I completely agree. What hasn't happened is someone in politics being publicly humiliated by information that big data has collected. It'll happen and it'll be the fault of someone like Google. That will change things.
Or, without your permission, they are interacting with you.
This. Something major like this will happen long before it gets to the point Eric suggests and governments worldwide will come down hard. Chinese "code security audits" will be just the start.
TSI isn't fighting it - they just said get a court order and pay our costs (as they should). The fight is up to the Does.
The comment wasn't anything more than a lighthearted anecdote. No I do not believe things are black and white.
For personal use I buy 2 drives a year typically at no more than CDN$37.50/TB. I always retire a drive when I add a new one though to keep upkeep costs down.
Do you know that it is very easy to get any Linux ISO from any version/distro from this "Internet" thingy? Why are you hoarding Linux ISOs? Are you afraid the world might end and you'll need to save it with an old Linux ISO?
I can't tell if you think I'm actually archiving Linux distros or not. Lately I've been finding it hard to find certain "distros" and when I do they're HC with NL/swede/asian scripts. Especially older/less popular ones. The latest greatest stuff is super easy to find that's for sure, but even that is starting to thin... I mean how is Cordelia Chase's latest "linux ISO" not everywhere by now.
LOL - nice one.
What can I say, between my STEAMy addiction, my "linux ISO" habit, and my xmas archive there's just not enough storage let alone backup storage.
Ya... my last drive purchase took me 6 days to fill. It was a 3TB drive.
Besides, who has free storage space!?
Superglue doesn't fix everything, and in some cases gluing things back together doesn't work(crumbling parts, missing pieces, not enough bond strength to accomplish the function). I've got got eleven kinds of superglue, and like thirty of epoxy, and you know what, I still can't glue everything together and make it work.
That's true, however, your standard hard plastic is ideal for run of the mill superglue. The harder plastics used in latch mechanisms like that will almost always leave a clean striated surface when they break. That is easily bondable (unless it was sheared off) and unless the glue you're using melts/softens at low temperatures it's an ideal fix. If it were a softer plastic, like that found in plastic gears, I wouldn't have recommended it.
The goblet connector on my blender sheared. I could have gone out and bought a replacement blender for €150. Instead I ordered a part online for €9.50 which arrived two days later and took ten minutes to fit. If the motor had failed, I would probably have bought a new blender (of a different make).
The skill is in knowing when it is worth fixing and when it is better to replace. That's the skill which is being lost. Actually doing the fix is usually relatively straightforward.
Or next time you were at [insert box store] and got a blender for CDN$24.99. Yes, it's $15 more, but then again when minimum wage is $11 it'd have to be a very fast sourcing/fix to be worth the time. That's the kicker - not only is there a $/h consideration for repairs, there's also a mental energy component. If I have a $500 mixer, it's worth my time to try to fix, but more often than not, we're talking sub-$50 items which just aren't worth the time or energy to bother with.
A 3D printer could certainly have saved me $80 buying a new soap dispenser for our dishwasher when the plastic latch broke so it would no longer stay closed. There are a number of things I've thrown away because some small part like that broke and it wasn't cost-effective to fix.
Steps to fix:
*Go to dollar store
*Glue plastic latch back together
Hold on! Are you sure? I just got back from seeing that last night here in Portland at the Bagdad on Hawthorne. Nine dollars.
Actually, I double checked... $23.99+tax
Format General(14-64) Child(3-13) Senior(65+)
General $12.99 $8.99 $9.50
3D $15.99 $11.99 $12.50
UltraAVX 3D $17.99 $13.99 $14.50
IMAX $19.99 $12.99 $13.50
D-BOX UltraAVX 3D $23.99 $19.99 $20.50
Normally I don't go to theatres at all due to the price and poor service. We got some gift cards for xmas so we figured why not do the final Hobbit movie right. Regular fare is still almost 50% higher than it ought to be at that location. Other locations in the area it's as high as $13.75 for regular fare.
Actually, $0.05 in 1930 would be $0.70 today.
Even calculating from 1985 when prices were around $4/ticket inflation should have only brought them to $8.78 - the last movie ticket I bought was $19.99 to watch the Hobbit on New Years (horribly disappointing). Funny thing about it though - the audience was smaller than the $6 tickets to see It's a Wonderful Life which was nearly sold out.
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