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Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

dugeen The real reason (495 comments)

If FF is losing users it's for two reasons: they break existing functionality with every release, and they're unresponsive to bug reports. Having two drones reply to every report with unrelated cut-and-paste from the documentation, then marking the report as solved, does not count as a constructive response.

about 2 years ago

Israel To Join CERN As First Non-European Member

dugeen Re:Not good. (351 comments)

They have not been 'trying to remove the Jews'. That's a classic US media propaganda position. Their grievance would be just the same and just as valid if their lands had been seized by US-backed Methodist military colonists. The religion of their oppressors is entirely irrelevant.

more than 2 years ago

US House 'Creator' of TSA Wants To Kill It

dugeen Privatisation (681 comments)

I was with him 100% up to the 'privatisation' bit. But how he thinks that replacing the public airport Gestapo with private security guards (the SA perhaps?) will help, I cannot fathom.

more than 2 years ago

NASA's Big Telescope Avoids Death-by-Budget-Cut

dugeen Tragic unavoidable progress (123 comments)

Can't work out how that happened, but it's great news.

more than 2 years ago

More Info On Google's Alternative To JavaScript

dugeen War on Greasemonkey (247 comments)

This is about one thing and one thing only, compiled/encrypted scripts so that users don't know what Google is downloading on their behalf and can't control their web experience.

more than 2 years ago

UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet

dugeen Re:Really? (898 comments)

Again, 'if he'd done something that was actually illegal, no one would have any doubt that he should have been imprisoned, therefore he should be imprisoned for doing something that did not constitute an offence' ?

more than 2 years ago

UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet

dugeen Ludicrous (898 comments)

This is the most ludicrous UK internet-related prosecution since the constructed misunderstanding over the Nottingham airport tweeter. And it's another example of the exciting possibilities the securitat have found recently in the concept that (allegedly) hurting people's feelings is illegal.

more than 2 years ago

UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet

dugeen Re:Can't wait for the "NOOOO! Censorship!" crowd.. (898 comments)

Interesting argument - 'if he'd actually committed a crime, he would have been punished, therefore he should be punished even though he wasn't actually committing an offence' ?

more than 2 years ago

UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet

dugeen Re:Solving this problem (898 comments)

This is just something you like to fantasise about, right, rather than something you're admitting to having participated in? Either way, it puts you in no moral position to look down on alleged internet trolls.

more than 2 years ago

Russia Wanted To Shut YouTube Down For Piracy

dugeen Sauce for the goose (122 comments)

No doubt the oligarchs have seen what an effective tool false copyright infringement claims have been in the civilised world - a no-trial, no-evidence way of cutting off websites that displease the authorities - and are keen to use them to give their future repressive moves a veneer of legality.

more than 2 years ago

.UK Registrar Offers To Let Police Close Domain

dugeen Evidence (141 comments)

SOCA (or their successors) clearly seeking to expand their powers to punish people without evidence. New Labour laws have already made it possible for them to 'seize' money unless the owner can prove that they came by it honestly - this can be authorised by a court without any evidence other than the unsupported word of SOCA personnel.

more than 2 years ago

When Schools Are the Police

dugeen Fighting back (725 comments)

Couldn't the anti-Klan statutes be used against these people? Depriving citizens of their rights while acting under colour of law?

more than 2 years ago

Twitter To Meet With UK Government About Riots

dugeen What's sauce for the Chinese goose (186 comments)

Twitter in China = FREEDOM Twitter in the UK = NASTINESS Cameron you utter hypocrite.

more than 2 years ago

Google Street View Gets Israeli Government's Nod

dugeen Dilemma (90 comments)

Google v the Israeli government. Is there some way they can both lose?

more than 2 years ago

Verizon Employees End Strike

dugeen 'Criminal acts of sabotage' (591 comments)

I detect a tiny tiny amount of bias in the anonymous reader's summary of this story. He's just a lackey hoping that the ruling class will throw him a bone if he's a good dog.

more than 2 years ago

675k Stolen Credit Cards = Ten Years In Jail

dugeen Re:Sounds about right. (204 comments)

Someone who openly fantasises about people being raped in prison is an unsuitable person to pass judgement on a credit card fraudster. You and he are both on the same level of degeneracy.

more than 2 years ago

I get most of my books...

dugeen Real books (283 comments)

Real books generally, except for out-of-print, out-of-copyright stuff as text files from Gutenberg. It's foolish of people to be so enthusiastic about handing control of the published word over to Amazon - the _1984_ incident is just a foretaste of what will happen if they and their collaborators get their way.

more than 2 years ago

Law Enforcement Still Wants Mandatory ISP Log Retention

dugeen Hippie will tell you what the real crime is (226 comments)

As far as I'm concerned it's very clear who the real 'predators' are in this scenario. That sort of ridiculous macho bullshit deprieves their claims of any credibility.

more than 2 years ago

The View From the Ground At an Indian Call Center

dugeen Contempt for customers (214 comments)

Where there is any choice I never deal with any firm that exports jobs in this way, partly because they're evading UK employment law by exploiting people in the third world, and partly because the service isn't up to scratch. By putting customer service in the hands of people who can't speak or understand English they're showing sheer contempt for their customers.

more than 2 years ago

News Corp. Subsidiary Under Fire For Hacking Dead Girl's Voicemail

dugeen Name and shame (251 comments)

Take off Murdoch, you have been rumbled! Surely now the guilty News International employees must be named and shamed so that the vigilante justice that the News of the World so approves of can be done.

more than 2 years ago


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dugeen dugeen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

What any new language must provide:

- No syntactic significance of identation. White space should only be important in that it separates tokens.

- Multiline if statement with elseif. And 'elseif' must be so spelt.

- Single loop exit statement for all loop types

- Drop-line and block commenting (block comments must be nestable)

- Consistency in library function naming, eg there shouldn't be Net.Tweet.NewMessage and Net.Slashdot.New_Comment

- Mutable strings - none of this String/StringThatActuallyDoesWhatYouWant crip-crap.

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