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WHOA! That's a..lot...of explanation
(anybody got a tl;dr?
Thank you for taking the time to explain this to an internet stranger, let me parse this, then I will ask any questions that I have.
This is the Alliteration Police, Hand over the alliteration tables right now!
Does England not have the room for a proper field
Hilarious, because cricket grounds are *much* bigger than baseball grounds
Okay here is a deal: Explain me baseball, and I will explain you Cricket, because frankly baseball is totally whacky for me (not that cricket is any simpler, mind you...)
I *think* the idea is, pre-plan a route on your android device, then transfer/connect to the google glass, and wear that. Now you don't need to check your phone every time you face a corner, the route will be hovering over you all the time.
No more random wandering, checking map, wander some more...Leaves your hands free to drive, cycle, carry stuff etc. You could give it to pizza deliverers, bike messengers and post carriers, and pre-plan their route for the day, and even update it from base station.
( Whether this actually a good thing is a different question)
At least that's what I took from it. Anything else (take pictures, check calendar etc) can be done easier, better and possibly quicker from your cellphone (*most* of the time). Sure there will be time when PoV camera tricks would be beneficial, but I doubt the battery life would support that endeavor for long.
It's worse if you are driving...
Also, everyone, knock yourself out, there is plenty of trolling material:
Funnily enough I recall a case of "vial infection", where a patient was administered a dose from a vial that had had minute fractures in it, causing its contents to be compromised, and the resulting injection severely disabled the patient (IIRC it was in the back bone, and he was left paralysed).
His lawsuit was dismissed, as I recall, because the administration could not have know about those minute fractures, and had otherwise taken all reasonable care to maintain those vials in proper condition.
Just a interesting anecdote I though i would share, sorry for the OT.
So what exactly was your point, really?
My point, my dear rustled jimmies, is in the very sentence you quote from my previous comment:
for a certain value of democracy
There is no point of a "democracy" if it's a farce; at least a military dictator is straight forward in admitting they don't give a shit.
We don't HAVE democracy, even if it looks like it; ballot stuffing and poll rigging does not make a govt democratic.
That does not mean *actual* democracy (where "elected" officials can face consequences for their actions, and a re actually answerable to their electorate) is bad, I have no idea where you took that from.
For five years, our govt has been busy:
- making sure their irregularly elected officials are not ousted (irregularities include fake degrees, dual nationalities, corruption case, other criminal acts etc)
- making sure their crooked president is NOT convicted by Switzerland (He isn't called Mr 10% for nothing)
- maintain the unconstitutional National Reconciliation Ordinance, which give Carte Blanche to all previous crimes
In addition to the usual corruption and bribery etc etc
What they *aren't* doing is sustaining and improving a fuel structure, which is what a democratic govt should care about. So we have massive fuel shortages, and factories are closing down and moving to such countries as Kenya and Bangladesh (not exactly top-of-the chart, but at least they give a shit).
Heck they promoted the man responsible for our electrical crises, and made him prime minister!
So my point, my dear friend, is that if infrastructure is better in Egypt than in Pakistan...and where our govt more concerned about saving crooks than factories...then what we have is NOT democracy.
Sigh, mr confirmation bias, let me spell it out for you:
Military aid: services rendered, keeping generals happy
Economic aid: bribes to keep bought politicians bought
Happy now? I thought it was clear.
And sorry, but I am not an ungrateful shit, coz I haven't got a cent of US aid to be grateful for
You give aid to buy off politicians, and keep them bought.
Btw, found this in your link:
Furthermore a significant proportion of U.S. economic aid for Pakistan has ended up in back in the U.S., as funds are channelled through large U.S. contractors. A U.S. lawmaker also said majority of U.S. economic aid has not left the U.S. as it spent on consulting fees and overhead cost
Seriously though, I absolutely agree with you, cut off the damn aid. Let's not fund corrupt politicians. No one will accuse your govt being a murderer for not giving aid, you are not our nanny (well, there *is* the drone thing...guess why you were paying the heavy bribes
You hate the aid, I hate it, but what can one do when our governments love it?
EVERY where you go, you will find tons of objectionable behaviour, norms and social mores. You will often be saying "we didn't do it like this back home" or "it wasn't like this back home". It's called cultural shock for a reason.
But's that's price you pay. No one is saying you must accept that...merely that if you can't accept it, it would be suitable for you to stay home.
The Person in the article could accept it, hence Malaysia.
True that, it's just...well I won't lie to you, but you would naturally presume things would be worse in a country undergoing a revolution than one without....His comment just brought things into perspective for me just *how* bad things are here.
We need to have stable governments so we can build some infrastructure.
From the VERY FIRST LINE of your own link:
Pakistan receives foreign aid from several different countries and the international community. Those fundings are meant for the civil projects within the country but unfortunately most of it never reaches the common public because of corrupt politicians.
Also, further on in the same first paragraph of your link:
-Why you pay us:
The bulk of international aid to Pakistan is from the Coalition Support Fund which is reimbursement "to Pakistan for expenses already incurred and compensation for facilities made available to the coalition forces such as the Shamsi Airfield and Dalbandin air bases by Pakistan as well as $4 billion has been billed to CSF for the training and services provided by American Military and contractors.
-Why you keep paying
The amount transferred to the Pakistani Treasury in cash over 10 years has been $8.647 billion.The misuse of funding by the authorities in Pakistani is often ignored from the US government as their main interest is to use the military base in Pakistan as a passage to Afghanistan in fight against Taliban.
- Your government pays our government mostly for services rendered, not gratis.
- Your government KNOWS the money is going to crooks, but you still keep giving; i.e. your government is complicit.
Thank you for sharing the link and making it easy for me, parent!
I wasn't asking for sympathy anyway, I was just sharing the realisation that things in Egypt are *still* better than Pakistan, despite the revolutionary chaos there. I know things are shitty here, but his comment just brought into perspective just *how* shitty they are.
I experience low-shedding 1 hour every second day.
So you get electricity 47 hours out of 48? That too in a country that is chaotic and just underwent a revolution?
Then I in Pakistan can only envy you, we have load-shedding of 6 hrs minimum daily, often more for random reasons. And this is in spring, with no fans or other cooling equipment running... In summer it easily becomes ~14 hrs or more daily.
We just had our first democratically (for a certain value of democracy) elected govt to actually complete their term. So much for democracy...
One name I have heard for this strategy is a "shadow ban"
But certainly the least *fussiest* for me has been Feedly. Install extension, sign-in with google, bam, done.
(tip: do full article view and it's as close to gr as you can.)
All the others, oldreader, newsblur, netvibes have been bitching one way or another.