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Comment Re:MathML (Score 1) 130

The "good reason" being a security bug that no one could be bothered fixing so they just ripped out the whole implementation.

Never mind that it's an important part of the HTML5 specification and MathJax, while nice, is too slow for many situations and shouldn't be necessary on modern browsers at all.

Comment Cui Bono? (Score 1, Insightful) 149

There's lots of senseless finger-pointing going around. Anonymous doesn't get anything by shutting down Netflix (Americans aren't going to pressure the State Dept. over it to restore Julian's internet). So, who benefits by shutting down Twitter while Wikileaks is rolling out anti-Clinton hits and the Twitterverse is trying to work out what the leaks mean? North Korea? Only if they're doing it for the lulz. Or promises of favorable treatment under a Clinton administration.

Comment Re:in other news (Score 2, Insightful) 81

And I don't have to buy them from Tesla â" there are plenty of other sellers out there.

Yeah, but if you have a Tesla roof, Powerwall, and Model 3, then it'll handle the credits for you among the reverse net metering, the panel, and your charge-ups at the SuperChargers.

If you put ten Teslets in at home yesterday, you can take ten Teslets out at the SuperCharger today.

Solar City, on its own, had to make up all of the finance costs from net-metering only. As part of Tesla, they can give you flexibility on how to handle the charges. If you consume way more than your production in your cars, and go past the finance costs for your roof, then they can charge that difference to your credit card. But before that, it's much more economically efficient to keep all the charges in-system.

If you have a non-integrated stack then you can do all the same things, but it's necessarily going to cost more because of transaction costs.

Comment Re:Because Windows Sucks (Score 1) 267

It's common now for a freshly installed Windows 7 system to spin for 36 hours before finding it first major set of updates.

Ridiculous, but true.

if you've migrated recently, might I recommend XFCE as a Desktop Environment? It's slightly less modern (based off GTK version 2 rather than 3) but much snappier. I found a ten year old laptop works much faster with Mint + XFCE than it ever did with XP.

Comment Re:That's, for better or worse, for a court to dec (Score 1) 218

Without copyright law, someone else could grab my novel and start printing/selling their own copies of it.

You should look into Creator Endorsed.

Only asshole people will buy from a rip-off publisher. But asshole people will also elect a government that will enact things like a DMCA, so they're going to screw society either way as long as they have the government stick to wield. Not having the government-enforced copyright also eliminates problems like this Samsung* one, so you get multiple benefits from that strategy. It's risk-management, not risk-avoidance.

* guess whose phones I won't be buying again in the future?

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