It would be nice to leave
but there is nowhere to go!
2203 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
but there is nowhere to go!
I'm more concerned about avoiding people who use the term SJW!
I always used to phrase conversations with classes of 8-12year-olds concerning data security in terms of the purchase of donald-duck or disney-princess-of-the-week underpants, and who you might or might not want knowing about it.
(No, data security and privacy isn't in any primary-school curriculum I know of, but it damned well should be! Meanwhile the state government is stripping down the teaching of how our voting systems ork because 'common' people growing up knowing how preferential polling works is damned inconvenient when trying to keep them voting for only the two major groups of idiots).
Your hens are safer with a hungry dog than with a hungry wolf.
Sorry, you are confusing feminism with something else. Actual feminists have no problem with anything adults consent* to or do on their own. Anyone (of any gender) who tries to claim otherwise should be avoided.
*Consent should be both informed and free of any form of coercion, of course.
An Arduino usb beetle brightly flashing "F**K OFF" might be another solution.
It's like these nutters who 'smuggle' bibles into China. You can buy a bible (or a Koran, or the texts of any major religion) in any Chinese big-city major bookshop.
There's the problem. Even a VP would deny they are a Layperson!
Of an infant putting shaped blocks in shaped holes.
For the benefit of all the university students who come to me with /contoured/ batteries forced in the wrong way on our DSLR cameras!
Not an awful lot of sunlight out there! Most of the way,anyway.
Does your child know more about computers than the Government and their Corporate Sponsors are comfortable with?
Can't have people knowing stuff. That's terrism.
I had to go and refresh myself as to what Magic Leap actually (supposedly) did. And I am deeply involved in VR development at the moment.
Thanks. I also forgot Na'vi as another conlang with enough popular traction to be worth mentioning!
All the languages of the worlds (plural intentional), since I am sure there are some people out there posting in Klingon and Elfin!
Heh, just now got a call (on my work phone, no less) about "My inquiry regarding an MBA course." I explained I have a real job and as such don't have any need for an MBA.
I believe if the trick is to get to the part of the conversation where you get to say "Hold on a moment while I go and get my credit card." They can be made wait several minutes as you wander off and forget about them.
Maybe I should learn Tolkenian 'Black Speech' for talking to telemarketers!
I think I am now off the cold-call list for a funeral-insurance slinger. My preferred method of burial is to be left on the side of the road in a burlap sack and the council can dispose of the body at their expense or let everyone put up with the smell and associated public health risks. (#deathhacks)
Orrrr. Those companies are already paying (in money, or in patent-swaps) for the use of the IP. The latter is fairly common industry practice, particularly among companies large enough to have decent patent portfolios to trade from.
I am pretty confident he is, for now, still under the popular impression that the US President can do anything (s)he wants like some sort of unaccountable and unrestricted dictator. Of course here in the real world, the US government was expressly set up to limit such power-focusing. For good reason, QED!
..."when running out of battery one may still needs to access a MINIMALISTIC (= ads free, no animated gif, superfluous information ) version of a web site"...
Orrrrrrr... a MINIMALISTIC (= ads free, no animated gif, superfluous information ) version of a web site all along might stop the user running low on battery power in the first place!
>>Ask your local CIA for details...
>You have their number?
Just send an email to any random address. They will read it.
I use option 1.5 - A small number of hard+unique passwords for important stuff (Financials, home computer, message boards I frequent often, etc). A few hard+shared passwords for non-critical things I trust, but also wouldn't be mortified by a compromise on (message boards I don't care about so much, work PC - mainly due to their crappy password rules!), mentally-generated-on-the-fly soft passwords for all those crappy sites that insist you have an account do do things that shouldn't actually need one for (usually linked to likewise-generated throw-away email accounts).
Or did you mean 'crayon'?
They're holding it wrong?
The weakest link is always in the last place you look!
Of course, just because it is in an EULA or any other sort of contract doesn't mean squat if actual laws say otherwise.
This is my problem with our classifying ourselves as Homo-Sapiens. Far less than half our population is actually Sapient by any reasonable definition. Homo-Sentient would be far more over-all accurate!
Orrrrr. You could have spent a lot of that money directly on developing those things, and had change over to develop more. The 'military spending promotes non-military development' is, while true as far as it goes, a myth in terms of monetary efficiency. At best, civilian spin-offs help ameliorate only a smallish portion of the costs.
Professor Clifton Shallot - "I think these days they too often go too close to just being toys"
I recently discovered if, instead of the retail channels, you track down local education equipment suppliers, there is a whole world of much less kitchy-thematic Lego* that the ordinary consumer doesn't get to see!
* Yes, official Lego. There is a whole 'hidden' catalogue of much more education-y stuff out there! Even reasonably priced kits that can be made into more than just 3 things!
More like 6 months of this, then he gets bored with the whole thing and resigns to go back to pushing money pointlessly around his small part of the economy and making 'celebrity' TV appearances.
Go further. Blanket media ban on all politicians at all times. Starve their petty little egos to death.
No, it's just marketing people. They live on a planet that doesn't have any direct relation to ours.
"One more thing: if the smart light bulb Telstra sells me has a flaw that turns it into a data-sucking monster, will that count against download quotas? ®"
That's the plan!
Better that than toilet paper that aggressively wants to be used, TalkieToaster-like.
Advertisers would love it, but the people charging them to present the adverts on their behalf would loose out, and they are the ones who have no incentive to offer such a thing.
Unless a 'disruptive player' shows up selling that specific service as an advantage to people. And assuming they can survive the wrath and associated dirty-tactics of the status-quo cabal.
Tell it to the various Native American nations a few centuries ago!
Why mess with facial recognition at all? Just have a scanner for the mandatory QI ID code tattooed on everyone's tongue.
@ Smooth Newt - STOP IT! Or you'll go blind!
Greg didn't wear his safety-glasses. Now he doesn't have to --->
Soylent is poople!
That percentage calculation was using HUGE amounts of power!
Yes, non-smokers are very expensive on the health system too, they just incur the expense a few decades later, often at the same time as drawing on aged-welfare.
There is probably a reason the governments of the world don't outright-ban tobacco.
Half a million into a modest block of land and a nice tiny bungalow on it. Half a mil, to live off for the rest of my life. 6 million to .... um .... Probably pay my favorite OSS projects to implement the features I personally value and fix the bugs that most annoy me as a priority.
The "poor motorist" doing 5 or 6 kph over the speed limit is just as much a real criminal as these people. If you either can't control your vehicle or couldn't give a rat's arse about the lives and safety of others then get off the road. And ideally stop stealing oxygen while you are at it.
Or your comment in the web cache, even.
The "top" already had plenty of other options. The Pill is just more convenient.
Ugly, unsavory, egotistical, dishonest, loud, obnoxious, can't keep his dirty paws to himself. Trump is the very personification of how a good chunk of the world views the US*. A more fitting president for the times could not have been chosen, really.
*Not necessarily individual US citizens, just the US as a whole.
He is the leader of the bit of the world who vehemently likes to see itself as the free world.
I find Privacy Badger, while not intended as an ad-blocker, does seem to block an awful lot of the bad stuff as a side effect.
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