Build youreself a "guest" VM with browser of choice and script protection.
As a white-ish american male, I'm told I have to accept constant assaults on my religion, that a jar of urine with a crucifix in it is indeed art, that I have to treat lifestyles I do not agree with as acceptable by society, that I should accept every view no matter how absurd has some form of merit and thus tolerate it, that sexuality is both something one is born with and a also a choice depending on the person, regardless of the genitalia they were born with.
Yet let a person stand for their principals, that openly speak out of their beliefs, fiscal or social, that go against the wave of "social justices", and they shall be shouted down, ridiculed, and driven from any endeavor by a foaming mob.
Card is a renowned story teller. To have his story killed off because of his personal beliefs is a testament to what is wrong with any society.
It's the same as labeling a heretic of Galileo or Copernicus and dismissing their works simply because their points of view differ from the pervading mob consciousness.
It's the use of political correctness to enforce censorship of unpleasant view points by permanent "victim classes".
A sad thing indeed.
Radar to Rarget, Radar Rreturn, Video Capture, Process, Transmit to Ground Operator, Human Processing and Decision, Transmission of Commands, Actuating of Commands.
Increase for transmission times for distance and relays such as satellites.
Talk about intolerable lag. For a fighter, impossible. For a Ground Strike where the craft is considered highly expendable, sure, maybe, but we already have that.
Then you factor in jamming and such...
Humans still better.
As I recall, the only time anyone listened is when a bunch of awesome-sauce physicists warned that the nazis were working on atomic weapons research. Obviously, we couldn't let a mineshaft gap of that size exist, so we had to beat them to it.
Much more instances of ignoring, like agent orange for example.
Unless you're telling about a really neat new way to stick it to the enemy, or an asteroid will kill us allin 6 months unless we send Bruce Willis and Ben Afleck to nuke it (because blowing shit up is effing awesome), you're just not that interesting.
More like a nagging wife:
Blah blah good of humanity blah blah anti-matter reactor blah blah free energy blah blah big bada boom blah blah... wait, did you say big effing explosions? Annihilation of matter, particularly ENEMY matter? You have my attention sirs, please proceed...
Apparently some liberals can't spell.
I presume you meant "Wholly overrated".
You also presume that communities aren't willing to foot the bill for armed school guards.
It's up to that community to decide how to spend it's budget.
If a community it decides an armed baby sitter is more important than adding another unionized non-armed baby sitter that spews indoctrination, it's their' choice.
Neither does making a plastic box with a spring in it.
It takes the actions of a person:
1) Fill box w/ spring with rounds
2) Insert box into firearm
3) Charge/Ready firearm
4) Disengage Safety
5) Point firearm at target
6) Depress trigger of firearm
The firearm nor the magazine fired themselves. It takes a person to do it.
If they were provably wrong, there wouldn't be legitimate scientists arguing the opposite. The research and entire datasets (not just subsections that support ones theory to justify continued grant funding) would be freely available to all as well as the methodologies, models, and procedures to use the data to exactly replicate the results by independent groups to confirm or dismiss like 90s era cold fusion.
That's called science.
Simply accepting something as fact from those with sociopolitical interests in skewing results to favor a given opinion without verification; and then condemning valid counter arguments is the same as decreeing that geocentrism is the only possible model of the heavens, and executing those that disagree as heretics.
Amusing, lumping together global warming (is that even the name of the new scare anymore?) and GMO.
I don't think one can easily find a "Climate Change" denier. Everyone knows climates change over time.
What you will find are those that deny that climate change is more than minutely affected by man made causes.
The best professional help is reality.
It's harsh, it's tough, but you can either learn to adapt or go hungry.
Bunch of spoiled bleeding heart pansies saying "oooh, get the kid help for his addiction".
On whose dime?
He's an adult, toss him out on the street.
"oooh, but addictions are tough to break".
Who cares. He can break himself of whatever addiction or live in an ally behind a dumpster with the other trash.
Why must "modern: societies keep propping up and coddling layabouts and wastrels who make poor life decisions?
It doesn't help society, it holds it back having to drag along those who could carry themselves.
If Panda tasted good, they'd never go extinct.
Cows, chickens, and pre-bacon will be around until humans are extinct!
There is a jerk like this at the local grocery store every weekend selling cheap rips of current movies out of a shopping cart right under the No Soliciting and No Loitering sign. No one else cares because, well it's, Miami, hardly anyone speaks english at that store (much to my annoyance) or cares much about anything.
Personal use is one thing, outright selling pirated discs is another.
MPAA, I hate you. Please burn and die.
But, if you are by chance reading, this jerk operates at the Publix on sw 132 and 8th street during weekends. Throw away the key.
A demand is just that, a demand, an insistent request, to be agreed upon or rejected.
If one hypothetically believes that IE provides a benefit or some sort of cost savings to their business, why should the people one hires to work with it simply demand it be changed.
No, instead, come up with reasonable presentation and metrics showing the cost benefits to switching out. Helping a person to see a different point of view is often better in the long run than showing a different view down their throat.
Don't need a lousy stinking union for that.
In addition to changing platform, also remember that there are costs in retraining personnel who are not developers and can barely function with computers as it is, the costs of IT changing system settings, OS policies, machine images, etc. The savings of hours for a team of developers dealing IE incompatibilities, compared to the hours of other employees adapting to the change may outweigh the benefits in cost analysis. Esp when devs are typically salary, and others hourly, a project may take a bit longer for devs, but the hours spent retraining staff is more expensive.
Communicate and have compelling fiscal reasons, don't dictate and threaten stoppage. We are nerds. The rest of employees typically don't like us to begin with bc we constantly tell them how stupid they are for installing virus on their own machines or that they can't email that 300 meg power point with video and music and aren't as empathetic to a a nerd work stoppage.
Threepio said it best...
Someone who has exp with multiple versions of windows servers. 2000 is a good cutoff point. They should understand Active Directory. Thoroughly. If doing anything web based, know about asp and
Exchange and or MS SQL experience is also a plus, but only if the windows boxes will be running them.
Everything back in the days prior to 1.4 was a nightmare. Unfortunately, that is were most criticisms of java originated. Quite a few enterprise apps i've been forced to use have never been recompiled since 1.3 and are very temper-mental, usually requiring an older JVM and swing was horrid back then. Java really came into it's stride IMO once it hit 1.5. Since then, most (not all) complaints about performance, ui performance, and a lot of other things are moot, but people still like to kick those cans down the road. It'll never be as fast as c++, but it's pretty damn fast in the modern era.