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Comment Re:fucking kids and millenials (Score 4, Insightful) 82

I often think the same thing.

When I graduated from highschool, cellphones didn't exist, neither did Microsoft or Apple and there was no publicly accessible internet.

Spending time with my friends meant exactly that. Nobody was calling anyone else or checking messages 50 times a minute. Now I see groups of people who don't even look at or speak to each other. Sorry, I don't get it.

Comment Re:The reason I hate WordPress is PHP. (Score 3, Insightful) 119

Everything you said is more or less true, but, the bigger problem is that WordPress and many other software packages are written by people who are just plain incompetent and/or stupid. They either don't give two shits about security or are to stupid to figure it out.

Comment Re:Probably should have focused more (Score 4, Insightful) 319

Who did what now? Eich resigned because of massive public outcry, when it became obvious that him staying around wasn't going to work. Mozilla didn't fire him.

Technically, that's true. But everyone knows what REALLY happened. Mozilla COULDN'T fire him because it's illegal to fire someone simply because they donated to a political campaign that you don't like. So, behind the scenes, they put as much pressure on him as they could to convince him that he needed to "resign".

As far as I'm concerned, that's even worse and more heinous than firing him.

Comment Re:And ISPs are jacking up rates (Score 4, Insightful) 148

Plus, this gouging will get Gov't involved - they are asking for repeat of breakup of Bell.

You obviously have been in a coma for a while.

Der Trumpenfuhrer and the Republicans who control congress are absolutely opposed to anything that prevents ISPs and the big media companies from screwing consumers as much as possible.

Thanks to unlimited approval of mergers, the biggest ISPs, who have monopoly control of Internet access, are also owners of most of the content creators.

Submission + - North American Box Office Hits Record $11.4 Billion (variety.com)

rudy_wayne writes: Despite constant claims of losing billions of dollars to "piracy", the North American box office closed out 2016 with $11.4 billion in ticket sales. That marks a new record for the industry, bypassing the previous record of $11.1 billion that was established in 2015.

Disney had four of the top five highest-grossing films, including “Finding Dory,” the years top film with $486.3 million. When holdovers are taken into account, Disney had six of the year’s ten highest-grossing releases, a group that includes “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which debuted in 2015.

Other top films include “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” ($408.2 million), “Captain America: Civil War” ($408.1 million),”The Secret Life of Pets” ($368.4 million), and “The Jungle Book” ($364 million).

Comment Re:I am not going to complain (Score 1) 181

making information and truth more accessible, and policing the content in an open and rigorous way,

Except, none of the money they take in is used for that. All the actual work that makes Wikipedia useful is done by unpaid volunteers. All of the money -- more than $60 Million a year -- is wasted on unnecessary bullshit.

Comment Re:"Suggesting" ... (Score 2, Insightful) 715

And you aren't concerned that a foreign country directly altered the outcome of an election here?

Assuming, for the sake of argument, that it was a foreign country, and not some 400 pound guy sitting on his bed, it doesn't bother me in the least.

Why? Because there was no actual "hacking" of the election. Contrary to what the Democrats would like you to believe, the only thing that actually happened was revealing the truth -- all the dirty shit that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were up to. All the dirty shit that the Democrats didn't want the public to know about.

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