Now that we know about the lube, pray tell us, where you can get an inflatable sex goat...
I wouldn't type a query like that into Google, but privacy-respecting search engine DuckDuckGo reveals several sources for inflatable sex goats.
Amazon's position may be principled, but it won't do any good to fight the subpoena. We have already seen that the FISC (FISA court) is just a rubber stamp operation, and that the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government want ever greater power and authority under the guise of the "war on terror." Indeed, according to the government, it would be illegal for Amazon to inform the individual(s) whose information is being requested that a request even exists.
The problem isn't merely that warrantless surveillance exists. The problem is that there are no checks in place, no means by which the people themselves, can directly hold the government accountable for such programs. Constitutionality is a farce, easily overcome in the name of "national security." And this is precisely what the terrorists hope to achieve--the use of guerrilla tactics to provoke a government to enact increasingly draconian laws and curtail basic civil liberties, until the government becomes the oppressor against its people. Their eventual goal is to cause the collapse of that government. To this end, such surveillance programs play into the hands of the terrorists.
Also, the proper word is "ciphertext." Not "cypher text."
Monsanto is aiming for complete control of global food production through its extremely controversial genetically modified crops. These GM crops not only pose unknown risks to human lives, but also threaten the human existence at large.
Really? How can you say for certain that something poses "unknown" risks? And if the risks are unknown, how can you say for certain they threaten all of human existence? And given the expiratory nature of the patents monsanto uses to enforce their intellectual property, isn't it impossible for them to actually achieve "complete control of global food production through its extremely controversial genetically modified crops?" Wouldn't they need the political clout to extend patents to an unlimited timeframe and require use of their GMO crops in all cases before they could have complete control, or even dominance.
won't fix stupid.
On a sidenote, Firefox spellchecks "Chewbacca" and suggests "Backache" as a replacement...
No, they weren't blocked from using Java.
They were blocked from creating their own non-standard Java.
Because Sun owned the trademark and the standard. Now owned by Evil Larry.
You can create your own language and API, but you can't call it Java if it doesn't meet the standard. How difficult is this to understand?
Poor persecuted Microsoft.
C# was the direct result of MS being blocked from using Java,
No, no it wasn't.
It was that Sun owned the standard and told Microsoft to quit violating the standard or call it something else.
Sun sued and won in court, because they were right.
If the situation was reversed, I'm sure you'd be saying Microsoft was in the right for defending C#.
Microsoft was always free to use Java and write their own version, as long as it conformed to the standard. But Microsoft being Microsoft, "standards are for pussies."
The "halfway" is, as many commenters below have pointed out, that they've yet to remove the built-in Kinect.
No need to remove it they should just add a physical "off" switch, maybe with 2 cents worth of plastic sliding over the web camera. Then the paranoid geeks can pick it apart and confirm that yes, it really turns off the power and the tinfoil hat brigade can breathe a little easier. How many have you seen that have say taped over the Facetime camera on their Mac Books? Oh right, they assume OS X isn't secretly recording them. I honestly don't people see that as nearly as big a deal as the always-on.
It is a scam that only the low IQ waste their money on.
Too late, they're already full of hot air.
Encouraging children to get into STEM Degrees. The moon landing back in the 1960's but a large boom into these careers. Although a small portion of them will be working on the space missions. The interest in these things as a kid will make them far more interested in the topics. Getting kids interested in Science Technology Engineering and Math, will help them get off their butts go to college and get in less serious trouble.
Our Environment. Sure launching a rocket into space take huge amounts of carbon. But to figure out how to get people to survive and thrive on the Moon and Mars (extremely harsh conditions, and little energy sources) will create technology that we can use here on earth. Hey that solar panel on the moon can keep a small city running with a half a month of darkness, means on earth we could at least get it to run half a small city. Plus it will need to be small and light to get there. Extracting Drinking water out of the brimy pools on mars, would help us get drinking water out of our oceans and deserts.
Agriculture, these people will need to be self sufficient, in a bubble, imagine what we could do with these ideas on earth.
Health Care. The people in colonies on the Moon and Mars can get sick, we will need to find new procedures to fix these problems. They can be transferred back to earth as a cheaper solution to many problems.
Those are just a few.
If something still does the job for which it was purchased or built, then it is not obsolete. The word you are looking for is "old" or possibly "outmoded".
"The group is designed for the carriers to let 'mobile operators shape Ubuntu's mobile strategy. " This will do nothing but destroy the platform. Carriers have nothing good to "advise" any phone OS maker about. Every one of them shovel more crap on top of the phone that what is upposed to be there and destroy features they dont like.
Thus ends Ubuntu Phone OS.
One that actually has a clue as to how Logic and computers work. Almost every single CS grad we get nowdays cant even pass the tests for employment like binary math, or solving a logic problem.