I'm in the Northeast and this *&%!@ snowstorm is keeping me from viewing the stars.
It is a choice. No one is born needing to shoot heroin or smoke a cigarette since they've never experienced. They make the conscious choice to do so despite the overwhelming evidence of what happens when you use both.. At that point one could argue it becomes an addiction, but no one is born being addicted (assuming their mother didn't make the choice for them).
That explains why there is so much lens flare in his movies. He's trying to recreate what he sees every day.
Except in Microsoft's recent pattern, FINDING those items is much more difficult and less intuitive. What was once a single-click to see all your options from 'View' (for instance), is now a "click and hope" funfest as you meander from ribbon to ribbon trying to come across what you're looking for.
The layouts are not intuitive, they have moved items from where they used to be, have buried items in sub-entries and it takes longer to accomplish what you want.
By any measure, that is not an upgrade no matter how many people wish it to be so.
Right, because I want to be the customer who has their food spiked by someone who was high or under the influence because they thought it would be funny. Imagine them sprinkling crack or LSD on food and someone has a reaction or leaves in their car and has an accident. That's totally hilarious.
or worse when they are used as a condition of welfare
If you have money to buy drugs you have money to buy food or pay your bills. Or have we abandoned personal responsibility?
That's the specious logic corporations use to justify the exorbitant salaries of their CEOs despite numerous studies showing the person at the top has little to no impact on the performance of the company.
Then again, when corporations say they can't their workers more they are by default stating they don't want the best workers because they're not willing to pay the folks on the front line what they're worth.
Some reference material:
What's the point of an engine that runs correctly in a car that looks good if everything else is shit?
They can't. The scope of their mission is defined by Congress. They are tasked with carrying out what Congress says. They can't unilaterally say, "We're not going to do what we're told to do."
That said, if they wanted to reduce their mission scope they could always ignore trying to collect money from people who didn't hand over their money to private companies since this has nothing to do with the collection of taxes.
and they charge their customers a small transaction fee in the form of an exchange rate difference.
So you lose money each time you use it? That sucks.
I don't have that problem when I use real money. If something costs $10, I give the person a $20 bill and get $10 back. By your logic I might $9.95 back.
What a horrible deal for the person using this crap currency.
That was my question as well until I read Brian Greene's explanation in his book, The Fabric of the Cosmos.
In short, the Higgs Field. Long answer, think of what we call space as a fabric (hence the title of his book). The Higgs Field is the fabric upon which everything else "sits". Even if there are no particles in a given unit of space, it is not empty because the Higgs Field is still there.
Start on page 254 of his book and work your way through as he describes the field and how it (supposedly) permeates everything.
Funny, when I have said the exact same thing on here, people whine that I should care about someone else, how I have no compassion or am just plain evil.
When Linus comes out and says the same thing, he's regarded as quirky and a hero.
Nice double standard. Just like, "Big government is in the hands of evil corporations! Get it out of our lives! Except when we want Big Government to force people to hand over their money to corporations so I don't have to take personal responsibility for my actions."
Nice job, hypocrites.
So like the malware known as Google Chrome? If it can install itself when someone doesn't have admin rights, it's malware.
I can assure you it's not just in Canada their prices suck.
They didn't say they were avoiding everybody, just those associated with churches or religion. That isn't everybody, just a large subset of everybody.
Talk about not using your brain.
Maybe God shouldn't have given man free will. Then it wouldn't be bitching about the results.
Or better yet, maybe God should have done a better job of creating us in the first place, then this wouldn't be an issue.