So, maybe I shouldn't delay in taking my camera down there to get a few shots of the old hamburger stand . I've already had plenty of warning...
change.gov and change.org are two completely different sites. The
This has nothing to do with "free marketism", unless you're in the market for strawmen. This is the opposite.
Do you think most towns can just stand up a muni broadband network on their own? No - they're going to hire some company to build and run their MAN, just the way that many utilities work.
This is existing corporate giants, which have government granted monopolies in many areas (the polar opposite of free marketism), using their political muscle to block competition from new "utility" companies who would be stealing their business.
Both parties have, as their first priority, protecting the financial interests of their largest (usually corporate) donors. Both parties lie about this to their voters, claiming to be the party of the common man. The only difference is that some donors don't give to both parties, and so different donors get favored depending on who's in power.
I cant speak for 45 years, but it's been this way for at least 25. Do you disagree?
Dollar General is planning to build a store in my neighborhood. They got approval a few months ago. Yesterday I saw ONE bulldozer parked near an old building on the site, which they plan to tear down. I won't be surprised if the dozer sits there for 11 days doing nothing. I would be absolutely stunned if they went from ground breaking to opening in 11 days, and there's nothing hi tech about a small box dollar store/grocery.
It's the red tape that usually makes these things take so long. How long did they spend wrangling with paperwork before they broke ground? They're not selling food so I'm sure that helps speed up some things.
"GIMP = shit (ungodly cluttered horrible looking UI)"
I beleive you are sincere, and I'm curious. Have you used GIMP 2.8 in Single Window mode? How about Blender?
One other question: why would it matter if I got a copy from TPB (other than the obvious danger of malware)?
The Wikimedia Foundation, currently flush with cash from its donors, keeps trying to force flawed new software systems onto the editor community, who has repeatedly responded by disabling the software.
Dice. Beta. Enough said.
Fahrenheit is the only temperature system anyone should use! It's the temperature component of the One True System of measure: the Fortnight-Firkin-Furlong system.
They all suck in their own peculiar ways.
In fact, "All current languages have faults. There is no language that's suitable for all situations at the present time" is arguably something that aspiring programmers should learn at the outset.
First learn assembly, so you know how a computer works
Then learn Scheme and the lambda calculus, so you know what a computer does
Really, though, the most important thing to move past "coding for fun" is to completely grok the call stack, pointers, recursion, and lambda. You should have no fear, uncertainty, or doubt about these foundations, or you'll write ugly hacks where none are needed, or be unable to properly debug.
"Sorry, I know the difference between restarting a service and a kernel. But, as I said before and I will say it again, we are talking about a desktop here"
So you don't know what services are then. Imagine my surprise! Your belief that services run on servers and not desktop systems is just one more indication of your complete cluelessness.
The poor in Egypt were motherfucking skinny. At least they were in 2008. Maybe you were looking at the shopkeepers or taxi-drivers, or tour guides who spoke English.
Same for Peru. Also went through the Caribbeans, but never really saw the poor there.
Costa Rica is doing just fine. That was a pleasant experience. Nice enough I felt fine just driving around by myself. I'd feel fine accepting them in as another state if it weren't for my OCD demanding there be an even number of states.
Outright famine still happens, but is certainly the exception even in the latter.
I was going to give you shit about saying that first world nations experienced famine, but then I looked up the actual definition of first, second, and third-world nations. I thought it just meant established vs poor-as-shits-ville. Rather, it's a hold-over from the cold war. But sure, if you consider Oman first world, then that's totally legit.