Japan dumped SMS long ago and went straight to email. I have no love for SMS and 140 character limits
On top of that I like the features of some of the chat clients. I like "Line" for instance which is so popular in Japan that you basically can't connect to friends without it. Like it's "stickers". They let me express things that aren't expressed as well through text or text figures.
Thinking that we should all stick to SMS seems akin to be like saying we should have all stuck to FAX or said with horses and buggies instead of cars. I'm happy to use the stuff. I'm not going to be suck with your SMS 140 chars or you IRC text only 1970s tech thank you.
I agree with you 100%
But you realize that with facial recognition it's only a matter of time before those businesses you mentioned all sign contracts to share their video with some company that analyses the video and tracks your behavior for "marketing purposes". And then probably only a small matter of time before the government gets access to that data.
Require live streamed and recorded video of all police activity. In cars, out of the cars, on the beat, at the station, in the locker room and on the outside of police private residences.
Let's speculate what that outcome would be
I'll bet you said the same thing when they added Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Sanskrit, Thai and other non English characters. If it was up to you they'd have frozen language at English only.
And you're obviously racist to dismiss 140million Japanese people's daily computer usage. Hopefully some day you'll stop being racist. In the meantime I'll keep pointing these kinds of things out for clueless people like yourself.
Well, I wrote a big long reply in Japanese but racist slashdot deletes all non ASCII
Maybe you should read Japan's own description of Hiragara (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%B2%E3%82%89%E3%81%8C%E3%81%AA) where the first sentence says, "Hiragana are the the characters used to write Japanese language sound parts."
Type in "maru" into any Japanese IME and it will produce several types of circles. Type "shikaku" and you'll get a few types of squares. In modern IMEs (Windows 8, OSX 10.7+, iOS) type "beeru" and they'll bring up the unicode symbols for beer. "keiki" will produce the unicode symbol for cake etc..
The point is emoji are fully integrated into their culture. It's not some special software they have to install. They don't have to go to some special emoji input mode to use it. Every phone and every computer already input emoji directly in their standard input mode. Some older PC IMEs support a few less. Modern IMEs support them all. It's time they were supported everywhere.
Learn to have some cultural sensitivity. You do realize that Japanese input systems all insert these characters right? You don't have to go to some special menu or select some special option. Type in the sound for "house" (because that's how you enter Japanese, by sound) and press "convert" (to get the various characters that fit that sound) and along with the various kanji for house the emoji appear as well. Same for cake, lightning, strawberry, watermelon, birthday, gift, smile, beer, drink, food, etc., etc. Not only does this work on every cellphone in Japan it even happens on OSX. The point is IT'S PART OF THEIR EVERYDAY USE OF LANGUAGE. Telling them they're second class citizens of the net because their culture has been using these things for > 10 years but in your opinion they shouldn't be included sounds pretty racist to me.
Emoji is a huge part of Japanese and Korean culture and has been for > 10 years since it was introduced. Saying "F**king Emoji" is effectively saying "F**cking Japanese and Koreans". Not supporting emoji is effectively telling Japanese and Koreans they can't use part of their alphabet.
Fucking racist! You realize that much of the world uses emoji. Maybe you should consider the world doesn't revolve around your tiny limited use
No one should ever need to type file:///
There are no bugs. You're doing it wrong
Agreed, Mormons are no more bat shit insane than any religion. in fact they are arguably better than most.
Mormons have no paid clergy. No one in the Mormon church is making a living of it's members unlike most other religions
Mormons don't believe in a vengeful God
Mormons have their own welfare system and prefer members that need it take from the church not from the government
Mormons believe God exists in this dimension, not some alternate unseeable dimension like most religions
Mormons believe we are literally Gods children as in if we do well we'll grow up to be gods. From the pov of most religions that might seem strange but from another pov it adds a kind if logic the others lack. You don't have to try to be good to avoid hell (Mormons don't really believe in hell like other religions)
Note: the Mormon religion is just as stupid as other religion on the general sense but it's certainly not more insane.
Agreed, there were all kinds of problems
It was reaaalllllyyy ssssssllllloooooowwwwww
SERIOUS SPOILERS!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN
How do you feed 12 million people for 6 months with all the bridges blown up except 1 and the tunnels blocked?
Why did they hold the city hostage for 6 months if they planned to blow it up anyway? They had the trigger from day 1. The girl pushed the button at one point. What was the 6 months of waiting for?
What was the point of Miranda keeping it a secret that she was part of the bad guys until the very end? The entire 6 months the city is hostage she pretends to need protection. !!!!
They catch Batman and put him in a prison on the other side of the world....REALLY? (I suppose that's a form of "Batman Syndrome")
What happened to Gotham? In the first Dark Knight Gotham is clearly fictional city. There's the Wayne Tower, the double decker elevated monorail train that leads to it. the slum city island. In the second movie there isn't as much fiction but it still didn't seem to match any city. In this movie it was pretty plainly New York City.
I'm not totally convinced this is a bad law. We're only a few years away until any hacker that wants to can create a biological virus. Should that be outlawed? Viruses shut down Iran's nuclear program. Viruses cause real damage. There are hazardous substance laws for a reason. I'm not sure there shouldn't be laws against hazardous virtual substances, especially of the cause real hazards.
At least according to this recent frontline episode all most all forensic science is bunk