At present I am on Percoset (oxycodone/acetaminophen). While it isnt as cheap as the methadone on my crappy insurance, my life is way more important than the $10 a month extra it costs me.
But the problem may not be the drug itself but the idea that some people in pain have that they can avoid pain completely. This isnt always the case when you are on these types of medication. You can control pain, you can moderate pain. But if you think that if I take a pill or two extra it will get rid of it altogether you are on a slippery slope. My brother tried that, he ended up taking more and more pills because over time your body starts resisting them. Thats where the danger lies. You take so many that you end up killing yourself by overdose, like my brother did at 36.

Comment Re:Of course Coyne won (Score 1) 943

On a debate on which the outcome is going to be framed on logic, tautologies, and proof... there is no way that a faith based position can prevail.

If a faith could be proven, it is no longer a faith. It is a fact.

At least you got a point I agree with, in fact I was going to post on the exact same thing. When a person of faith is in a debate where the basis of the discussion is facts its a loosing proposition. Because a lot of religion teaches is a fruit of faith, in other words we except it because of the faith we have.
That's unfortunately as far as I can agree with you. Because it isnt God that decides who is punished for the individual sinning. He even gives them the clear path to not be punished for sin. It is only the persons fault that it happens. An example, A parent puts a cookie on a plate and sets it on a table. The parent tells the child that if they eat the cookie they will be punished. If the child eats the cookie and is punished, is it the parents fault? No.

Comment Re:OS / SSD (Score 1) 522

I agree, the best and most lasting upgrade was when I ditched the pre installed Windows Media Center 32bit for Ubuntu 64bit almost 6 years ago. I never went back. Windows isnt installed on any computer in my house, even my wife's laptop runs Ubuntu, and my daughters desktop runs Mint. The ability to stop such foolishness as virus scan and scanners, not having to remove the constant buildup of crud, and file systems that dont need defraging has saved me more time to do what I like.

Comment Re:Importance of Judge's reasoning? (Score 1) 137

"If your coworker walks away from his desk, will you jump on the opportunity to go through his GMail account?"

No, because its on their machine and you would be "searching through what isnt clearly visible on someone elses property. But if they were reading it on an open radio transmitter and you heard them on your radio while searching through the stations there would be no problem.

Comment Re:Not really (Score 0, Troll) 226

I have to disagree with that. Malware problem is usually because of user stupidity. Like any other OS, you can run Windows securely if you don't do stupid things.

Yes like
1. Spend money to run anti programs to fill in the holes left by bad code.
2. Dont download anything.
3. Dont use IE.
4. or simply unplug the computer from the internet.

But most people refuse to do any of those things. Then again they could just give Microsoft the boot.

Comment Re:cynical (Score 1) 88

That depends on the wording of the patent. If I use consists of, yes specific things need to be there. If I use includes, it may only be one of the things I describe. Also patents on mechanical devices are quite different in there requirements that software or business patents. A device would indeed cover a specific "thing" needed to implement an idea. But in software specific coding is not needed. For that we have copyright, there is no copyright for devices.
Dont think I am for patents, or giving a all inclusive definition. The original person I replied to was confusing copyright and patents. Just dealing with software patents and not devices (hardware). Dont split hairs on a different example.

Comment Re:cynical (Score 1) 88

Thats an even more complex explanation of patent vs copyright. I seriously doubt those that cant even get that patents dont cover words will get that. I was trying to explain that patents cover, say for the sake of explaining, the idea of a scrollbar in a browser, vs the way its coded. Not that thats what this patents covered.

Comment Re:cynical (Score 2, Informative) 88

They didn't lift code from i4i. It appears you can't see past your hatred of Microsoft. Oh wait, this is Slashdot.

Your right this is slashdot, also home to some of the worlds biggest Microsoft fanboy's, and/or possibly astoturfers.
What you missed in all this was that you are confusing Copyright and a patent. So here is where you are going off.
1. Patents cover ideas.
2. Copyrights cover the specific use of language.

To infringe on a patent you do not have to copy anything but the idea. It doesn't matter if the words or code are the same or not. But that you implemented the patented idea.

Comment Re:The sensible answer is a protest (Score 1) 265

When it comes down to it, they are claiming that I do not have the 1st amendment right to say "That play was a disaster. They're playing like they have hangovers!" to whoever wants to hear it.

Before anyone claims that the 1st amendment doesn't apply, note that most members of the SEC are public (state run) schools, and so it most assuredly does apply.

As for CBS, if their coverage decays to such a level that some guy in the audience twittering or for that matter, sending a live "shakycam" feed from a laptop seriously harms their viewership, they deserve to lose. I can well understand that they would have (and want) an exclusive on professional 'official' coverage with camera placements, proper announcer's booth, etc but that's quite another matter and it seems unlikely that even a serious group of fans would manage that without the stadium's active cooperation.

Comment Re:isn't this obvious? (Score 5, Insightful) 220

>>>>>This study might explain why some women can treat men like toss-away toys, and not care.

>They can't treat men like that, only whiny little pussies.

Really? Well I know just such a woman. She married a guy, then she divorced him because she was flirting with guy #2. Then she married guy #2, but meanwhile she was flirting with guy #3, so divorced guy #2 about five years later. She married guy #3, but was flirting with guy #4, and then divorced guy #3.

Three men. NONE of them were pussies, but she still managed to hurt all three of them with her actions, because she doesn't care about other person's feelings.

Comment Re:Free speech is not relevant here (Score 1) 869

It was right there in black and white and you still insisted it never occurred

OK then, who from the government said pull the photo? Obviously no-one. Therefore you are just building a pyramid of bullshit on a lie.
Why are you doing this when you know that none of this is true? What are the rules of this little game? Is this some Republican vs Democrat tribalism bullshit where you have to defend even the most stupid actions of your own team? Why are you saying read the quote which obviously is not related? It's not going to magically change into something that is. Why are you pretending kickback and bribe mean something that no dictionary says they do?
I really do not understand what is going on and find the bullying which assumes the reader is very poorly educated quite offensive - it's the lowest form of debate arguing by intimidation (if you don't know it's the "just trust me I know better" bullshit). It may work where you are but other places have not let education standards slip so badly that people would assume you are intelligent and sincere just because you can string a sentence together when they can't.

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