Windows 8 and these screenshots look really ugly. Why the switch to every shape being super sharp and using a 4 bit color palette? Looks like something I could draw up in paint in a few minutes. At least Apple's designs are aesthetically pleasing. This just hurts your eyes.
Please Incontinent-Wombat and Diarrhea Tapir are fine names for projects.
Except that google isn't charging for their new software.
Yes they fucking are. Android is not free. Android is not open source. AOSP is not Android.
If you are an OEM and you want the latest version of Android you pay money and agree to bundle Google's apps and store (which cost more money) into a "flagship" phone that will launch within a certain time frame and is expected to sell some minimum number of units and will be heavily advertised as running Android X.Y Whatever Candy.
The updates are NOT free. Android is NOT free.
You have to PAY to get access to Android source code. You pay more if you want the newer versions. You have to agree to shit like bundling Google's apps and store (which now also cost money separate from Android itself) or guaranteeing a "flagship" phone launch with expected sales of X within a certain time frame if you want access to the latest builds.
Even if Android was actually free, there are plenty of costs associated with pushing out an update. You've got to make sure the new version runs on the old devices (it won't). Then you've got to do QA. Then you've got to push the update out to the carriers. Then the carriers have to do their own validating. Then the carriers have to push it out.
Then people have to accept the update.
Google is the pot calling the granite counter top of Microsoft black.
It's AmiMoJo. It's his job to be a contrarian cynic about everything.
Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet and Ironhide were all killed in the first five minutes with barely a fight, and for no other reason than to make way for the new toys.
They were killed because Megatron assaulted their shuttle and shot them the fuck up.
They were at war. People (and transformers) die in wars.
The movie established right from the beginning that it wasn't just a Saturday morning cartoon and that it was going to have consequences. This is a good thing.
'Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,
Let me know when they can unboil a rooster egg. Now that will be something.
Freedompop also offers free service. 200 mins/mo, 500 text and 500mb of data. Free. As in zero ($) dollars.
I picked up a cheap iphone 4s (sprint), activated it on FP and it is decent. It doesn't do great on the move (driving), but stationary, the voice quality isn't bad. Data speeds are around 1mbps +/- 500mbps.
Their app also offers a similar free service via an app (wifi only) sans data (for obvious reasons).
There was a beginning to the universe (which alone breaks the symmetry: you can't shift backwards in time more than ~13 billion years)...
Well, it might be better to say that we have no scientific knowledge of what came before the big bang, and as best as we can tell it is impossible to ever obtain knowledge of what came before.
It is convenient to call this a "beginning of time" or something like that, but this is a bit of a contrived definition.
But, as has been pointed out elsewhere in this thread our definitions of things like space and time are already pretty tenuous in general. We're very good at predicting the results of experiments, but we're not so good at really understanding why the universe actually works the way it seems to. The equations don't really provide much insight into what is actually happening.
Sir David Omand and the GCHQ happen to reside on the other side of the pond.
And you think that's going to stop them?! Just let them Redcoats come back and try that shit in Alabama and we'll kick their asses again, just like we did in dubya-dubya-tew.
Sssshhhh! Don't tell them we might actually like something they'd do, or they won't do it!
"Ohhhhh puuuuhleeeeeaze Brer Omand, whutevah you do, don't throw us in that targeted-spying-on-actual-terrorists-instead-of-everybody patch!"
It broke down at the end there, but you get the idea.
Now, boy, we can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way.
At least he's honest enough to call you a whore when he nuts in your face rather than whisper sweet nothings in your ear while he fucks you in the ass.
I really wanted to do the "boycott the reds and blues" thing last November. So I seriously looked at my alternative for my state governor. It was a libertarian who wanted to establish our own state currency backed by gold. Sigh.
Great, so now instead of Fucker vs Fucker it's Fuckers vs Nuts. Is there somebody worth electing, anywhere?
We don't need more "Think of the children!" witch hunts; our society has too many of those already.
Yeah, when did Anonymous turn into the lapdog of the FBI? Back when Anonymous had actual hackers (before they were busted by the FBI), they went after evil government and corporate shit (think Stratfor). Now....terrorists and pedos?
They've turned into Chester and Spike.
"Oh, oh, oh hey, hey FBI, wanna fight the establishment? Ehhh? Ehhh? Government corruption, FBI?! Eh eh?!"
"Oh, oh, yeah, yeah that wouldn't be no fun no fun...hey, hey FBI, wanna get pedos, FBI?! Ehhhh? Ehhh? Pedos?!"