Genders, races, and social classes have different genetic makeups and hence different abilities.
It's taboo to say this. You should ask yourself why.
It's widely accepted that there are fewer genetic similiarities between individuals of the same 'race' as there are between individuals from different 'races.' There is tremendous overlap in most behavioural characteristics and physical abilities between male and female genders - most distributions appear bi-modal but in many cases 40+ % of the population falls on the side of the distribution attributed to the 'other' gender. You you refer to as taboo is taboo because it's wrong.
WTF, it's "fucking great to be a white male" because you're "more likely to be born to rich parents"...even if you weren't? Your think like a racist.
Being born to rich parents is advantageous. Looking like someone who's more likely to be born to rich parents is also a benefit.
I see your point but really, drop the "womyn-born-womyn" thing, it's...weird to read. I assume you must be transgendered? (which is totally fine by me, it's not like you got a choice) . In that case I get why you say it, but really, women since birth are still the norm, it's off to make the distinction in this context.
Making the distinction is a way of drawing attention to the norm of describing trans-gendered people as trans-gendered rather than as the gender they choose to identify with. Maybe a bit passive agressive, but hardly unwarranted.
On the bright side, algorithm-driven machines are unlikely to pull their guns just because they have an attitude problem like some cops do.
No, an algorithm won't have an attitute problem. It might be selected by a human with a so-called algorithm problem, though. Feel safer?
The effect will hopefully be for users to make their own damn vpn (really, it's not hard) and stop trusting third parties for things that should be confidential.
Setting up your own VPN isn't going to fix a thing. Whether you establish your credentials in plaintext or encrypted, there is a MiTM vector for capturing those credentials - unless you're moving data by sneakernet.
The only one that's ripping me off right now is AT&T, and that's only because Comcast would screw me harder. All I'm buying from them is DSL and I'm paying $47 a month. Meanwhile on my phone I not only get unlimited internet* (with email from my 10 year old address, YouTube, Google), but a phone with long distance, voicemail, 411, roaming, all unlimited and included in the $42 I pay them. I'm not going to name them but they're not the only ones and some may even be better. I've been with them for 5 years with no problems except their website is an ugly clusterfuck, but most are these days.
Hell, even my credit card company doesn't screw me over, and I'll bet most of you the people you guys deal with don't screw you, either. But you're nerds, and we're not normal (at least I'm not). I use a small local bank, and they're damned near free. Wasting your money is stupid.
But most people? Hell, I'll tell people what I'm paying for my phone when they're paying three times that for less stuff, and they go on using the expensive carrier they're with. And switching carriers is easy; maybe expensive if you're on a contract but easy.
Why in the hell am I paying seven dollars more for internet alone than a phone WITH internet?? I guess because there's competition in the cell phone business. I wish my phone company sold internet.
* I listen to KSHE on it all day long at work, that's eight hours a day using its radio, plus when I ask it the temperature or read a novel or newspaper
Yikes. My "cell phone" company offers just LTE internet as a service. If I used my device as a phone only (say, 2000-3000 minutes and as many text messages) I'd pay $12/month. Voice and text data is small data.
My first computer was an Apple ][e from a garage sale at the age of eight (circa 1993) and it took me very little time (maybe a year) to figure out how to dial up the local freenet on my 1200/300 baud (couldn't get a stable connection at 1.2 kbaud!) modem, register an account with a completely fabricated credit card number and fictitious identity (I recall I specified my address as 123 Pooskin Rd.), and enjoy several months of access to lynx and pine. Ah, the good old days...
Of course, when my parents found out, they freaked out and made me call up the freenet folks and apologize. I pretended to leave a message on their answering machine but (thanks to text files I'd read) I knew to put my finger on the "hang-up" switch while reciting my apology and explanation. The account worked for several more years (bless those techno-anarchists' hearts for recognizing a kid in need), but my dad went ahead and purchased PPP dial-up service shortly afterwards to prevent any more "incidents."
The moral of this story? If your kid needs mobile LTE internet, better give him a phone. Otherwise, he's going to get an early start on subversive behavior, perhaps stealing other people's phones.
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