Are you offering me a job doing what you do, coward?
I agree that someone is embezzling, if taking a pointless research job and proving what you already know to be true while taking paychecks counts as embezzling. Some people call that a "jobs program". I call it Microsoft.
But then what would we fight about here?
Right, coward...because EVERYTHING is an "us and them" issue. Let's not talk about the economic difficulty of funding proper research. Let's talk about your pet peeves instead.
I think this is a great place to discuss how wonderful Steam is, and how it never causes anyone any problems ever.
This way, we can have the children use their own electronics and watch them doing it. If they break it, it's their parents who have to pay. Also, we can test the kids early and determine who is destined for a manual labor job. Skip ahead to manual labor training for those kids. They don't need tablets, or telescreens either. What do you think, comrades?
Oligonicella & VortexCortex, you've just provided a laundry list of the challenges that the developers of this app are probably already aware of. I suspect that this will be a useful tool in creating an overall public contentedness index which will in turn allow those in power to make certain that the rabble aren't getting roused at any given point in time. Part of the "Manage the humans" SPOG we're all helping to create.
The differences between the sexes thing is interesting, but of questionable value, since no individual humans are absolutely feminine or masculine.
Funny story. I was there, and I stole all of the episodes. Some of them are missing the sound and picture, but other than that, they are perfectly intact.
Marco Polo is not missing "some episodes". All episodes of Marco Polo are missing. Judging from the quality of the script, the critical reviews, and the extant production stills, this is probably the greatest "missing" Doctor Who story. You whipper snappers, get your Doctor Who stuff right.
I am tired of seeing this obvious truth treated as trolling. It's not trolling. Mod up, please.
This is what will drive the future legislation to eliminate all hair in order to protect Hollywood and save us from perverts and terrists.
I lost 90 minutes of my life while my wife and baby had just returned from a week-long absence due to a false positive intrusion notice from Steamguard advising me to reset my ISP's SMTP password immediately, saying my SMTP password had been hacked. This is the most stressful event DRM has ever produced for me. DRM sucks. This includes Steam. I love Valve's games as much as anybody else, but let's be clear about what sucks and what doesn't. That said, I still use Steam and wish Valve luck with SteamOS. But given a choice, I always go DRM-free.
This is similar to being surprised that the NSA monitors money changing hands across the border. Not news. Obvious. Not a scandal.
Wait--are you saying Steam isn't DRM?