Judging by results proudly displayed on social media, some of them seem to be agents of Zeta Reticuli.
I think the term you're looking for is "Zettai Ryouiki".
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And now that vote by mail is a hot topic again, volunteer ballot collection is a 'feature' that now the Democrats are pushing. They either forgot the last controversy. Or they think it's now their turn to fiddle with the results.
Knowing the current state of the Democratic party, I think that's *EXACTLY* what they're aiming for.
They've been rather aggressive for months at trying to push you across,
YouTube's tactics (along with their hostile adverts that interrupt videos mid-WORD) means I'm always on the lookout for YT alternative apps that kill the adverts before they can even load. Oh, and those fucking end-of-video cards.
It's been a long time since I had MP3's on my computer.
Are you kidding? I still have vinyl. And cassettes. And CDs.
(OK, wise guy, I hear you asking if I have 8-Tracks too. I have some here, but they were so I could digitize them for someone else; they're not MY tapes. Just have to fix my player).
Harder to get the music I'm looking for, as they relied on the ever-so-sparse subset that Google Play or whyTunes would make available in the US. And buying physical copies means I'd have to set up a remailer from Japan (or get them sent to the Tokyo HQ of the company my brother works for, and have them forwarded in interoffice mail).
I'm perfectly willing to support the Touhou Doujin music scene, if I could just get the product.
unless the airlines take the next step in making air travel more 'efficient' by anaesthetising people at check-in and stacking them like cordwood.
Oh, I'm sure the airlines would like to see the development of usable cryogenic suspension. Freeze the passengers at the terminal, and palletize them by destination. No need for flight attendants, multiple stops per plane, easy loading/unloading (just forklift passengers as a batch). If they're not expecting to be picking up at any of the airports, just do a low fly-over and use a drop-skid..
Just hope they stack you on the right pallet. Think it's bad when the airline misdirects your luggage? Wait until they misdirect YOU.
"After the Big Bang, the universe contained only the simplest atoms, like hydrogen and helium. Heavier elements, like calcium, oxygen, and various metals are only found in later generations of stars."
Or they could already have been strip-mined for the useful elements.
I kind of have mixed feelings on this. It's good to see a competing ecosystem to Google Play (although I wonder if they could have used F-Droid), but the more pressure put on Chinese companies, the sooner we might (might...) see the downfall of the CCP. Certainly need to see a reduction in their influence. That's worth some short-term loss on our part.
Sure, had it not been for cheap Chinese slave-labor we might not have the 'Internet of Tat' we have now, but that might not have been an entirely bad thing either.
Have an upvote from me. And this coming from a long-time Libertarian.
The idea of the exemption for the tech services like Google, FB, etc was to allow them to be *neutral* services, to allow the free flow of ideas and opinions (I figure if someone wants to espouse a stupid opinion, they should be allowed to embarrass themselves publicly).
But these companies have decided to interfere, to decide what is "goodspeak" and what is "badspeak". At the point when they decided to manipulate their content to match their own particular agendas, that's when they lost the right to be excluded from content responsibility.
Now, would be really clever to get UWP to work in a sandboxed environment on Android, Linux and MacOS, just to get a couple utilities/games not available on some combination of those platforms. (Such as you, iTunes; I don't want to have to dig out my 10 yr old MBP to buy music, or that abominable Roblox game that my daughter insists on playing, and the Roblox devs suck at development at all levels).
How could you even get addicted to Chrome? It was crap compared to Opera the day it landed and very little of the interface has changed, from what I've seen
A few years back I had tried using Google Chrome on the MSWin7 company laptop for a remote position I was working then. It loved to crash the tab/window simply by opening the browser. I had gone so far as to make it's "home page" a blank HTML file (only containing the HEAD and BODY tags) and it would crash at first load every time. And then, since we did a lot of screen sharing for our geographically distributed team, the remoting tool put a toolbar right at the top of the window. Since GChrome on MSWin insists upon placing it's tabs in the Title Bar (precisely where it does NOT belong), I couldn't see most of my tabs because of the remoting toolbar. And even when not screen sharing, once you had 10 or so tabs open, you'd have nothing to show the title on the current tab, as the tabs blanked out where it's supposed to display.
