on the other hand, some would say he had balls for standing up to the oppressors. he stands up for what he thinks is right, and you say "well, it's your own fault" when he gets deported? perhaps if more people stood up, not less, we wouldn't have these problems, regardless of having crossed some arbitrary boundary like a nation-state border. we're all humans, irrespective of where we are. show some backbone and stop being so subservient to power
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Rather than trying to get people using what is frankly an arcane and imprecise tool, we would be better off removing the incentive which makes data theft valuable. This then becomes and economic and social problem rather than technical. there are few situations where the latter can be solved well with the former
which is against the TOS of the great panopticon
i read it a while back on
so, dear leader has already apparently already broken a law he's enacted
also, check out yacy - yacy.de
very powerful, decentralised, open source. excellent. i ran a node for a while on my vps, the results were good although it struggled on 384MB of RAM
And what's the flip side?
Traditional financing. You finance a car, a house, a TV, why not an education?
This puts college education back in the private sector (that is, without government meddling). Let the market decide.
why would that help things? the problem with letting the market decide, is of course it advantages those who will do well in the market. and you know who those are? yeah, rich people. markets revolve around money, so having money will let you control them.
and being down on "government meddling", then suggesting "market meddling" is kind of confusing. why would the market be any better at regulating/providing than the government?
this is ideology, plain and simple. no analysis of whether it's good for HUMANS, only an appeal to an abstract set of relations we call 'the market'. didn't this all go wrong in 1929, with reliance on pure market forms? and several other times before and since?
also, education is a public good, it adds to society through the generation of knowledge which all can use and benefit from. an individual owning a car doesn't benefit society in the same way, in fact I'd argue it significantly detracts from society. society gains, so society pays
instead of letting the market decide what's good for people, how about we let people decide what's good for people? it's called democracy
doesn't ajaxterm already do this?
you're going travelling, to experience new cultures, people and ideas
put down the computer; the world won't end if you can't access slashdot and your email for a few months
i'm sure there are many ways to get around not having internet access - use phone banking, get your bank to automatically pay off your c card, use internet cafes for email (if you really must), or use a phone to call people.
why on earth you feel a need to access your investment account from the depths of south america, i'm not sure.
using spammers to create AI which allows us to catch/ignore/prevent spamming?
well done america, another reason to gain respect from the world
perversely to what you would think, less-safe cars encourage safer driving, so REDUCING crashes
when drivers are concerned about what will happen if they crash, they tend to drive more slowly, leave a bigger gap in front, and generally behave themselves. similar trends happen when drivers don't wear seatbelts, etc.
look up any risk research by John Adams for more information
no it isn't fine - 34mpg blows
you yanks are convinced that 30mpg is some sort of decent figure for fuel economy - go buy a japanese super-mini (quit whining about it being a girl's car) and revel in the 40mpg+ efficiency
and funding the terrorists.
how else did you think osama's family made their billions?
oh, the irony......
Starting July 9th, we will launch openmoko.com and start taking orders.
We're going to sell the Neo Base for $300. The Neo Advanced will be $450.
The Neo 1973 is certainly a worth a look if your in the market for a phone"
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