Dehumanizing Work Is Dehumanizing.
Mod parent up. This is not trolling, this is Real Talk. Cruise some gun messageboards or conservative-leaning political forums if you don't believe me. So, mod parent up.
Note: it's not an exclusively racial phenomenon, it's also a good stand-in for hating and fearing the poor folks in general.
And that's the story of how Bender's great-grandpappy was born.
From the statement:
"They tell us that if you send or receive an email from outside the US, it will be read. If it's encrypted, they keep it for five years, presumably in the hopes of tech advancing to be able to decrypt it against your will and without your knowledge. Groklaw has readers all over the world."
For me, HTC's strength was their continued devotion to physical QWERTY siding keyboards. I'm simply not going to be SSH-ing into a server with a touchscreen.
Two things have sunk this affection. First, HTC (like the rest of the industry) is moving away from physical keyboards. Second, the last QWERTY I got from them crapped out in a really disappointing way. I had a MyTouch 4G slide, also known as the HTC Doubleshot. Really nice phone, decent modding community. The thing is, it's got a design flaw. The flex cable between the front and back halves of the phone failed, causing a whole basket of things to go wrong. When I disassembled the unit, I could clearly see how the edge of a metal bracket was rubbing against the cable every time the phone was opened or closed.
If you've got a HTC Doubleshot, it's just a matter of time before it fails. I'm sure the design engineers recognized this problem but they likely had their fix overruled to save production cost or hustle the unit out the door. Worse, it could have been planned obsolescence, given that the problem manifested a month after the warranty expired.
Meanwhile, my HTC Dream is chugging along with new old-stock units available for $90, and HTC has walked away from the one thing they did better than the rest of the industry .
It seems to me an eInk display is a good idea here because of its performance under open sunlight.
The Nook is rootable, fits in a cargo pants pocket, and has incredible battery life.
There's waterproof cases to be had on eBay, but I prefer a pleather booklet cover. The Nook's front face seems pretty watertight and I use a drybag for watertight storage.
It's only barely useable for browsing, but it's a beast for ePubs and passable for PDFs.
Wouldn't it have been traditional for them to make the SDK available before the OS dropped, to make sure there was a base of current apps in place when devices started shipping?
I can only imagine the SDK was available to certain select developers for months, while the Nexus 7 was in testing and such-like.
Predator Drone Operator Mode: Unlocked!
I wish I had mod points today. The Linux From Scratch project is an excellent learning tool, for understanding Linux internals as well as Unixish thinking in general.
Can you point to documentation on CCF? I'm not seeing reference to it on the FreeBSD wiki.
Well, at least we know how they're monetizing this admittedly slick database; they won't allow you to submit a removal request until you provide your facebook credentials. To even reach the text below, you need to unblock Facebook in NoScript:
What’s the matter? You’re brave enough to steal music, movies and programs but only because you thought you weren’t going to get caught? Well whoever told you that was completely wrong and now your information has gone public. Are you afraid of media companies finding out that you’re a pirate or are you afraid of your friends finding out exactly what you’ve been downloading? Whatever your reason may be, the internet is no place for secrets. Even if you use every precaution in the book, there’s always a chance that someone like us will figure out what you’ve been up to. Because, the reality is, if man made it...man will get around it...and man will figure out how to exploit it. It’s just human nature.
Anyway, like we said before, luck is on your side today because we’re actually nicer than we let on. I never said we wouldn’t bust your chops about it, but at least we’re offering you a chance to redeem yourself — The details can be found after logging in to your Facebook account.