77 posts • joined 2 Nov 2015
You wouldn't refuse to go into a supermarket and buy food there simply because they also have other things on display you don't want to see on the way in and demand they only display the things you want
How about if the stockboys nicked your wallet, or you came out and your car was gone?
So because you hate advertising, you find the the things you want by using a search engine, which displays ads (or sponsored results if you prefer to call them that) in your search results and which is run by one of the largest advertising companies on the planet.
Between uBlock and NoScript, I don't see said ads or sponsored results.
Unless you don't quite realize that precisely 100% (one hundred percent, I'm neither rounding this up nor making it up) of those companies' customers exist because, at some point, a woman got pregnant.
Which is perfectly fine - as long as it's some other company's employees that get knocked up.
And before all the Defenders start with the "Reagan emptied the asylums" rhetoric-the average age of homeless in counties like Santa Clara and San Francisco is nowhere near old enough to have been involved in the State mental health system
I shitteth thee not - I saw a 20-something "homeless" kid a while back with a "Vietnam Vet - Please help" sign.
It's taken two weeks of chaos, but at last Trump has got a policy that actually has some logic and sense behind it.
Don't hold your breath. As soon as those with the money and motives get to him, his position will morph. People seem to forget that his MO is to request something extreme, then "graciously" accept a more reasonable counter-offer which was what he actually wanted in the first place. The fact that he gets away with this time and time again - even after publishing his strategy, speaks to the idiocy of those that deal with him.
My wife has gone through two of them - on the first one, the non-replaceable band disintegrated, the second one just displays the FitBit equivalent of the BSOD. Since it's past the 45-day "warranty" ( https://www.fitbit.com/legal/returns-and-warranty ) she's not amenable to the idea of buying yet another one. I bought one for myself at the same time I bought hers, but the thrill of watching its random number generator of steps and stairs soon wore off. I had also bought a fitbit Aria scale, which is supposed to automatically update your fitbit account with your weight and body fat data, but it only supports 802.11b - which means it's incompatible with any consumer-grade router built after 2003.
I see this a lot in the US, companies set goals and when the sales people exceed
Moving the goalposts is a just another corporate pastime; it doesn't just happen with salespeople. If any goal is exceeded, it must have been too easy; conversely, if you don't reach said arbitrary goal, you're useless dead weight which must be trimmed.
Mrs. Clinton out-spent Trump by a fairly large percentage, as I understand it. She still lost.
Trump was able to leverage his celebrity status to get free media coverage, and when that wasn't enough, he just ran his mouth or his twatter account, which the media fawned over. It's estimated that the resulting free media coverage was worth between $2 billion and $5 billion
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