Recently, in a nearby city an office was injured arresting a criminal. The police response was that the people in that bad area didn't help the officer as he was being beaten, so they started patrolling that area more. The result was jaywalking tickets to people crossing the street from their house to their mailbox, and kids getting tickets for riding their bikes without a headlamp (in the daytime). Basically any tiny infraction to punish the populace.
That was my basic opinion of it as well. I'm not paying money to watch commercials, especially when I can watch amazon or netflix without commercials.
Having interviewed for both Google and Facebook I think this really does come down to skills (knowledge and ability). Being a white male didn't do shit for the fact that I simply just didn't understand linux file systems, networking and software development as well as I thought I did. In fact I didn't get a single question as to my age, race, or sexual preference during those first phone calls where I was ripped to shreds with technical questions. It was quite apparent after 5 minutes of the 2nd interview that I wasn't going to get the job, and I had a LOT to work on in my chosen field.
These are not racially bias questions where you need to be white, unless netmask questions and being asked to write a program are racially bias.
Then again, it is google, they probably know more about me then I know about myself. The interview was probably just to gather metadata to advertise to me better.
What is the percentage of black, women, etc people with the skills and training that google, facebook, etc is looking for?
Are there out of work fully qualified programmers that can't work at facebook because they are black? Maybe the ratio is the way it is simply because there are not enough minorities looking for high end development work (Unlike baseball). That doesn't make it Facebook's fault if it is truly hiring the most qualified workers.
Palo diet bro!!!!!!!
You know, I find the digital screen display radio/gps/etc in my new car way more distracting. Trying to change stations, look at the map for directions etc has almost killed me twice now. They are at least as dangerous as my phone.
You can get them to give you a price? Last car I bought I had trouble with that. I see a car I like, ask the cost. I'm told, "That's not how we work here. Let's talk about what monthly payment you would like."
No thank you, I don't care about my monthly payment. I can do math myself. I want to know how much I'm going to pay for a car. Then I can negotiate on price. Once that is done I'll worry about finding the best deal on a loan.
I told one dealer the price was too high. His response was to offer a 5 year loan to lower my payments....
My password is "invalid" so when I type it wrong I get a message: "Your password is invalid."
And in 4 years I"ll sell my audi and get something else with way better "luxury" and get a majority of the money I spent back. I don't get your point..
I seriously wanted a tesla. I love high tech cars and wanted something seriously high tech. But honestly at the price point there are many "features" that should be standard.
My Audi A4 has standard features that are 'upgrades' for an $80,000+ car. That is just silly.
I'll keep with my gas for now and wait for the Tesla to start making cars that meet the class I expect in that price point.
Any idea how to download it without iTunes?
I called google support for my nexus 4. The result was a very kind lady who solved my problem quickly.
I'm burning a well deserved mod point to post this.
I'm not so sure the NRA doesn't use FUD as their primary tactic to keep themselves funded. I'm a gun owner, I have a carry permit, and I own scary 'assault rifles'. I joined the NRA to support my right to own firearms.
Then the NRA started sending me letters.
First, Obama was going to take away all of my guns. Next it wasn't just Obama, but the entire UN coming after my guns. Next the single greatest threat to this nation was Obama. It just kept rolling on and on. Most of the arguments presented in the letters were pure FUD, the kind that would make old Microsoft proud. It was enough to ensure I never give them money again. I've donated to state groups and I'm still looking for a sane national gun lobby.
In regards to the topic of smart guns. I personally don't want one, but I don't see anything wrong with them. I don't think that mandating smart guns will have any effect on gun violence. If I can steal my dads gun to go to school, I can steal the watch it uses to fire. If I'm going to commit a crime with a gun I bought, I bet I bought the device to fire it. That's no reason to stop working on smart guns, but this technology should remain the choice of the end user.
Yet the EPA wants to warn me my well water is board line unsafe because of nitrates. So...... do I need to buy a system to remove nitrates or not??
This is just an attempt to create artificial scarcity to drive up value.
Either give us an all you can eat model or give us a per MB model. Don't try to mix and match the two. I want 100% un-metered or 100% metered internet not some BS that rides the middle.