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With the exception of a few states, there is no such thing as a license for a firearm. Concealed carry is a different story. Firearm ownership in the US is a right, not a privilege, therefor, no license requirement should exist.
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“It has become common for Silicon Valley companies to engage in a wide variety of social activism, even those unrelated to what the company does, and there are certainly employees who really want this in the company they work for,” CEO Brian Armstrong, said last year.
If you want this in the company you work for, go work for Green Peace, PETA or any other activist company. You are at work to work, not to spin politics and spout your virtuous opinion. The lack of work ethic and maturity in the work place (at least here in the US) these days is staggering.
I'm an IT generalist. I have an honorific 'Engineer' in my job title, but I in know way think it I'm a REAL engineer. Those guys are nuts smart. :) But, I'm pretty competent in my work and have made a nice living managing back end systems.
Nothing wrong with being called a technician. I often have fun with the problem solving approach differences with my son, who is one of those very smart engineering types finishing up his aerospace/astronautics bachelors degree. The approach to problem solving is quite different between the two types and leads to some fun and engaging conversations about how things are done and why.
Turns out, Arthur Clark's 2001 and follow up 2010 were not science fiction writings, but actually implanted thoughts delivered by alien overlords. Clark mis-interpreted the message and wrote what he thought was a fiction. That not working, the aliens decided a more direct placement of the message block was in order. Sadly, in a strange mashup of science fiction and reality, the aliens, determining that humans were not the correct vehicle for message deliver after the Clark debacle, instead placed it where the perceived higher life form would discover it. However, a mix-up between deer mouse and common mice is again preventing the correct delivery of the message.
"Most of the outside world is watching the 'Trump Show' destroy a once proud nation."
Yes, because the democrats have had nothing to do with fomenting violence in cities, stripping constitutional rights, and spreading their own version of lies to get what they want.
Regarding impeachment, you need more than just a temper tantrum that you lost, a bogus dossier and a dislike for someone to remove them from office. Otherwise it just makes you look petty and immature.
Not sure what Kook-Aid some of you are drinking, but there is no way that Trump or any other president changes the law to extend their presidency beyond 2 consecutive terms. Congress won't stand for it no matter who is in the Oval Office, and the military certainly won't.
We have two choices in the US for president this term. Neither of them are worth a damn. The republicans couldn't do any better than Trump in '16 because they aren't a unified party. The dems, while being a unified party, couldn't do any better than HRC in '16. Now we have the same issue with the incumbent and the dems could only put up Biden/Harris because they freaked out when Sanders was going to win the ticket. Again, both lousy choices. A Biden presidency really just means a Harris presidency and it is pretty transparent that that is the goal.
In the end, the US suffers and erodes a little more, and the US citizen is the victim.
I love coming to a UK site and seeing people poo poo the 2nd amendment, which was put in place when the US was founded to allow the people to keep tyrannical governments in check (looking at you UK). The NRA used to be about sporting until the politicians decided to restrict the 2nd amendment. They saw a threat to their mission stepped up their game and made it their goal to defend it. They are no different than an organization defending the 1st amendment or any other in the US constitution. The rub is, people who know little or nothing about firearms swallow whatever the media and politicians tell them about guns (and other things) as gospel.
The mental health issue is real, but it isn't the guns fault people are messed up. And, a quick google search shows that the suicide rate per capita in the UK is 11.2/100k. US is only slightly higher at 14.2/100k. So, if guns are the evil culprit, but are banned in the UK, then how are folks there killing themselves? Quit drinking the koolaid
I have originals and they play well in dosbox.
Also, I wouldn't call Duke 3d a clone. It brought a level of dimensionality that was sorely missing in the original Doom. You could actually jump! And rocket pack! and far better graphics. Not to detract from Doom at all. Still an all time classic!
And Blood. lol. Parental warning because of all the blood! Kill those occultists!
It's because it has good game play.
My daughter and I just played a deathmatch of original Half Life. STILL plays well.
At the risk of sounding, well, aged, (not well aged), like movies, modern games aren't always better due to better graphics/effects. Good game play is good game play and nothing beats the sound of that voice in your headphones saying "HEAD SHOT"
"There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation,"
Considering that these cellular carriers have almost nothing to do with engineering the technology they implement, I'm not buying into the above statement. Does AT&T design and manufacture cell phones? No. Do they design and manufacture radio units for towers? No. They are technology implementers.
I have a CD/AM/FM boom box thing that I acquired in the early 90s. It has been my shop radio for decades and still works as good as the day it was new (although it is a lot dirtier).
This whole scheme of theirs smacks of corporate greed and environmental carelessness. I'm firmly in the camp of "question the 'settled science' claims of politicians" (if they are talking, they are lying) There is simply too many billions of $$ involved. But that doesn't mean that I condone material waste like this. Shame on them.
What? Use the light sensor? Why, what a concept. Except this has always been in place. Up until Android 9, it worked really well. On my LG V40, it is useless. The display darkens so much that it is unusable in low light situations and won't adjust up. As a result, I manually set the brightness.
Hey, Google, How about you fix shit you broke before introducing new features? Or are you just trying to be like Microsoft?
I'm with Gumby.
I manage access control among my many IT hats. At least here in the states, you have to have a system that fails to unlocked in the event of a power failure. Otherwise the doors stay locked in an emergency. Such as, fire, tsunami, power failure with fire and tsunami, etc.
If the garbage you are buying fails to locked, I'd dump it. Seriously, what if your house was on fire and your wife was inside and couldn't get to a window? What garbage.
Don't be obtuse. No one carries a spare battery with them. The point is that when the battery dies, the consumer can source a new one and install it themselves. With the Apple way, it is glued in, and there is no recourse for replacing the battery - WHICH WILL WEAR OUT - other than paying exorbitant amounts at the 'genius' bar, or throwing the device away. Myself, I just replaced my battery in my HP. Cost me $40 and about 10 minutes with a screwdriver.
Same with my Skylake HP Envy. 13" screen, completely serviceable. All screws on the bottom. No failing keyboard, no dead pixles, no catching on fire during use. And, it's less than half an inch thick. Looks fantastic and runs great. I upgraded the SSD and have just replaced the stock battery after 4 years. Oh, and it cost me $850 US.
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