its hard to even add blocking regex's since they actively try to thwart that, too.
One thing they'd have a harder time thwarting is DNS blacklisting. If I know a particular hostname means nothing but trouble, I can tell any computer that I control to refuse to resolve that hostname by adding it to the computer's hosts file. This means the server behind that hostname will see no connections from my computer.
Linux is always an alternative.
Not if the publisher of a particular business-critical application refuses to make it work in Wine, or the manufacturer of a particular business-critical peripheral refuses to provide a Linux driver.
Because they were the first mainstream devices (that I'm aware of) with displays that were actually pleasant to use - because of the capacitive touch and big finger-friendly buttons. Resistive displays were pretty horrible even with a stylus. Apple forced other manufacturers to put more emphasis on their UIs (though the first generation iPhones were horrible in terms of features, and so I didn't even consider getting one). I had been using Windows Mobile custom ROMs until I switched to Android around version 2.2 I think.
By counting the rings, obviously
By "voice", do you mean voting? Which option should they choose, exactly, if they want the government to stop going to war? There have been protests against a lot of things recently, but they haven't had any effect.
How does that voice their opinion on any of the other thousands of issues that the government decides on?
I hadn't really thought about it before, but I just went to Amazon just now and looked at the menu. I found a "sell" option. You can choose to sell things personally (with deliveries potentially being fulfilled by Amazon, so I suppose that means that people can use the Prime service to receive items if you send them into Amazon first), or as a business. It's perhaps still a slightly different market to eBay, but it's definitely competing on some levels. Amazon do a lot more than just sell goods though..
To be fair, he introduced a lot of innovation into the mainstream, even if the ideas already existed beforehand.
The problem is that technically innovative people often aren't talented or even interested when it comes to marketing or interface design. Steve was good at bringing new ideas to market in a way that people found attractive and easy to use, and thus the ideas became mainstream.
As I usually say in reply to comments like this: I don't want an iPhone, but I'm glad they exist.
After all -- what happens if there are no animals, when you need food?
Humans are animals.
Tasty, tasty animals.
On behalf of men everywhere, I'd just like to point out that not everyone is as inappropriately horny or stupid as this guy. Or at least, if we are, we try to keep quiet about it.
humanity has never lived sustainably, and we shouldn't try.
What the fuck? Are you hoping for some magical technological saviour to all of our logistical problems, or do you just really enjoy the idea of overpopulation, and people killing each other for resources?
Good point. Better change his statement to:
Environmentalist over-reaction to damn near everything doesn't do them any favors. It just makes you look like reactionary nutjobs.
As for saying that "there's nowhere to go" after draining these reserves.. well, it's possible to desalinate salt water by various means.
Sovereign immunity. You'll probably find the government has not waived immunity for the actions of the patent office, so you could not sue it.
True, but as a general rule you'll find that while there are certain rights that consumers cannot sign away in a contract, the same protections do not apply to B2B contracts.
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