RE: Sample size too small,
two individuals shown as an example by an expert who presumably has done / studied pure research on the subject.
587 posts • joined 26 May 2016
They don’t actually spend a lot of time talking and writing about these groups. They spend most of their time talking about how to organize themselves, the issues that face white identity movements and the philosophical points of their thing.
Well, I wonder how the author split "the philosophical points of their thing" from "these groups". I would assume that whatever line is drawn would be done to suit their particular world-view. If they were sympathetic then they would isolate all they could from the "talking and writing about these groups".
Besides, the actual Nazis, despite the horrors the wought hardly spent all their time doing just that, they still had a country to run and a war to fight etc.
The key point is that they do actually hold those views.
It also had portholes, presumably for seeing things outside.
Not a lot to see 100m down. Not much point going deeper unless you are hiding from other vessels, collecting surface (sea-bed) samples, or simply want to brag that you went that deep.
Safer and just as fun to cruise at a more confortable depth.
You very quicky get into the routine of locking it when you close the door to leave -
unless you are going in and out regularly (i.e. getting shopping from the car) when you leave the door unlocked, you generally leave the door locked at all times.
If you do happen to leave your keys inside, you simply open the door again and get them.
when I move next year. My new place will have FTTP installed with the option of Gigabit internet should I wish.
The only things that could be better, as far as I am concerned is a beefier SOC in the Tivo box, and a nicer upload throttling cap, as it makes live-streaming content at peak times impossible.
The Redmond giant says that from now on, Windows and Office for desktop and notebook PCs will get roughly two updates a year that add features and bugs.
Because I did.
2 years on and it's still a hodgepodge.
Control panel and the new settings menus? still? And I've been hearing complaints about Windows Update installing bad video drivers again this week.
The ribbon is mostly ok, but only because on Paint, there are almost no controls.
Zooming is better than it ever was on XP (even with the additional hidden zoom level)
Why the fark did they screw up colour selection? Left click for primary, right click for secondary - great right? Aparrently not.
Now you need to make sure that the colour you want to change is selected, then go to the palette, then click it, then go to the other colour selector, click that, then select the colour for that. urgh.
Not hard to find but frustrating to do.
It also wont work if your father has a MS acount on two machines, and has only updated his settings (for Creators Update) on one of them.
Other things that won't work incude, but are not limited to:
So when he came home from an extended holiday, I had some fixing to do.
Annoyingly, with the calendar broken on one machine, it then also required a password reset before it would begin working again, and even then it is refusing to sync the updated calendar...
These things should be simple.
like refusing to respect that some files may use '\n' for line endings and not '\r\n'?
like choking on UTF-8 files that don't have a BOM included?
Wordpad does handle the '\n' case, but is terribe in all other respects (but it is still fast).
I use neither and opt for notepad++ for text file editing - fast, and packed with actually useful features,
Agree completely on the middle lane hogger issue.
Leaving some space though can help reduce traffic - think of all those times someone ends up in the wrong lane, intentionally or not, and needs to pull into the stationary lane of traffic and so stops (or drastically slows) in the moving lane, stopping that.
Leaving a space allows them to pull in, keeping other lanes flowing.
When this isn't the case, having a buffer zone can allow you to keep moving smoothly and slowly, instead of constant stop-start.
There is also the fact that a well behaved app should just be paged out when inactive - then when you open it again, it comes back as it was, while also being faster and less power hungry.
By all means, kill off active background tasks that are sucking resources, but apps like Firefox on the mobile don't need a close button in the menu.
Worst comes to the worst, you kill it in the app switcher.
I've been thinking a similar thing for a while - I only know of one person with a factory desktop - and that's because they wanted an all in one.
Everyone else I know who owns a desktop put it together themselves, or had someone else do it for them.
Those who don't want the power to do so, value other attributes, and are on a mixture of laptops and tablets instead.
