Re: don't expect humans to turn troglodyte.
Clearly you don't know very many humans.
215 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Clearly you don't know very many humans.
The ONLY reason to even have electronic voting instead of physical ballots is to make tampering with the numbers easy.
Doesn't even need another network or country. Guess what your provider does when you call them to activate your replacement phone? They delete the old IMEI to add the new one thus removing the block. There is no master list of blocked devices. Only purpose of blocking is to keep them running up your usage bill until you get the new phone.
Wireless internet is always a bad idea for a whole host of reasons, signal attenuation being one of the main ones. Even if you were to put up an antenna mast tall enough to clear the trees around the house, you should still expect it not to work for much of the rainy season and work poorly when it's just humid.
"only put things on facebook that you would be happy published in the national newspaper"
Metadata, you might want to look it up. Facebook knows you better than you know yourself.
They even know how big an idiot you are.
...maybe if Facebook, Apple and Google are very publicly sharing everything with the FBI that might finally be enough to wake the sheeple to demand those companies stop tracking everything.
People like their amusements too much.
Good lord! They're making Clippy robots!
"The Falkland Islands will be a barely habitable wilderness, afterwards"
Excellent expose and analysis piece.
If the merits were adequate, they wouldn't need to bother with a trade show.
When private groups redistribute money, that is charity, when government does it, that is socialism.
The former organizations can be extremely helpful and effective, the latter is always inefficient and wasteful (and not just when it comes to redistribution).
Mental exercise - what if, over a decade, all social programs were phased out, all tax rates were lowered proportional by the amount spent on them, and replaced with mandatory donations to charities of the taxpayer's choosing in the same portion of income.
Well, yes, though I'm curious, why httpS for recipies?
As long as nobody gets any ideas about glasses that run Power Point.
...but is it just me or does the blade (and mini-blades) look to be somewhere between jagged and flaming vs the all the movies/cartoons/book covers we've seen up to this point?
To learn that an app with the sole purpose of facilitating casual sex with strangers would have a surplus of creepy guys.
Did he actually read the email? Or was it a simple and effective way to educate users (at least a little bit) about data security?
I can't tell if Barry is completely un-self-aware, or a brilliant meta-troll.
I hope the latter. If so, well played sir. If not, well, he probably won't understand this post anyway...
...or read it.
I'm Canadian, but largely similar for driving/vehicle purchase habits.
You can stop right there for a big part of it. It's a 16 hour drive at highway speed to my sister's place (and much, much longer in snow). With several more hours past each other to the East/West borders of the province we both live in. Hell, it's 100 km just to get across the Toronto suburbs.
Yes there's a lot of city folks buy gas guzzling SUVs either as status symbols, to feel safer in a larger vehicle or just to be higher up and see what's ahead in rush hour traffic. Outside the major centres though, anyone who drives a Smart car is a moron who's not going anywhere once winter comes.
I'll attempt to paraphrase Mr. Smith.
Money is a unit of measure.
Unfortunately, while the value of the unit was slightly variable in his time (coin clipping, etc.) in the modern age it is extremely variable. Whereas 340 years ago individual crooks clipped individual coins, now the Federal Reserve clips every single dollar on a daily basis. Economies of scale! (No I'm not arguing for a return to the gold standard)
Thumbs for that. I must now endeavour to incorporate this into conversation regularly. Regardless of the actual topic, it's just too good not to use.
...vague promises of changing the world accompanied by glowing praise and financing from all kinds of tech related bigwigs and business...
...we got Segway scooters.
"That's like Barack Obama asking me for a loan."
With US federal debt an unfunded liabilities closing in on $125T I found that quote amusing.
Still, while I'm skeptical overall, there is some merit to the argument that LHM may want investors because they're looking at a spinoff as it would be very much non-core business. They'll just hold onto the patents for any custom materials developed.
Investors and speculators are both shareholders but their interests are often mutually exclusive. There tend to be fewer speculators but they're usually louder and more often the ones being catered to.
