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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Merk42 Re:Mac OS X Yosemite (164 comments)

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

3 days 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 a month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation Unite Against Software Patents

Merk42 Re:Good to see them working together (105 comments)

Good job being an example of the infighting that GP is talking about.

about 4 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Merk42 Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

Can someone from the FuckBeta team explain what exactly is wrong with the beta? It just smells of I HATE CHANGE.

about 6 months ago

Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

Merk42 Re:Not a good idea (390 comments)

This will prevent people from driving at a high rate of speed in the left lane, slamming on the brakes and swerving into the right lane just so they don't have to wait in line like everyone else or because they wanted to get one car ahead.

This will never fly because it's everyone's right to drive like they want.

If I want to drive on the sidewalk, it's my right!

P.S. I am completely and unequivocally opposed to this nonsensical crap being mandated for cars. If you can't pay attention to where you're driving, you shouldn't be driving. We need to stop coddling people and let them find out the hard way why rules of the road and safe driving methods exist.

That implies the only ones getting harmed from unsafe drivers are the unsafe drivers themselves.

Not saying I'm in favor of this either though.

about 6 months ago

Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

Merk42 Re:In other words ... (293 comments)

You're right, I don't recall anyone complaining on the Internet when Windows 3 was released in 1990...

Also, good job still missing the original point of "Windows 8 may not be better than Windows 7, but that doesn't mean nothing can be"

about 6 months ago


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