Those programs have been defunded in favor of Common Core.
There's a incredible amount of hype attached to "1080p", or "Full 1080" or whatever to the point that most TVs sold today seem to be either "crap", 1080p, or 4k, with 3d thrown in there along with "Smartness". Besides, most of those 720p sets are actually 768p, a quasi standard supported by almost no output device.
For a XBox One game not to support the "standard" 1080p resolution suggests early obsolescence is on the horizon.
At least Firefox can be altered to become what you want it to be because Firefox respect's a users software freedom. Far more important than vagaries like "fast" and "not bloated" is how a program treats its users. Proprietary browsers leave users no opportunity for improving the program. Thus security issues in proprietary programs go unfixed and are exploited for years. This, in turn, allows others to invade people's computers and leaves users helpless. This is exactly what happened with Apple's iTunes for over 3 years. I would not be surprised to learn that software proprietors including Microsoft, Google, and Apple are doing similar things with proprietary web browser programs as well.
So while I like trustworthy programs like other computer users, I know that I can't ascertain the trustworthiness of proprietary programs like Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Apple's Safari, and Google's Chrome. The extent to which any of them are built from software that respects my software freedom is irrelevant because proprietary programs and their updates are essentially black boxes. I can't possibly inspect or fix all of the software I use, but I can put myself in a position where I stand to benefit from the improvements a lot of programmers make by exclusively running software that respects my freedom to run, inspect, share, and modify—free software—freedoms I value in their own right.
The original ipod was described thusly
The original iPod features a 5 GB hard drive (10 GB option available after March 21, 2002) capable of holding 1000 songs in 160-Kbps MP3 format (or 2000 on the 10 GB drive), a high output amplifier (60-mW), a FireWire port, and a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack in an ultrasleek "iBook white" and stainless steel case with a 2-inch white backlit LCD display. Battery life is an estimated 10 hours
4 minutes per song. Which may be a the long side.
when hawking a large hard drive, it may be wiser to describe it in terms of "hours of high definition video", because compared to video, audio, even lossless audio, seems a bit of an afterthought.
The right wing should be opposed on free-market principles. The left wing should be opposed on environmental grounds. So which politicians should be in favour of this regulation again?
The apolitical ones, untainted by all that divisive right/left idealism. You know, the ones everyone votes for: Democrats and Republicans.
If you think that's not Interstate Commerce, I have some marijuana to sell you.
At 2x the cost for 4x the deductible, yes. So it's still a ripoff.
Jacob Rothschild owns 49% of Freescale Semiconductor. By Chinese law, the Chinese Communist Party owns the other 51%.
On any device intended for a child, use parental control software to block google play.
I want a diesel electric school bus.
I think (from recent posts) he's still in the process of converting it to some newer tech than Ruby on Rails. Not *quite* ready for prime time.
Replicant developer Paul Kocialkowski explains further in the blog post: (emphasis mine)
Today's phones come with two separate processors: one is a general-purpose applications processor that runs the main operating system, e.g. Android; the other, known as the modem, baseband, or radio, is in charge of communications with the mobile telephony network. This processor always runs a proprietary operating system, and these systems are known to have backdoors that make it possible to remotely convert the modem into a remote spying device. The spying can involve activating the device's microphone, but it could also use the precise GPS location of the device and access the camera, as well as the user data stored on the phone. Moreover, modems are connected most of the time to the operator's network, making the backdoors nearly always accessible.
Provided that the modem runs proprietary software and can be remotely controlled, that backdoor provides remote access to the phone's data, even in the case where the modem is isolated and cannot access the storage directly. This is yet another example of what unacceptable behavior proprietary software permits! Our free replacement for that non-free program does not implement this backdoor. If the modem asks to read or write files, Replicant does not cooperate with it.
The blog post contains pointers to more information including a technical description of the back-door found in Samsung Galaxy devices and a list of known affected Samsung Galaxy devices. The FSF lists more ways proprietary software is often malware."
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The actual "literature" chosen barely qualifies as such. From a reduced, ideologically derived vocabulary to a limited set of stories to choose from, it's as if George Orwell's Newspeak has stepped into our schools.
And thus, a step away from universal liturgy into ideological reduced vocabulary.
Recently reopened Technocrat.net.