I brought this up on the GChrome "Support" forum, and they effectively told me "that's how it's going tpo stay, tough shit, live with it". I don't remember if there was some particular reason I *had* to use GChrome (I didn't have administrative access on the laptop) rather than Firefox. GChrome continues to be an abomination in SO many ways.
But at the end of the day it's a fuck sight easier to use WORD than some of the shit that was around in offices in the early 80s.
WordPerfect was a far better, far more efficient pord processor to work with. Nothing else has properly replaced it. Certainly far better for troubleshooting and fixing messed-up documents. It's once Corel bought them it got seriously fucked up.
I'd beel a little more sympathy for Slack if they were a little more open on THEIR end. Quite simply, the UI for Slack is shit. For IRC (and Sametime, back when I had occasion to use that) I could have it write the channel traffic to log files. If I needed to look up old information, a simple Grep would often find what I needed.
Slack? No, sorry, you need to use our crap search that really can't find anything. Scrolling back? Yeah, maybe a day or two, then it ****SLOWLY**** has to retrieve one more day's logs at a time. If you didn't paste some useful tidbit right then, it's lost forever.
They ONCE had an API so you could have maybe had the chance to make a better front-end, but they killed that one right off. You can make add-ins, but you have to run them WITHIN their crap interface.
And let's not forget the abomination known as "Threads". Makes it impossible to follow the flow of a discussion when it makes you open a buttload of sub-threads which you cave to move back & forth between, losing the full flow. Properly there should be a way to flatten those threads, but Slack thinks you shouldn't be allowed to make it work with your own workflow.
And the notification sounds? You can't add your own custom ones, which means that since their built-in ones are nearly inaudible, if you have bad hearing you can never hear them.
...that we are forced to use (American) English in programming. I demand that all programming is availble in all written languages and are fully interchangable, depending on personal preferences.
We need to re-write all source code in some form of hypertext unicode, so it can be dynamically re-rendered to the particular preferences of the person coding or reading it.
Reminds me of the Babylon5 episode "Infection". There was a world where the religious and military extremists created a bioweapon to kill anything not a "pure Ikarran". But being based on extremist ideals, it ends up wiping out the entire Ikarran population as well. https://babylon5.fandom.com/wiki/Infection
I just look forward to these people to get their own personal Robespierre Moment
Yep - we can't be having people being paid reasonable wages. Bloody commie ideas.
It isn't the wages. It's the overbearing and sometimes (often?) contradictory regulations being dumped upon the companies *and* citizens at an ever increasing rate. Can't do business with both hands and one foot tied behind your back while blindfolded.
You know, if some thin-skinned, offense-excuse-seeking little dimwits didn't get their generic-undergarments all in a bunch, most of us wouldn't even take the "offensive" meanings of these terms. Now that they've brought it up, NOW is when we'll start thinking of those heretofore-forgotten meanings. Sheer brilliance (not!!!).
Oh, sorry, can't use the term "dimwit"; "dim" might be offensive to under-powered light bulbs.
My TB has been working fine for the last decade, what's wrong with yours?
For starters, I have to shut the client down at LEAST once per day, otherwise it will drag itself AND the entire system down to a standstill (and this is even on Linux; I would normally expect that behavior only on MSWindows).
But I've thought selling an email service would be a nice way for them to gain regular financing, as the Mozilla project was too busy on various dead-end projects to continue supporting Thunderbird.
But what ever happened to the plans to boost Thunderbird's budget? I recall some idea tossed around for them to host email services (and it would be worthwhile to go with them for the service if it ensures the Thunderbird email client stays around). Right at this point I'm actually more worried about them than Firefox.
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