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Comment Automatic back button (Score 3, Insightful) 193

When I see a news site requiring registration or subscription I just hit the back button. I don't think I've ever subscribe to any news site. There is just no point considering there will always be open news site (Always,Murdoch and al. can't do anything about this). If the first click is free then it might entice me to check out the site for more news and potentially sign up. It would need to be high quality news site to get me to sign up. NYT is probably one of about 5 newspapers that can even attempt such a model. My local paper became subscription only online. I use to check the site out every day. I haven't check it since the change.

Comment Re:More evidence of the W3C's increasing irrelevan (Score 1) 205

"Pretty much anything that isn't canvas or video isn't implemented anywhere" That statement is pretty inaccurate, many of the features in HTML5 are already available and things like WebGL will be available by year end (Firefox 4, Chrome 7). In fact, I'm already building software with WebGL which has actual users.

Comment Re:What about emacs (Score 5, Insightful) 183

I guess you are probably right but I still think he doesn't get the cred he deserves as a genius programmer. Before the GPL he was single handedly reverse engineering all of Symbolics stuff as a way to screw them for taking code from MIT's mac project and close sourcing it. That code was written by teams of very good hackers. That + emacs + gcc == incredible code writing. Some of the best MIT Hackers still say they we impressed by how much code he was churning out during that time.

Comment Re:My first "bump" where this law could help (Score 1) 221

But they aren't choosing, Disney/ESPN is. Why should the ISP make you pay for something you might not even want. ESPN3 is very cool but my mom won't ever watch it. I'd pay money to get the service, but ESPN won't let me. Disney are being douchebags, the ISP are just not letting them fuck you over. I'm in support of the ISP in this case. If ESPN had their way, the phone company would have to pay to let you call ESPNs tech support. I'll say it again, if ESPN allowed me to pay to get the service I would.

Comment Re:Look on the bright side... (Score 1) 153

It was a bastardized 3rd person shooter. You could use positioning and cover but it was awkward. You had 5 pets (bridge officers) who were supposed to help you out but they usually got stuck on some tree somewhere. The mobs would just all hit you and you had to figure out how to use your bridge officers as meat shield. Had they tried something like a cheap version of a FPS it would have been great. I had high hopes for STO. Sadly they botched the release (to early, 1 year would have given them time to fix a whole bunch of issues)

Comment Re:Interesting criminal justice system in the US (Score 1) 149

Thanks I didn't know where it was defined but I know it happens since many canadians have been able to get a transfer until bush took office. I know of one famous cases that has been blocked in the last 10 years. A murderer sentenced to death. The Canadian gov was asking to have spend life in prison in Canada. That was refused.

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