Do I actually need to state that institutions are made up of individuals?
Correct, and it's those individuals that either care or don't care. Institutions do not care. They do not have memories. They do not have souls.
It's a minor point, but I object to giving these entities, made up of humans, specifically human qualities in themselves.
I can point to many instances where giving such entities (corporations, institutions, governments) human characteristics has led us to no good, and can find no instances where it has been beneficial. You want to say the president of a university cares, or the CEO of a corporation cares, then fine. But don't tell me that it's the university or corporation that does the caring.
Words have meaning.
Next they're gonna make a game out of finding out who's going to those demonstrations and protests.
That one will be a blast. I'm sure there are lots of techies who will gladly play that game.
Or maybe a game where you get to control a mech and use a nerve agent on the protesters.
It's my understanding that this is happening with no user error at all.
Now you know that's not true. The article and summary specifically make it clear that bad information is being input by users
Universities don't care about educating students
Universities cannot care because they are not human beings, they are institutions.
It's up to the teachers to care. This is my belief as a lifelong teacher in higher education.
I don't mean to demean your point, but anthropomorphization of institutions, corporations, governments, etc has made it easier for us to get into the situation we're in today, at least in developed nations.
In the US, institutions are supposed to care, corporations have human rights and religious beliefs and can be involved in elections and government is ascribed all manner of human attributes. It cheapens the human attributes and it gives non-human entities an exalted status they do not deserve.
If poor people are overweight, then they just need to spend more time with their personal trainers.
Clearly, it's a matter of laziness.
My rule for SSD: I will never again have a non-SSD system disk, due to the significant increase in speed, and also noise reduction (and on laptop increased battery life), you get. The multi-TB storage is on a NAS.
But really and truly, nationalized health care>entrenched government corruption.... hell, I could even learn to yell at hockey games.
Just because the US is in third place is no reason to gloat.
A couple of months ago, I switched to AIMP. I hate iTunes like sin itself. Never liked anything about it. If I didn't have to use it to put files onto my wife's iPad, I wouldn't allow it anywhere in my house. I can't believe that in 2013 she can only use an iPad properly with one computer.
AIMP even works with most Winamp plug-ins, has a clean interface and light footprint. The skin I'm using has some nice meters, a proper equalizer and everything I'd want in a player.
I'd still be using Winamp, but I'm pissed that it's going away, so I just decided to uninstall it once and for all.
Which is all the more reason why the US should have opposed the apartheid government and supported Mandela.
It didn't happen because Maggie Thatcher was making money off her husbands investments in the apartheid regime.
You can be as suspicious as you'd like. Mandela sought help from the West before going to the Soviet Union.
Margaret Thatcher's investments in apartheid South Africa made it a no-go. So, Mandela, unlike Reagan and Thatcher, did what he thought was best for the people of his country, black and white.
Measles is tracked in part because it's really easily preventable with a safe vaccine which had eliminated it on the North American content a decade ago, and because it's one of the single most virulent diseases known to man. In a susceptible population, breathing the same air of someone who has it will make you 90% likely to get it. Many of the "pandemic" worst case scenarios is the measles virus combining with a more deadly virus to create a super virus, but even without that measles complications are common and can lead to permanently reduced vision, encephalitis leading to brain injuries, or other long-term problems. In the developed world the death rate is something like 0.3%, but in the undeveloped world it's sometimes over 25%. Nasty, easily preventable stuff worth tracking.
And here I am still listening to all my shoutcast stations like I always have been. Some of the DJs don't speak English or do so with an accent. But as long as we're connected to Europe I can still stream music from them.
I don't particularly like the Tories. I think they're greedy and selfish, but one thing they have is economic competence and credibility.
You can read the newspaper and you still believe this? "Competence and credibility"?
If that is the case, then why is it considered common knowledge by now that the core of the actual armed resistance are jihadists?
What makes you think this is "common knowledge"?
Everything I've read shows the opposite. Maybe your common knowledge and my common knowledge are different.