Perhaps, but it's a fringe minority that has taken over the Republicans party and turned it into.... what it is now.
Science doesn't try to turn homosexuals straight. Religion does.
I have yet to see a war declared where a faction says, "Science is on our side!" Religion most definitely does.
Science doesn't encourage people to be stupid and proud of it. Religion actively *discourages* critical thinking. There are plenty of studies out there showing strong correlations between religion and education levels. (Yes, I know there are plenty of examples of this to the contrary, but these people are few and far between)
Science doesn't convince people that they should deny their children life-saving therapies. There are tons of people who have allowed their children to die because things as simple as a blood transfusion is anathema.
What's the phrase? Bad people do bad things, but religion makes good people do bad things.
So yes, we *need* to be bigoted against religion. Religion has been the direct cause of so much damage and pain in this world that it *deserves* to be hated.
As I don't have mod points, I'll just reply and say that you are correct, and it's not limited to just that.
There have already been documented incidents where people in Canada have been denied entry into the states just because they went into a hospital a decade ago for depression.
Unlike StreetView, it has *already* been demonstrated that easy access to health information will guarantee abuse.
This has nothing to do with the security industry, and everything to do with people who prefer to buy the cheapest product rather than a better quality product.
Further, this will continue to happen as long as the software industry maintains it's age-ist view that 'younger is better'. Younger people are not going to have the experience level of older people, which means they will be much more likely to make all sorts of mistakes that older people (who had also made those mistakes when they were younger, but learned from them) won't.
Between the two, there is simply no hope at all that we can have products that are anything more than mediocre quality.
How exactly is 1500-15000 worth of equipment 'hobbyists'? And that's on top of the money you've already spent on getting a 3d printer.
Then again, if you've got the disposable income to buy a 3d printer, just for fun, then I suppose these kits are equally cheap.
What would be nice would be if they could come up with *cheap* robots of this calibre. Like, a robotic version of the raspberry pi. That way those of us who arn't rich can still enjoy them and learn about more advanced robotics than a 3 wheeled soup can that follows lines.
Did Jurrassic Park come out so long ago that nobody gets the reference anymore?
At a time when news organizations are shuttering their comment sections?
One news agency after another are realizing that comments actually *hurt* readership because there are enough asshole commenters out there posting crap, that it's actually turning off readers from their service entirely.
That means we can consume our ridiculously small bandwidth quotas within 30 seconds, rather than than the 2 hours it takes now.
Just adapt existing languages so that they run inside web containers?
There are currently several HUNDRED different programming languages available right now. Why the fuck do we need more? Why does everyone feel the need to crank out new 'languages', when 90% of them are just derivatives of existing stuff and don't actually provide anything of value apart from making things that much more difficult for developers in general?
We need *less* languages, not more. Software quality has gotten really bad over the past few years, in large part because there are so many people out there who think that they're a programmer just because they know how to write a couple lines of code with the latest language du jour, and others just nod their head and accept it because it's 'new' and therefore 'better'.
Call me a fogey if you want, but tell me this... If you knew that every building you walked into, or every bridge you drove over, was created with yet another measurement system because the previous one was 'old and busted', or used brand new materials solely because the materials were new, how comfortable would you be?
While not as super-fine grained as google's permission system, they do allow you to choose what permissions you want to grant to individual application. You can even change your mind later.
There does not appear to be a shortage of apps on the Apple app store.
The idea that Google needs devs to fill up their app store is bogus. They're the dominant phone OS, by far. Developers need them, not the other way around. All this does is re-enforce the idea that we are not Google's customers. The advertisers and data miners are.
Instead of banning the devices, they could have provided extra services through them. Closed captioning, for example.
Fine, it's not FIOS. That doesn't negate the GPs argument. You agree to pay X for a certain service, and expect them to give that to you. Period.
One of the big reasons I cancelled my Netflix subscription was cause it ran like shit on my MBP.
I'm sorry, but if you can't display a simple streaming video feed, not even HD, on a quad-core i7 with a honking video card, you're doing something wrong.
You can have flexability, or you can have reliability. You can't have both.
I used to have an iPhone, but not being able to do what I wanted with it pissed me off.
So I switched to Android. Only to find out that while yes, I have fantastic control over the device, I can't rely on it for even the most basic functions. Battery life is a write-off as soon as I do anything more than basic functions that even a dumb-phone can accomplish. And the build in tools are so crap that you *have* to get external stuff in order to use the phone properly (Android *still* doesn't do native carddav/caldav? Seriously?)
So I've gone back to iOS. No, I can't do everything I could do with Android. The build in keyboard is idiotic. Why Apple won't let you do bluetooth file transfers, is beyond my comprehension. The list goes on. But I don't have to worry about it suddenly not doing stuff that was working just fine the day before. I don't have to worry about my brand new device suddenly only getting 4 hours of battery life.
It boils down to what you're willing to put up with. I have too many other things to do in my life, and I am not willing to detour those things in order to do performance profiling on my mobile device just to find out why it suddenly decided to go haywire. I'm perfectly happy to do less things, as long as it does those things well.