If Malaysia practices apartheid, why is the civilized world not boycotting, divesting from, and sanctioning this country? This is what happens to countries that practice apartheid. It worked on South Africa and it can work again on Malaysia.
I wasn't even aware of this until I read the summary, and I read a lot of international news.
There are people out there who want new for new's sake. They are desperately bored with their lives and demand novelty. Long-term thinking is alien as well as boring. They're going to demand the mallard duck and the avocado, cheer when they are approved, and then never use them. Next round of Unicode, they'll have more dumb ideas to include.
Coming up: Unicode 16, when the committee gets fed up with all these dumb symbols that nobody uses and purges the list.
It's because we've been told over and over by leftists like yourself that as long as large problems remain, it is pointless to work on small problems. Example: "I can't believe you shitlords are worrying about a law to prevent dog poop in the streets when there are people going hungry in Iraq! Won't somebody think of the children!"
You can change around the issues to ones that suit you best, but that's basically it. Of course, as soon as it gets reversed and used against you, it becomes invalid, and of course everyone expects this.
I read the article all the way through, and it SEEMS like you have to click on the ad in order for it to infect you. They don't specifically come out and SAY this, though. So, is this the case? Does not clicking on ads keep you safe? I thought just having a flash ad download and execute on your machine was enough, or are we not talking about this? There are references to "hardened landing pages" that infect the users, so WTF is up with that?
The funny part is that the malware installed is used to install click-fraud bots on infected machines, so the ad networks and/or end clients themselves are the ones being screwed out of money.
I take it you haven't met average people, have you? I'll bet you're surrounded by upper-class Ivy League (or wished they had gone to an Ivy) intelligent people like yourself all day long, and have used that great intellect to project those characteristics onto the rest of humanity. Why don't you actually get out there and talk to some of them? You'd be horrified, and withdraw into a gated community like so many of your fellow travelers have already done.
Just think of how stupid the average person is. And half of 'em are stupider than that!
-- George Carlin
The goal of an advertising company is not to make a profit. It is to maximize profits. They will do everything the law allows and then a little bit further. And then if nobody goes to jail, even further than that.
Also, please stop with "Mad Men" analogies, that is a fictional TV show that has nothing to do with reality. Might as well try to connect the oil companies to "Mad Max".
But a realist would have to ask uncomfortable questions like why such men were lonely and unhappy in the first place.
When a woman gets married and has children, her whole life changes. Her husband is no longer the focus of her life, her children are. She loses interest in sex, and doesn't see why she should have to do it any more. If she wants another child, sure, but otherwise not. To her, it's just one more person who wants something from her at the end of a long day at work, and this one she can actually say "no" to. So, she does.
Meanwhile, the husband, cut completely off from one source of sex he is allowed to have, grows increasingly desperate and unhappy. I don't condone cheating at all - but damn, marriage doesn't mean celibacy. Or, it shouldn't. This is the point at which feminists burst into the conversation shouting "RAPE!" (but they always do that) and that's not my argument at all. A wife *should* love her husband and *want* to have sex with him of her own free will. This isn't happening.
Nobody supports cheating men, but let's be honest here, men need to have sex in order to keep healthy and sane. A website that promises it to them for only $19.95 per month is going to get customers, plain and simple. Remember: desperate and unhappy. Human beings are capable of some pretty fucked-up actions when they become desperate enough. The fact that this website didn't even have any women to match the men to just makes them even more scumbags than we already knew.
"I once preached peaceful coexistence with Windows. You may laugh at my expense - I deserve it."
-- Jean-Louis Gassee, CEO Be, Inc.
As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10. Please update your programs.