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Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

Rix Even if their security were perfect... (89 comments)

Which, of course, it is not, that still leaves the entirely reasonable objection that they have the data for any reason at all. Why should they be trusted with it?

yesterday
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Rix Re:Decision fatigue (240 comments)

I had a pretty good idea that it would be coffee, and not an empty cup. Nor did I feel the need to download five different coffees to find one that worked.

about two weeks ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Rix Decision fatigue (240 comments)

I don't want to have to think about whether an app is worth a dollar or not, so I don't even consider purchasing them. If they're worth so little they should just round it down to free.

about two weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Rix False equivalence (1482 comments)

The proper comparison would be that if you don't like gay marriage, don't marry someone of the same sex.

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Rix You've missed the point (1482 comments)

There's not much you can do about Jobs, Balmer, or Cook being assholes, but we probably can force Mozilla to kick Eich to the curb.

Now, assholes don't much care about being assholes, but this will make at least some of them think of the future implications of supporting something assholish like Prop 8.

about three weeks ago
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Oil Train Explosion Triggers Evacuation In North Dakota

Rix Re:Shouldn't have to run oil by rail (199 comments)

And I did not say we could. I simply said we could stop using that oil.

about 4 months ago
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Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

Rix Ultimately, you (189 comments)

In that you choose which rules to follow, and which to ignore, subvert, avoid, or not even bother learning about.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

Rix Re:Get Off My Lawn (457 comments)

So, you seem to be saying this business model transfers wealth from the idle rich to those building things.

You seem to have some sort of objection to this, but I don't understand it.

about 4 months ago
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Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will

Rix We all want to know (194 comments)

What exactly were you smoking?

about a year ago
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For 2012's U.S. tax season ...

Rix Re:Ah tax season (526 comments)

Taxes are what the rich pay for the privilege of staying out of the guillotine.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Are the E-Ink Dashboards?

Rix Economics of scale (242 comments)

Repurposed plasma screens are just that; you're making use of a huge supply chain designed for providing TVs to provide for a special purpose application. It would cost rather a lot to produce 30" eink displays, and there aren't many people to spread the initial costs around.

about a year ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

Rix That's not how it'll work (732 comments)

They'll give you a "discount" for using cash or debit.

about a year ago
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EU Antitrust Chief: Google "Diverting Traffic" & Will Be Forced To Change

Rix Re:nonsensical allegations (329 comments)

But if they push too far, Google has the option to close them and nope itself outside of their jurisdiction. They'll still be able to sell and display ads to Europeans, safely on the other side of the internets.

about a year ago
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Turkish Registrar Enabled Phishing Attacks Against Google

Rix Why do we have this proliferation of minor CAs? (75 comments)

They shouldn't have been issuing certificates trusted by default anyway. Pare down the CA list included by default in browsers since so many of them are no more authoritative than self signed certificates anyway. If someone wants to trust TURKTRUST, let them import them themselves. The vast majority has absolutely no reason to.

about a year ago

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