A: You can't.
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A: You can't.
I also know that an objective discussion of authority must include human beings as an hierarchical animal, and that the cultures we build from this are in large part responsible for us being able to have this conversation. I don't have the time, or expertise, to question the myriad decisions made every day by people in authority which affect my life. Neither do you. A pragmatic response to this may be to choose to which hierarchies I belong.
The authority I'm questioning is this site in general. The signal to noise ratio is getting worse, encouraged by the editors who have a financial interest in the number of ad impressions generated by it. That the majority of posts in a thread about malware ( a problem which affects everyone, especially those in computing, via spam ) spreading to a previous uninfected platform is discussed with schadenfreude based on Apple's marketing that Apple users are 'different' is disappointing. I have both a mac and a PC under my desk and have noticed no change in personality as I move between them.
The wrong assumption geek/nerd = intelligent = objective is mine. I'll reexamine as a social stigma labelling I've never felt personally.
Yes, I know, you REALLY don't care.
It's a real shame. If anyone passing by knows of a tech forum which has a higher % of discussion to zealotry, please pm me.
I have doubts at this stage that html5/js is the one size fits all future solution. It's fragmented before reference implementation and it's best features are unavailable on some browsers ( WebGL on IE, Etc. ).
I also have doubt that Adobe will release a sleek and secure Flash player. Though we've yet to see fallout from html/js implementation security lapses, ( http://www.us-cert.gov/current > WebGL ). We've yet to see the rise of annoying html adverts which use core browser functionality and so aren't easily disabled. Flash may yet not be the greater evil. ( Keeping multimedia in a plugin works for me. )
I wouldn't put it past Apple to sell 'Now with Flash !' at a later date either.
I want accelerated 3d to everyone who accesses it with a modern browser, I'll happily deal with differing workload per device. Currently it's not only impossible, but there is no clear way to see it happening.
It's currently a fragmented mess mirroring previous OS 'wars', that's being used politically by large corporations. The standards body has changed it's idea of progress to match these commercial concerns and it is not certain now these differences will ever be reconciled.
So that would put me in the 'fuck off' camp. A good standard wouldn't require me to 'get behind it', it should be an obvious choice providing uniformity when adhered to. It doesn't. It now may never.
I find their professional product, once learned, ( Mac Pro, OSX ) to increase my efficiency over all tested alternatives. ( tbh. I've only used BeOS a little )
The FAA didn't chose this, the airline asked them to look into the 'look into' the iPad, and no one has paid them to 'look into' any other device. You're very welcome to.
Please look at where your post could be considered a 'personal war'. It is not the responsibility of anyone here to prove anything to you, rather the opposite, it is your responsibility to prove your opinion is worthwhile by ensuring it is free from untested personal bias.
There is also an insidious creep in the reasoning for war, and in the acceptance of collateral damage ( people who have had their human rights denied in the most permanent way ).
War over human rights, war over oil, war on inanimate objects ( drugs ). You're defending the idea of war over functionality in a games console ?
I think this is worse, as it denies both human rights and property rights.
Also. As this is purportedly a science based site, the only way to keep a frog in a slowly heated pan of water is to take it's brain out first. Maybe you could use this as an analogy for your slow decent into believing war is a suitable solution to every problem.
Harmful to, harm to others around you.
Iirc, Prof. David Nutt was the former UK government drug adviser until his arguments about the relative harmlessness of cannabis we're ignored by the government.
Apologies, people working in interesting OS stuff, I mean the times of 'OMG overlapping windows' are past.