Re: Given the opportunity, what would you have said?
Foo me once, shame on you. Foo me twice...
583 posts • joined 7 Feb 2010
Don't you just love it when people do things without knowing what they're doing because you tried as hard as you could to suppress the knowledge?
The notion that that this sort of antics is just educating the new generations that something horrible did in fact happen on that date is pretty golden.
I do not recall where it was and cannot find it, but I recall someone offering an actual cupholder you could install in a PC drive bay. I forget if it was motorized or just a pop-out, but it amused me immensely.
Edit: Found it.
Upsides / downsides, there.
I have used the Velop mesh both for my parents and for an even older couple that dad helps out as a thing to do with his retirement. For both there was a need to establish a wifi mesh chain to cover houses. With both installs, I have been able to check the networks and give them needed pokes, and determine when I was going to need to schedule time to go in person (an extended power-off evidently resulted in one node each forgetting how to talk to the network and so needed re-setup). So it has advantages in remote/distributed management point of view.
Very horses for courses, you might say.
I'm sorry, what part of, "I am willing to try DDG's tracker and ad blocking functionality while using my choice of search provider," did you not understand?
ScriptSafe and Adblock Plus manage to offer these things without being grabby about the search box. It was not a restriction that was advertised and made known previous to install. This sort of We Know Better Than You What You Want is the reason I will never buy an Apple product.
So take your condescending attitude and shove it up your ass.
So DuckDuckGo is making a big to-do about their privacy extension for Chrome. What they don't tell you is that when you use it it locks your browser search functionality to DuckDuckGo. You can't choose anything else, you have to disable the extension if you don't want DuckDuckGo hijacking your search bar.
Uninstalled and reported.
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There's a big, big but there.
You cannot LIE about the reason for the termination. Google appears to have done that. And like was done with the other four that were fired, there is a non-trivial chance of Google getting annihilated during the Discovery phase.
What's that? Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!
It's reality smacking you in the face!
I am unsure I understand your logic.
Phones have a limited amount of battery power available to them, and thus having 4 desktop applications running at full trot in the background, even if the processor can quite happily manage it, seems like a 'bad design decision' to me.
Have you seen the Chrome OS, lately? I hear it's a thing on laptop form-factor computers.
If I remember correctly, TrueCaller works by uploading the contact info (names, numbers, etc) on every phone that it's installed on, and using it to build a database of numbers and names. So if your name happens to pop up on someone's phone when you called it's because the app used that permission it was granted to rob your acquaintance's phonebook blind. Oh, and maybe having bought some phone lists too, but definitely the predatory uploading.
Couple things, here.
One, arbitrary and capricious is not an idly chosen term. It's a legal term that implies that there's no reasoned reason for an imposition, no rationale beyond whim.
Second, you need to remember that the tariffs are paid by US consumers, not by anyone in China. The supplier can say 'sorry, no' when asked to drop their costs, and with those tariff amounts it's going to be hard to not have that be the universal answer. And so things get more expensive for US consumers. Maybe the US company goes out of business as a result, and the suppliers in China shrug and continue on because there's always someone else that wants to buy what they make.
This is the cycle of stupidity that this administration is riding, with their fans declaring they are winning when the score has them the losers by far. So very sad.
You most certainly can, just not on the tank batallion's timetable. You appear to have forgotten that almost every single guerrilla / asymmetric war that the US military has taken part in, it has lost.
You have gents locked in cans with limited resources, versus those that are unconstrained in how they approach the situation. Got out to use the loo? Oh, that's two down already. Oh, got out to go sleep? That's more. Slept in the tank? Shame about the flammables or the poison gas or the other fun things that happened. You thought they were air-tight? Naaaah....
In short, most of your post was puffery, and the rest misses the real point. Yet another company is trying to conceal how shit their product is, likely lying about the actual events. Real attackers aren't going to give a shit about whether they've hurt this company's feelings or not, so here's hoping they get completely creamed by the courts.
Maybe I'll give the right flavor a spin sometime. I don't know if I have a computer old enough that they support it to have it run stably, though.
I kid you not. Latest version of Mint going on a 6 year old laptop? Installed and ran fine. Current gaming machine with a spare HD so W10 and Linux couldn't see each other and have a fight over who got to control the boot process (which is stupid anyway, the BIOS should get to control that)? Failed 5 out of 5 install attempts for various reasons.
Closed and burned my PayPal account to the ground years ago.
Haven't looked back, and this sort of thing just validates my motivations.
Ditch PayPal. You can feed your credit card info through them on individual purchases, and if they try to get cute they get to try and explain themselves to a primary payment provider that is Not Amused and perfectly capable of revoking their ability to process payments.
For everything else, use actual reputable companies.
They knew he was a narcissistic megalomaniac with delusional tendencies, and so kept him well fed with praise, flattery, conspiracy theories, and childish memes.
Anyone else that had seen him for a while knew what he was, the Republicans just gaslit themselves into thinking those were all good and desireable things.
Everyone else knew just how this would go, and tried to warn folks, but no, they were sure they knew best.
Exhibit A: 50 gallons of water in a bathtub. Go ahead, get in. The water isn't moving, good luck with your volume washing away grime.
What you are looking for is actual imparted force, F=m*a, possibly divided by targeted area. You started getting into it a little bit when you talked about boosting the pressure, and then you hied off into absurdium and missed what low-flow showers are supposed to do. Less volume, more velocity, and the effect should stay roughly the same due to being less water moving faster.
Is your pressure low?
To steal a phrase, well yes but actually no.
They are not equal. There is not a valid comparison you can make in which they are equal. Most all the comparisons which you believe do so are false equivalencies from right-wing propaganda designed to make you think just this way, so you won't massively turn against them. Projection, racism, lies, and hate/fearmongering are pretty much all they have, these days.
Oh, wait. Forgot the voter suppression.
Now that was good for a laugh. Nice of you to pre-describe your comment.
It's sent, it's out of their hands. End of.
Why? No such agreement was reached before the email was sent. It can be printed and stapled to the town hall's board if the recipient wants. Sheer legal theatre.
Well, they could always change the laws so that obvious holding companies are just attached directly to the mothership, and be like ok pay us. Any degree of company separation that gets laughter when mentioned at the local pub should be amended to 0, and thus taxed directly.
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