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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

mcl630 Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1109 comments)

What part of "we don't think Eich is the right person to run Mozilla" equates to a "hate compaign"?

about a week ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re: It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

Depends what exactly Bloomberg and Case were supporting (I don't know the real stories here). If they were trying to repeal the 2nd amendment entirely, then yes I would support them (the employees). If they were trying to take 2nd amendment rights away from a specific class of people (other than the mentally ill and ex-cons), then yes I would support them (the employees). If they were just supporting background checks and/or banning ridiculous weapons and cartridges, then no. It's moot point anyways, as no one at Bloomberg or AOL publically called for them to step down.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re:I think one thing we've glossed over (824 comments)

That for-profit corporation (Mozilla Corporation) is wholly-owned by a non-profit (Mozilla Foundation). Mozilla Corp has to bend to the will of Mozilla Foundation, whatever will that might be.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

mcl630 Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

They're *asking* him to step down, not *forcing* him to step down. Employees of Bloomberg or AOL could have asked Michael Bloomberg or Steve Case to step down if they wished to. They didn't and it likely wouldn't have made a difference if they had tried.

Also bare in mind, Mozilla Corp is wholly owned to Mozilla Foundation (a non-profit). The goals for Mozilla Corp are whatever Mozilla Foundation wants. If Mozilla decides they don't want this guy to be their CEO, that's their perogative. Bloomberg and AOL are/were public-traded for-profit corporations. Their goals are/were to make as much money as possible for their shareholders. If their shareholders wanted to get rid of Bloomberg or Case based on politics rather than profits, it's their perogative as well.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

Nothing in the your quote contradicts what I said. I've used DOSBox to play old games. There is a setting to adjust the speed of the emulator.

In fact I just took a look at one of the config files, the setting is called "cycles" and it is in the "cpu" section of the config.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

According to the computerhistory.org article, subdirectories were added in DOS 2.0.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

mcl630 Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

Dosbox allows you to slow down the emulated DOS environment to make old games run fine.

about three weeks ago
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Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

mcl630 Re: US dollar (192 comments)

Value is a product of both supply and demand (human desire as you put it). Given the same demand, scarcity will raise prices, over-supply will lower them.

about a month ago
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FISA Court Reverses Order To Destroy NSA Phone Data

mcl630 Re:Handy (59 comments)

From TFA:

The data preserved beyond five years cannot be accessed by NSA intelligence analysts for any purpose, and can only be accessed by technical personnel for ensuring continued compliance with the government's preservation obligations, Judge Walton wrote in his revised order.

So no, they can't search it, at least not without running afoul of the FISA court's order (not that that has stopped them before).

about a month ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

mcl630 Re:Probably still (330 comments)

Dealers have a lot of political clout.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive and Well, Demo Coming At GDC

mcl630 Re:Better be for Windows 7 (127 comments)

Read the comments in the link you posted, that update does not add DX10 or DX11 to XP, it only updates DX9 when installed on XP.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive and Well, Demo Coming At GDC

mcl630 Re:Better be for Windows 7 (127 comments)

Later on...guess what? Microsoft decided to allow DX11 to run as well: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us...

Wrong... the update you linked only installs the latest updates to DX9.0c when installed on XP. It does not add DX10 or DX11 to XP. When installed on Vista or 7 it includes DX10 and DX11.

about a month ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

mcl630 Re:Sounds good (253 comments)

If you are a Comcast Internet customer, you can already use Xfinity WiFi where it's available, even if you aren't providing this service to them.

about a month and a half ago
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F-Secure: Android Accounted For 97% of All Mobile Malware In 2013

mcl630 Re:welcome to the big time (193 comments)

On the other hand, Android has problems with "signed code". Yes. That's right. Android has problems with it's "app store". This isn't your grandfather's Windows style malware.

Read TFA:

"Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware in 2013, but only 0.1% of those were on Google Play"

about a month and a half ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

mcl630 Re:Yes (627 comments)

How does which build tools you use make you a good or bad programmer? You're trying to answer a completely different question than what the headline is asking.

The answer to the question in the headline is NO. A good IDE just increases a good programmer's productivity and (at best) helps a bad programmer slide by, it doesn't change good programmers to bad or vice versa. None of which has anything to do with build tools.

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

mcl630 Re:DARPA remote bugging tool .. (75 comments)

The manufacturer would be putting the toll in your computer or device, not DARPA. DARPA is just trying to invent the tech to do it. According to TFA, the validation would also be done by an "industry-owned server."

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Looks To End the Scourge of Counterfeit Computer Gear

mcl630 Re:Given that its DARPA (75 comments)

From TFA, emphasis mine:

After a scan, an inexpensive appliance (perhaps a smartphone) uploads a serial number to a central, industry-owned server. The server sends an unencrypted challenge to the dielet, which sends back an encrypted answer and data from passive sensors-like light exposure-that could indicate tampering, DARP said.

DARPA won't be "running the program"

about 2 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

mcl630 Re:And when it doesn't fit (162 comments)

That hasn't been my experience. I don't get many signature required packages, but when I do, they don't leave it at the door, they leave the sticker with options to pick it up and when they'll try again.

about 2 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

mcl630 Re:And when it doesn't fit (162 comments)

If the package is "Signature Required", they will not leave it at your doorstep.

about 2 months ago

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