The story of ACORN is a perfect example of how media manipulators manufactured a scandal -- literally creating reality for movement conservatives -- in order to shut the group down. To this day, some GOP congress critters are unaware that ACORN is defunct. The interesting thing is, the more outraged a person is (politically), the easier they are to manipulate. It is all rather ironic.
The.black sheep of our family favored a 12 cylinder Packard back in the days when if you could make it to the state line you were as safe as houses.
The federal police power was built on putting an end to this kind of thing.
Ulbricht conceived and managed a criminal enterprise on a global scale.
He hired a quack, a Dr. Feelgood, to give his business the anarchic-libertarian shine the geek loves so well. I can't help wondering how many will go to their graves following the good doctor's advice.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
"Short-term dalliances" tend not to nearly bankrupt a company.
- Pull the plug on the hunt for Bin Ladin
- Ignore warnings of an imminent terrorist attack
- Invade Iraq until false pretenses
- Give huge tax cuts that apparently pay for themselves with economic growth
- Stack government science committees with fundies
- Use a pseudo-scientific definition of life to pull funding on stem cell research
I am sure that Gore would have made many annoying mistakes, but you are fooling yourself if you think both parties are the same.
People in politics are motivated as much by their personal beliefs as anything else. Judge them by what they do.
Redo slashdot, allow markdown, bbedit, html, LaTeX.. editing.
Design a proper responsive layout (It was not Beta) and keep it about tech
Personally, I find markup on a laptop or tablet pure agony and a distraction from what I want and need to post. The informal forum for me.
The days when the geek could wall himself off from the world are long gone, every decision he makes exists within a larger social context.
That is why stories like Gamersgate touch a raw nerve and can't be wished away.
Live action and animation are two separate departments. Animation knows WTF it's doing, live action not so much.
The distinction between live action and animation has been blurred for decades.
Tron is the primal example. Rocket Raccoon is a fully realized character in Guardians of the Galaxy and not the comic relief or the blink-and-you'll miss it Easter Egg cameo of Howard The Duck.
It could very well be that Microsoft has decided to give something away without expecting anything in return.
Given their track record, it seems somewhat unlikely.
That link doesn't say anything about the inevitable updates for Windows 10 being free.
Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but this IS microsoft we're talking about here.
There has to be something here which is screwing over users, we just have to figure out what it is.
I understand MS wants to make Windows 10 a subscription model.
I wonder if that means this free upgrade will be suddenly start asking for subscription money (i.e. turn ransomware) in a year.
This is a win if you like big scifi movies that make billions of dollars, it's a loss if you liked a little bit of diversity in your movies.
Disney took a chance on Marvel properties as original, eccentric and obscure as Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6.
It did rather well by Wreck-It Ralph.
Which was rooted in character and story, not special effects.