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Comment Re:Yeah, disappointing (Score 1) 776

Every sufficiently large movement has its extremists and moderates, from ones that I personally support to those standing in direct opposition to the ones I support. Suggesting that everyone who disagrees with you is an extremist based on a few cherry-picked comments is not a constructive thing to do in any debate.

Comment Re:Always consider the opposite perspective... (Score 3, Insightful) 286

Then offer a solution where I can donate $5 to permanently disable ads. Unless your web service is something where I'm going to be downloading or uploading a whole lot of data, I'll never be using more than $5 of your resources and $5 is a hell of a lot more than you'd ever make off ads from one person over the course of a lifetime anyway. Some sites already offer this kind of thing and I commonly take advantage of it on sites I like. Other sites just get hit by Adblock. And no, I'm not going to pay a monthly subscription fee to disable ads on your site, either.

Comment Which ones? (Score 1) 89

I didn't see it mentioned in the article or summary which ones are affected. All I saw is "including OpenSSL." How about an actual list of affected software? Or maybe I'm just blind and missed it, but I don't think so.

Comment Re:Mr Apple... (Score 1) 99

Running OS X in a VM is easy if you do it right, at least it was for me. In my experience, trying to get it to run on VirtualBox was pure hell, but getting it to run in a VMware product is pretty easy if you use this (this is the newest version for the latest versions of VMware products; there's an older one by the same guy if you're running an older VMware product).

Comment Re:Major Version == Major Changes (Score 1) 199

I suggested on the poll the idea of either removing the major version entirely or changing it into the year for readability. There's no point to the major version anymore, the only reason it's ever updated on the kernel is to make things more readable. If that's the case, either do away with it entirely, or if that's going to result in huge numbers, switch it to the year. Having the year as the leading number doesn't imply major feature changes when you increment it, plus it solves the problem of huge minor version numbers.

Comment Re: Someone put gum in the outlets. (Score 1) 119

That reminds me of this post by Brian Krebs. How hard would these things be to set up with some nefarious device that installs a Trojan on any phone that connects? I imagine a well-crafted overlay panel wouldn't be too hard to put on one of these things, or they could come by at night and just install it internally. Sounds too dangerous to me, I think they're going to find this is more trouble than it's worth.

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