Most jailbreaks turn off autonotification/checking for updates. I don't see why a JB wouldn't just turn off the autoupdate feature.
Cause I haven't been keeping tabs and I'd hate to miss the JB window for iOS7. And I'm not giving up 6 until the JB is ready.
To be fair, starting 12 years ago, two cities in the northeast of the U.S. have had some pretty heinous mass-destructions.
Now that we have Obamacare, why can't HIPAA be crumpled up and tossed?
The whole point of HIPAA was to keep your health info secret from insurance companies, so that they wouldn't deny you coverage or overcharge you for being a sick person. Of course, that was a stupid idea- insurers don't care about the juicy details of why you're sick. They only care about which policyholders are costing money. You obviously can't keep your insurer from finding out about the claims payments they're making on your behalf. And nothing ever seriously prevented insurers from conspiring with each other about whether to blacklist you, even if your doctors were gagged and prevented from revealing your blood type to each other.
The central feature of Obamacare is supposed to be preventing insurers from overcharging or denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions. If that's the case, then WTF is the purpose of HIPAA anymore? Keeping your spouse in the dark about your herpes? Making sure potential bosses can't google your name against "DSM-5" or "virus"? Preventing WalMart greeters from tackling kleptomaniacs? Ensuring food charities won't withhold green bananas from the terminally ill?
Since HIPAA was enacted, people have really gotten in their heads that the privacy of their health information is their most treasured possession. People are even screaming about HIPAA violations on healthcare.gov because it has a radio button for smokers to click on. But if *insurers* can't do anything with this information anymore, then who cares? Should we still be forcing sick people to make extra trips to the hospital so they can pick up their X-rays in person? This info should still be confidential, but I don't know why it deserves its top secret status anymore.
I don't "store" anything in the cloud. I backup to the cloud, and I use it for synchronization, but I have everything locally. Most things at least twice.
You mean the same pharma fucks who produce all of those vitamins? It's in their best interest for you to continue buying and taking massive amounts of anti-oxidants. Those are the same anti-oxidants that neutralize the process of the immune system oxidizing dangerous cells, such as cancer.
Who do you think produces all those vitamins? The pharmaceutical industry reaps enormous profits from the production and sale of vitamins.
Overdosing on vitamin C actually increases your chance of developing cancer or heart disease.
Three new papers added to the hundreds of studies done previously.
You're a moron. There are decades of case studies showing overuse of vitamins corresponds to the increased occurrence of numerous chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. There are no advertising dollars behind them though, so all people see are advertisements made by vitamin sellers. Vitamins are an enormous profit center for the pharmaceutical industry.
There are actually decades of studies showing that anti-oxidant vitamins lead directly to increases in many chronic diseases. Oxidation is one of the means used by the immune system to kill problem cells, such as those which are cancerous.
People on chemotherapy are told specifically to avoid anti-oxidant vitamins, because chemotherapy often uses oxidant drugs to kill cancer cells.
They're conflating "cheaper" with "requires not being lazy."
If I spent $4 for every meal, I'd be going over my monthly food budget by more than 3x.
Eating healthy is cheap. It just requires a bit of time and effort to actually prepare.
The Marxist utopia never will arrive. Communism doesn't work.
But people do occasionally contribute their time to projects such as Firefox, Linux, or Wikipedia. (All it takes is for their satisfaction to be greater than the perceived costs to them.)
You don't have to tell me to pay for textbooks I want... I've been buying O'Reilly ebooks like a junkie lately. But there are a lot of kids who could use free textbooks if they were available, and mark my words, people will write those textbooks over time.
If even one free textbook of good quality was released per year, it wouldn't take many years before a basic education could be done with only free textbooks. And there are a lot of people in the world who aren't starving but are trapped in crushing poverty. Returning full circle to my original comment, I'd like to see OLPC focus on the education part and stop trying to make their own hardware. They can do more good by making educational software and writing textbooks, and trusting that mass-market mobile devices will be inexpensive enough and work well enough.
Yes, because of course people will do hundreds of hours of work for free.
It would be deliciously ironic if you used a free software web browser such as Firefox to type the above comment.
Graduate students and professors need to "publish or perish". I'm hoping that at least some of them will use at least some of their publishing time to write free textbooks.
And, anyway, people are already writing books and giving them away. Take a look at BookBoon: