Re: A meme-laden soup of troll-tastic nihilistic nonsense
I have, and I'm fairly certain they have too.
That description is spot on.
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"The issue is not that vaping is less lethal than smoking -- it is -- but that you don't want people going from non-smoker to vaper, as that's a retrograde step."
You missed the entire point... and you tried to cover it with a strawman. If teens start vaping instead of smoking ciggs, that's not retrograde. It isn't at all uncommon to create another, different, problem when you solve one. As I see it the problem is that teens lust after adulthood and adult behavior... and you're acting like a symptom is THE problem. Ultimately, If you can reduce harm, you should...
Plenty of other unhealthy FLAVORED things are sold to adults all the time... don't give me that designed for kids crap, adults buy toys for themselves now. Time to stop acting like people grow out of liking things that taste good and are colorful.
Shop-Vac brand is absolute shit, ANYONE supporting such horribly designed products should be locked up...
also, exhaust port methodology is more flawed than mentioned here... most come with filters and covers that mostly stay in place. As long as you can manage heat... the motor's exhaust slot would be a better bet. Far less chance of someone opening the motor itself, or of it ever being obstructed.
There is no such thing as being too late to market with a unique product.
The problem was that they didn't commit to the vision of winphone7... all the core things people did with their phones were super streamlined and built-in.
Winphone8 stopped that and forced everyone back to apps... with the thinking that they would get updates faster. Microsoft should have published (or heavily incentivized) themselves, since attracting devs was already a tall order for a small marketshare phone.
Basically they broke their own feet, and then put their head in a noose... it had nothing do with "being too late"... you trend whore.
If the rest of the phone industry would stop chasing nonsensical features... and charging a premium for nonsense... maybe they could tempt me away from my 1020.
I want a good camera, and a phone OS that doesn't rearrange itself every few months...
NOT some bullshit edge to edge screen (because reasons!), redundant camera lenses for stupid photo party tricks, fingerprint sensors for ppl too impatient for a pin, stupidly thin to the point of being not fit for purpose, and absolutely requiring an aftermarket case which almost always interferes with touch recognition (see edge to edge screen).
Deride us all you want, when the phone industry moves beyond it's teenager-in-high-school levels of nonsense chasing, I'll buy.
People that want to discuss race need to settle on what a race is.
Black in the UK and European in the us?! Geographic origin is a race Now?
If nationality and geographic origin are races... most of the comments here are racist toward americans. Generally only because they are ignorant to the culture... but I digress.
Robots/androids/gydroids are machines. Machines are abused, because that's their entire purpose.
I miss the days when we were all focused on scientific and technical advancements and not the the politics of of faux "racism"...
No, the "space around" his tweets are what is considered a public forum in this judgement. Not necessarily the platform itself.
Forcing people to mute you is the same as calling security in a meeting... it certainly disrupts the flow, whether you believe it does or not.
While I believe well reasoned dissent should not be blocked... people responding with things considerably more infantile than the original tweet shouldn't be protected in doing so.
i'm actually surprised to find this kind of drivel here...
we have to keep the recent changes (a power grab to legitimize an illegitimate decree) to make sure the web is as open as it ever was... how do more people not see this as complete bullshit? that all traffic should be treated equal? are you serious?!?!
i paid for network priority for over a decade before anyone cared or saw it as a threat.
The issue is applying a current robots.txt to an archived version of a site.
For example: Try viewing the official Chevrolet Monte Carlo website from 2006 on archive.org. It reads the current Chevrolet.com robots.txt and disallows access to archived content.
It has nothing to do with current web standards and is solely about how the way back machine handles robots.txt in relation to previously scraped and archived content.
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it actually refers to the right to read some of the president's communications... part of governmental transparency.
it's all bullshit, they want to force him to allow them to harras his account and mock his tweets. the only thing you can't do to a blocked account is: participate in the tweets. you can still see them while logged out.
