"Accounts of the Soviet labor system should be suppressed even if true, since otherwise the French working class might become anti-Soviet."
-- Jean-Paul Sartre
The old story is, "should we journalists tell the truth even when it harms our own political prejudices?" And sadly, the answer is typically "no". Just like here. If the leaked emails had been damaging to Trump, Democrats everywhere would be cheering the hero Wikileaks again, and toasting with the most expensive Russian vodka they could get their hands on. But that didn't happen. What happened?
The Establishment's chosen candidate (Democrat voters certainly didn't choose her, if you voted in the primaries it was an utter waste of your time) was exposed as the lying sack of shit that she is. Not once have the Democrats denied any of the emails. NOT ONCE. So, naturally, journalists are coming up with all sorts of rationalizations not to publish these, because otherwise the American people might make the wrong choice and choose the candidate who won't put the Establishment's needs first. It's an old story that's been repeated and We The People get fucked every time.
"No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?"
-- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"
Actually, it's a fitness band that shows the time. It's supposed to unlock my phone automatically if I'm in range. Since I hold my phone with the hand with the watch on it, and swipe with the other, the band is always in range. I'd say 6 times out of 10 it works OK, 2 times out of 10 there is an irritating delay while it displays the password prompt and figures out it should unlock, and 2 times out of 10 it doesn't work at all and I have to input the password. Not something you want your life depending on.
Firearms are already complex mechanical devices, there is a lot that can go wrong already. 10 minutes after the smart band becomes legislated into existence, evil men will start carrying jammers to interrupt the signal so that other people's (legitimately purchased) firearms can never be fired. Including the police. The criminals, will, of course, not be subject to these restrictions. Not following the law is kind of the definition of what a criminal is.
Well, it seems that Google is only going to become more and more evil from now on. It was a good ride while it lasted. We got more than most companies, a solid ten years of good service. But now, the new crop of executives is in place and to them, "don't be evil" sounds like the stupidest motto ever. The old internet culture of sharing and open source and being trustworthy...well it just has no place in today's Google. The new breed just doesn't get it, or understand why it's important. It can be enforced, for a while. I'm sure it will live on in certain Google divisions, but as a principle it's dead as Dillinger.
I've used Gmail.com as my primary "real name email" for doing hotel reservations and such, anything that requires my real name. Obviously this has to come to a halt. Where should I migrate my real name email to? Is there any trustworthy email provider? Or, a provider in some oddball country that doesn't give a crap about spying on me? As I think the days of free email are behind us, I don't mind paying say, $5/month or something.
He said working homeless, not crazy drug-addicted unemployable homeless. Those are two utterly different things, but I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit since you went off on an unrelated rant.
I love how you are completely unaware you're complaining about immigrants ruining everything though. LOL. They don't care about your culture, they don't care about your people, they just want to move in an do whatever the hell they want. If those dirty people would just stay out of your City, everything would be fine! LOLolololzzz.
In which ways, exactly, was CDE a "piece of shit"? I'm curious to know the reasons. Can you give some?
I used CDE and it worked fine. You had a common desktop environment you could use on any workstation that Sun made, from the biggest to the smallest. You could go from vendor to vendor and still have a familiar environment that wouldn't get in your way, you could be productive immediately. AIX, HP-UX, OpenVMS, Solaris, even UnixWare. CDE was for work and it did that job well.
Oh, it was ugly? Well heaven forfend that an environment made for real work wasn't pretty. Good thing KDE came out, it certainly looked pretty. As you stated, dirt-poor performance but who cares about things like that?
And now that KDE is doing what it always did, look pretty at the expense of being good, you say it's lost its way? That the developers aren't doing what you want? You just stated that you value looks over functionality. WTF? Please to be explaining.
The idea wasn't to boil a pot of tea. The idea was to get attention. And it worked spectacularly!
You have to think outside the box on these things. There is a kind of person who LOVES attention and will do what it takes to get it. Sure, everyone likes attention, but these folks feel empty and sad if they're not getting it.
How much did Comcast earn from this evil behavior? Was it more than $2.3 million? Then why shouldn't they do it again?
When you reward a behavior you get more of it.
White female teacher has sex with 15 year old student. Gets a slap on the wrist.
White male teacher has sex with 15 year old student. Gets life ruined, sex offender, and a lengthy prison sentence during which his life will be in danger every day.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. - Voltaire