It has nothing at all to do with teaching. It is all about sucking every cent out of teachers pay and turning it into tech and publishing profits. Selling closed tech devices that will only accept corporate approved information at inflated costs and absent of keyboard to ensure students exchanging information is kept to a minimum, like idiot twitters. So no real interest in education just how much profit can be squeezed out of the system until it all collapses and then they blame the government that they bought and controlled.
Not so much a lie as leaving out a bit of the truth, "Google data now protected from 'FREE' government spying", see just one word accidental left out and really even when the word is left out it is accurate, as it is only 'SPYING' when they don't pay for access. When Google sell you data, the means by which they make their profit, the government is just buying like any other marketing agency. The government just wants to send government marketing representatives to your door to provide you with offers if you are the right targeted group. Something to hide and willing to spy on your fiends and neighbours or just perhaps that you need some friendly advice to know how to speak right or to vote right. Just looking after you and your families interests, wouldn't want to them or yourself to come to any harm.
Now that is exactly what mass spying has always been about, control.
So your argument is M$ is going for the computer dummies and quite basically fuck the power users. Why be fucking asshats, why not a second interface, seriously fuck M$ and their desire to force a 'PHONE' interface on the desktop in some crazy fuckarse scheme to force people to become accustomed to windows phones and the buy them like mindless idiots.
Robots to replace troops. Two big problems with people as soldiers, most of them don't want to kill people and avoid it even when commanded to do so, especially unarmed people. Those all to happy to pull the trigger quite often end up pulling the trigger when they aren't order to do so or at inappropriate targets. Training can exacerbate the problem especially when you fail to promote honour and integrity, then killing becomes all too much fun especially when you start enrolling all to inappropriate narcissists and psychopaths.
Robots eliminate the emotion on the battlefield, problem is it now takes much fewer personal and selecting those most willing to send those robots out to slaughter human beings means you are far more likely to end up with narcissists and psychopaths at the controls. Who when they start seeking to feed their ego and lusts, will cause a hell of a lot more carnage, especially when they are safe from the battlefield and believe they can blame everything on the robot.
Then of course that might be exactly what those who are willing to deploy robots to slaughter people are after, massive population reduction in targeted zones with no witnesses, either those idiots who want to brag about their slaughter activities or those soldiers with honour and integrity who oppose. I would never ever trust a country willing to deploy robots in the battlefield to slaughter people, whether it be airborne drones that fire at mobile phones with missiles or ground based killing devices. Their measure of contempt for human life pretty much equals my contempt for them as individuals, not as human beings of course, I would never ever condone their and their families random execution.
Give popular science a big miss, they are weird ass copyright freaks, articles not available in other countries, articles deleted at random intervals etc. Just give them a big miss and go somewhere else and never ever link to them, really rather pointless to attempt to do so.
So realistically, it is never really about operating system for Grandma it is all about, graphical user interface and configured layout as well as applications for Grandma. So how to do all of that reliably, cost efficiently and quietly. Not be hounded by demands for upgrades, in your face security fixes and be secure and protected from limited knowledge user errors. So more of a complete package, Gradma's computer software suite. Things people forget like a good simple photo album and editor for a start.
Still it is a charity as such the judge should take that into account. It is not fining the charity it is fining those who get assisted by the charity by denying them services and it is fining those who contribute to the charity by asking them to handover money to the government instead of the charity and the people that charity assists.
So the judge needs to step back and consider what he is doing in reality. Hmm, this really does stink of an anti-abortion judge doing their bit.
Perhaps you are referring to this http://www.wikihow.com/Find-th.... So problem is already largely solved it just requires full implementation, the fine system seems like the logical route.
The odd thing of course that the thieves forget, the more bitcoins that are stolen the more devalued the pseudo pretend currency becomes (as it has no government backing, backing it with the assets of whole countries). Bitcoin is truly dangerous to hold as your username and password give 'TOTAL' access unlike bank accounts where access it be reversed or withdrawn a whole trail is created with access, allowing investigation and prosecution.
How about if phones once reported where not allowed to be connected to a phone network. You could do neat stuff like say, you want to connect that phone (stolen), we can only connect used phones to the network with a personal visit, how about you drop by the nearest network store and we will arrange (the police to meet you) for that. Bricking the phone is stupid setting up a system to return it to it's owner is smarter. Want the easy fix, fine telephone network companies when the connect a stolen phone to their network, you'll see that stolen phone problem pretty much solved overnight.
