Is Russia as internet-dependent as we are?
Russia is independent of the USA part of the Internet to a degree you can hardly imagine. They have their own Facebook (vk), their own Google (yandex), two DNS root-server anycast instances, and even for credit cards they'll not be very sorry as Russians prefer debit cards from their own banks over Master/VISA credit cards.
Sure it'd be noticeable and some stuff would stop working, but it is certainly feasable.
If they ask, I'll consider it and I may decide this way or that.
If they lock me out without ads, I'll never visit their site again. I don't want ads, they don't want me as a visitor, we seem to have a concord.
Hmmm, thats a long way from Finland.
Not according to iMaps
Go into the bankruptcy paper-work business. If you ever have to file bankruptcy, you'll be ready.
<spooky music> That's what the NSA wants you to think </spooky music>
2075: "A tab? How quaint"
not be long until your genome is tracked from birth to death. I am sure we do not want to have genome objects hacked or changed via silent corruption
Wakes up, "WTF? I have a....Vagina!? Hoooneeeyyy!"
Did I ever once suggest that I would Liberal? The conservatives might tend to be the lesser evil of the two, but we have more than two parties.
I vote with the party that most closely aligns to my own views... that doesn't necessarily mean I'll vote for the winning party (I can't remember the last election where I voted for the winning party actually), but I know in the end that it's the most I can do to give my own personal values a voice in Parliament, and an alternative view for them to consider when enough people in my voting district vote the same.
Exactly. Microsoft tried to secure the software against the users, and tried to tell everyone it was more plain security.
I'm glad users didn't swallow it. MS's lame attempt at confusing everyone got the ridicule and hate it so richly deserved.
Learning programming is relatively easy. Learning to write maintainable code, on the other hand, takes skill and experience.
Clerks and accountants used to do amazing things with Lotus-1-2-3 macros because Lotus cleverly leveraged what users already knew about spreadsheets into a Turing Complete set of commands. But often these users eventually got themselves into a jam, or made something that nobody else could decipher.
The funnest job in the world would be to create fake front sites for dictatorial countries. For example, I'd make "CNN.com" grab content from onion.com, and stupid.com content would be used to fill up "Amazon.com".
In "1984", the main character's job was to re-write history with fake BS. He seemed fairly content at that job until he took the proverbial red pill.