The author of this article is characterising this as a war to define who the bill is paid to, but that seems to be a little odd to me.
The fundamental issue I am having with understanding this is that I see the two sides as different. One is infrastructure, and the other is a service provider, that operates at a different level.
In theory, the infrastructure costs should be 'fixed' - in that all you are shovelling down the physical connection is bits and bytes, what they represent shouldn't mean anything at the infrastructure level - it's just transport.
The same way that a road is uncaring as to whether the lorry passing over it is filled with coal, or the equivalent mass of bottled water.
(Of course it might be more comparable to a toll road, where the more you use it, the more you pay, instead of just paying your road tax each year, in which case it would be pro-rata, not fixed)
It therefore shouldn't matter whether a user is watching youtube, or netflix, or just browsing the news, there shouldn't be an additional charge from the infrastructure for carrying those bits, just because of what they represent.
Or at least, that's my understanding of it. Exactly how that maps onto Title I or Title II I'm a little fuzzy on, as I understand it, neither are a great fit, but Title II is closer to that ideal?
What about the ASUS Transformer? - to pick a similar device from the same timeframe
The article talks about apple having shiny laptops and the PC having square plastic boxes - true, to a point.
The reason for this was because it was cheaper - you get what you paid for. You spent about the same amount on PC hardware as you would on a Mac, you got equivalent hardware. Also my mid-priced laptop from 2008 still looks pretty sleek and modern (though obv not at ultrabook slimness)
Having had the chance to try them out a couple of weeks ago, I feel no desire to get one.
There were colour 'ghosting' artifacts - where the colours for objects were in different positions for moving objects (though that may have just been the app that was running - more testing would be needed, but my guess is that the RGB channels are each drawn seperately leading to this issue)
The field of view was the worse problem though. The area actually covered by the the 'screen' is roughly akin to peering down a loo roll tube, which leads to onjects of any size vanishing into thin air well within your real field of view.
All the hardware reviews I have read downplayed just how bad this is. The kit is actually quite nice, but this is a deal-breaker for me.
...to my desk, and the laptop to be on the desk. The freedom of wireless!
This is as useful as wirelessly charging phones - on a recharge pad. "Oh look, I don't need to plug in my phone to charge it"
"Oh look, I can pick mine up and use it while it is charging, and it charges faster." Backwards wire based technology wins again.
Granted, you shouldn't be using it for a production system, but if you are / want to be an insider, you should be using it as a day-to-day system.
There is little point booting up, checking that you can run your browser and maybe one or two other maps and calling it a day.
If you are not following a particular testing process, then you need to exercise the system as much as possible. Maybe don't use it as your (only) storage for all your important documents etc, but you should most definitely be using it as much as possible, so that if there are problems, you are more likely to run into them.
Well if the insiders don't complain when testing the beta builds, the average user gets shafted when it goes through to release without opposition.
highlighting (complaining about) problems (and reduction in functionality where that functionality is used is most definitely a problem) is kinda the point of the whole insider program...
I seem to remember Male to Male cables being popular for transfering files to new PCs before home networking really took off.
I seem to recall that they had an active unit inline that would do whatever magic was needed to make it work.
I was looking for an actual rainbow 'bow'. The (virtual) sticker on the laptop is indeed a logo used for/by the non-hetro community, and while I could ask why it needed to be there - it isn't needed to make the already colourful image work, it's hardly pushing any agenda - really, the response to all this is another question: "who cares?"
The existance of a logo in an illustration on a web-page is hardly going to be an influencing factor on peoples minds.
If anything, recognition and acceptance that not all people are the same can only ever be a good thing, right?
One almost wonders if this is a (roundabout) way of making people wary of paying for decrypts after ransomware attacks.
If people don't pay ("I'm not going to get my files back anyway") then it breaks their income model, which might reduce the threat of ransomware (not profitable enough)
Though it is a poor way of doing it if so - it's destructive, and they'll just go onto whatever else can make them money...
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