" The reason? Money."
No, that's a Pink Floyd song.
" The reason? Money."
No, that's a Pink Floyd song.
Yes, because of course people will do hundreds of hours of work for free. Personally, I'm looking forward to the trend where random people send me enough money that I can retire.
Funny you'd say that at slashdot, where I'm sure quite a few programmers do open source projects for free.
The bottom line is "the tech industry" mines and sells your data (i.e., "every little thing you do"), so in order to keep their bottom line growing "the tech industry" must get the NSA's ability to mine for terrorist activity stopped before the American people force their (not "their" as in "the American people's", but "their" as in "the tech industry's") Representatives and Senators to again prioritize their Constitutional responsibilities above their bought-and-paid-for promises and outlaw all data mining as the invasion of privacy that it is.
Wow, shill huh?
Did you know the tech industry isn't google or yahoo? That companies like Amazon and Microsoft actually sell products? Netflix, it delivers streaming music. I could go on about how most the tech companies don't make money from spying on you, but you know that already don't you?
How much do you get paid to shill?
Obama forgot who his bosses are.
Obama thought he has become the KING of the Americans.
Obama is but one of the civil servants whose salaries are being paid by the American taxpayers.
Although I am no great fan of President Obama, generally, and wish it was someone else, you nonetheless have that quite wrong. He isn't a "civil servant." Civil servants are hired help of the Executive branch of government.
President Obama is the President of the United States of America, leader of the country, a position long known as leader of the Free World, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, the man empowered to authorize the launch of nuclear weapons, the head of the executive branch of the United States, the man who appoints the heads of the executive departments with the advice and consent of the Senate, the man who appoints Ambassadors, and the highest elected official in the country - one of only two national offices. His signature or acquiescence is generally required for bills passed by Congress to become law, otherwise he can block them unless the Congress musters 2/3 majority vote to override him, which rarely happens.
He isn't king, but as President he wields the highest authority of the executive branch. When backed by Congress he has enormous power.
You aren't his boss, he isn't a shoeshine boy that you can bark at. If you voted, you helped elect him, but that is past now. He has the office, and there is no recall. He can only be removed before his term expires for high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in the House and tried in the Senate. Although the Constitution and the courts are a key check on his power, the Congress is key. So far the country seems content on maintaining a Democratic Senate, which ensures he will have plenty of leverage to enact the unwise policies of his party.
It would be great if you started getting this sort of stuff right, you sound like you are howling at the moon.
No actually. Voting him in doesn't make him God, it makes him even more responsible to the American People. And currently our whole government is failing the American People badly. For example, how long did our government take to "balance" the budget? It's taken over 1600 days, since like the first year of Obama's presidency. Obama is in charge, according to you, but he's letting the people he's really in charge of, Congress be the laziest bunch of fucking slackers this country has ever scene. On his watch. Obama is in charge, right? Yet he doesn't have any control of his congress or senate, he has no control of the NSA and doesn't according to him, know that this stuff is going on. So that makes him either a liar, or the crappiest president we've ever had.
He did not hijack your meeting. It was always his. Get over yourself.
Wrong, the President is to serve the people. It's not about what he wants, it's about what the people want.
The President might be in charge, but it's only because he was voted in. His responsibility is to the citizens of the USA, not to himself.
I'm not american, lived and visited several parts of the world. Love to talk and fit in with the locals and socialize.
Of course it's all anecdotal, but I'm pretty sure that something odd is going on in American culture. The times i've been there I couldn't help but finding amazing how such large parts of the population take behavioral related medication. I mean, even most TV commercials I saw were for anti depressants, or even complenents to them.
But it's not the medication itself what caught my attention but how people itself claims to be unwell, not feeling like what people should feel or not behaving as people should behave. It's as if there was some sort of strong "need to be normal" or "need to be well" (whathever tha means), and that not being like that is not fitting in society.
It's not that where I am from (South America) people won't get depressed or have panic attacks, but you see such symptoms by far much, much less often. It's not misdiagnose either or that people chooses to put up with it instead of taking medication , I mean, it's very clear when someone is going through depression. In contrast, people here are more "unpolite", intimate,cares less about rules and socialize a lot more. I'm sure there has to be a relationship somehow, but I am no expert on the matter. As I said, it's just what I see, but I can't connect the dots.
So, I think that even if pharmaceutical companies capitalize on this stuff, I'm not that sure they created the situation, I believe it's more akin to a side-effect.
Being a depressed person and having to take medication, I find that my life is way better taking the anti-depression meds then not. Of course, it took 10 or so years to find the meds that work best for me and i've spent most my life not on them, but in the last 5 or so years I've been the most mentally level I have ever been in my life.
Sure, drug companies make money by selling drugs and they want to sell as much drugs as they can, if needed or not. But that doesn't change the fact that most of the drugs they sell do have problems they address & help.
I also have ADHD, which didn't get diagnosed until later in my life (also), and no one seemed to care growing up. But I'm not really down with taking speed for it, and really giving speed to kids is really stupid. I mean, they made laws against selling drugs around schools, yet they prescribed them a class a speed that is way better then any meth they could get.
Stuff like this is why there is no such things as a "free market" and why there needs to regulations. Mainly drug reps paying doctors to prescribe their drugs.
You voted for Bush. Bush Signed it. What is the problem?
I did not vote for Bush.
I feel like the NSA and the rest of the intelligence apparatuses have gotten to a point where the security of this nation trumps any man made law. If this nation is of and for the people, who the hell is the NSA working for?
I am my mother?
nope, you are a pussy.
(really just kidding, but you set that up.)
Given the average North American diet, that doesn't sound like a good thing.
that's okay, this is slashdot, most of us aren't getting laid, so we don't have to worry about our cheetos/cherry coke sperm hitting anything but the keyboard...
My phone has an option to unlock on face and voice. What can anybody's customs personnel do if they take a phone, but need the owner's face to unlock it?
Flip side -- my phone says this option provides weaker security than a password. Why is this weak?
I don't know, hold the phone up to your face?
You didn't think that over too well.
Snowden must still have some shit on the USA that has them and their allies really fucking scared. Stuff he hasn't released yet if they are still acting like this.
I can't wait to see what is going to get released still.
Seeing how this happened in New Zealand, probably thousands of miles across the sea?
Tell Megaupload that Obama can't touch them. Oh wait, it already happened...
So it takes 20 years to finally get a Great OS on my modern computer, though it runs on top of a crappy OS (Windows. Yes, i know a lot of peeps run Linux, but I'm referring to Windows, because Linus isn't really a crappy OS).
All joking aside, I've always thought the AmigaOS should of went to a linux kernel and brought the sweetness of the Amiga OS as a GUI.
Sorry if it annoys you that I still enjoy Zelda, but I'm not sure what you expect me to do about it.
Well, he said to move on, so I took that to mean to move on to Zelda II.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov