Nope. Can't say that I've ever encountered this on VLC on any platform.
Once you can replace an 18 wheeler's diesel engine with an electric drive system, then you've changed the world and made a real impact on emissions.
Why bother? Just run the diesel engine you already have on biodiesel.
Besides, there are far more effective ways for the president to "Lead" us into a greener future. (Maybe cutting back on those vacations that are half a planet worth of jet fuel away for one.)
More like "vacations that are a full plane load worth of secret service agents and other assorted aides away" -- if the Prez flew commercial it wouldn't be such a big deal.
It's bad enough trying to push a mere 20G into the cloud.
I don't even want to think about how long 10TB would take.
It would probably be faster to take an array and WALK across the several states between my house and my mother's house.
I really have to wonder if any of you blithering mindless "cloud zealots" actually use any of this stuff.
> Until your house burns down.
OK. So who here has ever had their house burn down? ANYONE?
Once you've got more than one copy of something it's trivial for even the biggest technical rube to sneakernet it somewhere else. On the other hand, it's terribly cumbersome to copy much of anything into the cloud.
> Certainly not ease of access across multiple devices in and out of your own network or away from your own storage. Certainly not for backup, without investing in your own off-site recovery method.
Make a friend. Store it at his house.
Rent a safety deposit box.
Buy a fire safe.
Mail a copy to your mother's house.
The problem with "the cloud" is recovery speed. Upload speeds aren't that great either.
It is when compared to 10TB of local storage.
Remotely wiping a stolen mobile phone ought to still be controlled by the main phone OS. All the modem should be responsible for is receiving the wipe request and passing it to the main OS's monitoring process.
Or an LG Nexus, if he wants a phone instead of a tablet.
The important question, which I am keenly interested in as the owner of a Nexus 5, is whether LG phones have a similar backdoor.
With some (all?) Chromebooks -- and I would expect a Chromebox to be the same -- you can just enable "developer mode" and chroot. See this article for more details.
Nonsense. It's always cheaper to pay your own way. If you are "getting something for free" through an insurance company then they are necessarily going to want their cut. ANY payment is going to have it's own transaction overhead and THAT is not cheap.
$200 is still a trivial amount for an insurance claim and something that anyone with a lick of sense or mathematical savvy should avoid.
Stuff isn't free.
> I call bullshit
Then you probably have no clue whatsoever.
Insurance rates have been climbing like crazy over the last 10 years and they were already insane in some places even before that. If you are in a major technology nexus,the rates are likely especially gruesome.
Also quite often the rate you see as a mere employee is just PART of the total cost.
The idea of liberating us from our employers sound nice. I just don't believe for a minute that the ACA is actually going to achieve that.
The status quo will continue regardless of what that is in your particular jurisdiction (individual insurance feasible or not).
All true. These kinds of people simply don't care. They will actively chase off anyone that stands as a voice of reason. They will just accuse you of being an industry shill.
They don't want reality getting in the way of their politics.
Same goes for the EPA BTW.
So, are you saying that we lost our Freedom around 1914? I'm very curious, what was happening then? Well, there was the build up to the Great Depression. I'm probably giving you too much credit. You probably just don't know how old our country is.
Federal Income Tax. Evidently, I know your history at least somewhat better than you do.
The Free Market is a lie. It has never existed, and it never will.
That's putting it straight, sure... Completely false, but nicely straightforward, thank you.
Mind you, the CIA and the NSA have been doing this shit for decades now
CIA and NSA are only invading my privacy. It is a serious transgression, to be sure, but they don't care, how I raise my children, what I am paid, what sort of light-bulbs I use (a new excuse for the government to check my bedroom), nor, indeed, where and I how I buy my car — just to put this conversation back on topic.
You should read up on what the US did in South America
Stopping the spread of Communism — the deadliest school of thought known to man (even Hitler's peculiar strand of Fascism is but a distant second) — was and remains something to be proud of. Compare Chile, where we succeeded, with Cuba, where we failed... One is Latin America's top economy, the other a crap-hole, which even Michael Moore's brilliant propaganda can't turn into a chicken sandwich.
But we are talking about domestic laws, not foreign policy, so let's stick to that.
If you don't want to help the needy, fund basic education for the betterment of all
I don't want to be forced at gun-point to pay for all those things — and that's exactly, how IRS collects the monies. But, if I must subsidize those poor, would you accept their disenfranchisement? For any recipient of public assistance is to state the Pauper's Oath — and not participate in any poll while receiving such assistance and for, say, three more months after recovering their self-sufficiency?
Why wouldn't you accept that — the unfortunates temporarily down on their luck will not care, while the life-long takers will, at least, lose their say in the affairs of the country. No, it is neither a poll tax nor a property requirement — you can be dirt poor and still vote, as long as you don't ask for public assistance.
Still a no?..
I don't know where you got shelter and telephone service from...
From the government's subsidies for housing projects, fuel assistance, and the telephones — both wired and cellular (affectionately referred to as "Obamaphones"). Evidently, I know more about the country's present than you as well — not just history.
go live in fucking Somalia
(Manners, young man, manners. If you lose your temper, I win.) Why don't you instead go live in fancy North Korea — where laws abound, effective taxes exceed 90% (what is not government-provided is unaffordable) and every one is equally poor?
With my taxes, I buy civilization. I'm going to bike my hippy ass to work tomorrow on publicly funded roads
Is not it terrible, that one still has to pay for the bicycle to enjoy those publicly funded roads? Is not it time, we started buying ourselves even more civilization by providing free bicycles (and, of course, helmets) too?
Start with something by Howard Zinn.
Sorry, but no. I read enough garbage written by Communists (and Socialists — the Communists-lite) while growing up — had to. Worker's paradise, you know... But, if we are exchanging reading suggestions, may I recommend Robert Heinlein?
Yes. Re-ripping my media hoard would suck. This applies equally well to my music as it would to my video. It's simply not something I want to have to do again. The overhead of a 2nd array is worth the potential bother.
In a couple years it won't even be an issue and it will be laughable that anyone ever thought it was.