Probably. I must be getting too old for slashdot, because I'd rather concede the point instead of arguing until my dying breath over slight nuances of words and corporate governance.
No doubt it was a different time. In addition to few external competitors, the entire world was rebuilding due to WWII and recovering from a decade of pent up desire from the Great Depression.
No. They're more like Ford/Mazda, wherein Ford owned a big chunk (49%) of Mazda. Hyundai owns ~40% of Kia. Not the same company.
So, be aware of your audience?
Or, beware your audience. Though on the topic, while it's not the most concise construction, signposting something you find interesting so that the reader pays extra attention (or even just a different kind of attention) to it is certainly common. I don't know if that makes it acceptable, but I tend to think it does.
A thought that made me laugh, how does one say "Patience is a virtue" in the original Klingon?
U.S. Senate Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions "Alabama-GOP" insults US and Alabama. He supports exporting jobs from the USA, importing foreign science and technology workers, and enslaving illegal immigrants everywhere in the USA. This is typical GOPolicy.
War on drugs causes and sustains:
Criminal underground economics
Government corruption financing / bribes.
Bank crimes of money laundering and tax evasion
Law enforcement personnel deaths and disabilities
Low income communities’ exploitation / enslavement
Public health / welfare catastrophes
Spreads diseases HIV, hepatitis, most STDs
Gang, paramilitary, gun
Long-term hospitalizations / care
Political / Cultural inequality, excuses, bigotry
Excuses for underfunding schools
Depressed neighborhood economics
Criminal exploitation of citizens
Death of generations
The House of Saud are anti-Wahhabists, al-Qaeda are Salafi's and Wahhabi's. There has been a deep split since the mid-1990's. It's why UBL was very angry with the Saud's.
Recommend "The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West" for more on this split.
'In living memory'? Ask George Takei what he remembers from his childhood.
It's a small part, but it's a part. I think Snowden has done his fair share of trying to inform laymen and stir up giving-a-fuck. If he wants to switch to working on tech, he could accomplish nothing and still come out far ahead of the rest of us.
The existence of a decent open-source router can't do much against a U.S. National Security Letter.
While we certain should care enough to force our government to stop being our adversary, there will always nevertheless be adversaries. You have to work on the tech, too. Even if you totally fixed the US government, Americans would still have to worry about other governments (and non-government parties, such as common criminals, nosey snoops, etc), where you have no vote at all. You will never, ever have a total social/civic solution which relies on, say, 4th Amendment enforcement to keep your privacy. I'm not saying your chances are slim; I'm saying they're literally 0%.
Furthermore, getting our tech more acceptable to layment acually would correct some of the problems inherent with NSLs, improving the situation even in a we-still-don't-give-a-fuck society. If you do things right, then the person they send the NSL to, is the surveillance target. The reason NSLs (coercion with silence) works is that people unnecessarily put too much trust into the wrong places.
For example, Bob sends plaintext love letters to Alice, so anyone who delivers or stores the love letters, can be coerced into giving up the contents. OTOH if they did email right, then if someone wanted to read the email Bob sent to Alice, they'd have to visit Bob or Alice. That squashes the most egregious part of NSLs, where the victim doesn't even get to know they're under attack.
That's true whether we're talking about email, or even if Bob and Alice get secure routers and VPN to each other. One of them gets the NSL ordering them to install malware on their router.
A nice step ahead would be the establishment of a new set of root certificates...
The lesson of CA failure is that there shouldn't be root authorities. Users (or the people who set things up for them, in the case of novices) should be deciding whom they trust and how much, and certificates should be signed by many different parties, in the hopes that some of them are trusted by the person who uses it.
If you want to catch up to ~1990 tech, then you need to remove the "A" in "CA."
Clicked (thought submitter screwed up the link and linked to a page that links to the article, rather than linking to the article), expecting to find a story about a forgotten A2000: maybe someone walked into an office in 2014 and saw that one was in use. Or someone knocked down a wall in 2014 and found one bricked up but still powered up. Instead, found a page telling everyone what A2000s are. Duh. Where's the "forgotten" part? All that I can tell that was forgotten, is that the writer forgot his elementary school spelling and punctuation lessons.
Well for one, the AMA is a private organization, and they have tried, and failed to do what you are saying for another similar undertaking that sounds simple but is not.
The problem is that job descriptions are not uniform, and wages are not uniform. So the very thing you are trying to accomplish is technically challenging, and it will be prone to be difficult and challenging circumstances.
Plus, there is every incentive to cheat the system and a bad incentive structure to root out cheating. It's bound to fail, whether or not it's private or public.
Now if only trucks or trains could be used to transport lithium...