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Comment Re:I *almost* bought into this (Score 1) 88

I *tried* to buy into this, but their lame web site didn't let me. I inquired via their "contact me" link, and got nothing in return. Given those two bad signs, I gave up.

If you are a technology company that can't build a web site and can't monitor an email address, your inability to ship a product is hardly surprising.

Comment Re: color me surprised... (Score 2, Insightful) 119

How is this different from safari, Firefox or chrome or than the geographical location?

Because it sounds much more scary to say "your private info is being sent to China" than "your private data is being sent to Mountain View".

There's no *actual* difference, of course; but the press can run with this story, because China == scary and California == good.

Comment Re:Arguing over the subjective (Score 4, Interesting) 523

I both heartily agree with him, and think he's a crackpot. If you're trying to attract unpaid people to work on a project, this isn't the way to do it.

// and, for the record, who uses c-style comments any more?
// haven't written one in years
// double-slash comments are the one and only improvement that c++ gave us

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