Changing for Apple has the benefit of letting you use MS Office. Believe it or not, this is the main point I've seen raised over switching from Windows to Linux. For a reason.
True. And it's not that people prefer MSO over OpenOffice, it's just that they need to be able to interact with people using Office. And opening a Word document on OpenOffice usually ends up like a big mess. Same for Powerpoint or Excel. Interchangeability is just a mess right now.
It is over. They launched an assault on both sites at once, killed all the terrorists and saved all the hostages. Two cops lightly injured, one more seriously. Given the circumstances, I'd say it's a pretty good job.
I used to agree with you about thinness until I got an iPad Air into my hands... It really makes a difference on how you feel the device. Same thing for the iPhone 6 and 6Plus. I thought "Gimme more battery instead of a thinner phone", but how good does the thinner (and lighter) phone feels in your hands? Well, it does make a great difference.
Note: I don't own any.
That's assuming the global warming is mostly due to the CO2 levels which is all but a certainty right now. I've read that the correlation isn't really up to speed these last years.
Okay, so let's say I'm sceptic and not a denier. After a quick Google search, I stumbled on these two links:
Both are clearly claiming there is no global warming since 1997. Reading it quickly doesn't provide any clue as to whether they are bullshit or not - or at least it would require me to dig into the problem, but I don't have that amount of free time right now.
Do you have any indication about what's wrong with these assertions?
When they gather every data across all VPNs, they will still be able to analyse a tiny fraction of it all. What they want is the capability to decrypt anything, but then they'll only listen to what is on the topic of the day, because too much data is too much. So a targeted attack might be as good in many scenarios.
There is about a ton of gold in every cubic mile of sea water
Not quite. According to wikipedia there is about 10-30g/km3. One cubic mile being 4.2km3, I can extrapolate and see that there is only 42-126g of gold every cubic mile of sea water. That's about a tenth of a kilogram, or 10000 times less than what you claimed.
I know, but you don't need flash (or Java for that matter) to detect fonts in a browser. And the browser doesn't "send" a list of fonts, you have to have dynamic code to list the fonts on the client side.
I, for one, find it nice that I can use all the very nice fonts available on ALL iOS devices without a 100kB payload to my users. Specially for mobile devices where 100kB payload can take quite a while, depending on the network conditions.
Other platforms will default to other fonts, chosen by me as well.
NoScript will be disabled on the websites you want to do something with. Those will be able to track you.
Who cares? Whatever your default font is, it doesn't have the same widths of most other fonts, so they can be extracted.
There is evidence.
Then give me a link to one !
This page will detect the fonts on your system without Java or Flash.
What are you talking about? Browsers don't send installed fonts list to anybody!
The detection occurs when in CSS you specify font-family: XYZ. This is going to be displayed in the default font, unless the font XYZ is installed. By analyzing the width of the element you specified the font for (or drawing it into a canvas element) you can distinguish the cases where the font is installed from the case where the default font is used instead.
Hard to circumvent...