I agree completely, and further I think the law should require everyone keep their windows and curtains open day and night, and the door to the shitter open. At least until the telescreen is invented.
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Nobody can reasonably argue with shared risk, but the IRS coerced nature of *this* law, coupled with the rather skewed premium pricing (laying a heavy burden on the young "invincibles" to push down premiums for the old, fat, smokers, and the chronically ill) leaves a lot of room for debate.
Calling them "dumb fucks" is juvenile and only closes their minds further against your position.
Genuine health reform will not happen until legal reform happens first. By adopting a European model of loser-pays in civil litigation, the caseload will drop with malpractice premiums to sane levels.
Never gave a second thought to storage of CDs. I have a very old CD collection - many discs from the 1980s. After reading this, I ran in a panic to see if they still play. Hmmm. they all still play and are rippable. I am a photographer. Have backed up images onto several standard file boxes of CDRs, from 1999-2003, then copied to DVDRs (just filling the first standard file box), then large HDs. They are jammed in sleeves, not jewel cases. Random samples all play. It is the hard drive backups that are miserable failures.
Predictably Microsoft denies fiddling with the parameters of their predictive search."
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Not just grandma jumped on (thereby making you have to watch what you say), but every pet cause, minor event, megacorporation and local shop, all clamoring for you to sign up for something or at least LIKE them and shoving ads in your face
The major cities of the Indus Valley civilization were dismantled for railroad ballast for the same reasons.
The right to firearms possession is Constitutionally guaranteed to not be infringed. In the same part of the Constitution that guarantees your right to free speech, to not be unreasonably searched, to due process, jury trials, excessive punishment, etc.
If your argument is followed, expect the other rights to be annulled, and no way to stop it.
There's something wrong with your T61 if it chokes on 720p. I have a R60 @1.83 and it plays 1080p fine, (editing 1080 is another story).
Who are you trying to kid. Ifixit gives Apple like 2/10 on repairability, you need an expert and $100 to change a battery, all your data had to go thru Cupertino, no thanks.
They actually had one back in 2003, and Suunto and Fossil sold them, but nobody would buy them because they did not have the apple logo. MS recently pulled the plug on the server.
Go on Ebay for any number of bullet shaped helmet cams that cost next to nothing. They have the same chip as in the GoPro without the marketing cost. The GoPro is the wrong shape for any speed usage anyway.
Well, the pages he can't see due to lack of Flash weren't worth viewing anyways. I'm certain he's not missing all the Flash ads and Flash-borne malware either.
I recall in Dune people ended up violently dumping computers, maybe he was onto something.
If your theory is true, where is the Slashdot story "Facebook Loses Almost Half Its Daily Users In A Month"
As for Apple, when they cut back parts orders when even Nokia is expanding is... troubling...