The person who posted the article claims to have habitually eaten an entire medium pizza in one sitting and only weighed 200 pounds. That's not "an easy weight gainer". If that were me, I'd be fifty pounds lighter.
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Person with horrible diet practices who was moderately overweight lost that weight by changing their diet practices in obvious ways. Meanwhile I'm sitting here with fewer obvious changes to make and appreciably more weight than the person in the article.
You use a shim bootloader (or GRUB) signed by Canonical, which optionally loads whichever bootloader you normally use. This gives you no security benefits and only serves as a workaround for secure boot.
Granted, this only works for hardware vendors who work with Canonical (or Red Hat or what have you) and relies on them producing a bootloader that works with the operating system you wish to use. GRUB supports the "chainloader" command, but it's possible that hardware vendors might force Canonical to disable this with their signed binaries.
Canonical has spoken about the possibility of distributing a shim bootloader signed with Microsoft's key, too.
All of these are workarounds that make UEFI security worthless. It's better to be able to turn off security or manually import a key than to use a bootloader that will happily load anything and is signed with the same key that restrictive bootloaders are.
Think of the corporations who pay for prison labor, and how they'll have dozens of additional prisoners to hire for a pittance.
> Even if you have the right person, it's not actually punishing HIM (or her,) since death is the ultimate fate of all living organisms.
Then you don't mind if I execute you tonight?
The point isn't that the person has to die; it's that they die, presumably, sooner than they otherwise would, with their crime being cited as the motivation for their early death. They are deprived of years of life, just as a person imprisoned is deprived of years of freedom.
It also lets them reject people for arbitrary reasons, citing insufficient qualifications as the overt cause. After all, you tend to lose lawsuits if you tell people that you're rejecting them because they mentioned they're married to someone of their own gender, or because the person is capable of becoming pregnant, or their skin color is an unpopular one.
On the assumption that a developer is trying to create an application for this sandbox environment, they get a very fast indication that they did something that isn't allowed instead of potentially mysterious errors. On the assumption that you're running malicious code, it means that that code can't continue probing your system.
It does mean that portable code can't probe for what features are enabled and you instead must tell it in advance. Ideally there would be a way to query for which APIs are allowed and which aren't.
It's a power generation plant. I don't see how this is any worse than having a giant coal generator, except that the coal generator poisons the area around it slowly during normal operation rather than suddenly during catastrophic failure.
Religions served to concentrate wealth, historically. Furthermore, several of them offered strong reasons to tend the sick, investigate the natural world, and so forth -- probably more so than a typical local lord would have.
Religions also served to unite farflung lands. A researcher in Isfahan could correspond with one in Marrakech. A monk studying flowers in Edinburgh could share his findings with a nun in Osel. Without religions, you need another set of well-funded institutions with a tradition of correspondence and interaction to provide the same benefits. Today we have universities and research organizations like Oxford and Brookhaven National Labs. The concept of a university grew out of the Muslim monastic tradition, though, starting with the University of al-Qarawiyyin, founded in the 800s.
Of course, you can still get the same benefits without religions. But we have no reason to think we'd be even this advanced without the monastic traditions of Islam and Christianity.
> Any women claim they are unfairly treated in education? BS. They ARE education now, if they are unfairly treated it is by themselves.
87% of public school teachers are women. 44% of public school principals are women. Women's political representation is even lower. So anything institutionalized needs to come from men as well as women -- and we know there's institutionalized discrimination with so few women at higher levels in education.
In college education, women are roughly even with men in part-time positions. At the higher levels in full-time positions, though, women only comprise a third of university faculty.
Women can exhibit misogyny. This is especially true with unconscious bias; however, unconscious bias affects everyone in society. Saying "they're doing it to themselves" might have an element of truth in it, but the thrust of the statement is to deflect blame onto the injured party and avoid having to do anything about the problem. It's a combination of laziness and misogyny.
> Want equality? Show me the push for more men in teaching!
Eliminating the impact of gender roles on employment opportunities is an explicit goal of feminism.
Do you have any idea why most grade school and elementary teachers are women? It was introduced as a way of reducing costs when introducing public education. Women could be paid half as much, you see, to do the same work. That's why schoolteachers are paid so little today. That combined with the expectation that men must be the primary wageearners in a family prevents most men from becoming schoolteachers. If we paid schoolteachers a decent salary for something as important as educating entire generations of our citizens, the women in that field would have better quality of living, and more men would be attracted to the field.
People can have multiple real names. The artist is using the name Yoon Mi-rae as her primary professional name; call her that. It's rather insulting otherwise.
There is a huge number of rapists in the world (1 in 16 college men, according to Lisak and Miller, 2002, will admit to having raped someone if you ask them anonymously and don't use the word "rape"), and I have no particular reason to doubt the accusations leveled against Assange.
You mean a rocky start, stability within two or three years, better user interface options, and a few features that are really awesome but I don't use all that often, for an overall moderate improvement?
You don't want to continue aging forever. You would likely be happy to be in a permanently youthful, healthy, pain-free body for many decades to come. You just don't have that option right now.
It's likely because of different people being involved. School officials asking a police officer to arrest someone have a lot more weight behind their requests, and it's not the same police officers in each case anyway. Not to mention it's easier to identify the kid when you have a vice principle pointing them out to you than when you just have a twitter handle.