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Yet another reason why the 'modern' feminist movement is a plague on 'western' society. We've come a long way from the 1960s in women's rights, but now the extremists are tipping the scales of equality in to a sort of female favortism movement. Look no further than divorce courts, the draft, the legislations that are being passed, and breast cancer (which also affects men) to see how marginalized we've become...It's almost as if we've become 'legally' disposable.
Of course, there's plenty of room for improvement, the types of so-called improvements that are being made are extremely sexist.
Natural languages (Chinese, English, German, French, etc) all have their languistic flaws in the face of globalization. Sooner or later, an international effort needs to be pushed forward to construct a language that is not only phonetically/logically free of ambiguities, but can easily be adopted by nearly everyone.
English is merely a placeholder until that time comes. In other words, our capacity to think and reason is limited by the language that we think in. The only way we'll be able to reach beyond these limitations is to construct a language that will allow us to think in ways that go beyond the current limitations.
A prime example is Lojban: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
I can't find the 'tomorrow, if not, the day after that' option...Wait, why are we sending humans to Mars again? The only reason why we'd send a manned flight to Mars is if to man machinery to terraform the planet which we are NOWHERE close to achieving yet.
I regress, If I were to give an educated guess, I would say at the very least a thousand years (as a starting primer) from now in terms of how long it will take to create climate models that accurately mimic empirical evidence.
However, most AGW proponents actively neglect the fact that we are a planet revolving within a solar system which in turn is revolving around an entire galaxy. Each of which has its own climate that are actively effecting our own as we circle around and around. In other words, we need at least 200 thousand years of empirical data in order to 'somewhat' accurately predict the weather on any planet within our solar system since that's how long it takes for our solar system to come full circle within the galaxy we currently reside in.
But between you me, I think the corporations will turn us into a death star, suck our Sun dry, and blast our planet to the nearest habitable solar system, suck them dry, before moving on to the next...
Galactic Food Chain 101!
In the early days of Chrome I was a die hard fan due to simplicity and security over aesthetics...
Not so much anymore.
Which begs the question, why do they even bother to find these bugs?
I mean the last straw for me was making the scrollbar microscopic. Did they ever stop to think that i'd rather use a scrollbar to jump back and forth on a page rather than my swiping my fingers?
All of the bells and whistles that come with smart tvs you'll want to disable first and foremost as they tend to slow everything down. If you have an option to enable 'gamemode' go ahead and turn that on followed by reading up on how to calibrate your display. The only settings that really matter is backlight, contrast, and brightness.
Yeah, I have a 2013 model so perhaps it was a little inflammatory of me to call bullshit on the others...meh.
But I must say that HBOGO streams better on my tv than both my cable box and my computer.
Why it does?
I haven't a clue...
Still, English is a terrible auxiliary language since it's riddled with bigotry and ambiguities. (eg two, to, too)
I'm waiting for the day when we finally drop this pitiful language and adopt a constructed language that's purely based upon logic such as Lojban...
Most of what caused WW1 and 2 was the speed at which Germany was advancing in technology which Britain feared tremendously. But what really kicked it off was their advancements in submarine technology:
"At the start of World War I, Germany had twenty-nine U-boats; in the first ten weeks, five British cruisers had been lost to them. On 5 September 1914, HMS Pathfinder was sunk by SM U-21, the first ship to have been sunk by a submarine using a self-propelled torpedo. On 22 September, U-9 sank the obsolete British warships HMS Aboukir, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue (the "Live Bait Squadron") in a single hour."
I'm referring to open source software that has fallen victim to vandalism due to a lack of security researchers.
Again, show me an example.
German was a contestant, but French was the dominate auxlang (auxiliary language) used by most politicians internationally at the time.
As far as the international effort to criminalize Germany:
It should be worth mentioning that it's illegal in over 13 nations to question the history of the holocaust and that the numbers are based on eye witness reports and not actual forensics. Furthermore, antisemitism is a misnomer since the word 'Semitic' is a linguistic term that refers to a group of languages from the Middle East and has absolutely nothing to do with genetics nor religion. It was first coined by those who were in opposition of Jewish businesses reviving the Hebrew language (which had been a dead language for almost a thousand years) as a means of communication with one another back in the 1800s. However what sparked WW1 was Britain's fear of Germany's technological advancements in submarine technology which posed a great threat against their world dominating Navy.
Of course, everything that I've just said could get me deported to a country that takes offense and convicted as a criminal against history even though it's the job of historians to constantly revise history as new data is gathered...
Well, Android does hold 80% of the market by volume, but iOS users tend to be wealthier thus skewing which platform is financially more rewarding for developers. If you want to hit the masses go with Android but be prepared to sell your apps for dirt cheap while with iOS you can expect an overwhelming amount of competition.
This is based upon my personal observations as a consumer and not a developer - so take it with a grain of salt.
"While it's true that open source means you can review the actual code to ensure there's no data-theft, loggers, or glaring security holes, that idealism doesn't really help out most people who simply don't have time, or the knowledge, to do it."
Usually, when developers abandon a project they'll post it on github and leave it up to the fans to continue the development.
"As such, the trust is left to the open source community, and is that really so different than leaving it to a corporation with closed source?"
Yeah, it's completely different by every imaginable degree.