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Comment Re:Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
        Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
        More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coastâ" man's laws, not God'sâ" and if you cut them downâ"and you're just the man to do itâ"do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.

Comment Re:Lots of false positives ... (Score 2) 415

... on the child porn. But it creates 'probable cause' to hold someone and go through the rest of their personal belongings, car, house, etc.

And we have a winner! This is nothing more than a slightly more elaborate version of the plastic "magic wands" Iraqi security forces were (and probably still are) using to detect everything from explosives to drugs. The could be counting birds flying by or examining entrails: the point is to let them legally search (harass) citizens.

Comment Firefox 29: Because some people still liked it! (Score 2) 688

And Mozilla is determined to fix that problem!

I've been using the Firefox-based Pale Moon browser for a while now, specifically so I don't have to deal with crap like this. It would be really nice if developers could figure out the concept of a mature piece of software, and focus on polishing performance instead of change for the sake of change. (And at the least, make UI changes optional.)

It's like a car company offering to let your bring your car into the shop, and they swap your headlight, signal, and wiper control around for free!

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