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Comment Re:Headed there? (Score 1) 352

Indeed. People used to have their newspaper bubbles. In some ways we are better off now, because as the post-truth and alt-right brigades have demonstrated you can actually break in to people's bubbles and bring them over to your side with fake news and memes. It's just unfortunate that they were willing to use those methods when moderates were not, but that is starting to change now.

Comment Re:Headed there? (Score 1) 352

Some parts of the media print bullshit. But some of it does high quality reporting and issues corrections when necessary. By talking about the "MSM" as a homogeneous group, all equally bad, you are pushing the idea that you can pick your own alternative facts and make your own truth.

Your claim about the BBC is pure bullshit. Your whole argument looks copy/pasted from a post-truth talking points memo, to be honest.

The bill says the visa programme "has allowed replacement of American workers by outsourcing companies with cheaper H-1B workers" and aims to end the "abuse" of the programme.
"My legislation refocuses the H-1B programme to its original intent - to seek out and find the best and brightest from around the world, and to supplement the US workforce with talented, highly paid, and highly skilled workers who help create jobs here in America, not replace them," Rep Lofgren said on her website.

Comment Re:How about. . . no. . . (Score 1) 269

. . . does that work for you ? Because it works for me. No crying babies, chatty teens, or rude patrons playing with their smartphones.

Didn't experience any of that in my last trip to the cinema. But then, that was to see Florence Foster Jenkins, so maybe the problem is the movies you're going to.

Comment Re:You may not like this (Score 1) 370

No, it's making up scare stories to tell Group A that Group B hates them and wants them to suffer, now Group A give us power to protect you from Group B. That's exactly what you are doing when you turn a story about the FCC telling ISPs to work through their state governments to manage a subsidy program that it's really about the evil racial hatred Republicans have for blacks. No, it's not. Love you, Bruce, big fan, you're great at the computers but you're an awful mind reader.

Comment Re:Don't lie! The government hates the competition (Score 1) 352

Except there WERE WMDs in Iraq. The CIA bought some, and some of our veterans had to be treated for coming into contact with them.

Yeah, that wasn't what made people go along with the war. I distinctly remember Colin Powell in front of the U.N. showing pictures of the aluminum tubes he said were for uranium enrichment. No, those tubes were not the right kind for uranium enrichment, the government's own experts told them that, and Powell said it anyway. It wasn't "wrong." It wasn't a "mistake." It was a deliberate lie.

It wasn't the threat of chemical weapons (that everyone knew Saddam had) that made them go along with the war. It was nukes, and there were no fucking nukes.

Comment Re:SJW only allow missionary position (Score 1) 646

Basically, everything they accuse SJWs of is what they themselves do. For example, Sargon of Akkad on YouTube. Does a weekly show called "the week in stupid" where he gets offended at random things and demand that they be banned. He actually started a petition to have "social justice courses" banned at unspecified universities. He wants to turn them into safe spaces and deny anyone who disagrees with him a platform.

Comment Re:Trolling and Fake News = same (Score 1) 177

To make it even worse, Pravda, the Soviet Union's old ministry of propaganda, changed it's name to RT, and hired a bunch of anonymous posters, making it one of the single most effective propaganda organizations the world has ever seen.

You think that's bad? Fox News, USA Today, and CNN haven't even had to change their names!

Comment Re:It has a security hole every week (Score 1) 214

This is no longer true, And via eMail or a web browser and cut/paste this was always possible anyway.

Actually, it very much is still true.

3.3.2 An Application may not download or install executable code. Interpreted code may only be used in an Application if all scripts, code and interpreters are packaged in the Application and not downloaded. The only exception to the foregoing is scripts and code downloaded and run by Apple's built-in WebKit framework or JavascriptCore, provided that such scripts and code do not change the primary purpose of the Application by providing features or functionality that are inconsistent with the intended and advertised purpose of the Application as submitted to the App Store.

This is the current policy as of today (2017-03-30).

But there are plenty of Applications, e.g. "CS At Once", that directly download JavaScript Code from the internet (and install it as a local library)

Apps running JavaScript code do not provide their own interpreter. They use the JavaScript interpreter built into iOS. All the rest of your examples fall squarely into that exception. None of these things are relevant to the issue of Flash.

There are several browsers that just do that, in the Apple AppStore.

No, they do not. Please read my previous comment about how those apps work. Some might try to use one of the experimental Flash-to-JavaScript transpilers (Shumway or Swiffy, neither of which is still in active development), but those only works for a subset of Flash apps. Others run Flash on a remote computer (e.g. Puffin uses Adobe Flash-Over-Cloud). Others just do Flash video DRM using their own code. None of them run a native Flash interpreter on the device. None of them. And when you're talking about full compatibility, that's the only approach that actually works robustly. Adobe, Google, and Mozilla all tried other approaches to work around the iOS Flash blockade, and none were fully successful.

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