I recall reading (and re-reading on occasion) the Halloween Documents. Have you written anything regarding any other opponents to OSS, or perhaps a look back on them and see what the end effect of Microsoft's attempts did long term?
Ok, after using a little more...
-I don't see the link to return to the classic or mobile sites at the bottom of the page
-as has been pointed out, quoting the parent is a manual operation. Boo hiss...
I agree with the idea of keeping classic as an option but still developing the beta until it works just as easily as classic.
I got the beta site going on my iPad and it's not that bad really. I can clearly see the comment entry boundaries, the text is easy to read, no wide white spaces on either side...maybe it's because I'm on an iPad, so I'll try it later on my notebook.
My only issue so far is that logging in on my iPad doesn't seem work. It just spits me back to hand main beta page with no indication of being logged in or out.
I came up with the name back in the early 1990s when I first enlisted in the Navy; it made sense back then, and I never bothered to think of anything else.
Don't think I haven't considered it.
I'm of two minds regarding politics:
(1) I'm so sick if the Washington nonsense that sometimes I wish I could just forget the whole thing, tune it out, and just go on with my life. That usually lasts two minutes, because it does, and will, affect me whether I want it to or not.
(2) actually run and bring back as much inside info as I can, to REALLY inform my employer (the CITIZENS I represent) of the nonsense that goes on. Really try to do some good and represent We, the People.
What worries me about (2) the most is the intense pressure that comes from big donors. I'd be concerned that I'd become just as corrupt, power-hungry, and full of myself as those in Washington.
You know what? Even though I don't travel with my laptop, I'm thinking the same thing.
With the recent revelations of the ability to intercept hardware en route and infect the firmware with spyware, I wonder if there's a possibility that TruCrypt could be circumvented. I suppose it could, since the data must reside in RAM unencrypted for use by the processor.
I also don't know if whole-drive encryption is really necessary (why would I encrypt my system files?) or if it has an adverse effect on SSD life.
Every time I read about a new attack on the Bill of Rights, I write to my Congressional representation. I also vote to replace my representation since clearly they aren't representing We, the People.
I'm getting tired of writing these letters, yet I'll do it again and remind my "representation" of my position. Anybody else?
Most people don't need the flexibility and attendant hassles of PCs anymore. Just give them an iPad or Nexus and be done with it.
And how do you run MS Office on those? The poster specifically mentioned MS Office.
How about Windows 7? From what I remember about the steaming pile that was Vista, 7 looks very similar. Sure it's new, but if it looks the same that may be acceptable.
"You've just been erased..."
That is just one tiny example of why gov't shouldn't be regulating any businesses, why it shouldn't be involved in any projects, including infrastructure - no competition. If this law passes, it just gives the gov't established monopoly a special power to tax people because they have no competition. No competing grids, no competing roads, no competing water and sewer and garbage providers, etc.etc. This company COULD, in a free market, do the same thing: impose a fee like that. However if it did, people would have a choice to switch to another provider, however that would have been done, but we can't even KNOW at this point, because of gov't meddling, which gives monopolies to the most connected players.
While I generally agree that the marketplace should decide who wins and loses, there are some things that are impractical to leave to the market. Taking your example of roads: how would you picture a road system for a city that allows for multiple "road providers?" How would new players enter the market? I ask because I can't picture having multiple road grids in the same geographical area that doesn't end up with more roads than buildings (picture downtown Chicago with the local lanes and express lanes everywhere in the city).
Actually, it isn't necessarily illegal. It is definitely unconstitutional, which trumps legality in this country. Or should trump it, anyway.
If something is unconstitutional, it is also illegal, since the Constitution is the supposed to be the Supreme Law of the Land.
Actually, the revolution will be bloodless and quiet. It will, shockingly enough, happen at the ballot box.
Maybe...but I have serious doubts. Have you seem the re-election rate of the incumbents, despite the record low approval ratings of the President and Congress?
Will not buy.
Neither will I.
I have this distant hope that gamers will learn the lesson taught to us by cable TV. Originally cable TV was ad-free on the basis that you were paying a fee for it. Then ads were introduced and for some reason, viewers tolerated it. They grabbed their ankles and took it just like they typically do, so cable TV ads became firmly entrenched.
That's why I limit myself to cable TV packages that only have the local OTA stations (digital reception sucks). I'm not going to pay the cable carrier to show me ads on channels supposedly funded by cable fees, especially when ads are slowly taking up more time (not to mention full-length "infomercials").
And yet the incumbents enjoy something like an 80-90% reelection rate. That's the part that I don't understand. If Congress is doing such a lousy job, how do any of them last beyond one term?
If your representation isn't doing a good job, don't reelect them, people! Do a little bit of research and don't be afraid to vote for an independent or third party candidate. If enough voters do this it won't be a "wasted" vote and maybe, just maybe, we would start towards a Congress that truly works for We the People instead of We the Big Campaign Donors.