Taxing is done by governments, and governments must monitor if they are maintain control and stay in power. Paying a government a privacy tax would only further fund their efforts invade their citizens lives.
Any business depends on profit to survive, and there is no profit to be had in providing privacy...and certainly not privacy without a fee. A fee of course means a method of payment, and every method of payment is traceable to some extent. Even totally volunteer systems are no guarantee of privacy, as governments are certain to be the first to volunteer.
If the code is freely available and anyone who wishes to can flash their devices with it there really isn't an issue here.
Surely that would settle this silly dispute. Either the code is there, or it is not.
So you deny it was Reagan who drove the second parent from the home then? Name one major sociatal change in the last thirty years that enables the average person to support a family on one income. Hell, we can't even get a living minimum wage passed in this country. It's all about more profit for the profit mongers and nothing about the survival of the family. So for some it is the best of times, for others the worst of times.
And I believe correlation will be found with the lack of child rearing and the forcing of both parents working on the populace. Began with Reagan as I recall, and most certainly coincides with the continuos concentration of wealth in the upper class in this country.
One big problem is lack of important fundamentals, such as jury nullification. There are still many nations who follow the rule that the law is above the will of the people.
I would think that governments thad do not defend its citizens against prosecution by foreign powers would be of greater concern.
But if it still tries to force someone else's idea of how a desktop should behave I doubt that I will move back. Really, why do Gnome developers find it so hard to allow users to change things to their likings anyway?
Employers just want employees who benefit employers. Admittedly, the current education system comes near to excelling producing the type of students that they seek. For better or worse.
G'day and g'luck sir/madam.
I've been to college and graduated with nearly twice the GPA I achieved in High School, thank you.
Passing tests is easy, homework is drudgery. If you've already passed the test, why should have to waste time proving that you are studying how to pass it? Homework is nothing than busywork, just as credit hours are nothing than putting time in a seat. You either know something or you don't.
Okay, I've moved on I guess. What I got out of your post is that is short sighted not to waste time performing tasks just to appease those who care about marks and not results. You might be even insightful, but I've got other knowledge to obtain and have no time to waste proving to you that I am obtaining it.
Along the same lines, good grades do not mean that you will be successful in the work environment.
The same as bad grades don't mean you won't.
It is a first pass, enough to get your foot in the door.
Which means that there may be many very good employees that you won't even let through the door simply because they think so critically that they won't toe your line.