Re: Why is compelling servitude "freedom"?
That makes no sense.
604 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
That makes no sense.
What if the Christian is a pedophiliac Catholic priest?
Make sure you do not expose yourself to anything else that you disagree with either.
The history and power of "Go along to get along" should be enough explanation.
Mom & Pop florists or photographers who ARE willing to do the work for gay marriages will become targets of extremist hate filled anti-gay lobbies. This happens all the time. Shows like Ellen Degeneris's were break throughs because big TV grew the stones (pardon me) to tell the Moral Majority et co to get lost. Don't assume pressure tactics from the right wing religious nuts has stopped because big TV found some profit.
Making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation protects the majority who do not have a problem with homosexuality from abuse by the zealots.
Alien because only a space alien could so poorly understand Human politics.
Don't you know: there are no Muslimn gay, nor Japanese gays, nor Chinese gays. I know this because my Muslim, JP, CN friends assure me it is the case.
There are gays in Africa but in most African countries they are targets for state sponsored murder, kinda like pogroms against the Jews in eastern Europe in the past.
The "West" has faced the fact of homosexuality and the rights of homosexuals. We've mostly changed our laws and attitudes to respect homosexuality. We still have some troglodytes, sadly.
I suggest we kill the troglodytes.
Mike Pence is so polished and shiny, he's gotta be gay. Deep closet, terrified of being outed... reminds me of that NYC mayor back in the day. Hiding his orientation from the voters by being the biggest gay basher in the state.
You know, I just now flashed that the JP PM is named Shinzo Abe. I meant Abe as in Lincoln as in the US Prez.
Well, Abe has been printing money like a madman for the past 6 years. The US trade imbalance is epic.
Thus dollars -> yen.
Though I understand it is much more dollars -> yuan.
Lester - you should look at launching from Canada. We don't generally actually define anything policy-wise until someone does something that raises the question. I dunno if this is because our politicians are stupid or if Canada is actually the bastion of libertarian values (you decide).
WRT drones - read the rules at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-recavi-uav-2265.htm?WT.mc_id=1zfhj#apply. Basically it's saying "don't f*ck anyone else up, and we don't care".
I suspect you could drive out to B*ttf*ck, Saskatchewan, set up your gear, and press the launch button. Ottawa might notice 18 months later.
Drug eh eh eheheheh heeheehee cough cough Agency.
Whereas when the UK or USA does so it is not?
Oh, BS. Charged by convection. I can't believe nobody called you on this already.
FFS. Using high voltage to "attack" computer is hardlly worthy of note and boost convertors are a dime a dozen in bulk. Must be a slow new day.
My gaming box... Win7 & Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. Windows updated: reboot: failed to apply patch: reboot: failed to apply patch: etc etc etc
Dunno about ports to PC from consoles.
On screen prompts and hand holding however...
I think if a C programmer starts writing assert() macros in application (not library) code then the programmer is not sure what problem s/he is supposed to be solving.
When a game developer has to resort to cut scenes and "direction" of the game, well, I think the game developer has lost the plot.
I dunno, eesiginfo.
When DVDs first came out they were hyped as immersive and having viewer interaction. There were some DVD titles where I could choose the camera angle, or alternate scenes. My neighbour at the time was excited about it and showed me a few movies like that.
That was not exactly amazing: why not just watch the cut scenes via the DVD menu.
Games are supposed to be fun: nobody wants to sort of participate in a few scenes that have strictly limited options and then watch video for a while, then rondo. What's the point? It's the worst of both worlds.
Take Deus Ex for example. In Deus Ex HR, there were cut scenes and voice overs (ie: orders) from Command Central, and these things either broke the game play or imposed choices on me.
In Deus Ex Invisible War I could choose my path modulo there being only 6 outcomes - but I was often surprised how my choices influenced the outcome. Maybe a faction leader nagged me but I could tell him/her to F off.
I think Deus Ex IW offers a way forward: many and surprising choices without a fascist director imposing a decision tree on the player... yes you ultimately have to get to the end of the game but there are many paths to the end state and they are not tightly scripted.
Disclosure: I've not played this game, just looked at the 'reg screenshots.
Victorian (Edwardian? Out here in the colonies we get a little lost) England with steam-punk styled automatic weapons.
I'll invade your little colonial era haven and use a Quake II rail gun on your plush bottom.
"The tightly controlled, rarely compromised world of app stores and mobile contracts is not limiting if that's all you wanted in the first place. "
Yet on my android devices almost every app wants to read identifying info about my phone, wants to read my call logs, read who is on the other end of a phone call, read my address book.
That's apps ranging from messaging apps to 3rd party soft keyboards and simple games.
Tightly controlled indeed.
I like it. 64GB uSD is proving too small. My MP3 and docs collections currently are pushing 150GB and I would like to fit them all into a phablet.
Also - what if this stuff becomes small and cheap enough that it is more convenient to add more storage to servers or PCs than to actually erase anything? That would be interesting?