After that report about the NSA illegally psychologically targeting people, giving the ability to brick peoples main means of communication doesn't seem very reasonable at all.
'ERM" considerably rather worse or am I mistaken that there was not a majority American population in the region the US invaded and decimated. Funding of neo-nazis in Ukraine produced the expected chaos and their ability to grab power and the result, what Russia would do nothing. Consider similar actions in places like say Ireland, Mexico, yep sure, the neighbouring country would take no action when neo-nazis were funded into power by a foreign power seeking to create chaos.
So Ukraine, the "INVASION" exactly how many tons of bombs where dropped in the "Shock and Awe" campaign, how many tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the "Shock and Awe" campaign. Did I miss it, where is all the sports commentary like reporting of the slaughter of Ukrainian soldiers. How many tank rounds were fired, how many bullets shot what is the civilian death toll of the invasion. How about the celebration of the kill numbers Ukrainian soldiers by Russian snipers or the footage of accurate bomb drops on Ukrainian targets, that total and utter celebration of US killing Iraqi's.
Gees, when it comes to "INVASIONS" it certainly seems like if your going to have one, far better it be a Russian one than a US one (seriously absolutely no comparison at all) or perhaps, just maybe perhaps invasion is far too strong a term. Hell, it's not even within cooee of a Vietnam style peace keeping action. How stupid do US politicians have to act before they realise how stupid they are acting.
I am trying to figure out where in my comment I mentioned those privacy invasive freaks from Google. I don't mind Android in fact quite like it even some of the google apps but I can assure beyond that I limit my registered activities with google, in fact the only time I used to do registered searches with Google was when you could filter out undesirable web site results. Note I also use noscript to always block "google-analytics.com". I once ran a little experiment with google to test their privacy invasive and how far they would abuse. A quick scruffy job app, expected rejection and then some targeted searches on google and low and behold I started receiving personally targeted forum (non-real name forums) replies based upon information supplied (pretty lame arse act by some google employees but an interesting test to see how far google could be trusted). So yeah, whilst I fully agree with you that Google are just as bad as M$ and perhaps likely even worse (first thing I would do with a chrome book is install Ubuntu), I utterly and emphatically reject the notion that somehow I promoted them as being saintly, they are pretty much just as bad as M$ both are suck ass patent thieves and definitely not to be trusted ie whilst it is still reasonable to use them, use them with extreme care. PS want me to do registered searches with MSN search instead of google then bring it back and incorporate search result filtering, so that I can exclude a range of web sites from search results, even on that Android phone.
The real reason why those products are viewed differently because no one is willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on targeted marketing campaigns on the idiot box to attack them. End of story, you don't choose anything, you just suck up the psychological adjusted marketing http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thech... and they choose for you. Not often you will get to see counter marketing, this is from the Australian public broadcaster, they don't show adds, funny that.
All indications are it is worse than that, "Dave, um, you broke the law, they say I will have to report you unless you do all of the following, report on your neighbours, attend the 'right' political rallies and functions and vote the right way'. "Dave a new list of instruction will be provided to you regularly and you will obey else you will be prosecuted for a range of crimes and sentenced to extended imprisonment, we have the selectively edited evidence, we know when you did not have a alibi and how the matches crimes in the area and we have added in some extras".
Once monitoring breached the law it was no longer about maintaining the law it was all about power and control, shifting that power and control to the heads of those agencies and their corporate backers. Hiding crimes, fabricating crimes, extortion to force obedience, removing uncooperative people, using the courts as punishments in false prosecutions. How bad was it, hmm, none, not one of the criminals who perpetrated those criminal activities has been punished in any way shape or form and in the only persons targeted to date are those that reported the criminal activities. It really is that bad and, there is a real and present danger right now.
Windows with Bing, super invasive, super troll advertising, super restrictions on what applications you can install and super restrictions on where you can source content. You just know M$ will go wildly over the top in that regard, so xbox in a computer with compulsory M$ bling 'er' bing. Except you have paid full price for the hardware and by taking free you are actually shifting ownership and control of that device from yourself to M$.