If censorship is hard to pull over there, why are cursewords forbidden on tv? Or nudity? If you dress up like nazi, you won't be imprisoned in most of europe. Germany went a bit far, but they had their reasons
:). If you dress as KKK, what will happen in usa? Can you guarantee you will be free to spread "white power" statements? I kind of doubt it. You pepper sprayed students just sitting in park peacefully protesting.
Personally I don't see why hatespeech should be legal, since I don't see how that is limiting our freedom of speech in any meaningful way? What is so great to have absolute freedom of speech, when making it absolute just legalises lying and you are free to character assasinate anybody. And his ability to fight is none, if he does not have the resources. And then, when company does it, you get Foxnews. And then you have 50% of population beliving creationism.
Can you give a specific example of how free speech is limited in europe? Cause i'm from east block and never saw anyone get in any trouble, unless they were making shit up. You can freely express your opinion, you can even say prime prime minister stole money and nothing will happen to you. Free speech is special for you in USA somehow. Like freedom. You are so proud of it you fail to realise it is something very common. > The UK already has filters for the pirate bay and pornography. Oh, so that is free speech limitation? Let me remind you that it is your country that beeps curse words on tv. Which seems kind of retarded, but hey, you are free speech lovers. You must have your reasons.
it's not - we know it's 13.8 billion years old.
Is being responsible for Windows is a good thing now?
An anonymous reader writes with news of research into the scientific literacy of college biology students. Earlier studies found that students tended to "rely on mainly informal reasoning derived from their personal experiences," so the researchers derived a new instructional framework that explicitly taught principle-based reasoning. While the number of students who used this method did increase, more than half continued to use informal reasoning, which the researchers say points to a flaw in the way biology is taught (PDF). "Most college-level instruction presents students with complicated narratives about the details of key processes (e.g., cellular respiration), but does not explicitly reinforce the use of key principles to connect those processes. Therefore, students are understandably occupied with memorizing details of processes without focusing on the principles that govern and connect the processes. ... As a result, students may leave an introductory biology course with the ability to recite the reactions in the Calvin cycle but still believing that plants obtain most of their mass from the soil rather than from the atmosphere, that plants photosynthesize but do not respire, or that the mass of a decomposing organism will primarily return to the soil."
Exactly. Last sentence in WSJ article says: If he is not charged or is acquitted of whatever charges may be made, that may well lead to the adoption of new and dangerously restrictive legislation. The way I understand ths: You live in a free speech state, but if you actually practice free speech, we will hit you with restrictive legislation. Therefor,e with practicing free speech, you are being responsible for it's destruction. So in god's name, don't do it if you want to live in free speech society.
I knew it. Only in totally free research environment that MS is practicing can you produce such groundbreaking advancements as Clippy.
What dream? Getting fired dream?
RHEL 5.3 to 5.4 is just artificial patch release. Kind of like service packs with windows. It is trivial to update, when all the programs stay at the same version and config files stay the same. We shall see how easy it will be going from 5.x to 6.x, for this won't be update like 5.x to 5.x+1, but upgrade.
Not really, it's why GPL is said to be viral.
CentOS actually helps RedHat. RedHat cannot really afford to have low cost or no cost alternative, or it would seriously damage his high margin support contracts. Aslo, those that do now want to pay for RedHat would have a lot to choose from even with absense of CentOS. And for RedHat, it's better those who want free go with CentOS then say Debian. But, with Centos, their platform expands massively so more ISV's support it, students and admin's are willing to learn RedHat (via CentOS), and their developer base also grows.
People modding you insighful shows lack of understanding. Preventing monopoly abuse is anti-capitalism? It seems to me USA with it's monopoly abuse protection (they do nothing about it) is becomming communist in a sense. It's not government based, but still government approved and result is the same.
Well, first years it also took them to migrate to Openoffice, Thunderbird, Firefox. And train users on this new environment. This phase was done 1 year ago and now they entered the final stage, OS change.
It reminds me of Matrix quote: Because you have to wonder: how do the machines know what Tasty Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong...
Smart decision. I stopped here: This switch is easy because not only is OpenOffice.org superior software in every respect, it's also feature-compatible with Microsoft Office