Quoting JFK on honesty and openness in government. Maybe you should study some history.
I'd say that the material itself is questionable for something designed to roll over rocks. Why not titanium?
Nobody ever asks.
Most people think we're not intelligent because we can't talk. But that's because our mouths and vocal cords don't give us the admirable control that people have, and until recently even writing was impossible because every time I pick up a pen, I find myself compulsively chewing it to pieces, which gets ink on the carpet; for some reason my human packmates say that is "Bad! Bad! Very Bad!" And computer keyboards are difficult too because we only have short little toes and no opposable thumbs.
But we hear what you're saying and sometimes it hurts.
-- Sent from my iPad
Google has an interest in proper encryption. They can only sell your data if the potential buyer cannot acquire it without paying them.
Google does not sell data, at least not in any form other than anonymized and aggregated, and not very much even that way. Google makes money from using your data itself (to target ads to you), not from selling it to others.
FWIW, I work for Google, on crypto security stuff, and Google does have a strong interest in proper encryption, because it's the right thing to do. It allows people to control their data. With respect to Google's business, Google would like you to choose to provide your data because you think it's a good trade for Google's services, but wants you to have the ability to make the choice not to provide your data. To anyone, if that's what you want.
Wow. With one single contract, RSA just destroyed their whole business. A company in the trust business cannot allow themselves to lose their customers' trust.
No RSA product can ever be trusted again.
Except that RSA destroyed their whole business a couple of years ago when it was found that they'd left the root keys for their SecureID tokens on an unsecured, network-connected machine. After that no one could trust them again.
But people did, and they'll continue doing so after this, watch and see.
I actually RTFA, one fellow said he wished that was what they would find but it's incredibly unlikely because "bertha would cut through it like it was made out of paper." The most likely theory is that it's a big rock the glaciers brought down that spins with the blade.
I'm really interested to know how you've got IE7 running on Win7 when it ships with IE8 and Win7 doesn't support IE7, according to the 2nd post (from an MS employee) on that page.
I have no idea, I'm not the one who imaged them. I just do databases these days.
You may be right about it being an attention getting stunt. I'd never heard of Duck Dynasty before the uproar.
Those deep field photos always give me vertigo.
You don't use 3rd party (e.g. not in your distro's repo) software or upgrade to new releases often, do you?
Nope, haven't yet had the need to with either kubuntu or Mandriva. I only upgrade when I read that there is a performance boost or a new feature that looks interesting. Of course, I'd have to if I had a task that nothing in the repo could supply.
Which distro can I go to and grab a release from 2000 that still has a year of support left?
No need, modern distros run just fine on ancient hardware. Some kind soul pointed me to a fix for an issue that was keeping one old machine of mine running XP (Audacity has a feature I thought it lacked) so I'll be slapping kubuntu on it next April. No way that ancient clunker would run W8 (which I wouldn't use unless I was well paid to but W7 is OK).
Hell, I collect old computers, fix any hardware problems, slap Linux on them and give them to poor people, it's a hobby. Some of those old machines are running W95 yet run fine with Linux.
You've given so many EOL requirements that it's no wonder MS can't meet your demands.
Microsoft can't meet many of my demands at all, that's only one.
I was really hoping you'd comment on why you're okay with running software that has not received updates in years
? I'm not. But the reality is people do, usually out of ignorance. A third of the world's computers are running XP and Microsoft is the only one who can fix that problem.
Maybe I'm just biased against it because I know when it dies I don't have to support IE8 anymore.
That's a very good reason. However, we got W7 computers at work last year and they're running IE7 so you may still have that headache for a while.
It looks like that may work, thanks. I wonder if Aramok can handle higher rates? I'll have to do a little testing.
While China and India are sending spacecraft there, our government can't even build a working website
"Truthiness" much? Do you have any idea how fucking many perfectly functional web sites the US Government has? Starting with NASA's? Ever register a copyright? copyright.gov. Want to see how many people live in your town? Census.gov. And guess what? Even the Obamacare site is working now.
How the hell did that completely inaccurate comment get modded up? Twice! I'm glad they were overruled by smarter moderators.
our finest minds are squandered on ways to get people to click links
Jeff Bezos is our finest mind? I think you'll find that the "finest minds" aren't greedsters, but scientists working at universities and yes, at NASA.
This week's This Modern World explains it well. Unfortunately I can't find it on the internet, the most recent cartoon is from March and the Illinois Times only runs it in its print edition, not the web rag. You might find it in one of your own left-leaning weeklies.
You pompous British git, Legos are Danish, not British. The plural of Lego is legoklodser. Now, Legos are a recent thing, what rule of the English language do you think says that the plural of lego is lego? What's he plural of tomato? Potato? Tornado? Frito? Cheeto?
That price is arbitrary. It's that high because these guns are actually working, limited edition art pieces. They made guns to show how much stress the final product can withstand. I'd bet actual manufacturing costs (except the printing equipment) were far less than a gun bought from a gunsmith would cost.