Re: Just another distraction.
It doesn't really matter what kind of slander people come up with. I am NOT left of the Democrats.
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It doesn't really matter what kind of slander people come up with. I am NOT left of the Democrats.
A lot of people are simple in the middle not affiliated with either side. It has been this way since the Continental Congress nearly didn't pass the Declaration of Independence. Both parties are full of themselves and don't acknowledge to what degree people don't drink either flavor of Kool-aid.
Both Bernie and Trump talk nonsense like the Golden Girl with no impulse control. They say whatever stupid shit that comes into their heads or what they think will get them elected.
OTOH, most politicians are like that...
Both represent fringe elements that need to be ejected from their respected parties. Both aren't really members of the parties they are running for. Trump is just an attention whore and Bernie is too afraid to properly label his party affiliation.
Quite. The role of the President primarily plays off what's happening in Congress. Both of our parties are nuts and neither one of them should have control of Congress and the White House at the same time.
Rodina? Nah. The cat's name is Sasha.
If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.
After the Microsoft acquisition, Skype went downhill fast and even my Windows using friends told me to stay way from it.
Cheap 2TB (laptop) drives have been commonplace for awhile now. There's no reason to bother with something as small as 1TB unless it's an SSD.
Generally, "bubba" does not refer to a black person. I guess I should have included a glossary.
Note that this is a cop, rather than a member of a militia or the Gangster Disciples.
That said, there have been black concealed carry holders that have managed to not get killed during a traffic stop. You're only going to hear about the ones where bubba goes apesh*t. Although I will admit our cops like to channel Dirty Harry a bit too much. This means no one can be complacent.
Facebook's mishandling of this video is certainly "convenient" though...
Not necessarily. Both the law and the internal policy could have changed.
Since the other guy is not running for president, his infractions are also somewhat less significant. Although by the letter of the law, even a felony conviction probably wouldn't keep Hillary out of office.
> Are you aware that the stuff was classified after it was sent ?
Consider that a good reason not to violate policy.
Hillary is really just the same old sort of CxO that ignores the same IT policies that will get the little people fired (or arrested).
I dunno, if Brits don't want to become doctors you seriously messed up somewhere. So you lot like to brag about the NHS and then you abuse your medical professionals? Not that I would be surprised. Americans are huge ingrates about that too. They don't have appreciation for ANY sort of professional and expect everything for free. Everyone seems to devalue anyone else's job but their own.
Plumbing can be a lucrative gig and is hard to offshore. The same goes for nurses and doctors. Being an MD should be a plum job.
Don't f*cking worry about it. Place of origin markings take care of this. I know d*mn well that Vermont Cheddar is not from Cheddar, UK. This stuff doesn't need Pythonesque/Brazil style regulation in order to get sorted.
If you are proud of your stuff, plant your f*cking flag on it and let the buyer choose.
Weren't these people already in a save haven, namely Turkey? So "International Law" effectively gives anyone total freedom of movement so long as they can screech "refugee"? That seems a bit daft.
It seems they stopped being refugees the moment they left Turkey.
I agree that all of these hysterics are just nonsense. While the current market corrections are due to a general level of conservatism and risk adversity, that same conservatism will push everyone away from doing anything too stupid. The people with the money want the status quo maintained as much as possible. This will not be an "ugly divorce". The elites don't want it to impact their pocketbook.
The fear mongering is just people pushing their personal agenda.
I wouldn't admit ownership of Detroit if I didn't have to.
Americans are terrible about that too. Drives us nuts on cruise ships.
Cranberry in chorizo? [shudders]
pppppfffft We spent 2 weeks driving through Germany eating sausage. I would fly back just for the ones in Neuremburg.
If a product is pants, you don't buy it.
See how simple that is?
Curvy cucumbers? Really? You know there's a movement afoot to utilize mis-shappen and otherwise unwanted produce? Otherwise it goes to waste. Does this cucumber regulation sabotage that sort of thing?
