39 posts • joined Wednesday 16th December 2009 17:18 GMT
Not world police
They will block access to sites all over the world... from the US. People in the rest of the world will know no difference.
Though I think this will be hard to enforce, since most of the serious pirating sites aren't registered to a US based domain, nor are they physically in the US, since they know that basing their servers in western countries is suicide.
Yeah, sense of humour is relatively intact...
I could tell it was a joke, but a very old and tired one. I really need to stop reading the garbage of the fanatics on ubuntuforums, it's making me bitter and vitriolic.
The pictures should come out the same regardless of the software they go through.
Digikam requires KDE and the kitchen sink to be installed in a GNOME environment. I don't want all the extra software that I don't need. If it only required Qt, then I'd go for it.
And all I can think about...
Is the game Crimson Skies. Nathan Zachary!
Hard to believe, I know...
But there is a difference between a bank's data servers and your dyson.
Programs that were dependant on dates had to be fixed because they used the shorthand date system (01/01/99 instead of 01/01/1999) so it would screw up date dependant programs by resetting to 00, or 1900.
A far cry from toasters trying to strangle us, and your washing machine would be completely unaffected, as it has no date function within it.
You can't take a simplistic view either way.
RE: Point blank
The problem is, not every soldier is a sniper. The reason Napoleonic armies used mass volley fire, and more modern armies use short range assault rifles is because the average soldier is assumed to be incapable of hitting a barn door, so in both cases, plenty of bullets fly in the vague direction of the enemy, hopefully hitting him.
Sure, they are trained, but not all to sniper level. Besides, most snipers operate from a hidden position, not from a crater while trying not to be killed by machine gun fire.
You do realise it's been supported since IE 7, don't you?
If it it's a joke, it's pretty lame.
The preview is merely meant to be a shell for testing some of the new features, rather than for end user friendliness. Although I do think they ought to at least have a half way decent GUI with it...
DId you go to school as a child, or did you just chew bricks?
Mac OS X isn't so safe these days, but with most Linux distros being free and open anyway, pirating them is somewhat pointless. Savvy?
And yes, Google Chrome is always going to be on the left, since any fule no that youtube is run by...
The UK Government.
Ha, you have all been fooled by the massive conspiracy. Now go forth and blog!
(Silly, but had to be done.)
Firefox has supported HTML5, specifically video, since 3.5. Get your facts right.
Isn't a bad browser, it's just that everything else is better.
When will people learn that no matter how secure you attempt to make a browser or OS, it will always be compromised, providing it has the audience? There is no 'magic shield' that will protect you from the world's evils, else we could step in front of a train and still be alive. A lot of it comes down to the user being (or not) a blind sheep, clicking on anything that comes their way. no browser can stop them doing that without disconnecting them whenever it starts.
I have a site that people visit, doesn't mean I spy on everyone who comes through. In case you hadn't noticed, the normal firefox themes still work, so use them if you find the tin foil hat a bit tasteless.
Hype and Antihype
These comments make me laugh, Whenever a flaw is found in Firefox/Linux people jump all over it like flies on shit going 'Firefox/Linux is insecure crap! In your face fanbois!'
Yes, in your face fanbois, but these are found and fixed before they are exploited, whereas it takes a few botnets to appear before Microsoft will get off their arses to do anything about a flaw in their browser. (I exaggerate, for literary effect.)
When a flaw is found in these programs, because they have the marketing of being safe, when it's found they aren't perfect, people go mad. When will people realise that nothing is perfect? I mean, when did you last believe what the latest Microsoft Ad tells you?
Firefox is still > IE.
Case closed. (although likely to reopen if I can be arsed to argue the point.)
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