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Comment Re:Are you kidding? (Score 1) 402

I was dumbstruck when I saw VLC was on his list. I will do anything to avoid using VLC, in spite of its good support for so many codecs, simply because it has such an annoying interface. Media Player Classic is far superior, and it mostly just tries to act like a 15 year old version of Windows Media Player.

Comment Re:This guy should be a lawyer (Score 1) 203

What if "obstacle B" is a cardboard cutout of Mickey Mouse and "obstacle A" is a person? Maybe you actually could make a better decision sometimes.

Actually, the idea that computers always will make a better decision than a person is hilariously optimistic. Sure, they will make a faster decision, which most of the time will avoid both obstacles, but that's not always the same as better.

There's no doubt in my mind that self-driving cars will improve traffic immeasurably, because of quicker reaction times, but computer-based systems frequently do really stupid things that no human would do. Putting one in a car doesn't make them flawless.

Comment Just give it up (Score 3, Insightful) 132

Just let anyone download it. The ISOs are everywhere already, the key is the only security you have anyway, and you should rather people get it from the official source rather than a torrent.

I have MSDN so I can download it as many times as I want without specifying any key (even though I have limited keys I can install it with).

The first time someone's legitimate key doesn't let them download it, your plan has failed.

Comment Re:From the draft... (Score 1) 171

"HTTP/2... also introduces unsolicited push of representations from servers to clients."

Seriously? Do we need yet ANOTHER way for a server to push unwanted code and malware onto our client systems?

Yes, we do.

What you're missing here is that this is pushing content that the browser was going to request in a few hundred milliseconds anyway. Why was the browser going to request it? Because the web page included a link to it.

Well, that sounds to me like my ad-blocking software won't work as well, because stuff that it would have stopped my browser from downloading will be pushed to me whether I request it or not :(

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