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Comment Re:Obligatory XKCD (Score 3, Informative) 456

I am currently running Pidgin 2.12 with Jabbber, Skype, Hangouts, AIM, Steam and Facebook active. I stopped using Yahoo when they changed to the abomination that their current protocol is, even though Pidgin does support it with a plugin, and MSN is dead since MS migrated everyone to Skype.

There is also a plugin for Twitter, but I don't use it. So that takes care of 7 out of the 9 that you mentioned, leaving Snapchat and Instagram. If more developers get to work on it, those two could get support as well. Every platforms that works with web-clients can be added.

Comment Re:FPTP screws you over (Score 1) 65

There was an attempt to introduce a "mixed member proportional" voting system in Ontario.
A referendum was held in 2007. The attempt flopped.

I would offer that Canada's last two majority governments (Harper's and Justin Trudeau's) were effectively a 1-man dictatorships, with the prime minister able to pass or block any law he wishes due to his control of the party that controls the parliament.

Comment Re:Natl. Cancer Institute's Explanation (Score 3, Interesting) 237

On the other hand:

The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.


If scientific bodies are still not on the same page, what can we expect of laypeople?

Comment Completely false reporting (Score 5, Informative) 118

AOL is doing no such thing. The whole thing is false.

Here are the facts that I know:

On Sept. 21st, the Tech Director of Product Management and Support of the AIM Platform reached out via the Pidgin mailing list, advising that there will be a breaking change in the way AIM handles client logins. This was done specifically to ensure a smooth transition to the new login method. He then worked with Pidgin developers to provide an alternative.

Pidgin 2.12, due to be released in a week or so, will support the new authentication method. Since Adium uses the same communication library, I believe it will also support it. I do not know if Trillian, Miranda and other other 3rd-party clients will make the change.

What is happening is that AOL is alerting its users that the "old" login method will be obsoleted in a month and that they should either upgrade their client or switch to another one in order to keep using the service.

<rant> I remember the times when /. was more about facts and informed discussion than clickbait and knee-jerk tirades. Damn, I feel old. </rant>

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