Liar liar car on fire!
You're goddam right I'd sooner trust a tech company to build a sef-driving car. Because, as we all know, computers never crash.
Just as there's mass hysteria and a lot of unfounded accusations around the rubella and other vaccinations, there will be with the HIV vaccine as well. Ignorant parents will insist it made their kid autistic or ADHD or a gangbanger or whatever.
And so it begins, once again. Just as North Korea begins to appear less belligerent and people like Dennis Rodman are talking up Kim as a "cool dude", North Korea turns on a dime and proves it's still Pariah #1 on the world stage. So what will it be this time, Chubs? Last time you threatened to unleash a nuclear holocaust on the You gonna invade Orlando and take Mickey and Goofey hostage? Crash the moon into the White House?
When considering a response to the use of poison gas in Syria, the U.S. has several choices available to it.
1. Do nothing. This is the least desirable option for most Americans, whether or not they believe we should bomb. A majority prefer some kind of response.
2. Assuming that gas was used on Assad's orders, punish him by dropping bombs on something important to him, but being careful not to hurt him so badly that his regime fails and Al Qaeda-backed forces assume power.
3. Resolve the situation diplomatically. Use third parties to pressure Assad to turn over his chemical weapons arsenal to international control.
A strong case can be made that options 1 and 2 are the least likely to achieve a desirable outcome. That leaves option 3, which as of last Monday has a real chance of happening. The most reasonable course of action appears to be laid out before us. The time is now for Obama to think out of the box, have the courage to reconsider his strategy and show the world that he really did deserve his Nobel Peace Prize.
Religious psychos don't need an invasion to provoke them. They kill people simply for disagreeing with them.
When bad guys use encryption to conceal their activities, we need to be able to decrypt it. Crippling the NSA is not the answer. The real problem is oversight. FISA is little more than a rubber stamp for whatever the intelligence services want to do. We need stronger oversight to protect the privacy of law abiding citizens, not a weaker ability to catch bad guys.
I'll bet a truckload of dead pigs that it won't result in any measurable improvement in China's environmental quality. China's environmental crisis has been brought about with the blessings of the Communist Party. Expecting them to now fix it by executing a few factory owners is very naïve indeed.
What's Apple famous for again? Yup, they are famous for being famous.
Well that and popularizing the graphic user interface everyone uses in the first place.
Introduced 29 years ago, by Steve Jobs.
Introduced 13 years ago, by Steve Jobs.
And for designing the first mp3 player that the mass-market embraced.
Introduced 12 years ago, by Steve Jobs.
Introduced 5 years ago, by Steve Jobs.
Introduced over 2 years ago, by Steve Jobs.
See where I'm going with this? We all know Apple's history. The point is: what insanely great innovations have they unveiled since the death of Steve Jobs?
The aside about IBM exiting the x86 server business has me wondering. Perhaps the "International Business Machines" corporation needs to change its name to the "International Software as Services" corporation. Or how about the "American Software as Services" corporation? I prefer the acronym generated by that name.
By "normal food" I assume you mean non-GMO food. Normal food has centuries of history behind it. GMO foods are being forced upon us by corporations seeking profits without benefit of our being certain that they are at least as safe as their non-GMO counterparts. The benefit of the kind of certainty garnered from generations of human consumption have been denied us by the short term greed of companies seeking to make a fast buck.
I find this interesting in Mr. Lynas's statement:
"As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing..."
I agree with his mission statement. In fact, it's best argument for the labeling of GMO foods there is. But until GMO foods are labeled as such, people won't know what diet they're choosing. Let GMOs be labeled and give people the real choices they have a right to.
Until genetically engineered foods are proven to be safe I will continue to oppose them in our food supply and our ecosystems. We should be erring on the side of safety with these Frankenfoods and not simply assuming they are safe until proven unsafe. They should be banned until proven safe.
I like to wear a black Versace cocktail dress accessorized with fire engine red Prada fuck-me pumps when I code. It makes the occasion special.
Given Microsoft's dismal history with mobile platforms, the prospects for Surface's success seem questionable. It's entirely possible that a year or two from now the only significant installed base of Microsoft's tablet interface will be found on PCs, not tablets.