Pay-day loans exist as a business model, but I do not find that they are healthy for the communities that they exist in.
Actually they're far less worse for those communities than the alternative: loan sharks and organized crime. Poor people are poor, not stupid.
If they can figure out a way to implement something like the Emergency Alert System [Wikipedia] on the internet, you might be able to convince me
I would suspect that it should be possible to railroad connections using packet inspection and mangling and railroad people off to a page, video stream, audio stream, Autocad document, or whatever. It would be a fairly brutal thing to do, but it would be functionally equivalent to BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP and a blue screen on your TV. Of course, the repercussions are significantly more severe. On the other hand, the EAS already doesn't help me if I am one of the many who have given up on broadcast television and radio entirely. And, uh, I am. It's not like I "don't watch TV" but I don't watch broadcast TV. I rent TV shows via Netflix.
I'm assuming good faith, but personally, I'm not concerned that it took so long to release the source code. Most likely, the developers were under a deadline to have the phone in working order, and had to postpone lower-priority tasks to meet that deadline. These lower-priority tasks were probably such trivial things as comments, changed names, formatting, and all those other bits that get neglected under heavy pressure.
I've never understood this. You do realize, don't you, that without feminism, you wouldn't be a female programmer today?
I believe Female programmers existed way before the feminism movement. In fact, they existed way before male programmers too for that matter.
No, spot on. You'll learn more when you read Caritas in Veritate- the Popes have been saying much the same since Rerum Novarum, over 120 years ago.
Give people a place, a way provide for themselves, and give everyone a place regardless of ability- and the rest will come, says the distributist.
I'm about to post a journal on another interesting set of arguments I just found on myths about the middle ages period in Europe. Most of what we now know as distributism, was present in feudalism for a thousand years.
That's not even the court's job. The court's order need not list it - it's up to TPB and Brein to come to an understanding of which works would fall under Brein's claims and to keep this updated over time.
*cue the "if there is a list, we can work out how to work around that list - for teh lulz!" thoughts*
I don't think hardware has reached a "good enough" point so much as we don't see new machines that stomp our old machines eighteen months after we buy them. My three year old Macbook Pro benchmarks around 80% as fast as the current model (or similarly high-end PCs). No big incentive to replace it.
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb