SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
Data lines are always sold at a loss.
So they're being dishonest. You sell me a car that you say drives at 150 mph, I expect the car can go to 150 mph. I understand that it won't run at 150 mph every second I'm driving, but there are a lot of people that never see the speeds advertised.
You don't have to feel sorry for us in the telecom industry, but we're certainly not raking in huge profits at your expense as many seem to think. My industry is dying.
Bullshit. Looking at the past five years of financial data, I see that the big cable companies' value and returns have increased in leaps and bounds.
Under the agreement, announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the company will admit that it misled U.S. consumers by making deceptive statements about two safety issues affecting its vehicles. As a result, Toyota will pay a $1.2-billion financial penalty under a "deferred prosecution agreement."
The article also said, "the payments are unlikely to hurt Toyota's finances much." It seems even if the government has decided to punish Toyota, the consumer hasn't.
The poster I responded was essentially arguing that the US should not be engaged in military action to defend itself as long as disease killed more people. It was a nonsense argument whether you apply it to national defense or law enforcement, which is what I was demonstrating.
Whoa, whoa. Don't you put words in my mouth; I never said anything of the sort. Full stop.
All I did was re-print some fatality statistics that showed the numbers argument is worthless when justifying the war on terror. I didn't think my brevity would be taken to mean so much more.
Honestly, you can blast the shit out of [actual] terrorists and I'll cheer, go get em & godspeed. But to state that the reaction to 9/11 and other terrorist attacks is proportionate to the amount of lives and money lost is just not true. If it were, at least some of the other more significant causes of fatalities and monetary loss would have more of a reaction than 9/11. Its not about the numbers, it is about the reaction to being violated. Its about revenge, and making the disproportionate response known... the cost of such future attacks outweigh any benefit.
And the putz thing was a bit too much. My apologies, I'm sure you're not a penis.
I can't let this go.
Estimated US deaths due to alcohol: 80,000... per year. The estimated economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption (in 2006) were $223.5 billion
Lets look at some other numbers from the CDC on deaths in 2010...
Heart disease: 597,689
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
Motor Vehicular-related: 32,885
So don't go on about how the Afghanistan campaign is proportionate. You look like a putz.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.