What we really need is "Firefox Classic": a maintainable fork that takes the Firefox code base and strips it down to the essentials, without social networking add-ons or any of that garbage. Sort of like how Firefox itself originally forked off of the Mozilla Application Suite, come to think of it.
What's wrong with just using the Mozilla Application Suite? It got renamed to SeaMonkey a long time ago and development has continued ever since. It's got a mail and news client in addition to the browser, but apart from that there's no bloat or garbage. If, like me, you don't want to use the mail and news client, just don't open that window, and you'll never even know it's there.
I am one that believes that self defense is a right granted by God the same way that freedom of speech and freedom of expression is granted.
Funny how governments the world over routinely and very effectively overrule your god with impunity. Is he not interested in enforcing his divine law?
DoctorBeet contacted LG, but they shrugged the matter off, saying that it's a matter between him and the retailer he bought the TV from."
Not necessarily. There are lots of conceivable purposes of a paper ballot. For example, when you have a large number of voters, it's much easier to count ballots if everyone votes on paper and sends them to a counter than to get all the voters into a room and have them raise their hands. Paper records also make recounts easier, regardless of the size of the electorate. Paper ballots may also be used to enforce limited secrecy (for example, secrecy at the time of voting only, but not at the time of counting—this is important if you need the voters to be accountable to their decisions after the fact, but don't want them to make their decisions based on knowledge of what their colleagues are deciding). I have participated and voted in such semi-secret or non-secret ballots as a voting member or officer in various organizations; it's not at all unusual.
Whether or not paper ballots are meant to enforce total secrecy in this particular jurisdiction depends entirely on the applicable legislation. I'm inclined to believe that the judge, as someone familiar with the law and after a dutiful review of the relevant state and federal legislation, has made an informed decision that nothing in that legislation supports the view that ballots are required to be secret. Of course, it's possible he missed or misinterpreted something, in which case a higher court can overrule him; however I wouldn't be so quick to assume that his ruling is the result of malice or gross incompetence. And if the ruling is upheld and people are outraged by oversight on the part of past legislators, then the easy fix is to enshrine ballot secrecy in electoral law.
I think including an ND variant is important for works which are polemic rather than purely informational. For example, if some person or group writes a political manifesto, they may want it distributed as widely as possible, and thus allow redistribution and commercial use. They will probably also want their name associated with that manifesto. What they do not want is someone else to take that manifesto, change the text slightly so that it advocates distasteful or diametrically opposed ideas, and then redistribute the modified version while preserving the original authors' names in the credits. This makes it seem as though the original authors are promoting the ideas contained in the modified manifesto, particularly if the modifier has (deliberately or otherwise) credited them conspicuously. The modifier need not even have bad intentions in doing so; perhaps his intent was not to embarrass the original authors but simply to reuse what he thought was very good prose and very good arguments.
Of course, this is a potential problem even with non-polemic texts; I could find some CC-licensed software manual or Wikipedia article written by some famous figure, incorporate parts of it into a distasteful manifesto, and then release it with the innocent authors' names attached to it. But I think such scenarios are less likely to occur simply because it's more difficult to attach opinions and calls to action to a purely informational text than to one which is already polemic.
When the government doesn't respect your right to peaceably assemble, how else are you supposed to protest?
With your vote, of course. Last I checked the American government still generally respected your right to do that. If you don't agree with the laws on peaceful assembly, or with the enforcement of same, you can always vote in new representatives who pledge to amend, repeal, and/or better enforce those laws.
Can we please have a modern command prompt in the year 2012? A modern cmd prompt is: any true type font, any size also full size, completition of commands with tab key, searchable history of cmds, different background, different text color, etc. For an example of a modern cmd prompt, see Konsole (KDE).
You're right about everything except for the tab completion and command history. These features are provided (if at all) by the shell, not Konsole.