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Submission + - BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality (thinkprogress.org) 3

TheGift73 writes: "President Obama has come out in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian people in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts this afternoon:

OBAMA: I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

Comment Re:KeePass (Score 1) 268

They will only get lots of passwords from people who are foolish enough to select a brute forcible password as their master. Picking a simple master password is stupid. Storing encrypted data on the internet isn't necessarily stupid.

Not to mention, if you generate random passwords for every service, it's not much labor to just go ahead and generate new ones when situations like this occur. All LastPass clients automatically update to use the new passwords, no big deal.

IMO the convenience of having a central password repository outweighs the dangers. It's a risk, certainly, but not a big one, as long as you have a sane master password.

Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 404

I'm not a windows expert by any means (mostly use Linux) but I use Windows at work...
  • Productivity. The new start menu is worth the upgrade cost alone. The task bar is also a huge improvement (although I tend to use full application names instead of the default icon only). I can't live without Aero Snap anymore.
  • Security. Not running everything as admin actually works well. Lots of new security features, some of which IE takes advantage of (you'll notice that many 0-day exploits are defeated by IE8 running in protected mode, which I don't believe works on XP).
  • Management. I think many AD features require windows vista or higher. You might find some of this useful.

Comment Re:IE8 performs awesome, as usual (Score 4, Interesting) 246

I think what info we've released publicly with IE9 is promising. New and vastly improved javascript engine, hardware accelerated rendering, lots of new standards support (and we're highly active in ECMAScript v5 and joined the SVG working group). Oh, and did I mention, we now do rounded borders?!

Comment Re:Bing is pretty good (Score 1) 406

I've found that bing is useful in specific circumstances. For example, try searching for a restaurant in Bing. I find the interface much better, and the conglomeration of reviews to be far more helpful and interesting. This goes for most product searches as well. Bing maps also has a cool feature where you can get directions based on current traffic conditions. Handy for when you want to get someplace when the city is gridlocked in rush hour.

Searching for programming related questions, though, it's next to worthless for some reason.

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