One of the big issues with flashing lights is that they have to avoid frequencies which set off epileptic seizures. The last thing you want is for the driver of that hunk of metal behind you to have a seizure behind the wheel, stomping on the gas and jerking to the right as they collapse in a frothing fit...
There's a big difference. Dish pays for broadcast rights. Use of the internet is not a question, legally. It's just a transmission medium.
So as long as Dish is paying their fees, they should be free and clear.
Sure. He's blown his eardrums with 10 years of over-amplified stage work. He probably can't hear worth shit anymore and is constantly going "Hunh?" to his wife.
I can type a copy of whatever I want to paste far more quickly than I can shift my hand to do it with the mouse, or I can use these little features offered by control keys like ^V and ^C. The mouse is a crutch.
It's a good thing for everyone but the US, so fuck the US.
You do realize that if you're sending email about a commercial product it's a commercial email, right?
It doesn't have to be advertising -- it just has to be commercial in nature, as in about a product that you charge for, not commercial as in advertising.
That may be technically the case, but IBM, Oracle, and Sybase/SAP have all asked for permission to keep sending technical newsletters. No one wants to take a chance that some bozo is going to interpret a technical notice as being spam and laying charges accordingly.
What were simple mailing lists now require an authorization database to comply. In many cases companies are just going to shut down the lists rather than go to the expense/hassle of authorization databases or risking non-compliance claims.
On the bright side, it's nice to see US companies abiding by foreign laws for a change. For far too long they've gone with the attitude "we're on US soil, so we only have to follow US law", but now they're finally waking up to the fact that they have to follow the laws of every jurisdiction they do business in, or stop doing business there.
The whole approach reminds me of a "graphical programming" tool for web interfaces that I used a few years back. While I was intrigued to try something new, I soon realized it was the slowest and clumsiest means of programming I had ever used, and just as prone to errors (though not syntax errors -- but those are but a small fraction of the mistakes programmers make, especially with any decent syntax highlighting editor.)
The whole point of a shell is to not need the mouse. Keyboarding is inherently faster than mousing -- you're using 8 fingers, not one pointer -- especially if you're a touch typist.
Being able to put your commands in a script for re-execution is an added bonus.
It's not about who has it harder. It's about the fact that it's supposed to be illegal to make hiring decisions based on race or sex and a host of other criteria, yet companies are encouraged to do precisely that -- so long as they discriminate against whites and men. If you can't recognize that as being an absurd situation, there's no hope for you ever being anything but a bigot.
Sexism and racism are perfectly acceptable if you're against men and whites.
If the editor really matters, you're not much of a programmer. Text is text -- any editor should do.
Don't confuse relying on IDE crutches with being an editor.
Between the Higgs-Boson crap and this thread, I think Dice has decided to declare it "Give A Wingnut A Headline Week".
BTW, that happens to include "friendly" governments like those of the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.
Oh, yes. Companies like Blackberry, Apple, Microsoft, et. al. should all be "digital anarchists" and rebel against the governments of the countries they sell products and services in because you say so.
How about you put your ass on the line against those governments?