Another useless 'study' that falls into the 'duh' category for me. Who funds this rubbish and why?
Even multi configurations with top model GPUs don't do well with 3840x2400 resolutions.
Those of us doing more with computers than editing text documents and refreshing facebook still need descrete GPUs.
With your example, unless you're extremely wealthy, no, not really. Most people cannot afford to sue over every slight, though many are trying these days. Libel/slander are not the only ways adults bully each other, but if we (re)learn to let more of it to roll of our backs, we'd be better off as a society because we wouldn't feel the need to wield big brother/big sister against each other out of passive-aggressive spite.
I see no reason why being a school gives them some kind of special dispensation to dictate what's broadcast over the spectrum. What stops this from expanding to cell service? Radio? TV? The same argument could be made there. I said that yikyak shouldn't shut down over this, that's all. Obviously they can do what they want, but I think they're doing society a disservice by kowtowing to the crowd that always (ab)uses the omg-the-children excuse to make it easier for them at others' expense.
On the contrary I could see several uses. Just because everyone knows everyone doesn't mean there's no room or use for anonymity. The kids have phones already. There's a really simple rule that works just fine for handling problems: If the kid's repeatedly distracting, throw him out of the classroom. If it happens multiple times, call the parents. If there are policies that prevent this rule from working, change the policies. Stealing/wiping/dictating software loadouts on students' phones is pure control freakery on the part of the faculty and is totally unnecessary. This mentality isn't just limited to the school system either. The whole government bureaucracy is oozing with it.
Banning tools never fixes social problems.
"'The problem, as you might imagine, is that the anonymity is empowering certain individuals to post comments about others that are hurtful, harassing and sometimes quite disturbing,'
I'd rather have this happen than have the police state alternative. Kids need to learn to deal with bullying on their own terms and today's PC society won't allow it. I think most of the real damage from bullying comes from politically correct policy and faculty, who make it nearly impossible for the underdog kids to hash it out with their peers without the threat of all kinds of imposed 'consequences'. It doesn't take much to set off these PC types, so the arena is quite limited indeed. No wonder kids are encouraged to bottle it up these days, and then explode years later in a columbine.
I don't see why yikyak or any business should shut down just because schools complain.. Since when do schools have (or should have) any authority outside their walls? This is more of that left wing blame-chain game they play, where they get to shout 'goose' when their target is tapped on the head. The proof of the fallacy is that their argument could be used to target any provider of two way communication, or anyone who funds them.. or... It's just a question of how far up the chain their target is.
Just because a root CA is installed doesn't mean someone's spying on you. In order for it to be used, the service in question would have to have a cert signed by it. In order to do pervasive spying, they'd have to have every tls enabled site on the internet complicit in it. They don't. This cert is likely for their own applications/services. WPA2 enterprise mode uses 802.1x which uses certs.. That's probably what it's for. Same if they use 802.1x for wired authentication. If you're worried about sniffing, make your own tunnel.
One could argue that the source code is the final say in how software operates. Documentation can be out of date, and the professors at your overpriced ivy league campus are probably more so.
When I can't solve something, I usually go right to the site of the software in question and check the forum and mailing list archives, or, rarely, join the irc channel. If the community isn't already complaining about the problem, I look over the docs to see if they're more helpful than the ones on the local system, and if not, I pull the source and use grep and friends to find what I'm looking for. It's really not that hard, and it's not something I have to do very often. It's also a lot more pleasant than wading through a closed vendor's bureaucracy to get at someone who knows something. Sitting in a classroom watching some fool write unix command lines up on a whiteboard, and getting points off on lab assignments because they weren't submitted as word documents, isn't a productive use of time either. You're making a big deal out of nothing.
..and what do you do with the computer again? besides facebook? You're right in a way, though, as people with simple enough needs don't need to touch it..no matter what system they use. What I don't understand is why a simpleton like yourself is even posting here.
Simple. Wear underwear while wearing a skirt and the photo won't show anything interesting.
If creepos with tennis-shoe mirrors and pole-mounted cameras want to ruin it for the rest of us... well, then, they should be shot or put in jail. To wit; if my girl decides to stop occasionally going panty-less (exciting to both of us) because of a few pervs, then this idiotic up-skirt photography behavior should be stopped.
The world doesn't revolve around your sex life, nor should it. Tell her to put some fucking clothes on when she goes out and she'll be fine.
Why should the rest of society run around preventing unintended consequences of women's (or anyone's, really) dumb personal choices? If she chooses not to plan ahead and ends up wearing short skirts without underwear while riding a train, whose fault is that?
it does congest the band though.. if everyone in the area has comcast (likely for a given area), now we have 2x as many accesspoints to contend with.
Keurig also tastes like shit and is overpriced.
No, not necessarily. While too much competition can prevent individuals from getting much done as a group, too much cooperation oppresses individual initiative when it denies the opportunity for the individual to advance socially in the group (and materially) for his efforts. It also encourages laziness and apathy among the less capable individuals which creates more resentment from the more capable. This dynamic is the foundation of bureaucracy.
The problem is that associating fun of other activities with activities that are grueling makes the fun activities not fun anymore. Just pay people what they're worth and they'll be motivated enough to come back the next day for more gruel. Gaming it up will just make the most productive of your workers roll their eyes and curse you even more.
It wont' happen if you use a couple of switches and some relays for the wipers instead, and mechanics for the wheel/accel/brake etc....a lot cheaper too.