. . . from a site that goes out of its way to block adblocking users that I couldn't live without. It seems to me that those running sites who do this sort of thing vastly overestimate the value of their "content."
Isn't nepotism a word with French roots? How fitting.
Latin--but close enough! nepos, -otis, m.: nephew
They fired me three days after reporting this flaw, calling me a security risk.
This is a lesson I learned early on--fortunately not at the cost of a job: don't make the people responsible for security look incompetent or they will label you a "hacker" (in the pejorative sense) and do everything in their power to harm your career. If security is not one of your job responsibilities, keep things like that to yourself.
That's where Big-O notation came from.
I don't use illegal drugs, but would have to have emptied my last can of beans before accepting a job that required a drug test that didn't involve a TS codeword security clearance or was truly a physical safety critical position (e.g. commercial pilot). This is on principle, not because I don't want my employer to know about a weekend crack habit.
If you're carrying it with your regular cell phone, "they" already know who you are. Unless they think it's your siamese twin.
They'll require ID to activate and thus be worthless on eBay--or anywhere else, once something like this goes into effect.
In only a generation or two we could be right back to fuedalism !
No, it's a self-balancing stable system. The more tax breaks and subsidies you give yourself, the smaller your vote. Do remember that the poor will naturally outnumber the rich to a great degree, and that the reverse is impossible. Giving a bit more power to the productive (less stupid) people would lead to political debate being a bit more intellectual.
Our current system is unstable. Welfare slowly increases over time because the poor are able to vote for it. They destroy their own jobs (their global competitiveness) via all sorts of goodies that raise the cost of employing them.
Why, then, do these religious nutcases claim that it is a criminal act to claim the aformentioned?
the NEED TO KNOW, in primitive man (ie, most of us) is stronger than the will to FIND OUT the truth.
its a very rare person that can see a traffic jam up ahead, has been in them enough times AND can choose to not sit for hours in one, when one has a chance.
I've examined all the possible angles of god vs non-god and the non-god answers always seem more rational and less like 'magic'.
speaking of magic, why do religious people believe in sky wizards but usually don't believe in magic? same basic concepts here, why the diff?
hardly. learning to fly an airplane is trivial compared to becoming leader of a nation. going through any process as straightforward as that only requires enough brains to learn the material and pass the tests.
leading a nation takes much more than the ability to jump through a few hoops to pass a test.
as another poster pointed out, Kamikaze tactics among pilots was commonplace in WWII. Kamikaze countries, however, are not, have never been, and never will be.