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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:45 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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Cory Doctorow belatedly realises that free speech goes two ways and is predictably outraged..

Well...he's predictably outraged at least.
I read the article and don't see anything to indicate he appreciates...
OH!  I see.  Not the appreciation of it's necessity, but the REALIZATION that it's happening has him outraged.
So I guess he's going to keep on disemvoweling like an Aztec proofreader.



Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wednesday, July 04 2018 12:35 PM (3bBAK)

2 Yep.  He loves and defends free speech, right up until someone says something he disagrees with.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 04 2018 01:21 PM (PiXy!)

3 <blockquote>My keyboard arrived! No sign of the computer itself as yet.</blockquote>
Ok, a quick aside:  Chrome with adblock + ghostery.  When I try to do HTML by hand like above--I type in the open tag, then paste, and then I have to remember to hit the right arrow before typing the close tag, because hitting C-V leaves the pasted text highlighted.
Is that Chrome, my ad blockers, or the editor?  End aside.
Yay Dell and their shippers!
Last month I came in to work after a day off, and found a FedEx "we missed you" on the door.  There was only one person in the office the day before and he insists he didn't hear the knock.  They delivered my monitors to a random other office.  I went up there, started to ask the secretary if she'd received my package, and then noticed them sitting right there in their lobby.  Glad nobody absconded with them!  The desktop arrived that day.
Then I ordered a new laptop+monitor for a coworker.  The monitor appeared Friday.  No laptop yet, which is unusual.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 04 2018 03:05 PM (ITnFO)

4 I poked around their site, and the keyboard shipped from their warehouse right here in Sydney, while the rest of the computer has to come from Singapore.  Oh well. 


Given that it's last year's model and at a big discount I can't really complain that they don't have local stock.  I would have been more upset if they ran out of local stock and I couldn't get it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 04 2018 03:36 PM (PiXy!)

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Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, July 08 2018 06:58 AM (ITnFO)

6 So--as I discovered on Brickmuppet's blog t'other day and just now again, if you type in the captcha and for some reason hit Enter instead of tab, you can post a blank post.

Also, I just wanted to check if you saw my mention above about weird behavior pasting in the editor--I kind of buried it in the middle of my comment, which was not the best way to get it noticed.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, July 08 2018 06:59 AM (ITnFO)

7 The latest browser updates have weirded out the editor we're using, and some things that used to work, don't any more.

But the blank comment thing shouldn't happen, at least.  It's supposed to say "Please type something first" or something along those lines.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, July 08 2018 11:04 AM (PiXy!)

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