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Comment Re:NO! (Score 1) 888

Yeah, indeed. Now the passengers are protected from bottled water, deodorant AND ipods and books!

Seriously now, bannig every trivial item or behaviour that once got abused is not only ineffective, but also dangerous. Because 1. Every trivial item or behaviour is subject to being abused, and if you keep banning them one by one as soon they get abused will create a system that it's unusable and inhuman 2. That system will not protect from the very danger it was created to protect people from. It's the wrong battle to fight. The enemy is not everyone who goes to the toilet and drink bottled water. The enemy is someone who wants to kill people, and will use whatever means necessary to do that. As soon you ban something they did, they will come up with something new, and will attack in a way no one thought before, and get people by surprise, while they are busy fighting everyone who just wants to got to the toilet and drink water or read a book.

Comment Tag (Score 5, Insightful) 194

A Beta tag only makes sense if there is a "final" release planned at some point in the future. If it's going to be forever in Beta, it becomes meaningless, just like those web pages of 1999 with an eternal "under construction" gif.

A Real Bill Gates Rant 293

lou ibmix XI submitted an email written by Bill Gates a few years ago and turned over to the feds as part of the government's antitrust case. Great quotes like 'Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable?' and 'The lack of attention to usability represented by these experiences blows my mind.' We like to think of him as an abstract, but I think this is interesting stuff. Also, this might seem familiar. Oops.

Comment Re:Missing Option: Who cares? (Score 1) 1067

But yeah, IMHO, the missing option on the poll was "Who Cares?"

You mean, besides the people in both sides that are being bombed, having their homes destroyed and children killed? Well, I suppose those doesn't count, after all, they have more pressing issues at the moment than voting in a /. poll, so, yeah, who cares?

Well, the US of A, for instance, cares a lot for what happens there. Go figure, those crazy bastards, huh? But in any case, they do care. Maybe if you ask yourself why, you can find a reason to care also (doesn't matter where you from or live - I'm not american and never been in America - what the US cares about generally afects the whole world)

Internet Explorer

IE Market Share Drops Below 70% 640

Mike writes "Microsoft's market share in the browser dropped below 70% for the first time in eight years, while Mozilla broke the 20% barrier for the first time in its history. It's too early to tell for sure, but if Net Applications' numbers are correct, then Microsoft's Internet Explorer will end 2008 with a historic market share loss in a software segment Microsoft believes is key to its business."

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