I'm from the other side of the pond and I don't care who has what currency. The notes and coins are fun to collect but that's about it. Most of my transactions are handled in plastic. Exchange fees are a minor nuissance. Compared to all of the taxes you lot pay, it doesn't seem to be that big of an amount really.
I don't see the Greeks or Turks being terribly motivated to control their borders on this issue. If anything, it's the intervening countries between Greece and France that seem to be putting up any resistance. Of course people are going to go in droves when they hear that there will be no resistance to them. They will even risk the lives of their children during the crossing.
From where I sit, Greece is welcoming the Syrians with open arms. The Brits seem a lot less enthusiastic.
English policy led to the famine and English policy made it worse. It's on par with the famine in Ukraine triggered by Stalin.
You already have Fascism versus Communism playing out in the US. The growth of either are fueled by economic shock.
I don't pay that as an American, what makes you think you will as a Brit?
Losing pension bennies for moving out of the country? That doesn't sound terribly civilized. In fact it sounds a lot like American horror stories.
The problem with your country club analogy is that the club in question is not an exclusive members only club but is open to the public as are all of it's affiliates.
So, you're saying that the EU is full of Donald Trumps... because punitive VISA policies are on the same level of stupid as anything Trump has ever come up with.
Cornwall is not as nearly alien as the rest of the EU or even the UN. It's not always in your interest to be part of group that doesn't match you, may hate you, and be successful at passing measures that take advantage of you. Something like the US works because we aren't that different from each other and those parts of the country that want to "get bossy" are counterbalanced by the fact that our factions cross all borders and roughly balance each other out. It doesn't always work out but we're far less heterogeneous than even northern vs southern Italy.
Our Italians and Brits and Greeks and Turks and Germans are all mixed together in all of the states rather than be concentrated in states of their own.
That was made pretty clear by the article. It's also actually a more reasonable definition of middle class. I think the version that America uses is "pants". It obscures the difference between wage earning and wealth generation (and probably intentionally so). You shouldn't be called middle class unless you own income generating property. Middle class originally meant merchants and such, not affluent workers.
If you have no income generating property, you're just "working class" regardless of how large your debts are.
As a plumber, you should only be considered "middle class" if you own your own shop. Otherwise, you're just another employee. Tradesmen who are business owners can make mad money exploiting the labor of others.
Regardless, the definitions should not be engineered to include certain percentages of the population.
I saw that crash coming. I saw it in the adjustable rate mortgages. My corporate cynicism made it painfully obvious. If nothing else, those loans would get adjusted to the point where mass foreclosures would occur because the executive class really are greedy enough to saw off the branch they are sitting on.
Plus it was a bubble. All bubbles pop. Don't need to be a quant to figure that out.
Smoking you say? I got cancer from 2nd hand smoke but the person who exposed me to all of that 2nd hand smoke is fine. Not a trace of cancer.
Reality can be terribly unpredictable.
I call it "the echo chamber". People will even censor you for suggesting a contrary opinion. That's even before you drop them or they drop you.
Most people aren't interested in multiple viewpoints. They won't see them out. I have all kinds of wing nuts on my feed. It's wild. It's far more entertaining to step out of your echo chamber.
That approach to the argument really misses the point. Bearocracy doesn't scale well and problems are best solved in the most local terms possible. The EU is already a pre-constitution style confederacy. Making the central government stronger is probably not the brightest idea. Quite often the "national" politicians are grossly out of touch with local issues and frankly quite hostile to different regions of the "country". I see recent US attempts at solving problems in the most disruptive way possible and think that LESS centralized is far better than more centralize.
It's not quantity it's quality. In Europe you have signs in bathrooms telling people not to squat on top of toilets. Although some parts of Europe are seeing MUCH MORE immigration relative to population. These are also people who have no interest in assimilation and can't get along with the also not-quite-assimilated previous immigrants. Many of us may be xenophobic about our immigrants but they generally seek to be one of us. Even the more numerous ones don't want to destroy or replace what's already here. That would defeat the point of coming here.
