It is entirely possible to vote straight party and be doing it right... but in general I agree with you. I don't vote for parties. I vote for candidates. I also protest vote against certain candidates which might mean casting my vote for a candidate/party that I don't particularly agree with. I used to vote consistently against a particular Governor of my state due to a broken promise he made early in 1st term in office even though that meant voting for candidates who belonged to a political party that I did not particularly agree with.
Or it may just mean that your opinions aren't swayed by whatever the current leaning in society might be.
That's total crap.
As anyone knows words have multiple definitions that are influenced by their usage in a particular context. The definition your giving for responsibility is not the correct one to use when the conversation is about personal responsibility. By qualifying the responsibility with the personal the definition has to mve away from "having control over someone." Having control over someone else is not personal responsibility. Try this definition:
a moral obligation to behave correctly toward or in respect of.
"individuals have a responsibility to control personal behavior"
synonyms: trustworthiness, common sense, sense, maturity, reliability, dependability
"let's show some social responsibility"
See how that works? Freedom and responsibility are not in opposition. Unless you just want to choose the most narrow definitions you can find for argument's sake.
Which is precisely what I did.
I switched from a Galaxy Note 2 to using a Nexus 7 (2013) LTE. I don't make a huge number of phone calls but what I do make I use VOIP with a Samsung Bluetooth handset (the size and shape of a ink pen.)
Yes... carrying a 7 inch tablet can sometime be awkward. But I did the math. I was paying $40 to Verizon (in addition to my plan costs) for the Galaxy Note 2. The Nexus 7 costs $10.00 a month.
Now that Hangouts on Android supports voice calls over my old Google Voice number the arrangement has been pretty sweet.
The best part of this story is that it gets a "Firefly" tag.
Currently listening to the audio book version of this. Seems to be a good bio so far.
It's called a hobby. Maybe you should get one.
I was a military journalist working at the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service detachment in Iceland when I got my Amiga 500. Partly because I was already loyal to Commodore (I had a C64 and later a C128 as a kid). I also partly bought it because of the influence of many of my coworkers who were hyped about Amiga and NewTek. Another big contributor was the fact that the only computer you could buy at the Naval Exchange was the Amiga 500. Sadly, the only software you could buy was the the PC. Can you tell that the government was running things?
Look... I'm sorry. I had a really bad day and it looks like I'm taking it out on you. I really am sorry. Didn't mean to get into anyone's face when I woke up this morning.
Well... that might be what YOU call it but the rest of us call it FREE SPEECH. Get a dictionary. Troll.
WTH? You don't post anything on Slashdot in YEARS and you do it to post this kind of baseless drivel? And you gotta pull out your +1 Karma bonus to boot? Crawl back under your rock you Troll!
Much easier when using a 24 hour clock. 1200 is noon. 2400 or 0000 is midnight.
The site speculates that a recent update to showcase title and previous keynote star Real Racing 3 could confirm a rumoured microconsole announcement.
Could confirm? Seriously... if it's still questionable then it is still unconfirmed.
By "Media" I'm assuming music/movies/tv shows.
If you use Netflix - that's movies and TV stored in the cloud. Same for Hulu and Amazon Prime.
If you listen to Pandora, Google or Apples streaming music services that's also in the cloud.
The real question is not how much data you store locally or in the cloud... it really should be a question of what YOU consider to be YOUR media. Thanks to DRM most of what I think of as being "mine" isn't really mine at all... it's licensed. I bought a compilation album from Amazon and used their "Cloud Player" to listen to it. One day I realized that it had been a long time since I heard one of the songs that was in the mix. Turns out the actual owner of the song decided that it shouldn't be a part of that compilation album anymore so... "my" song was taken from me.
Remember: It it's in the cloud... you own nothing!
You basically had to guess the exact moment you had to move the joystick or push a button to make Dirk the Daring perform the correct action at the right time. Often it was impossible to tell exactly what had to be done when. You'd feed the machine quarters until you finally got the action right. Then you would try to memorize the action + the timing of the action for the next time you encountered that scenario. Many of the levels were just repeats of previous levels with the action on screen reversed from left to right. Dragon's Lair eventually made it to the small screen as a kid's cartoon and translated better in that medium then it did as a game.