Is "HyperCat" an acronym, if so what does it stand for?
Will it get me 100 FPS in Crysis?
This is not an attack or exploit. They used freely offered legitmate services to do computation.
Thankfully Frank Herbert's logorrhoeic idiot son has not latched onto it yet.
This proposal is old, is not news.
"That electronics diagram was from 1963..."
Doubtless Apple is drawing up a patent application for this.
How about if it used high power LEDs in the 10 watt range. It could blind other motorists, not just distract them.
"...dedicated libraries intsafe.h and strsafe.h..."
Those'll be C or C++ header files, not libraries.
Ok fine but why is he cultivating the long hair Jesus look?
"...rather the use of lables..."
surely you meant to say "...rather the use of labias..."!!
It turns on GPS location without any UI indication, and it sends users' realtime location to NSA, GCHQ, CSIS and whatever ANZAC calls it's spies. Also sends your emails and text messages.
A small amount of code leverages existing caching mechanisms in Android to send the info when in range of a wifi hotspot for those users who have not agreed to provide their personal data via cellular networks.
Nothing to really worry about.
WTH is wrong with brackets?
At least they save me from diverse tab settings.
Apple merely stealing a page from Microsoft's book: rename the APIs and make a new language.
And then some magical thinking... by the time the furor and Apple Tame Press and Apple Fanboies quiet down, the Ghost of Jobs will have offered inspiration for New Product.
Plainly an openCL implementation.
Apple got no new physical shiny things, so rolls out shiny ephemeral things.
I have two laptops, an HTPC, a gaming rig PC, and a Samsung S4. I scoffed at tablets for a long time.
Then I bought a tablet on a whim... since then I don't turn on the PCs and laptops very often.
Intel may well see much of it's retail x86 PC market simply dry up and blow away. If it fails to get market share in tablets (and I suppose cell phones) Intel may become the next fail - a la Microsoft in the server market.
Apple has started designing and fabbing it's own CPUs for a good reason.
Yes, B, that's all true, but the USA can and does bring enormous pressure to bear on other countries to conform to USA crypto standards.
As well, what is good for the goose is good for the gander: Russia, China, UK, etc all have exactly the same interest as USA when it comes to influencing peoples & corp's choice of crypto. All the gov'ts want us using broken crypto - it is not solely a USA thing.
Whereas Linux is most popular OS for internet and cluster servers, and
whereas the most popular role-based Linux security system is SELinux, and
whereas SELinux was written by and donated to Linux kernel by the NSA;
therefore how secure do you think the Internet is?
Nope, they used explosives to blow the fire away from the oil. You can see wids of the procedure, and after the fire is out the oil gusher is still gushing.
We should send some real drills - deep oil drilling tech - and drill some real holes.
It does whet my technolust, but I've an HD7970 that floats my boat nicely.
Diego Garcia is nicely located to recieve the jet...
Shorely you meant to say Slackware!
Yes, yes, yes...
1024 is supposed to be a kibbi- and 1024^ a mebbi-, and 1024^3 a gibbi-.
Which ever gaggle of wankers came up with those prefixes should be made to speak pig latin for the rest of their natural lives.
Common usage is good enough for the OED: in computer context a kilo is 1024, mega is 1024^2 and so on.
6D - you can go back in time, watch original release of great flicks of the past and do so in alternate universes while moving along a different vector!
I want one in the 32 to 40 inch range for use as a computer monitor, but it has to be priced at $500USD or lower.
Qua 4K TV: I mostly am still watching upscaled DVD content on my HD TV. Bluray still does not have enough content, never mind 4K.
In any case, the reason for consumer apathy is not the tech. Such a low percentage of Hollywood movies are good movies that the future of HD and UHD is a steady stream of vapid action flicks with a very rare quality drama or sci-fi in the mix. Explosions look great at UHD and HD, but more pixels do not equate to dramatic tension, good plot, good dialog or good acting.
Given Hollywood's lack of interest in releasing re-mastered HD quality back-catalog movies, I see no future in UHD panels for TVs.
Lacie has never heard of networked storage?
The spec is perfect for a robotic soldier. Bad idea.
Imagine Bush Junior with an army of these at his command. No Americans die, he could have laid waste all of central Asia and the Middle East and nobody in the USA would really know. Or imagine Obama ordering the robots to run down random people in cards in Yemen and Pakistan: "Intel said there was a high probability the people we just had dismembered might not like the USA".
"... built eight metres into the ground beneath IBM’s Zurich labs."
Get the ground penetrating missiles ready: obviously IBM is preparing to manufacture nukes!
These nostagia articles are just as irritating as classic rock stations. I remember most of these machines, they were crap at the time to anyone who looked at mini and mainframe tech. My then TI calculator was easier to program and use than a typical home computer of the day.
Rehashing your youth is something you should do in private or in small groups.
Look forward not back.
What about when Mars is occluded by the sun?