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Comment Andrew Orlowski (Score 2) 103

If he isn't getting paid under the table for his decades of relentless google-bashing, he's an idiot.

It really isn't worth reading anything he writes. Even when he has an interesting story or information to share, his biases make anything he says untrustworthy.

Comment wrong wrong wrong about copyleft (Score 5, Informative) 250

Copyleft's strings say, 'you can use my stuff, as long as you give back what you make from it.'

Over and over this is repeated. It is false. A better statement would be: "you can use my stuff, as long as you pass along your freedoms to anyone you give it to if you modify it"

Comment Re:A felon with misdemeanor convictions (Score 1) 720

Because misdemeanors can prevent you from having a felony expunged.

Since September 2012 (earlier, it was even stricter), Ohio allows consideration of expungement by a court if a person "has not more than one felony conviction, not more than two misdemeanor convictions if the convictions are not of the same offense, or not more than one felony conviction and one misdemeanor conviction in this state or any other jurisdiction."

Comment Yes, it really is so different. (Score 4, Insightful) 265

Yes, it really is so different.

With both the recent openssl and bash bugs, in addition to fixing the bug, careful investigation was done by the respective communities and additional problems were/are being addressed. I submit that this would likely not have been the case with closed source software.

Comment Re:Ugh blowhard city (Score 2) 549

He not only makes the unrelated point, but then goes on with nonsense about when you do need to choose a password:

Even if we entertained the XKCD comic and started training users to select four random words...[w]hat is there to prevent âoeletmeinfacebookâ from being the new most common four word password for Facebook accounts?

Bzzzt. Failure to understand the meaning of the word "random" rules you out as an authority on passwords.

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