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Office To Become Fully Open XML Compliant (at Last)

Kilz Suuure it will be compatible! (110 comments)

Just Hold down shift and F5 while scrolling through the ribbon, select the change format from the hidden ribbon, click formats, then compatibility, then change. Uncheck 6 boxes, then click on 4 others. Do this for every document you have to save because it wont save the preferences and you to can have compatible documents!!!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Google Fined $22.5M Over Safari Privacy Violation

Kilz Re:IE 10 potential fine? (118 comments)

No, Google is not being sued for lying. They are being sued for purposely circumventing a privacy control via what could be called a hack. Now, you can blame Apple for the fact that this hack was possible, but do you not blame the party who purposely circumvented the mechanism? If I can find a way to circumvent your computer's security mechanism, would you only blame the OS manufacturer, or would you be upset that I broke in?

The problem is that Webkit, the engine that Safari uses, told people how to do this in a bug report. Google didnt "hack" anything, the developers placed the ability to do it in the code.

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35824

more than 2 years ago
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The Painkiller That Saves Money But Costs Lives

Kilz I live with pain (385 comments)

18 years ago I messed up my back, 8 years ago I did it again. The second time around didnt have the results of the first. I live with constant pain while awake unless laying down.
Pain is depressing, it ruins your attitude and life. I have learned to live with it, with pain pills to manage the pain. When sent to pain management every so often to get the pain medication adjusted methadone is always pushed, I am also low income. I have done a lot of study of pain drugs and will always tell the doctor that is one medication I want to avoid. At present I am on Percoset (oxycodone/acetaminophen). While it isnt as cheap as the methadone on my crappy insurance, my life is way more important than the $10 a month extra it costs me.
But the problem may not be the drug itself but the idea that some people in pain have that they can avoid pain completely. This isnt always the case when you are on these types of medication. You can control pain, you can moderate pain. But if you think that if I take a pill or two extra it will get rid of it altogether you are on a slippery slope. My brother tried that, he ended up taking more and more pills because over time your body starts resisting them. Thats where the danger lies. You take so many that you end up killing yourself by overdose, like my brother did at 36.

more than 2 years ago
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Theologian Attempts Censorship After Losing Public Debate

Kilz Re:Of course Coyne won (943 comments)

On a debate on which the outcome is going to be framed on logic, tautologies, and proof... there is no way that a faith based position can prevail.

If a faith could be proven, it is no longer a faith. It is a fact.

At least you got a point I agree with, in fact I was going to post on the exact same thing. When a person of faith is in a debate where the basis of the discussion is facts its a loosing proposition. Because a lot of religion teaches is a fruit of faith, in other words we except it because of the faith we have.
That's unfortunately as far as I can agree with you. Because it isnt God that decides who is punished for the individual sinning. He even gives them the clear path to not be punished for sin. It is only the persons fault that it happens. An example, A parent puts a cookie on a plate and sets it on a table. The parent tells the child that if they eat the cookie they will be punished. If the child eats the cookie and is punished, is it the parents fault? No.

about 3 years ago
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The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

Kilz Re:OS / SSD (522 comments)

I agree, the best and most lasting upgrade was when I ditched the pre installed Windows Media Center 32bit for Ubuntu 64bit almost 6 years ago. I never went back. Windows isnt installed on any computer in my house, even my wife's laptop runs Ubuntu, and my daughters desktop runs Mint. The ability to stop such foolishness as virus scan and scanners, not having to remove the constant buildup of crud, and file systems that dont need defraging has saved me more time to do what I like.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge OKs Wiretap Lawsuit Over Google Wi-Fi Sniffing

Kilz Re:Importance of Judge's reasoning? (137 comments)

"If your coworker walks away from his desk, will you jump on the opportunity to go through his GMail account?"

No, because its on their machine and you would be "searching through what isnt clearly visible on someone elses property. But if they were reading it on an open radio transmitter and you heard them on your radio while searching through the stations there would be no problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft To Get Malware Bailout In Germany

Kilz Re:Not really (226 comments)

I have to disagree with that. Malware problem is usually because of user stupidity. Like any other OS, you can run Windows securely if you don't do stupid things.

