This is the sane way to do it, but it still falls on me to do this. I get spreadsheets from others and I *fix* them. I would rather they talk to me first and then I build it correctly and then things just work. *sigh*
Truly, you nailed it on the head. Demographics. What they need to sell advertising to make money to have an income and pay for the sites expenses. Maybe they want more? From what I see, the Beta says this site will become less. Hopefully I am wrong, but my experience over the years in all products has been the more a company tries to look like another company, the more they are abandoning their current market in favor of a different market. Most people still think the grass is greener in the other yard. If the site heads that way, I will not follow. I will just aggregate my own news and look elsewhere for online social discussions.
Of course, the reality is, as slashdot leaves its old product behind, the market it once served will seek out and likely find or create a replacement. Markets and people tend to do those things and their are many brilliant people in this crowd with enough gumption to do just that.
Okay, I just had to bite.
The real problem is not the word, but the grammar.
Change it to read:
He wrote a story about a fictitious miracle done in the past by this specific monk.
I believe this communicates the intent correctly. The story is real, the miracle is not.
Serious question: Is this a real problem anywhere in the world besides the US and certain Middle Eastern countries?
The railroads did exactly that in many cases when they were first laid down.
It will be made illegal. In many ways it already is. You must submit the key to encrypted material if proper law enforcement asks. Your lines are allowed to be tapped. Your locks are allowed to be broken.
The problem is not the agency, but the paranoid and ruthless people who abuse it. There are many people in law enforcement/intelligence communities who are honest law abiding citizens! There are a few who are not. The question becomes how do we watch the watchers? How do we catch the abusers? I am not sure this will ever be an easy thing to do. Knowledge is the most powerful tool one can have, and for those with an illegal or perverse agenda, the gathering of information provides opportunities to gain leverage over others, advantages in business and political dirt to get what they want. So, they will always try to use the system.
So long as the people who take power (not the elected officials, but the string pullers), have that power, and we the people allow them to, this is how it will be. There is no way at the moment to record anything and expect absolute security. I am not sure your own mind will be safe for much longer. It has always been this way. There is always someone, or a few people conspiring to control as much as possible around them through whatever means, legal, moral, ethical or not to do what they want. Some do it in the name of a god, some in the name of patriotism, some just because it is what they want.
What really needs to be figured out is how to stop these people from doing what they do. I do not think it is possible, as the people stopping them will most likely be those people.
Right. They run different versions of windows, many of which are incompatible with each other. Most of the versions have changes to them that make them incapable of being used and programmed on in non-generic ways as a single build. So your point was? And they (MS) still pull stuff like Metro in the search of the *single* solution.
Windows 95 -> Windows ME -> Windows XP -> Windows Vista -> Windows 7 -> Windows 8.... (not including the server versions or mobile versions of MS Windows).
For our next trick, we shall make one vehicle that runs on two and four wheels, flies, floats, submerges, is sporty, family friendly, industrial strength, cheap, luxurious, compact, roomy