I've got a one step solution to all of this:
1. Stop giving a fuck until these morons grow up and actually have a real issue to present.
Although I agree with every word that you've said, would you not agree that there might be some objection to the following file extensions:
The fact is that there does exist a border where some three letter combinations are seen as having meaning, that is the whole purpose that letters were invented in the first place. The question is _where_ is the line drawn. You and I agree that
.ass is already taken.. The
But whatever.. they can cave to extremists or not.. I don't even care.bro
Hasn't your XP converted to Microsoft Update?
If you have other MS products (i.e. MS Office) you'll want the updates for them won't you?
This is a patch to IE, not XP. IE is not EOLed. They have committed to fixing bugs in IE. It just so happens that the easiest way to patch IE is via Windows Update. This is a non-story that's being treated as though they actually patched a security bug in XP.
How everyone is making this an XP EOL thing is very annoying and totally wrong. The patch is for IE and, as it should be, system independent. I know that for my XP install (yes still use XP as MS doesn't provide proper upgrade paths.. [that's a whole 'nother story]) IE is treated as a separate application from the OS, same as Firefox or Chrome.
I'd be very disappointed if it wasn't patched.
Let's update that to 2014..
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