I remember BBSes. We got together several Sundays a month to play Softball. And everybody else on the board was somebody local who you could actually meet in person if you chose.
Secure Boot doesn't ask anything. It just says No.
Actually, the walls that keep others out are the ones that define who we are and who the others are. Degrees of separation are necessary for defining things. No, we are not one big organism. No, what is yours is does not belong to everyone.
And go ahead for yourself if you want, but please don't refer to my pursuits and interests as 'hobbies.' That's so quaint, and plays so nicely into the idea that The System defines what is important and we can dabble away in our free time at trivialities.
If you wanna feel weak and powerless, just go out into a crowd. No, don't all chant the same thing in that crowd. Bleating won't solve anything.
How will your boss feel about the big grease spot in your cubicle from your motorcycle?
No cites? Just a little bitty hitpiece comment?
Every act of suicide is an act of selfishness.
However, many supposed 'suicides' especially by younger people, are actually just acts of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong. Which are also, very much, acts of selfishness.
That's right: Little Johnny didn't mean to kill himself. But the family wants it to read as a suicide in the public record.
Why central Kansas. Why not instead Minneapolis, or St. Louis, or Austin?
Software is our current societies' Steelcase Desks and Pendaflex binders. But this is Slashdot. Sorry for being so impolite.
I can and do sometimes run Seamonkey on my Win 8.1 tablet. Why I would even want to run the crippled version of Mozilla (presently called Firefox) is beyond me.
The Windows 8 ARM devices need to cease to exist now. Win 8 tablets with modern Atom processors exist, priced at under $300 from vendors like Dell. The market for "priced less" Windows RT tablets has been superseded by the new Windows 8.1 tablets. I am typing this on my Dell Venue 8 Pro.
My Magic: The Gathering card collection still has value, even though those jerks at mtgox quit trading in them ages ago.
Now, I am not an anarchist, but I know for a fact that an anarchist could easily oppose the oppressive power of a dictionary writer to define the language. Dictionaries do not prescribe the language, they can only describe the language.
The chaff would get to be a problem too, after the first several dumpsters full.
He probably doesn't have a subscription deal where Pathfinder Press ships every newly published book to his home as it comes out.