Good for the children
Now how do I, as an adult not protected by the law, stop these people from ogling me?
Are we allowed no privacy?
Not thrilled about this.
3442 posts • joined 3 Sep 2007
The weird thing is that Google MISquotes Wikipedia...
e.g (the correct e.g):
The answer reads:
Australia — Population - Density: 2.6/km2 (235th)
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
So Google quotes answers from Wikipedia... OR DOES IT??
If you go check the page itself, you find a different number of 2.833/km2 for the population density of Australia... And I precise, despite the mutating nature of Wikipedia, the number quoted has not changed for months. What gives?
Why would Google give a number and pretend it was found on a Wikipedia page? Cui bono?
Err.... The article in Xinhua news, I mean... Not the city...
Here it is (Google translations is your friend):
Not only it is still on the site, it can still be found using the search tool from the main site. This is from the site of the Jiangxi branch, Jiangxi being the local equivalent of Arkansas.
The Chinese Wikipedia does have a page on the city, but it is denying its existence:
But who are you going to believe, the glorious communist media, or a western fake encyclopedia?
By the way, a Google search for 沙科保 (the name of the city in Chinese) returns 61'000 sites, quite a few being news site. This is not a recent story.
What if Microsoft sold printers, and rigged Microsoft Word so that it would only print on Microsoft printers?
Microsoft does sell mice. What if they blocked Logitech USB mice using the vendor ID?
I understand that Apple wants people to buy iPods, but I hate it that they are, on purpose, blocking a functionality that it working.
There has been for years videos on youtube explaining how to find the password of another user. Every time, the method necessitated sending your own login and password to some weird e-mail address purported to be an official Blizzard account (say, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ha, just found another one. The guy says he has found a way to generate codes for gamecards from unused codes. So just send him the code of a unused gamecard, and he'll send you back plenty of other codes that will work. He'll get right up to it, yessir!
Michael C: "they're just not required by law to make it easy, nor do it at their own expense."
If you followed, in this case, it is at their own expense that Apple is making it harder.
It is difficult enough to get computers to do what you want already,
without having companies stopping them ON PURPOSE from working.
I dream of a world where companies try to make it easier for the customers...
Predictably, the list takes into account the influence of movies. Blade Runner fairly established the cult of dystopian megacities...
Among recent movies, I'd say Matrix would definitely have a place too. It will obviously become one of the greatest classics. The sequels will fade into oblivion, though.
I'm surprised anybody here suggested having sequels like Terminator 2, or even movies that evolved out of TV series like Star Trek. Being original, or at least more famous than previous works, is a necessary condition to be a classic, in my opinion.
Yes, it's Apple's product... They want to choose what devices work with it... They want to lock out competition... It is their right, apparently. Perhaps.
Apple might have the right to do all that. I still get royally pissed off that they restrict on purpose the usefulness of their products. It is hard enough to get computers to do what you want without having these people working against you. It reminds me of DVD region codes.
BTW, here is the description of the latest version of iTunes:
"iTunes 8.2.1 [...] addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices."
They would not say "will not synchronize with non-Apple devices any more". They know people would get pissed off. I cannot help feeling it would be more honest.
The point is to have a good reason to blame the texting driver after the accident.
Otherwise, the lawyer will counter the argument "driver was not paying attention
because he was texting" with such wonders as "it has never been proved that texting
diminishes the attention of a driver" and "if it was dangerous, it would be forbidden".
Disney barely got to the idea of having a BLACK HEROIN... Give them time!
(and critics are complaining that her counterpart is kinda light-skinned)
Joke aside, most of Disney's movies use old traditional fairy tales.
These stories are usually devoid of homosexual love.
In fact, the first gay main character in history to appear in a story for
children may well be Dumbledore, and that is at most hinted at in the books.
Taxes should be fair, but there is such a thing as going too much into details.
This is a good example.
The next thing they could do is to simplify how to pay tax over a nanny or
a babysitter. Currently, you need to register as a business in order to declare
your employee. No wonder few people do it...
Didn't they try to force companies to change to a new OS a couple of years ago?
Didn't that failed?
All right, Win7 is much better than Vista by any account, but you would think
they would try to make it easier on the companies this time, given how much
the strategy failed last time...
I wonder what they mean EXACTLY by this. As far as I know, there is no law in UK restricting people to have straight, plain vanilla sex in the missionary position (though there is such a law in Florida)
What is their criteria to call a sexual preference "deviant"? Anything they would not do?
Since I try to avoid looking at advertisements, which I consider as the first step to brainwashing and mind control.
When by chance I see an ad which does interest me, I google the product rather than clicking on the link. I do not want them to know their ad was effective :-P
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