Re: Trump: Making America Great again!
48 posts • joined 15 Aug 2012
It's a free service. They can push ads at me all they like. I've long since developed internal filters for ads.
Of course, I see them peripherally, but that doesn't mean I'm going to walk/click zombie-like into a shop and buy it there and then. I may specifically seek this product out when I'm weighing the pros and cons of a list of alternatives, but it doesn't get preferential treatment
"remember that web thing? they missed the boat, caught up, boarded it and then pretty much defined the thing."
The way I remember it was they missed the boat, and then used their massive commercial clout to shoulder barge their way back in, ruining standards left right and centre for over a decade. Then, once they'd "won" the web wars and Netscape was open sourced , they stopped development on I.E.
If you define "the web" as a complete basket case which has only recently recovered from Microsoft's meddling, then yes, I suppose you can say it was their doing.
Unless, of course, you're a developer who subsequently spent months developing for the prototype you were sent, only to find that the whole shebang has been sold to an outfit that has - at the last count - no respect for developers, and little interest in gaming.
Under these circumstances, I can see why backers are up in arms.
"...has been hamstrung by a series of blunders after Capita was awarded the contract in 2011".
A series of blunders after the first catastrophic blunder; namely letting Crapita anywhere near it.
Have they *ever* brought a project in on time and on budget?
Answers on the back of a blank taxpayers cheque.
I think he's going to need a bigger boat, though. The website is responding very slowly.
My method is to call the sales department, if such a thing exists, then the salesdroid that answers can transfer me internally to the department I need.
Sales numbers are rarely engaged or have queuing systems, and are normally answered by wetware.
The legislation specifically names registries that you have to use.
It seems to me to be that diligence in this case means searching the registries.
If that's prohibitively expensive, then the only recourse would be legal action which is beyond the means of most people / organisations.
Pirates, because they're cool. And this amounts to legalised piracy by the big meedja boys.
It isn't the "job of policy makers to ensure our children don't access this type of material".
I wouldn't trust the majority of "policy makers" (whatever that actually means; substitute the word "policy" with the word "useless white noise" and it's perhaps a bit closer to the truth) to collect my recycling, let alone bring up my children.
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