they're trying to ease them in gently
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... Facebook will also track your progress in Softball games using GPS and your last location on the field, if you've opted in to the Facebook Knows Where You Are at All Times product, to generate a notification when it thinks you've crossed a base or home. If you're safe, you can select "I'm Safe" and a notification and News Feed story will be generated with your updated stats.
The issue isn't that they know where you are, the issue is that they're collecting and storing location-bsed data on users who thought they had explicitly opted out of having location data collected.
I presume they also are still collecting the IP addresses, which can be run against any geolocation software they want after the fact.
so: collecting location data? Not an issue.
Using Maxmind's geoIP service? Not an issue.
Asking customers if they want to opt out of having their location data stored, and then storing it anyway? THAT is an issue.
Quoting S.R. Hadden (from Contact): "First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?"
What Mir has over Wayland is a name that is easily confused with a space station. Otherwise, it's more of a KDE vs GNOME-style issue.
Each time I see one of these articles on slashdot or elsewhere, I go through a moment of confusion as I try to figure out how someone got an interview with the guy who developed software for MIR.
That'd be a cool Slashdot interview, by the way
If your kids happen to make money, parents control that money until they are 18. They should also suffer the liability as well.
You can't have one without the other. Either children are responsible or they are not.
That reminds me: I need to LLC my kids.
"I'm not dead yet!"
"Only a "mostly" dead horse...."
Depending on whether you prefer snakes or princesses....
I presume you have the same view on other companies who own the vertical, like Apple, Sony, Honeywell and Lockeed Martin. The view being 1) it's a monopoly just because they own the vertical but have plenty of competition and 2) it's bad.
Interesting... so the best way to save a beleaguered auto mfg industry is to alienate an automobile company that's set to reinvigorate the auto mfg industry, so that they get stuff built by Toyota in Japan instead of by Detroit?
Also, as the vehicles aren't illegal to drive in MI and the current offerings require you to have significant capital and thus significant mobility, what exactly are they preventing here? New car sales in MI? Isn't this how Cuba ended up the way it did?
Their logic astounds me.
Actually, your argument hinges on not one, but two things: 1) money = speech, and 2) corporations = people.
The fact that corporations using money to get their way has been twisted by some into people exercising free speech just shows how far things have gone.
No. Lobbying involves talking and bribery involves illegal money.
Give me just one good reason why law makers would take legislation proposals written by a lobbyist who represents a non-voting entity and send it to the floor for a vote without so much as a single modification?
Because it's easier than writing it yourself? And hey... we play golf with those guys every Friday; it's not like they'd write up a proposal that's BAD, would they?
yes but does it have Jesus?
Please think of the children!
Who are downloading things w/o paying for them! Seriously, isn't that all the FBI really cares about these days - protecting copyright holders?