It will empower us. And by "us" we mean we in the 1% who will use it to further entrench our power over you, the little people.
If the problem was not being able to disable "tap-to-click", I had a similar problem. Eventually I stumbled onto a solution. I stopped messing with the synaptics driver and added 'moused_flags="-m 11=4"' to my rc.conf and let the touchpad be recognized as a PS/2. Voila, no more "tap-to-click".
"Really? They think people will be too interested playing Fruit Loop, or whatever it's called, to bother attempting to escape from an flaming aircraft?"
Yes really. In 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, people were to interested in playing the slot machine in front of them to bother escaping from the MGM fire. Quite a few of them died.
If the plane goes down in water your seat cushion will function as a suppository.
I like to think it's more "tongue-in-cheek sarcasm" than a troll. The google charts you point to indicate that Chinese workers income is rising. But it's still a fraction of what workers in the U.S. make at current exchange rates. Sarcasm-off, I'd actually like to see both democracy in China AND living standards for working people everywhere rising. My post was to poke fun at those who see the rising call for democracy as a threat to capitalism-as we-know-it.
My portfolio started taking a beating when these democracy agitators started causing trouble in Hong Kong. If Beijing doesn't do something to stamp this out, it could eventually lead to democratic rule in China. Labor activist will start demanding western style salaries and living standards and voting and such. Something really needs to be done about this so as to avoid labor costs getting out of control.
Check out the influence Sagan had on Neil DeGrasse Tyson:
Being cognizant of the consequences of his recklessness and having sympathy for him aren't mutually exclusive. We can do both.
There's nothing wrong with Mars the way it is now. We should leave it alone.
Let's put this on private aircraft too. What could possibly go wrong?
Any one that the students care to discuss. If one of them were to assert that the FSM created the universe, and that the moon being made of parmesan cheese is evidence of it. I could at least give him credit him for putting forth a falsifiable proposition arising from his hypothesis.
That's exactly why I suggest that teaching about creationism IS appropriate for a science class. If I were a biology teacher (and my approach were permissible), when the subject of creationism inevitably came up in the class, rather than dismiss it with the arrogant assertion that "this is a science class, we'll not discuss your religion here", I would, instead, follow up with a discussion of Popper's criteria. Then I might request a short essay discussing how well evolutionary theory or creationism met the criteria for a scientific hypothesis.
That, in my opinion, is part of teaching science.
I'm not a programmer. Lately I started reading through http://learnyouahaskell.com/. I haven't gotten very far yet. My only purpose was to get a handle on the syntax in my xmonad configuration file. I had no idea it could be used to make money.
That's exactly why we must destroy what's left of the unions. As usual they're the last thing standing in the way of a fascist state.
Hey didja ever think what if we were actually living in a holodeck and didn't know it?
Woww! You're totally blowin' my mind, man.