Re: Like the Nazis? You'll *love* their allies!... oh no, hang on, you won't.
1596, Li Shizhen recommended tea made from qing hao specifically to treat malaria symptoms.
I think that's just a bit before your friend Mao.
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When they log onto Windows for the first time they have IE and Bing.
They download Chrome. On purpose.
They switch IE to use Google. On purpose.
Or even download Firefox, and switch to Google.
Or for the most limited people, they will type google.com every time. I know people who do that.
They do it because they LIKE google, and Bing/Yahoo sucks.
Bing has just as much advertizing stuck at the top, and even more crap links on the first page like cnet "reviews" or ebay links.
Your crappy left handed underpants store paid an SEO company to push them up above the other store with better selection and prices. The SEO company creates fake likes, tweets and AstroTurf reviews boosting the placement of the site.
Now Google kills off the SEO crap and the page drops back to where it belongs.
SEO company... wah Google is being mean to us, wah.
Crappy pants... wah why did Google take our top spot away, we paid good money for that, wah.
It's not Google that makes it hard to get on the first page, if your site should be on the fist page. It's the SEO BS.
"If you think it's going to lock up after 12 months and ask you for your credit card number like Cryptolocker then you're barking up the wrong tree. It's just not legally possible to do that, the Windows you've got now is yours and can't be taken off you."
Windows 10 is FREE* for 12 months.
*Your Windows 10 subscription is $9.95 a month with the first 12 months free, you may cancel your subscription at any time and your computer will switch to Really Annoying Mode with full screen video ads.
That would be legally possible I think.
There is some outfit here in Canada that calls from a spoofed phone number (that often belongs to someone) telling me I won something press 1 to get scammed.
1. hello, I'd like a large with double peperoni. This isn't Pizza Pizza? I want to order a Pizza...
or my friends favorite
1. Congratulations, you have won a crappy job working for a crook. You now have permission to kick your boss in the balls as hard as you want for free.
Or everyone finished buying everything on CD that they already have on LP/Tape and didn't get suckered into buying it again on AudioDVD.
And now they just buy the one track they like on iTunes and not the 12 tracks of filler that's on the album.
Sales of flat panel TVs are dropping off, people must be downloading them Pirate Bay.
It would be nice if they got rid of the per-territory exclusive license crap but I don't see that happening because media companies love it, no mater how much the public hates it.
If I want to watch BBC stuff in Canada I have to subscribe to BBC Canada, since that's a cable service I also need at least basic cable, a cable box with PVR so I can time shift. Not going to happen so I'll stick with my antenna, and netflix.
You can't count on common sense, the law has to be well enough defined to only hit the target.
The police and powerful people will use a law like this.
- people they don't like.
- we know you are bad but we have no proof so we will use this.
- our arrest stats are a bit low this month.
The local cable monopoly here (Rogers aka Robers) like to call their service "Digital Quality" then imply that Digital is perfect. Given the choice of keeping the current quality or adding another channel they always go for more channels. A Big sporting event might look like 720p but the less popular stuff looks more like VCD.
I go one up and use 14AWG lamp cord. And to cover another pointless item the insulation resistance for a full 100' roll is off the scale on the 10M ohm range of my DMM.
File the transmission line impedance with skin effect as real but not measurable at 20 khz.
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