shhh. don't mention this. it's a secret weapon. well, it has limitations, but it's very useful under the covers.
hahahaha! this is a great little flame series! Here's some anecdotal digression:
When I lived in AZ I would ride my bike a great distance (mostly flat in Maricopa County, no car, decades and centuries fairly common). When I went shooting I would just sling my rifle and head out into the desert. After a while I realized there was a great improvement in the quality of the experience when I biked with a rifle. Drivers paid more attention and respected my space. Sheriff's Deputies confronted me a couple of times tho and warned me the BIA Police might try to harass me, and to call them if there was a problem. This was pre-Arpaio, don't know how it is now.
The idea that "The idea that Congress is constitutionally mandated to prepare a budget is one of many tea party memes" is also a strawman. But you Taxers of course always know what is best for us for us to think and do. I leave you with this delightful thought from C.S. Lewis, you little would-be dogooder:
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
"what idiot told you that?"
You projecting again, Democrat-Fascist-Party-Cheerleader-Boy? I'm saying that any tyranny or identity theft or any other negative consequence is not intended. In fact, it seems dubious that healthcare reform is anything other than a "voiced" objective. I'm saying the real objective is blowing lots of money, with the expected incidental benefit that some will land in the pockets of the well-connected. The whole thing is articulated to appear as a just and noble endeavor. This helps enlist foolish nanny-state-government-cheerleaders such as yourself to cheer the whole thing on whilst heaping condescending vitriol upon anyone who dares to point out the obvious....
It's Gall's Law in action. All the way down. Forever. Like turtles.
Folks, it's the second decade of the 21st Century. Why is we still let the government spend money on stuff like this? No only can they not get it right, they'll never say it's wrong until we're a few $Billion into it. Face it, universal top-down-imposed-government solutions are only effective at one thing: blowing lots of cash. Everything else it incidental, even accidental. The tyranny, the identity theft, you name it: all unintended consequences. But I'm sure that anyone who said whoa-whoa-whoa let's do X right in the course of the project was told to quit screwing up the gravy train and take a hike.
I also want a few hundred w-88s in reconfigurable carrier modules and a reasonable mix of tactical and strategic delivery systems. I feel based on current events this is the best way of insuring freedom from government interference and maintaining popular sovereignty (HHOS).
Fourth: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press". Given that, the "exclusive Right" mentioned in Article I Section 8 cannot be the exclusive right to speak, perform, or publish a piece; only the exclusive right to sell it. Laws against non-commercial sharing and use are a violation of the First Amendment.
Obvious to you, obvious to me - not obvious to the entertainment industry lawyers, congress, and other people with big money at stake.
Let's not forget to sign the petition to Fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz
I was dealing with some balky expletive packaging and instructed the datacenter manager to bring in a "5-pound sledge and a short wrecking bar (aka crowbar to some)". He came back with a 2kg sledge. They seem to find use on every trip to the datacenter now.
Also turns out cordless screwdrivers are not up with real screwing around - probably best to maintain a decent drill with a wide assortment of good-quality bits.
At another site the HVAC tech tried to kill me with some threaded rod, so I treat it like a construction site now. hard hats.
you need to heat the disk fragments above the curie point to make sure recovery is impossible. Thermite is helpful in this scenario. Or a charcoal grill with a blow dryer...
When I returned to my career a few months later, that passion and drive "for the team/project/company" was gone. I realized what most other people realize by their 30s --- that companies don't give a fuck and you shouldn't either.
This is the hidden cost of bad management. Bad management can turn even the most excellent performer into a time-server and lose the value the person could have contributed to the enterprise. Most people with bad management who need to keep their jobs for whatever reason tend to become less able over time. When you're laid off it can take a while to get over it, if you can - for some people it's like a case of clinical depression. Paul Graham has some excellent insights for techies in his essays. If you're laid off you probably have time to read up....
At this point, arguing about what form the imposition of taxation should take is salt in the wounds of the common taxpayer. Unfortunately the merits of taxation are completely diminished by the out of control spending at all levels of a government which is lurching it's way ever more quickly towards bureaucratic despotism. Everyone must alter their behavior to survive in thrall to the monster, and those who thrive typically leverage their influence or position to achieve a favored position.
Unbalanced government steals an ever larger piece of an ever shrinking pie, taking from the actual economy the means of sustenance and growth. Government doesn't really produce anything and as an investment vehicle it's plagued by conflict of interest and poor performance. It's a monopoly that can not be addressed by anti-trust laws, a monopoly that takes pleasure in eradicating competition with extreme prejudice.
The morality of enslaving people for their own good will never again face serious examination by the slaveowners. Popular Sovereignty has been corrupted into Popular Servitude. Which is why this system will eventually fly apart in bloody catastrophe and reform at a lower standard of living. There is no lower limit to your standard of living, by the way, only an upper limit.
"The United States is not a party to the 1954 OAS Convention on Diplomatic Asylum and does not recognize the concept of diplomatic asylum as a matter of international law,"
hey, where's that coming from? The obama administration? could it be a proto-tyranny?
Yahoo seem to not be bothered in fixing the billing system, many can't log in to even create a billing account, others can't pay or renew what they have.
Wow! Good point. Seems like a common anti-pattern throughout the industry. I could fix this, and I know of a dozen others who could too. Who's responsible for the Flickr brand?
'This is the sound of Yahoo becoming a technology company again,'
This seems to be a the latest fad corporate makeover meme (but it's been around a few times). Somebody realizes that only outfits with lots of good technology and technology people are going to dominate in technology-based business. Except, oops, the technology people were all driven away to brighter realms. All the company has left for technical staff are operations/engineering/sysadmin "do-ers" who "just do it" despite the institutionalized anti-patterns. Now a new ceo comes on board and they want to "bring back the technology culture". Most of the time the non-technical CEO turns out to be a cargo-cultist...YMMV with those funny religions.
Earnings Per Share sits in final judgement...