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[Comment] Re: Kudos to the person who solves this problem

Dude, I totally agree with you. Case in point, Yahoo Email! If you type in a bunch of text in the email, come back a little later and somehow you are signed out (any number of ways for this to happen), trying to submit takes you to the login, but once logged in you can't go back.

I think it's BOTH sides that should take this on. First of all, ALL server side apps that have sign-ons of some sort and require input should, across requests, save your input as if you were signed in, allow you to sign in, then take you to the next step. Period. It is horrible usability when this is not the case and I often dont revisit. I also will often write the support people and let them know I am an enterprise engineer and whoever is doing thier site has their head up their arse becasue of this situation and to give me a call, I can fix it.

The other end is the browser. Sometimes I can't understand why I hit the BACK button which supposedly fetches a cached page BUT in FireFox at least, all my input is gone. GONE!! I don't remember this being a problem in IE, but I haven't used IE for a couple years now. I really do think that if a browser can cache pages, it should cache all the input values as well.

[Comment] Re: Locating within Eclipse

When I add LOG4J_PROPS, the error message about no appenders goes away, but there is an unwelcome side effect.
Prior to the change, Run… [Test] displays
(*) Run a single test
Project foo
Test class:
Test method:testBar

After adding LOG4J_PROPS, the test method goes away. It's not a writeable text-entry field, so I cannot retype the desired method. This causes all tests in the class to run, not just the desired method. Ideas?
Also, is there a way to have one LOG4J_PROPS apply as a default to all tests?

[Comment] Re: To my surprise, I'm coming to appreciate the man for whom I voted

First of all, you brought up a bunch of issues without addressing my core concern: Gay marriage. So I'm going to stay focused on that even if you can't. A few points, though:

Do you really think that blacks are naturally more inclined to commit crimes?

The fact that you worked hard and expect no handouts is admirable. So does that 15 year old kid in Detroit whose _father_ wasn't allowed to use the same bathroom not long ago. You and I can't even begin to comprehend the impact of that. If you think you and that kid are on an equal level just because you both work hard, you're kidding yourself.

No to gay marriage: it doesn't matter what the public thinks about it. Keep in mind that at one point the public also thought it was OK to segregate, enslave, and count blacks as less of a person than whites (three-fifths to be exact). The public makes mistakes and that is why our government created an institution that could allow the courts to overrule public opinion. I'm sure you knew that though.

And don't give me that baloney about redefining words. You're a logical, intelligent person. You're quite aware of the difference between legal definitions and religious definitions.

And please stop using terrorism as an excuse to ignore other issues. Why are you so frightened of terrorism? Statistically, you're in much greater threat when you drive in your car. Did you know that 3X more skin cancer deaths occur each year than the number of people that died on 9/11? And that number is rising at a significant rate (see the CA statistics, of my father is one of those statistics). I'm always amazed that when the threat is so obvious Americans still love to focus on a solution that involves killing rather than repairing.

But let's ignore the environment, terrorism, etc. Let's talk about why gays shouldn't have the same rights as others. Explain to me how that can be seen in any other light than a civil rights issue. Explain why they don't deserve the same legal benefits. Explain to me why I should endorse a man who has wants to introduce a Constitutional Amendment to ensure that gay couples can't have the same legal standing as other couples.