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Comment Re: plugin has been suppressed from the wordpress (Score 2) 76

Actually, as soon as we were notified of the issue, the plugin was closed and hidden on a temporary basis until we had time to evaluate the problem. Once we had done so, I personally created a new version of the plugin, without the malicious code, and pushed it to the repository in order to get the update out to the affected users. The existing committers were all removed, leaving the plugin entirely in the hands of the plugin team. The latest version is now safe and will not be otherwise until we determine the full details of what happened here.

Full disclosure is great, but some advance notice longer than a day or so helps a lot. We will always protect our users to the best of our ability, but sometimes, we get blind sided. It happens. Nobody posts about the dozens of other times we fix things before they get exploited. Not judging, just saying.

Comment Re:Next step to prevent PC piracy (Score 1) 795

And I can only assume you despise movies and books too which tend to have no "replay value" either, and which also only deliver a few hours of enjoyment for the cost...

Not necessarily, but in general, yes. If it's only worth watching once, then it's probably a poor film. If it's only worth reading once, then it's probably a poor book.

Think of your favorite movies. Do you watch them again? Do you own them on DVD? Do you buy movies on DVD that you don't want to watch more than once? Why not?

Same basic principle at work here. Replay-value is an important part of a purchase decision. I don't buy DVD's until I've seen the movie already, why would video games be any different?

Comment Re:Intelligence test (Score 0, Redundant) 281

If you guys are comfortable letting Apple or anyone else have this, it's just because your brain hasn't digested what it means yet. Don't worry, wait for the first few scandals. It will take a few years - maybe long enough for every asshole company to start doing this. But it will get easier to understand.

I voluntarily send my location to Google every 2 hours (via Latitude). Why should I care if they know where I am? I mean, what exactly are you, some kind of spy?

Nobody cares where *you* are. You're just not that important. Sorry to bust your ego-bubble.

They only really care where people are in aggregate. That information is far more useful.

And if where you are does actually matter, then *turn it off*. Simple enough to do, really.

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