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Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

mftb Re:Unfortunately (224 comments)

The window button movement has been justified as a mouse movement reducer - when the clickable elements of the menu bar are on the left and the window buttons are on the right, you have to move the mouse further to go from one to the other. Personally, I barely ever touch my mouse so it doesn't really concern me either way, but I can respect that decision as a genuine attempt to reduce the user's wasted interface time.

more than 4 years ago
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Coping With 1 Million SSH Authentication Failures?

mftb Re:Tar Pitting (497 comments)

I assumed this was being done on a per-IP basis.
Incidentally, I would quite like to know how this AC went about implementing this.

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Security Chief Defends JavaScript Support

mftb Re:How difficult is it to remove Adobe Reader? (216 comments)

It's only Adobe's own pdf viewers that are broken in that way. Bizarrely (or not), everybody else's pdf readers boot in seconds, if that, and are stable once up.

more than 4 years ago
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MySpace-Imeem Deal Leaves Indie Artists Unpaid

mftb Re:Good indie music? (124 comments)

I've been trying my best to ignore that particular definition of "indie". It's difficult, so instead I use the word "independent" whenever possible.

more than 4 years ago
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MySpace-Imeem Deal Leaves Indie Artists Unpaid

mftb Re:Good indie music? (124 comments)

I think you are implying that "indie" is a permanent status, that good production makes musicianship better and that talent is always popularised.

more than 4 years ago
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Copyright Industries Oppose Treaty For the Blind

mftb Re:Rob you blind (135 comments)

I honestly don't understand how a disability should entitle you to free media.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone Game Piracy "the Rule Rather Than the Exception"

mftb Re:Then is piracy really that big of a problem? (268 comments)

When there's some kind of internet-based back end to your app (be that for high scores or whatever), then pirated copies are a loss. Hell, I've heard of not reading TFA, but not even reading the summary? Jesus.

more than 4 years ago
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"Breathtakingly Stupid" EU Cookie Law Passes

mftb Re:I don't see the stupidity here (447 comments)

My site has a little skin selection list in the top corner that makes a cookie containing a single word (the name of the user's chosen skin). It is, however, not made clear that a cookie will be written so there is no implied consent. The cookie is processed entirely in javascript, though, and is never sent back to the server. Clearly, it's not a tracking cookie but it is certainly important to the user experience - without it, whenever the user changes page or refreshes the skin will revert to the default.
Would a little "(writes cookie)" next to the list be good enough?
I dunno, this is super vague, although as TFA points out, it is only a guideline, not yet a law. We shall see how this pans out.

more than 4 years ago
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EMI Sues Beatles Usurper Off the Net

mftb Re:Maybes its a good time for them to get on iTune (358 comments)

Actually, I'd be more tempted to correct that as "It's the only reason MP3 compression is possible", not least because both of your statements imply (with varying degrees of subtlety) doing something to the MP3 rather than the source that became the MP3.

more than 4 years ago
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BBC Planning To Launch Global iPlayer VoD Service

mftb Re:$10 per episode? (179 comments)

The problem is that most US shows get shit, samey or self-parodying after a couple of seasons. Short runtimes lead to this not happening. What happens instead is teams generally stay together and make something new.

more than 4 years ago
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Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

mftb Re:Wow . . . (413 comments)

I watched Reservoir Dogs when I was 11. Does that count?

more than 4 years ago
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Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

mftb Re:Wow . . . (413 comments)

Dunno, but pretty sure jumping sharks is usually done with waterskis rather than planes.

more than 4 years ago
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CRTC Issues Net Neutrality Rules

mftb Re:Useless (184 comments)

Wait hang on. ISPs are demolishing houses to lay down cables now?

more than 4 years ago
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IBM's Answer To Windows 7 Is Ubuntu Linux

mftb Re:Can't develop closed source code (863 comments)

Pretty sure that's exactly what was meant. This is an area in which attention is needed.

more than 4 years ago
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Sequoia Voting Systems Source Code Released

mftb Re:To be honest... (406 comments)

It terrifies me that so many people are replying to this as if it's a serious comment.
Slashdot, I am disappointed.

more than 4 years ago
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Sequoia Voting Systems Source Code Released

mftb Re:To be honest... (406 comments)

Develop it however the hell you like, pay people if necessary, just release the source code when you're done to prove you did it right.

more than 4 years ago

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