Related: If the execs are pushing EBIDTA numbers as the headline rather than a footnote, SELL! Someone is trying to obscure the real health of the company
Well, let's see, they could have deleted the post from their privately owned website but chose not to. What was your point?
Heh.So basically saying 'Here be dragons'.
I approve this nod to ancient map making tradition.
...worth of fraud.
Another 6 billion lawsuit settlements and 12 in lawyers fees?
No wonder Lowe's shares are up lately.
The word you're looking for is sand.
...the iWatch is just an undersized PlayBook with a wristband attached.
That and "policy-based evidence-making tricks".
"A real solution would be to start with making different political choices: the state taking charge...and actively mandating how we live our lives."
What could possible go wrong?
When in all of human history has that approach had a result other than going disastrously wrong on an epic scale?
Nothing is more adverse to change, more inclined to treat symptoms not problems, to cover up problems and mistakes, and to punish whistle blowers, than government. The most sure fire way to prevent resolution of any problem is to give responsibility for dealing with it to people whose pay depends on the problem continuing to exist, and whose position & advancement on it continuing to get worse.
"The participants in those events clearly could not tell right from wrong. "
They knew (both the looters on the streets and the ones in office), they just don't care, and not just about right or wrong either.
So many people don't care anymore, that, even those of us that still care in the choices of our own actions, lean more and more to the sentiment captured by Mr Flugennock above.
Will work wonders for the wife too.
Still in business:
Soya is the food that my food eats.
"'Top 5%' is fine"
No, actually, it's not (and no I'm not one of them.)
This years top 5% usage is next year's average usage. It's their best indication of how much infrastructure they need to be installing.
Kneecapping the leading edge today leads directly to greater and ever increasing congestion tomorrow. Retransmissions caused by packet collisions count towards billable data overage.
It's not about making 5% pay today, it's about making 95% pay next year.
No need to sort. Name topic of the week on Monday, then draw a random submission on Friday.
It's a fact up here and will be down there soon enough.
Most Canadians still love our universal care of course but the political landscape will shift when it's the Baby Boomers that start getting told No instead of their parent's generation.
I don't doubt the desk jockeys that turn people down now would love to hand off the responsibility/blame to a machine.
That's the whole point.
Just like oddball job interview questions. It's not about what you answer, it's about how.
Only because the local team won that day. Try avoiding one as an outsider when the local team loses.
Highest monthly bundle plan available from any carrier here has a 6GB cap. Anything over that will cost you extra and it's not cheap. Of course, if enough people use their mobile for torrents the bandwidth will quickly saturate, which means more collisions and more retransmissions, which means even more billable usage. I see a big uptick in the incidence of 4 and 5 digit bills in the near future.
Probably because that would require consent and most people don't like having their pictures taken by strangers.
But losing DHCP whenever the internet connection goes down?
Show of hands, how many people never have more than one device on their LAN?
If anyone you know IRL even knows you have a Twitter account, much less your user name, you're doing it wrong.
No, that's Pinterest.
and a lot more Indian food.
Sounds like the police should be getting a warrant for your HDD any day now.
The Ikeas I've been in, left side of the walkway is the interior walls, so no, that won't work.
Formatting of the poll is messed up from 2.4 onward. All text at top of each section and all selection bullets below undifferentiated.
Based on her preferred engraving, I'm guessing she'll be carrying her phone in her front pocket and set to vibrate.
3M is just for the medical zone, another 8M just for shopping. Offices, residential, etc. or an overall total are all unspecified in the article.
I'm no fan of what Google has become, but Orlowski is out to lunch on this one. The onus of right-to-be-forgotten should be on the publisher/host of the information, no just on the biggest (of several) search engines.
They're approaching 60,000 requests so far. Probably about to get a surge due to the publicity around this story. There's no possible way for them to properly evaluate public interest for each request.
So either they leave them all up or take them all down. If they leave them up they'll be taken to court over hundreds if not thousands of them. On the extreme low end, if even 1% of current requests are contested if left up, they'd be looking costs approaching 50 million in lawyers fees. The only rational response is to take them all down.