Give it time, not everything can change extremely fast, especially on PC where things have pretty much been the same for almost 20 years now.
Cough sputter- What?! Are you seriously saying that the PC as a gaming platform is roughly the same as in 1994?
Here's a quick example of the sort of change that's happened:
In 1994, most PC gaming was still done in DOS, on computers without a dedicated graphics card. Games drew to a framebuffer. There was only a single processor, and there was only a single application running (ignoring Win3.1's cooperative multitasking, but most games required that Windows be shut off first anyway). The application had unfettered access to memory, and when it crashed it usually took the entire system along with it. CD drives were a novelty, and 14.4k modems were all there was in the way of "networked multiplayer", but they tied up the phone line so you couldn't stay on too long.
The NSA is a spy agency by charter. Spies can and do go beyond the letter of the law in order to fulfill their mission of protecting their country from its enemies... it would be shocking if they didn't.
This is America. Nobody is supposed to be above the law, especially the government.
Congress may not be concerned with the NSA's actions, but they've already proven themselves willing to trade away our freedoms wholesale so that they can claim to be "tough on terror" during the next election cycle. We need to hold their feet to the fire and make them reign in the NSA.
Also, If anyone knows of a music player for Android which can do the same, I'd love to hear of it.
I should note that I had to google how to change some of these back to original settings, as not all of these are changed from control panel. and the actual setting I was looking for is hiding behind a GUI element that doesn't look clickable. That annoyed me more than anything else.
I'd like to add my voice to this: What the hell are UI designers smoking these days? There used to be a time when user interfaces were very direct and to-the-point about what the user could and could not click to make things happen. Now we're seeing all these awful "flat" interfaces where it's nearly impossible to tell what can be interacted with and what's just there as part of the background!
The fact that Apple - who claim to be #1 in user interface design - seems to be leading this charge is mind-boggling to me. Why Windows and Ubuntu are following along is unfathomable.
Not trying to blame the victim, but going online without NoScript these days is simply foolish.
The Left is much more chummy with Iran than the Right. True to form, with the communist totalitarians in the dustbin of history, Islamic totalitarianism is the new darling of the left. Back to the Cave theocratic totalitarianism - now that's Progress!
True, the left is more chummy with Iran than the right, but only because anything is more chummy than declaring "they're part of an axis of eeeeeevil!"
By the by, blanket statements comdenming groups of people as "evil" come most frequently from the mouths of those favoring theocratic totalitarianism.
I don't know that the media has changed that much. The media, along with the universities, is an arm of our progressive theocracy. They will hold people on the right accountable, but not the left. Rage against Nixon. Rage against Pinochet. But praise and fawning over Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. The left has no standard of justice beyond power - that which furthers their power is good.
Greetings, being from a bizarre parallel universe! Before you interact with anyone else, I must be quick to point out that nobody in the media or universities of this dimension praises Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot. In fact, asserting something so ridiculous will get you nothing but strange looks, scorn, or sarcastic responses!