building smartphones into jock straps.
Brett Favre would certainly like the convenience...
Charlie Kindel – the general manager of the Windows Phone Developer Ecosystem and a 21-year Microsoft veteran – is leaving the company for a mystery startup. But he still forbids his kids to use Google. "No, just because I don’t work at Microsoft anymore you may not use Google," he told his children. "Remember, every time you …
"No, just because I don’t work at Microsoft anymore you may not use Google," he told his children. "Remember, every time you use Google, a puppy dies."
Ok... so, in 2010 Google revealed that they handle more than 1 billion searches per day. Even assuming very tiny puppies massing .5 kg a piece, this would be half a million metric tons of dead puppies per day, or over 180 million metric tons of dead puppies per year. This would appear to be vast majority of the solid waste produced in the U.S. per year.
Quick, ban Google to save our landfills and reduce methane from puppy decomposition!
..it's actually simple. How uncool is it to use anything of your parents? First sign of independence; reject your parents wisdom, and make your own decisions.
Admittedly, choosing your preferred search provider isn't quite as rebelious as joining the army when dad wants you to be a dentist, but you get the idea.
Sounds like we've got a white, western, english speaking middle class male here!
I doubt anyone who has ever been discriminated against based on their gender, ethnicity, age, language religion or indeed primary language would quite agree with you there, chief.
But that's okay, because you made a crap example. Authoritarian dads are doomed anyway, because whatever they forbid their kids will go and do immediately.
"Sounds like we've got a white, western, english speaking middle class male here!"
Well looking at where we are reading this, I don't think you're going out on much of a limb in making that prediction.
But to the point... do you believe that racism, sexism etc have been removed simply because they are now forbidden in polite society?
You have to win the battle of minds. Anything else is, ultimately a lost cause, and that has nothing to do with protecting the rights of all members of society.
"Reminds me of laws stating all signs etc must be in a particular language - if you have to legislate for it, it's a lost cause."
For the record, my state has this law, and it's because of all the Germans who came here in the late 1840s and 1850s who refused to learn English. And being descended from those Germans, I understand this law COMPLETELY.
*Nothing* is cuter than puppies. And no puppy is cuter than a spaniel puppy. Spaniel puppies are the most highly-evolved form of cuteness ever to have existed on the planet.
They need to be, bcos they're so damn frustrating that they'd all be gloves otherwise...
(That's my coat with the two dog leads in the pocket.)
he told his children. "Remember, every time you use Google, a puppy dies."
I read that as him threatening to his children that if they used Google, he would kill one of their puppies. Looking at his blog with a picture of him with a rifle kind of backs up this interpretation.
Stop it with all the dead puppy stuff! I love cats and dogs, any animal in fact. He said it to stop his kids using Google because you know what kids and fluffy puppies bring out, lots of "Awwww, poor pup!" so if he made them think one dies every time Google is used, they won't use it. A bit of a cruel analogy though.
Kids love animals. I've just seen my 3rd dead bunny by the side of the road, and it hurts, even as a 26 year old animal lover. Maybe they were run over by the GOOGLE CARS!!!!!! BUNNY KILLERRRSSS!!!
A baby elephant dies.
And baby elephants trump puppies, kittens, bunnies and even sloths (yes, they are unbelievably cute) in the Mr/Ms Cutest In the Universe competition. Just nothing beats a baby elephant.
And this Kindel idiot needs a few lessons of free choice and letting the market rule --- in his house.