This is the trolling style I prefer. Well done, sire.
> So, Microsoft finally does something no geek could object to...
A PR exercise, you mean?
Did I get it wrong or the NSA or some other agency can force a business to reveal its costumers' data AND keep silent about it?
If so, every privacy and encryption statement should include this fact. It doesn't? Then it's a PR exercise.
Do you NOT object to PR exercise about something as delicate as online security? I do.
If you think human behavior is not intangibly arcane, you haven't frequented enough women. Given that this is slashdot, there is no need for further elaboration.
Scientists can zap synapses to make this intangibly arcane stuff more or less variated, so what?
The personal computer is not a form factor, it is a philosophy.
No dependence on centralized service, computing done by the user, for the user.
Unless done properly, cloud and toys (smartphones, tablets) are a regression into the mainframe era. Give your toys enough control and you'll see.
Also, safety is dependent on the situation. A heavy car is safer when somebody crunches into you, but what about having to brake and/or change direction quickly to avoid something or somebody?
Electronics forgive many mistakes but what about an assisted steering failure that suddenly gives the driver a heavy wheel, and by the time that you think "what the fu..." you're already off the road?
Or what about the car getting outside the parameters that electronics can handle? From a reactive and predictable thing to a two ton, jelly wheeled, impossible to correct monster in less than 1 sec.
So, labeling the car as difficult to drive is a good thing, staying wary of all the other cars which are reportedly easier to drive is even better.
As I like to put it:
plants steal each other the light of the sun;
herbivores eat plants;
carnivores eat herbivores:
we set the record straight.
Corporations are persons and don't vote. Maybe chimps will be able to lobby, though.
What if I train a primate-turned-legal-person to shoot somebody? right now i'd be the assassin and the primate a weapon, I guess if the primate is a person it will collect responsibility and the judge will have to prove I am the instigator?
I duped the comment below, you can bring out the champagne.
This explains why babies see the windows splash screen and begin crying.
BTW, turns out Lamarck got it right.
Well, technically it is wooshy on the slim chance that you consider Dutch a culture.
I needed to listen to an awful lot of techno EPs and to forget about a lot of paintings, to be able to do that myself.
A race when an opponent has reached the finish line in friggin 1969?
Well, apparently a man on the moon is the second technological feat that is impossible today but achievable in the 70.
The first one is packaging things in a way that can be opened easily. I could easily open a pack of c90 tapes one handed as a 10 years old, I couldn't do the same with CDRs at 25 using both hands, i can't unpack an SD card without some tool now. I guess lasers will be needed in 10 years.
We had an opportunity for a "no chance in hell" to actually happen, and we wasted it on a frigging space iceball?
> Anyway my point is just because you start somewhere doesn't mean that's where you stay.
Said the programmer, about a situation which won't repeat itself unless we magically uninvent PCs and start all over again.
The computer average user, instead, cried: WHERE ARE MY ICONS? THEY USED TO BE HERE at every slight change of any desktop.
If the OS taught at school did not matter, school would have no special programs with MS or any other, it's this simple.
Jo dawg, I herd you liked dupes.