Wow, you beat me to pointing out the most ear gratingly bad quote of the piece.
They're the kind that you can run up and down. They're great, as long as:
1) you have a soft surface ( padded matt, etc) to stand on.
2) you have the ability to change it up, so you can sit for maybe an hour spaced throughout the day.
no problem adjusting to it.
I run VISTA, of all things. I know how to do maintenance, repairs, speed it up, defrag, turn off unnecessary programs, etc. But you know what? If I wanted to do this, I'd go to work and get paid for it.
I figure, load the system up with extra memory and faster drives, and not worry about it.
As of this writing, my system is something like 8 years old and ungodly slow. fifteen minute boot time.
I could take the time to clean it and carefully reinstall all the oddball programs I run on the thing, optimize it, etc.
But if I'm going to take the time to do that, I'll just get a new system anyway, it needs updating.
So they don't open the diplomatic bag, they just "hold" it for a few weeks because of a security issue. Anyone inside, not so lucky.
Is not that we're all being spied on. ( Which, I should note, I think is evil and should stop)
It's that every country that's moaning about being spied upon, given the exact same resources, would do it themselves in a heartbeat.
I would argue further.
Marriage is now the domain of NON-STATE/FEDERAL entities, and let it exist as such, since there are obviously various definitions of it coming into existence.
Wanna get married? Fine, do it.
Your Church/social club/culture believes in marriage between (insert some definition of marriage here)? Fine, go ahead.
Want the state to grant tax rights, parental rights, etc? Nope, sorry, fill out the form establishing these things if you want them. If you want to marry your (insert definition of partner/s here), then fill out the appropriate paperwork for them to visit you in the hospital, whatever: file it, you're good to go.
The issue is not so much that everyone wants their thing. It's that everyone wants their things and wants the state to back them up on it and for everyone to pat them on the back and agree with them.
Would this kill the concept of marriage? almost certainly, over time.
When logging onto slashdot today, I thought to myself. "I know this has absolutely no connection to technology*, but I"m sure I'll see gay marriage somewhere up there.".
Lo and behold, there it is.
May I suggest a new topic: "What is your favority candy?" or how about "Cute Kitten Photos"
*- I know someone will suggest "but lots of techs are gay"
I grew tired of receiving solicitations, so I sent $1.00 to PETA under the name "Eaton Mheet".
God was it fun, for at least a year after that I continually recieved requests from them under that name.
But but the drought! water wasting! plant ugly drought tolerant plants ( ie, no trees).
Sorry, knee jerk reaction, I'm from California where everyone is busy destroying the evil trees.
So wait, you're currently 13?
Please use paragraphs, or something to split up your logic. I have to change my fonts just to make your post readable.
I am in no way commenting on your content, rather it's presentation.
I'd like to read it, it just hurts.
there has to be something wrong with it. Or it has to somehow ban guns.
except no swiping, etc. just a phone.
Guess I'm insane. I use a dryer. No outside drying allowed on balcony, Condo already has a problem with ventilation in the bathroom areas. If I'm not using a dryer, I'm living in swamp world.