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  • Sep 28th, 2010 @ 5:24am

    Broken Web Site?

    That's really unfortunate... and I hate it when that happens. And I feel for you. I *REALLY* do. I use Linux and I cannot tell you how annoying it is to find that your favorite website no longer works because someone moved a single element somewhere else.

    However... I don't think this is really the place for it. Why not run the website through a validator, find where the bad code is and offer it as a suggestion? Maybe also you should send an e-mail to someone on the contact list?

    I'm trying to help here... I honestly am. I know a lot of people can come off as assholes in comments, but I am really just trying to help you solve the problem. I don't know how compliant Konqueror is-- so perhaps it really is the browser that's the problem.

  • Sep 23rd, 2010 @ 10:26am

    Dumb people...

    "It's as if Richard Blumenthal thinks that everyone out there is incredibly dumb and believes the world works as he says it does, rather than how it actually works."

    But people *ARE* dumb. There are many, many people out there that don't know how legitimate and constructive debate works, and they are guided solely by how they FEEEEEL about something. You only have to play to their emotions to get action, which is something Blumenthal does well.

    Most people don't want constructive debate. They want to feel good about themselves and they want to feel like someone is taking action. They want to feel like someone has stood up and said something for them. And Blumenthal does. He says plenty. He just doesn't address the facts. But that doesn't matter to most people. As long as they feel good and righteous, everything's okay.

  • Aug 27th, 2010 @ 8:23am

    Re: Re:

    I meant to say, in my parenthetical statement about crashing, that Silverlight crashes FAR less frequenly than flash, at least for me.

  • Aug 27th, 2010 @ 8:22am


    John-- thanks for this. It's true that Silverlight is spreading like wildfire. Here's the reason you don't hear much about it:

    It works.

    It's installed with your windows updates, kept up to date with your windows updates, doesn't crash a hell of a lot (FAR more frequenly than flash, for me) and does a lot of things. Far more than just video.

    It's being ported to other operating systems (even if not necessarily as actual Silverlight) and has a heavy following in many places.

    For a Microsoft product, it has a hell of a lot going for it, people love to develop with it, and some big companies (again, Netflix) are picking it up as their preferred delivery platform.

    Anyway.. glad to see that someone else out there sees what is really going on with silverlight. :)

  • Aug 25th, 2010 @ 9:41am

    Re: Re: Re: Why not, just let em do it !!!.

    I saw the other day, and I tried to find it, but I couldn't... a guy playing the FLUTE while driving a car down the freeway. Seriously.

    That's something I haven't ever seen before.

    But I have seen reading a book and reading a newspaper in person, and of course the application of makeup, shaving and doing the hair are the popular 3 that I see all the time to the point that it is almost ordinary.

  • Aug 19th, 2010 @ 7:37am

    "in this economy..."

    That is a fine point. In fact, where I work, it has gotten to the point that supervisors remind you that in this economy, there are a lot of people looking for jobs. They remind you that it may behoove you to straighten up and fly right. They remind you that you should do what they ask-- on or off the clock.

    It is interesting to me because once the economy gets back on track, I think the company I work for is going to be a ghost town.