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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

Merk42 Re:Good (81 comments)

As a result of that - and NOT GOING FOR this campaign - you're going to end up with some sites performing fine unless you pay more. It'll be like Cable TV packages all over again. Well done, fucktards. The internet won't be what it is, in another ten or fifteen years. Just remember to look back over your shoulder and blame yourselves for it.

about a week ago

Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Merk42 Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Translation: "Anything new is bad. Once something 'works' it can never be improved upon"

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Merk42 Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

So the sale price of software is inversely proportional to its quality?

about a month ago

Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App

Merk42 Re:See what happens when you whine enough? (99 comments)

XP got extended for years, twice. What would be 'well enough'? Forever?

about a month ago

Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Merk42 Re:Mac OS X Yosemite (165 comments)

No; Warner Bros. characters
The meanest, toughest, rip-roarin-est, Jony Ive-est OS whatever packed a XNU kernel!

about 2 months ago

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Merk42 Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

Not having sex at all prevents the implantation of an embryo. Think of all those virgins committing abortions every day!

about 3 months ago

Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Merk42 Re:Users make the final decision ... (406 comments)

You really think people will stop using Netflix rather than stop using Firefox?

about 4 months ago

Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Merk42 Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (406 comments)

I think this is key, people are conflating "Mozilla is allowing the option of running a separate, external, close sourced, plugin" (which as you point out is no different than Flash/Silverlight) as being "OMG Mozilla is closed source now and ever single webpage has DRM now!!11"

about 4 months ago

Can Google Influence Elections?

Merk42 Re:Big deal (138 comments)

I thought the GP's premise was people saying "We're going to talk about this unrelated issue rather than the current one". I made no calls as to the importance of either.

about 4 months ago

Can Google Influence Elections?

Merk42 Re:Big deal (138 comments)

I think GP's point was people will continuously talk about something from over a year and a half ago and completely ignore whatever the current topic was. Kind of like what you just did.

about 4 months ago

Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

Merk42 Re:Depends (650 comments)

Except for the part that some of the code in XP isn't Microsoft's to relinquish.

about 5 months ago

Google Blurring Distinction Between Ads and Organic Search Results

Merk42 Re:Do not overreacht please (187 comments)

It's not increasing the number of ads, just how they are displayed.

about 6 months ago

Autodesk Says It's Killing Softimage Development, Support

Merk42 Re:People are weeping from poor decisions (85 comments)

Because FOSS projects never get abandoned, or go through major compatibility and/or UI changes...

about 6 months ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Merk42 Re:Windows 7 (860 comments)

If Windows 8(.1) were the problem, then all these XP users would have upgraded to Windows 7 when it came out or shortly thereafter. They didn't.

about 6 months ago

Canonical Ports Chromium To The Mir Display Server

Merk42 Re:Mir? (63 comments)

...and in some alternative universe Ubuntu is using Wayland and people are complaining that Canonical is using someone else's work.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

about 6 months ago


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