What are your thoughts about Bush (and now Obama) saying that if you encrypt your internet communications you must be a terrorist? And then what would happen if they used the IRS to go after the Linux foundation(or some other FOSS tech company) for making encryption readily available?
I'd skip sending money to ISIS or the Taliban. It's probably not tax-deductible and may result in unpleasant imprisonment.
With the current administration, the same could be said for anything that they dislike. They've not only used the IRS to target groups that oppose them, but also put out a list of attributes that they are using to classify domestic terrorist which include things like having more than a month's worth of food & owning a gun.
Do you believe that business owner should have the legal ability to refuse service to a black/hispanic/asian person, or a woman?
If not, what is it about homosexuality (an immutable characteristic) that is different than race or gender?
If so, why are you an bigot?
The difference in racial bigotry & homosexual bigotry is the former is forbidden by a matter of law, something the later does not enjoy. Just as importantly, these laws are a knee jerk reaction to gay marriage proponents trying to force their beliefs on those who want no part of it. What did people think was going to happen when they sued a bunch of private businesses that refused to cater to gay weddings? And given the Hobby Lobby SCotUS win along similar grounds, I'd be willing to bet that these laws will stand judicial review for the same reasons.
Here's the thing, we do not have a right to not be discriminated against. We are all allowed to walk down the street & cross it if we encounter someone who outwardly portrays something we don't like, be it his/her race or the way he/she walks & dresses. When you walk into a store the salesman is allowed to treat you as courteously or as mean as he feels like, even if it's because you walked in with your same sex partner, to the point of refusing to sell something to you.
Businesses have the right to refuse service. Is it discrimination if the bank refuses to give a loan to someone who walks in wearing smelly rags pushing a shopping cart? Or what about clubs that only let "fit" men/women in? Can your John Candy & Chris Farley's sue for discrimination?
If I don't like you, then I should have the ability to no associate or do business with you, for any reason I see fit. The only exception to that is if I'm providing a service & my dislike for you is due to you belonging to a protected class(race, sex, religious beliefs, disabilities, or national origin). Notice what's missing? It's what I said at the beginning, sexual preference is not a protected class.
It's shit like this that's causing me to become more liberal & hate the GOP.
If the company you work for relies on it's public perception, then yeah, an person who identifies themselves as an employee should be fired or disciplined when they bad mouth their employer. I mean, do you think Samsung was happen when celebrities endorsed their products from an iPhone? And when that occurred, what do you think happened to either the iPhone or the endorsement contracts?
If what you do has absolutely no bearing on how well you do your job or affects your company in any way, then sure it's none of your employer's business. I don't think my employer cares about Lego or video game hobbies.
Using a password manager of any sort allows you to have long random passwords and not have to actually remember any of them, unless you secure access to them with another password. Considering the issues that have been highlighted where having multiple significant accounts tied to the same username & password, I would highly recommend everybody use some sort of a password manager besides a web browser password storage.
Using these predictive algorithms for player input & scene construction, would allow you to ship several scenes to each player, showing not only their immediate actions but the predicted actions of the other players. By predicting the actions of each player, the server could then more correctly account for those actions even when lag issues might have prevented the player from reacting the mob's attack quickly enough. As it stands right now, due to lag you might not even see the attack happen, even if it has a long cast/charge time, before you are hit with it.
I kinda want to see how they implement it so that I could play with it. Plus, I wonder if it could be applied to other branching activities.
Contrast that with the companies I worked early on(a telemarketer & a "small loan" company) and it's night & day. These 2 companies only wanted profit, at the cost of mistreatment of their customers & employees. The attitude was to treat everybody suspiciously, and employment metrics were based on how much money you made the company. I now find it funny to see the excuses they used to justify the "good" work they were engaged in.
This is why people like to shop at mom & pop stores, which usually cost more, than Wal-Mart. The owners of these small shops care more about their customers & making sure that they leave a good impression, than they do the immediate sale. Now this might not be for truly altruistic purposes, as mom & pop shops live and die by word of mouth, but that doesn't mean it isn't appreciated.