'buy some insurance for when your device breaks then you can get it professionally repaired'
those professional insurance companies, the handful of them... are a HUGE ripoff. everybody i know has had a bad experience with them, from unreadable replacement screens and refurbs with dead batteries to shoddy reassembly...
i'll never use them again, but i'll also never spend insane money on a flagship phone again either.
"The problem is not large landlords." if it isn't now... give Airbnb a few years unchecked.
"You might think this is irrelevant but the prices they will pay jack the price up for every other would-be homeowner in every city where this happens." it's not irrelevant, but not a big factor... Airbnb is a much bigger threat to most people. they allow even your regular homeowner to have the same effect on the market by inflating the value of a home... if you can rent a nice home for $2k/mo or list it on airbnb for a potential $4.5k/mo (assuming fully booked @$150/day) or you could have it sit empty for half the month and make the same money... that's smart business, but it creates the scenario you talk about EVERYWHERE.
"Companies have no money, whatever you call any tax on them. "Company money" is simply income from doing business; it is actually customers' money."
i get what you are trying to say, all costs trickle down to the customer... ALL COSTS. that doesn't mean companies don't have money. in your scenario, all apple users should have access to that immense cash horde.
How can we ever have heroes and role models who break the status quo if we actively eliminate the status quo...
Would Jackie Robinson be remembered at all if this bullshit approach existed back then?
Things are what they are, because of what they are. People need to be brave a swallow shit to change things...
That doesn't mean I think sexual harassment is okay... Just that overheard dongle jokes are not sufficient reason for anyone to get their knickers in a twist.
great, instead of educating people on what ANY/THE REAL autopilot does... let's just act like the reg and be complete buffoons and act like autopilot should be capable of more than it is.
and just because California (the single biggest nanny state in the us) agrees with you... doesn't make you correct... it's just makes you like the avg idiotic Californian.
that most (if not all) cars come with some level of connection...
GM's OnStar service has had this level of control over cellular modem for some time now. tracking and shutting down a stolen car is one of its selling points...
why is it so much Tesla hate (in the form of FUD) can be found on the register? the article seemed to avoid directly spreading any this time around, but the comments are still steeped in it.
member when el reg used to be amazing?
to claim that autopilot is at all misleading is stupidity at best.
autopilot doesn't do what you think it does, and that is not tesla's fault.
the name is very accurate... and i'd argue better than its namesake. unless of course plane autopilot has any obstacle detection and avoidance capabilities i'm unaware of...
where do you get them?
the only message i ever got from the "blame shifting" as it was called... was that the system as a whole was (as designed at the time), insufficient to handle the circumstances it found itself in. period.
none of the BS this article seems eager to shove down people's throats... but then what should i expect from a publication that has been nothing but hostile toward the autopilot system. everything i know about its namesake and everything the company itself has stated is far and away from how it is presented here.
do you people complain about traction control because it doesn't maintain traction 100% of the time without fail? ABS because they still momentarily lock in very wet conditions?
i wonder why anyone thinks autopilot will do the job for them... name me anything automated that works 100% of the time, without any human guidance or intervention.
does nobody at the reg understand actual capabilities of a plane's autopilot? why do people think we pay pilots when we have autopilot?
too many people with more dollars than sense can afford these things is the only problem... not the autopilot system, not lidar, not extra safety features on large trucks...
75tb / 14000 is just over 5gigs avg.
bullshit it was problem users... they just needed to find the amount most people would need/use and then give away slightly less.
i'm one of the few that clicked to keep my 15gig... not that it really matters, i'm moving away from my M$ ecosystem.
yes, but if they are honest about that... they have very little legal footing to go after users for breaking the system.
interoperability is generally seen as a legitimate reason to break technological restrictions... but not piracy. their lawyers would have to be stupid to have not advised them to sell it as "anti-piracy".
decent monochrome laser printers are minimum $80 new in any retail outlet here in the US. open box or refurb maybe for $50... but that is the same thing as buying used...
you question the wisdom in selling a thing? please inform us of the error in our ways great god of free market capitalism...
what the hell can't be touchy at times? basically... can you be any more wrong?
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