I don't agree with his policies or his party ideology either, but I think it is incorrect to call him an idiot. He knows very well what he is doing, and I think he is leading the country competently, in the sense that he is not blundering around stupidly and making the overall situation significantly worse for the whole nation.
Cameron has been a competent prime minister. He hasn't screwed up in any major way, the economy has significantly recovered, he's survived the Scottish referendum and the coalition has been successful in moderating his party's reforms. But his party and Clegg's are doomed in the next election.
We keep using imperial in our daily lives because they are easy when you don't need great precision or a deep understanding of the science behind; 1 pound is about the weight of a large handful of something - easy to relate to and precise enough for many purposes.
As generations are born and die, the old system falls out of use and people use the new system instead. I don't see that as a reason to keep on using it when it was gotten rid of for a reason. If I want to approximate something I can always say a litre, or half a kilo, or 50 meters or whatever.
It's very unlikely the Conservatives will win another term thanks to UKIP, not because UKIP stand a chance but because the first-past-the-post system ensures Labour will win a handy majority.
As it happens GNOME 3 is perfectly usable for someone with a mouse and keyboard. It's also discoverable, forgiving, easy to use and simple to learn which are the main goals of it.
Feel free to install Cinnamon or an entirely different desktop if you don't like it.
Of course this isn't going to stop people here ragging on TouchID.
I think it's quite reasonable to rag on it given that Apple are claiming they encrypt data on the phone. Maybe they do but if you can get at it with a fingerprint then it's not hugely more secure than before. Not that I would single out Apple for all the heat here - most phones are only protected by a short pin and even alternative authentication schemes are likely guessable in some way - e.g. Microsoft's photo login and Google's pattern unlock can probably be inferred just by looking at the finger smears on a screen.
"But what about the..." is a never-ending argument between conspiracy theorists and debunkers.
Exactly. It's essentially whack-a-mole but with paranoid and stupid people.
The proper form of competition would see the manufacturer required to sell its products at a wholesale price in a transparent and unbiased way. If the manufacturer wants to sell its own product it would have to set up a subsiduary company which would be subject to the same rules as everyone else.