Yes like
1. Spend money to run anti programs to fill in the holes left by bad code.
2. Dont download anything.
3. Dont use IE.
4. or simply unplug the computer from the internet.

But most people refuse to do any of those things. Then again they could just give Microsoft the boot.

more than 4 years ago
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Bug In Most Linuxes Can Give Untrusted Users Root

Kilz Another story that isnt a story (281 comments)

The lead in says its "a bug in most deployed versions of Linux"

Then says in the excerpt " in the upcoming 2.6.32 release candidate of the Linux kernel"

Its a release candidate, therefore it cant be in "most deployed versions".
The newest version of Ubuntu (karmic) for instance only uses 2.6.31.

about 5 years ago
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Federal Court Grants Microsoft Expedited Appeal

Kilz Re:cynical (88 comments)

That depends on the wording of the patent. If I use consists of, yes specific things need to be there. If I use includes, it may only be one of the things I describe. Also patents on mechanical devices are quite different in there requirements that software or business patents. A device would indeed cover a specific "thing" needed to implement an idea. But in software specific coding is not needed. For that we have copyright, there is no copyright for devices.
Dont think I am for patents, or giving a all inclusive definition. The original person I replied to was confusing copyright and patents. Just dealing with software patents and not devices (hardware). Dont split hairs on a different example.

more than 5 years ago
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Federal Court Grants Microsoft Expedited Appeal

Kilz Re:cynical (88 comments)

Thats an even more complex explanation of patent vs copyright. I seriously doubt those that cant even get that patents dont cover words will get that. I was trying to explain that patents cover, say for the sake of explaining, the idea of a scrollbar in a browser, vs the way its coded. Not that thats what this patents covered.

more than 5 years ago
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Federal Court Grants Microsoft Expedited Appeal

Kilz Re:cynical (88 comments)

They didn't lift code from i4i. It appears you can't see past your hatred of Microsoft. Oh wait, this is Slashdot.

Your right this is slashdot, also home to some of the worlds biggest Microsoft fanboy's, and/or possibly astoturfers.
What you missed in all this was that you are confusing Copyright and a patent. So here is where you are going off.
1. Patents cover ideas.
2. Copyrights cover the specific use of language.

To infringe on a patent you do not have to copy anything but the idea. It doesn't matter if the words or code are the same or not. But that you implemented the patented idea.

more than 5 years ago
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"Easy Work-Around" For Microsoft Word's Legal Woes

Kilz MS Remove Custom things from an application? (172 comments)

If Ms got rid of the ability to add custom XML, they would never be able to Extend the specification they proposed, and so Extinguish competition while everyone else plays catch up.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft's Urgent Patch Precedes Black Hat Session

Kilz Re:Kill ActiveX (232 comments)

Yes, Im waiting to read about it being subverted by some malware or virus, its just a matter of time.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

Kilz Descent! (1120 comments)

I would love to see a remake of any of the descent series remade. I still have each of them and from time to time have to play them even though they are getting old.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Reveals Chrome Hardware Partners

Kilz Re:Air (343 comments)

How about just plain old Flash? Adobe has yet to release a stable 64b linux Flash player. The hacks to make the 32b version work on 64b linux are rather poor, too. I'm sure Google would want to use 64b linux for their Chrome Window Manager, but that would be a hard sell to consumers with flaky Flash support.

Pure fud, the linux 64bit plugin works just as well as the windows flash plugin. The work arounds to install a 32bit plugin have not been needed for a long time.

more than 5 years ago
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Utah Senate, House Pass Jack Thompson's Game Sales Bill

Kilz They should also make oxygen against the law (200 comments)

The fact that 3 people who have killed police officers played violent video games results in this law? How about this.

All cop killers have breathed oxygen.
Therefore use of oxygen may lead to killing cops.
So they should outlaw breathing oxygen,

Starting in the Utah state house and senate.

Im sure that it will be much more effective in stopping crime. :)

more than 5 years ago
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US State Sues Web/SEO Firm For Deceiving Mom-and-Pops

Kilz You would think (96 comments)

Than they would have searched to see if the company was reliable.

about 6 years ago

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