Europe has a huge "don't want to assimilate and never will" problem.
Whatever the Germans did to "tighten things up" was at best a late reaction to p*ss poor planing and not thinking sh*t through. The whole mess has to be embarrassing to Germans everywhere.
Clearly you did not read the post you responded to.
I find it intriguing that the middle class aren't more conservative and more prone to want more localized government versus a federal government in Brussels. I would expect that class of voter (myself included) to tend more towards the "leave" camp just based on basic Republican/Tory sensibilities.
This isn't just some random Harlequin novel. This is history. This is a work that's already older than the typical human lifespan these days. It covers a very important bit of HISTORY. It's intrinsically valuable beyond whatever pure market value it might have. In American terms, it's far more like Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. Trying to treat it like a Beatles song really completely misses the point.
I would have hoped that Brits would have a better sense of history.
I will reserve final judgement until I see for myself. Plenty of people complain about systemd and I've personally experienced problems with non-trivial desktop configurations and upstart. A simple but well tested and highly reliable component has been replaced with various iterations of "ooh! shiny shiny!".
Yeah. There's no one going around tidying up the Internet so the cruft just accumulates.
There is NOTHING remotely difficult about running a command to install ONE package.
It's so simple and easy that it become MORE burdensome to seek out the appropriate canned option.
That's the beauty of Linux package managers. You can start out with the Debian minimal image and install everything just by asking for Firefox or Libre Office.
I have 2 printers that Windows refuses to do anything useful with. No vendor drivers are available. No drivers are available from windows update. The only options are a couple of generic printer options that are too new. New version of the printer language, older printers.
If not for the generic postscript option in CUPS, these printers would be doorstops as far as Windows is concerned.
The problem with this bill is that it will impact commerce. Tech isn't just about the tech companies anymore but everyone else who will be impacted by that tech. It's like that bit from the last DrWho special where he plugged Hyroflax into all of the big banks.
Nothing gets protected like money.
This dimwit is threatening the security of money. Never mind the midgets of Silicon Valley.
Of course the teacher that falls for this is going to realize that they have been "sold a bill of goods". This "Windows" won't have the same ecosystem that "regular Windows" does and THAT is the only reason that anyone ever put up with Windows or DOS.
Once you ditch x86, Microsoft's "ecosystem advantage" suddenly becomes it's "ecosystem disadvantage".
"This is not grandpa's Windows" will be a very real problem.
The Netbook was nothing more than just another name for really tiny notebooks. It was just a rehash of earlier models from different manufacturers at different (much larger) price points. I had an earlier Sony that was pretty much the same exact thing as a Netbook except for the price.
Tech just moved on, as tech tends to do. More powerful low profile machines became cheaper
The modern answer to the netbook is the MBA and similar PCs that aren't nearly as expensive.
Actually, that's a remarkably retarded idea. Even in this day, little boxes attached to monitors still develop at a much faster pace than monitors. The last 3 or 4 generations of streamers have ALMOST managed to catch up to the features and functionality of 5 year old trailing edge PCs. They still haven't quite managed to displace a PC with a better GPU or better CPU and a lot of dust. Now with streamers, I only have to spend an extra $100 per generation. I also don't have to toss out a perfectly good display.
The iMac approach is horribly wasteful to the point of getting banned like coffee pods.
Meh. At the local mall there's a Starbucks next to the Apple store. Even there, the mix is predominantly PC rather than Mac. Even right next to the Apple store, there are more people using non-Apple kit.
> Intel only provide drivers for Fedora and Ubuntu
What Intel actually provides is an nvidia (for windows) style driver installer that will bypass the Ubuntu package manager and install the video driver itself.
Mint is really not all that distinctive. It's really just Ubuntu with some different bits of flair added. It uses the exact same repositories. So if something is breaking under Mint, I can't imagine it working any better under Ubuntu. You're going to be dealing with the same kernels and the same exact builds of any of the relevant libraries.
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