Weren't Minesweeper and Solitaire mouse training programs for the early days of PCs? Or is that apocryphal?
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Re: Probably gone down
I remember reading the Seals were ordered to cut his body up and throw it out over the Hindukush. But when they returned the Obama regime had decided to go public rather than keep the op a secret for political purposes. So they had to come up with a cover story - the "burial at sea". Just something I read, YMMV.
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Re: How about if we stop making more terrorists in the first place?
Not entirely sure that the ISIS terrorism problem is really all about US interventionism - this is from their own propaganda "Even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam"
But totally agree that laptop ban is just a power exercise - it's not making anyone safer, IMHO
Maybe just drop your prices and kill illegal streaming? Not likely though
You know, if TV services were available at a reasonable rate - say £20 a month for a decent wadge of premium sports and the very latest movies - I dare say streaming of illegal content would drop right down. But £100+ for a full Sky package is a chunk of change that puts a big dent in many a budget. When CDs were ridiculously expensive, music piracy was rife. Now that you can buy tracks for a much more reasonable rate, I'm of the opinion that it seems to have dropped off. Greed drives streaming of illegal content through Kodi, people who can't justify the exorbitant costs of TV packages see it as a reasonable option. Unfortunately the big media companies wouldn't dare to drop prices simply in the name of attracting a higher volume of subscribers - they'd sooner lobby to get anyone streaming illegally through Kodi sent to jail, probably.