You got it wrong: the NSA does cyber-terrorism, it doesn't fight it. Just like the PATRIOTUSA act was 100% promoting terrorism (spreading fear for political gain) rather than combatting it.
Oh dear god, only the insane idiot would want to keep intact female cats. The incessant yowling will make you kill things.
How is that different from human females? *duck*
And if Google proxies and caches the images as soon as the service receives the mail, marketers can verify if the address is a valid gmail address or not by just sending mails and waiting for Google to cache the image. Expect more spam if this is the case.
Verifying that firstname.lastname@example.org is a valid address doesn't give spammers any real information: the namespace is so full even most pwgen outputs point to existing names, as long as you don't have embedded numbers (on gmail, addresses seem to have numbers at the end).
Thus, that check can be quite simplified to "does a Markov chain say this string of letters is pronounceable?". Not a big benefit to a spammer. On the other hand, they don't get told anything about the recipient anymore.
While for a small mail provider this change might leak some info, for Gmail it seems to be nearly entirely positive.
I for one don't use Gmail for privacy reasons, and don't fetch remote images, but good luck training aunt Lucy about that.
You mean, no one thought about automating the 7 proxies trick before?
Considering that components of Gnome demand to replace even the init system with a NIH unmaintenable un-reasonably-modifiable monstrosity, Ubuntu distancing itself from Gnome is not a NIH syndrome, it's basic sanity.
CookieMonster is almost perfect, the only thing I miss is retroactively accepting cookies that were marked as session-only by my default policy. I guess this would need to store the original expiration date in the cookie itself, which at that point is overwritten by "till the session ends".
If all you type is a SMS here and there, a touchscreen keyboard might be adequate and the device ends up lighter. But for any semi-serious use... forget it.
N900 suffers from Nokia's brain-dead default layout that requires using a pull-up on screen keyboard for anything but basic letters and digits, but fixing that is trivial (here's my version that uses Shift and Fn).
Sadly, this Jolla thing has no keyboard and thus is a non-starter for me.
But add one and I promise to be the first in line to buy it. My N900 is starting to fall apart...
Ask pretty much every scientist in ~1500 years that started from the reigns of Constantine the "Great" and Theodosius the "Great". The start of this near-total collapse of science can be dated exactly to these two reigns, while the end is quite spread out, with most remnants lasting well into 20th century, with even some bits left in 21th.
Science has seen a brief respite around years 1000-1200 in the islamic word, until the mullahs clamped down on it hard, science remaining pretty much forbidden to this day. For a comparison: with a world muslim population of 1.2B, they had 4 Nobel prize winners, while jews got 129 with a population of mere 14M. The christian/ex-christian world is somewhere in-between.
Neither Bush nor Obama got kicked out, both got re-elected despite their achievements.
And while Bush managed to get the prestigious place as the worst president in US history so far, Obama proven that yes, he can, and topped out Bush taking this precious spot from him. That's about it about either faction of the NeoCon party being any better than the other.
If the AI suffers a breakdown after seeing
Even if you ship around data in XML it's still not a remotely sane format for storage of large amounts of data.
There's a difference between owning a business, and being merely a hired officer. Who somehow gets to set his own salary.
Dogs want a competitive pack with rivalry as a basis for its social order, and lots of physical exercise. All cats want from a pack is watching over them when they're sleeping.
Even on non-crap SSDs it's better to do this in batches rather than in tiny fragments every time a sector gets freed.