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...American right-wing radio and TV clown Glenn Beck...
Now, I'm not commenting on whether he's right or wrong, but this in an accepted summary? Seems a bit much even by Slashdot standards.
The article says Apple should restrict its bans to apps that have terrible functionality or a poor UI, and 'get out of the business of censorship.'
TFA explains the difference between quality control and censorship, but isn't it kindof the same thing? I understand that yes, there are differences, but why ban an app with a bad UI? Who decides whether it's good or bad?
It seems that if they're against censorship, they'd be against apple banning a third-party app (with no affiliation to apple other than being sold on an Apple market) just because it's not "quality".
Personally, I think apple should let the consumers decide what's good or bad, but it's their company, and it's their prerogative to make that decision.
"I can't help but think of windows 3.11 for some reason."
"Does my monitor need calibrating again, or do those four colours in the panes look curiously sickly?"
5. I... I have no idea how to fix #5.
Simple! Don't let them eat anything!
If I don't drive a car, I shouldn't have to pay a tax for not doing so, to help with the people who get into accidents that can't pay for it. Same principle.
Bullshit. The tax is only on those who refuse to get insurance. That will be an infinitisimally small number of Americans.
While I agree that not having health insurance is really risky and dumb, taxing someone for not buying / wanting something goes against freedom.
The government does has the right to tax, but that should only apply for the things that the government should take care of, which is 1) providing national defense and 2) the legal system, not telling us which insurances to get.
Not saying that Google doesn't want money, but it doesn't seem to be all that matters to them.
Playing devil's advocate, you could also say "Not saying that Microsoft isn't technical, but it doesn't seem to be all that matters to them".
To be fair, a lot of companies underestimate the ability for tech people to have good communication skills, for both inside the company and without. When you have big companies like Microsoft and Google, to have a good infrastructure, you need good communication. This just shows that, for one reason or another, Microsoft has chosen to focus on this in their current hiring process.
Honestly, they both want / need money and tech to stay in business.
Fukov: It doesn't go to 1000....
Spook: It would be logical to avoid the direction we just came from. The station commander would hardly appreciate it.
Pirk: Hmph. Engage...
Because of this, I selected "Clumsy but workable solder joins." otherwise I would have put "Nothing useful"
Russia and Iran propose new rules to measure Internet traffic along national borders and bill the originator of the traffic, as with international phone calls.
Remember when we used to joke about these things?
Is this just some kind of "natural" progression we're going with?
Also, I'm sure the whole open source thing helps as well. If someone really, _really_ doesn't like something they could do something about it themselves.
Why is our tax money being used for this?
It isn't. The article is about an academic paper written by the appointee, prior to being appointed. It's not an actual policy or proposal.
Excuse me. You're correct. I should have phrased it slightly different, such as "Why should our tax money ever be used for something like this?"
Heh, I caught that right after I submitted it, and wondered if anyone would comment on it.