There are alternative WMs available. Unity works pretty well on my wife's net book. However on my laptop, I prefer kde with all it's bells and whistles. Be thankful you have a choice.
I believe our founding fathers left it that way in the event out own government became tyrannical. The British was our government at the time and continued to proverbially heat the water to the point of tyranny. They accepted the possibility of it happening again.
:shakes head: then people flush them down the toilet...
Craig Ferguson had a great bit about this, but used Tom Cruise as an example. "He's an ACTor. Not a DOCtor. They sound similar but are not the same thing!" McCarthy is a bimbo. I'm not sure how you make the connection to doctor from there unless you watch too much Grey's Anatomy.
Or a big fat placebo. It's all the same crap!
Perhaps it's simply lip service? He's talked about putting limits on data collection, but to me it sounds more like "Ok, I poured a little water on the fire but you guys have one more chance to not let the cat out of the bag."
The biggest issue with android is all the malware that was thought to be innocent software. Most of your core software for Linux is made be reputable organizations. That said, the software that make up the services people use Linux for is large and complex and requires much more work than say a phone app. Sadly, the openness of Linux can give it a bad name when ignorant fucks like yourself can't tell the difference between them.
No one believes that. A quote from the Drew Carey Show explains exactly how many people think: "What good is democracy if you don't get what you want?" Therefore, in the view of those people, all differing opinion should be humiliated into silence.
Firewalling is a windows necessity with nasty shit piggy backing in on exploits in legitimate shit, not so much in Linux, however. If you're using client applications (web browser, email client, etc) then they will only open up sockets when needed and not open ports to receive traffic. And I agree with what I read above: if you know what services you're starting, you don't need a firewall.
Wouldn't call this a Chic-Fil-A. They're anti-gay lobbying is done with corporate funds. This is just one guy donating his own money. It's his opinion and he is allowed to have one. I can stand by him for having an opinion even though I don't agree with him.
I worked at a retailer a while back whom had a number of Sprint phones. A guy I worked with stole a demo model unbeknownst to us. Sprint didn't worry about it. They just sent us a new phone. The guy attempted to activate the phone and got busted because sprint had the serial of the phone. Then went to jail.
My wife's phone was stolen and I hoped to see it returned or hear something from Verizon, but all they did was motion for cash for a new phone. So putting a stop to this is possible. However, the wireless companies apparently choose to look the other way when Joe Thug tries to activate a phone he stole and then could be said to be dealing with stolen property.
My employer is planning on falling back to antivirus for defense. I work at a hospital with thousands of workstations almost all of which are XP. While I don't do any real browsing at work other than following weather in the event it's severe or big news stories, many people do and lack the "common sense" antivirus suite in their head.
And I thought Florida was just a state where you could get away with murder.
You mean government officials don't know everything? C'mon, if Schiavo said a tiny black hole would suck in our entire universe, then obviously science will bend to her words!