Re: 900k Vs 14M
And Skripals, and whatnot.
BS rides on BS and whips it with BS. And as long as there's no working mechanism for cleaning it, why won't it?
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You seem to assume Cisco is on Trump's side (or at very least not on the opposite side so can be considered ally by default). Otherwise this headline doesn't make sense. But is there evidence for this?
What is observable: Cisco is on the same team as Facehug and Google. They used to support Clintons and Woke Housing, wrestling with ManBearPig, and all that rot. For example — how «Thought Leadership / Clinton Global Initiative» does sound like?
At this point, some more donations simply don't matter. They are not racing "one more time" for prestige, courting the apathetic public who doesn't give much of a damn. They are having cold civil war on the verge of getting very hot. Two alliances on each other's throat. A counter-coup vs. counter-counter-coup, with crowds cheering both sides. Mere ads can't change much in this situation. For the same reason, the press is going to act on its own allegiances, thus isn't going to do anything more or less than it would do anyway.
See, it's EITHER "one-man trade war" OR "US govt" equals "Trump". A little consistency, hmm?
Other than this, it doesn't matter a whole lot. The reasons for tariff wars are leverage and protectionism.
Leverage has expiration date: it's used to push something else, then it either works (and will be discarded in exchange for gain), or doesn't (and will be discarded as useless). Either way, we don't know what went there.
Protectionism has a lag between the declaration and results. It merely clears a field for the locals… then someone else will have to sow something viable in it, which cannot be reaped instantly, either. Thus declaring a tariff a bit too early is not a mistake, this reduces inconveniences without weakening the intended effect.
The issue is that the entire idIOTic setup is pointless and dangerous. For that matter, it does not strictly need to be MCU controlled at all, though this has obvious advantages.
It needs only one wireless function: alarm going off when the pump runs out of medication/needs a recharge/malfunctions/fails to report at all. When the doctor needs to change settings, an USB cable would suffice — the only difference is that this can't be done sight unseen, but that's not a flaw, that's a feature. With this in mind, it would be trivial to make such a device very, very secure, by rendering irrelevant all the fool's errands and running battles of networks. Likewise, it would be easy to make such things highly resistant to malware.
Your house needs doors so that you could get inside. It's part of the main function, your safe is a later addition.
Conversely, vast majority of medical equipment does not need wireless interface at all, let alone allowing to control anything through it. It's just obviously not a good idea.
A wireless interface is necessary only for real-time biometry or device diagnostics with alarm when things go wrong. In which case, the device can be separated into working and monitoring parts, former feeding signals into the latter in a way that's inherently read-only. It's trivial.
The difference is that Unity from the start was not designed as a coherent environment to be useful and even convenient, but rather as a widget collection to look well on screenshots and induce warm feelz in the fans of certain other OS. (e.g.: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1745415&page=2#15)
Admittedly, I'm a Xubuntu fan… from the day Unity thing was dropped on us, give or take a few hours.
Short version -
SJWAL Second Law: SJWs Always Double Down.
Long version -
"Digital Maoism", like any socialist movement, is very fragile. Any time things go wrong for them, it's an existential threat. The more their dam breaks apart, the more it's obvious it was made of papier-mache to begin with. There's desperation.
They can't wait it out quietly, because for the crybullies there's no middle ground - they either ride triumphant or will be flushed down the drain. So they crank it up. Like this:
Right now there's a moment of true unity (and revel in the knowledge that for a while they are safe from each other) in a rush to save the rotting corpse of Pink Terror (very paltry breed of Red Terror) - each does however much they dare: one sets a girl on fire, another swings a bicycle lock, Lena Dunham tier starts new witch-hunts, and Kieren McCarthy tier does not have status (inside or outside the pack) enough for this, so they advertise a case of successful disemployment as far and wide as possible.
> Actually you can condemn people for holding objectionable, indefensible, hurtful and unpleasant beliefs. And you should.
But when people here did exactly this, you protest again.
Specifically, it looks like a lot of the readers consider yet another variation of "I did not read Pasternak, but condemn him!" presented in your article an "indefensible and unpleasant belief" and, accordingly, condemn you for it.
You are in process of receiving a reward specifically prescribed by your own belief, according to yourself.
So what's your problem? That the people here are too decent, fastidious or lazy to burn you at the stake - or to disemploy you and then shriek and throw poo at you when you're down?
> Google management is not the first (nor will it be the last) to blunder down this mine-infested rocky road. It’s a case of smart people making dumb decisions.
Since it's Google with all its... antics, that's more a case of beast biting its own leg. With any luck, it will immobilise itself and then chew itself to death.
Every problem, indeed, can be solved with "Everything can magically work out with some more tax money" and "Everybody must support degenerate clones of Lysenko".
And if it somehow remains, this only means there's need for more other people's money and more cheerleading for quacks-of-the-season (or both at once: throwing more other people's money at quacks).
He's right and has very good points.
But game-the-system potential is enormous.
Which place is the next to be DoS'd with the weaponized herds of weaboo?
Note that the risk of just helping the surprise party hosts is minimal, because the target audience can be easily chosen via fine-tuning content - the players of "1810: The Reconstruction", "Ponies & Unicorns" and "More Than One Way To Skin A Cat" are very unlikely to be the same crowd.
Perhaps need to add "yet another proposition" to ballots at the last moment would appear less often if they were made with less haste and more thinking through to begin with?
Can "WE MUST HAVE A VOTE ON IT RIGHT NOW" possibly be an actual problem more often than an attempt to push something right now because in another week more facts may become public and the campaign will go belly up?
Unity always seemed to me to be a pile of widgets built for one and only purpose of making Mac fanboys go "SQUEE!". It had a scrollbar miniaturized AND auto-hiding. What's the point?
I switched to XUbuntu immediately after getting over attempts to figure out how that weird thing which replaced window panel in Unity can be actually useable.
>sorry, but when the author uses terms like "President Snowflake"
That's just SJWAL rule #3: "SJWs always project". =)
And we all know who pushes this particular scam.
>I mean, the data is out there, so how can ANYONE actually BELIEVE that CRAP???
Those who advertise it don't believe it themselves - except maybe "useful idiots" ("Do you want a cola with that?"). Which is why if you get all fired up, you are pretty much arguing with a TV screen.
Quoth interview of Patrick Moore, in the very Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/08/patrick_moore_greenpeace_dropout/):
> when I see the NGOs themselves in sackcloth and ashes, then I might put some truck by what they're saying.
> That was 12,000 NGOs – not counting the bureaucrats.
> There tens of thousands more bureaucrats. And there are four of five of these conferences a year.
> Yet here they are telling us we all must stop flying ...
>I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade
> or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality
> the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most
> obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they
> lose once and for all their sense of probity.
> -Theodore Dalrymple
The promoters know well that the whole apocalyptic cult of the Hockey Schtick is a scam - or the biggest ones won't be frequent fliers.
Now, believing that everyone else is enough of an idiot that this scam will hold water even without witch-hunts and censorship - THAT's a desperate self-deception.
Indeed. Therefore what we see is likely to be yet another case of digging under something else entirely under pretence of an idolatrous scare.
Admittedly, it's not as big as "think of teh childern", "clean power", etc but the spirit can be the same on a smaller scale and while scamming a different crowd.
In other words, the fattest server-side censorship provider on the whole internet points an accusing finger at two fattest client-side censorship providers in Australia.
While they are probably right about the prices, the author here have a curious way of picking the independent experts to heed.
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