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Comment Re: As opposed to a great American . . . (Score 1) 51

Because Obama was such a great peace loving man...oh wait a tick, he bombed the countries that Trump banned, killing thousands in the process, but of course the press didn't say shit about that. I guess murdering them is okay, its only banning them that is racist...maybe Trump should follow Obama's example then and start letting loose the drones?

Hey maybe if he racks up as big a body count as Obama he can get a peace prize too!

Comment Re:Well, duh! (Score 1) 138

The problem is that Facebook T&Cs, as well as granting Facebook an almost unlimited license to anything you upload also includes a clause that you agree to indemnify them against this kind of claim. So, while you might be able to take Facebook to court and win if they took a video your friend uploaded of you and sold it, they would then be able to turn around immediately and sue your friend for whatever amount the court awarded you.

Comment Re:I'll never understand (Score 1) 138

Presumably he read the bit of the Facebook T&Cs that says that you grant them a non-exclusive, sublicensable, transferable, commercial license to anything that you upload, and that you agree to indemnify them against any claims of copyright infringement. They are entirely at liberty to take anything that you upload and sell it and are not required to give you a cut (remember the Starbucks posters with pictures of people who had uploaded Facebook pictures from their shops?). The only surprising part is that Facebook didn't manage to get paid for this.

Comment Re:Too bad Mozilla needs to be forked again (Score 1) 44

Except they are getting rid of the only reason anybody uses their product so tell me again how its all about security? If you are arguing the web will be more secure when Mozilla is gone? Alright then argue that, but this move is completely pants on head retarded and considering how many users they've lost since the Australis debacle this could not have come at a worst time.

To use a /. car analogy it would be like the only car your company has enough sales of to keep you afloat is the convertible line so the CEO goes "Ya know what? Convertibles are unsafe, we're getting rid of them! The customers will love our attention to keeping them...hey where did everybody go?"

Meanwhile I'd love to see the figures from the Pale Moon guys about how many downloads they've been getting the past few months as I bet its through the roof, I know every article with another Mozilla stupid move in it has a comment section with users advising to bail on FF and go for Pale Moon instead. Ya know what? Can't say as I blame 'em, I switched to PM myself when I finally got tired of FF screwing with the UI and its actually a really nice browser, all my extensions work (and for the few that don't they have a handy list with links to the previous version of said extension that works with the latest PM), my theme worked, and for the couple of websites that put up a fit? One quick change of the UA string and it was all golden. Its like FF used to be before they went down the road to suckage, which just FYI I'm betting by Xmas they will be just another rebranded Chrome like Opera and a year or so after that they'll close up shop. After all what is the point of using FF now if it looks and acts like chrome and only uses chrome extensions? If I wanted chrome I'd bloody well use chrome!

Comment what is a CEO's job? (Score 1) 179

There is a lot of misunderstanding out there about what a CEO's job is (among CEOs, even).

Done properly, a CEO is not "the boss," but simply the primary interface between investors (board of directors) and management (the people actually running the company). Often, a CEO will take on more of an investor or manager role depending on the size of the company and the quirks of the individuals involved. This can lead to trouble though. Knowing who to support and when in the perennial struggle between management and investors is the key to being a good CEO.

I think the idea of the individual CEO as successful benevolent dictator is a myth. You may know some famous CEOs who seem like supermen (i.e. Musk, Gates, Jobs), but there are always teams of people with more power and authority in their companies that provide vision, execution, discipline, financing... whatever is lacking.

The company from TFA is employee owned and focused on providing consulting services. In that situation, not having a CEO makes sense. All of the employees are manager/investors and have very similar goals for the company. They're not growth oriented or VC backed. Why have a CEO?

Comment Re:Pale Moon is very nice (Score 2) 211

Most of the FF extensions work OOTB but they have a list of known incompatible extensions and in nearly every case they have a link to a previous version that works with Pale Moon.

I've been using it for a couple of years now, since it was obvious Mozilla was gonna commit suicide by turning FF into a badly support Chrome-Lite, and I have to say Pale Moon is a really solid browser. All of my extensions work, my theme works, and the few sites that didn't like Pale Moon were placated easy enough by changing the UserAgent. All in all I think its a great browser and hope my fellow /. readers do as I do and ask your favorite extension devs that are being left in the cold by Moz to switch to Pale Moon, which with extension dev support could be the solid replacement to FF we've been wanting since Moz shit the bed with Australis

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