@Claptrap314 - Re: You are a fool to make this issue partisan
But we have FAR more influence on Republican members of congress than you do. Convincing them might, you know, help stop the bill
Who's 'we', Kimosabe? For that matter, who's 'you'?
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"Tech companies’ increasing reliance on encryption has turned their platforms into a new, lawless playground of criminal activity," said Cotton in a statement.
"Criminals from child predators to terrorists are taking full advantage.
Can't think of a witty rejoinder; this just stands on its own.
The law bill [PDF] is dubbed the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, which uncharacteristically cannot be condensed into a pandering acronym.
Well, it they were to name it the Lawful Encrypted Access to Data (which to this trio of fools would make every bit as much sense as the original), it could be acronym-ized as the LEAD Act, which accurately describes what's between their ears.
'Course, that implies you pronounce it properly. Given that this is Congress, they would tend to mispronounce it as "leed". But that would be OK, as now both the name and the acronym describe the opposite of what the legislation will actually do. Appropriate for Congress, then.
OK, so if I have explicitly set 22.214.171.124 as my DNS server, will I have to change that, or is it simply a matter of telling Firefox to just leave it alone? Or will having Comcast as my provider under this new scheme allow them to snoop it anyway?
Micros~1 "usability issues" are by no means limited to (mis-)managing large pixel counts. Case-in point: the damfool "Add a contact to this group" dialog. After roughly 35 years of CUA guidance, you'd think that:
1) Micros~1 would be able to figure out what the default control is, and how to get focus to it. (Hint, you fools: its the edit box in which you add the name of the contact.)
2) Micros~1 would not enable a control, if the user's activating it resulted in an error. Why is the Add button active when there is nothing in the contact name edit box? (Hint: because there isn't anyone working within 25 miles of that project who has a fucking clue as to how to develop a Graphical User Interface (which, nowadays goes by the Millennial moniker "User Experience").)
Fekkin' morons, the lot of them.
Actually, tRump may well be able to postpone the election. That said, on January 20th at noon, Eastern Standard Time, his current term (and that of his lapdog Veep as well) ends. Per the Constitution, the next in line to succeed (in the absence of a duly elected President and Vice President) is the Speaker of the House.
So tRump cancelling the election might well result in President Nancy Pelosi...his ostensible worst nightmare.
Irony can be so ironic!
Another: The US president is a lying orange shyster with stupid hair. Not all lying orange shysters with stupid hair are US presidents.
Probably true in the abstract. However, how many other lying orange shysters with stupid hair do you know that aren't US presidents?
I know, I'm asking you to prove the negative....
Actually the US was well on it way to metricism (is there such a thing?); distance and speed limit signs on freeways (and in some larger towns) were printed in both Imperial and metric in the late 70's. (I think it was by Federal fiat, but I don't recall for sure; this even occurred in Texas, so I'm pretty sure a federal power was involved....) Food and drink containers in grocery stores were also showing up with both measures on them.
Then Ronald McDonald Reagan was elected our first Acting President. As he didn't have the mental fortitude to handle the metric system (!), and was having his political handlers whisper in his ear that it would be a good political move to reject this furrin' measuring system, he dutifully dismantled the slow, methodical conversion of the US to the metric system. Were he not to have been the president, or to have had an IQ above room temperature (is that in Fahrenheit or Celsius?), the US would have been fully metric by the end of the millennium.
Now we need the MPs to concentrate on a scientific issue that really matters:- Definining "Pie" as having pastry covering all sides.
I see you've ruled out all pizza as a "pie"...with the notable exception of Chicago-style deep dish!
The Law of Unintended Consequences bites again!!! (tee-hee)
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