White Sox last time, now the Red Sox? What's with teams named after socks?
The Cincinnati Reds were originally the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the name got shortened a long time ago to just Reds. I guess it was just an easy nickname to use and no chance of offending anybody to name yourself after socks. One of the more interesting baseball team names is the Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese league. Many Americans incorrectly parse that as Nippon - Ham Fighters like "Ham Fighters" was a thing when actually it should be Nippon Ham - Fighters. Fighters is the team name and Nippon Ham was the owner for a while. It probably didn't help that it was officially spelled as Nippon - Ham Fighters in English. Not sure why they put the - in that location.
I don't tend to expect much from Trump (other than crazy uncle-style Tweeting at all hours) but even he seems to want to do something for the Dreamers. Hopefully, a deal can get done soon.
I don't know how you can seriously believe that. This is just red meat for his supporters, just like talk about The Wall is. One of the things about Trump is that he's actually pretty smart and I think everything he does is according to a plan, it's just not always a good plan and it doesn't always work. He knows full well that Congress will never, ever, pass a law on this for the reasons stated by others here - Republicans who do so will lose in the primaries and Democrats will have to give up something they'll never agree to (ie. funds for the wall) to get it done.
Blocking YouTube is a bit harsh, but I can understand blocking Facebook.
Don't worry. Zuckerberg is trying everything he can think of to change this. That's part of the reason he's learning Mandarin - so he can personally beg the CCP to let Facebook in. If he ever succeeds, I can promise you that what he's going to have to agree to in order to make it happen is going to make freedom advocates very unhappy.
Oracle Linux: you squandered solaris, one of the great operating systems of our time, and did everything you could to make it a complete pain in the ass to own.
Yeah, Solaris really was great. I spent years as a Solaris admin on my 2 jobs previous to this one and I do miss Solaris at times. I'm not knocking Linux at all, which we use at my current job, but I did like Solaris. Now if you want to talk about not very good OSes, I'd put AIX, DGUX and HPUX as some of the ones I worked with and didn't like much. Every now and then on my current job, and by the way as a company I think we don't officially support Solaris internally any more, I run into people who if they even hear the word Solaris they start foaming at the mouth in anger. I press for details and the typical story is that they only got Linux training and not much of that and their previous employer had maybe 1 old Sun box somewhere in a data center and they didn't know how to administer it because they never got Unix admin training, only a scant amount of Linux admin training, and they aren't always the same. Sorry folks, but don't be playa hatin' just because you didn't get the right training. Totally agree with you here.
to go pay $15 dollars to watch a movie meant primarily for the Chinese. Start making movies for America again and I might show up. And that means more complex plots and dialog (which are harder to dub) few or no foreign product placements (which make no sense and break the movie flow even worse than regular product placements) and stop randomly including Chinese actors (I'm lookin' at you Rogue One).
Hollywood stopped making movies for me so I stopped going. Go figure.
Disclaimer: I'm white.
It's not often we get such unabashed racism here at Slashdot. Just so you know, Donnie Yen from Rogue One is a huge star in Asia, just about on the same level with Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Donnie also lived in Boston as a teen and speaks excellent English. Asians are very badly underrepresented in Hollywood right now along with Hispanics and Native Americans. I like Asian films and Donnie has made a lot of interesting films over the years, perhaps being best known for playing Ip Man, Bruce Lee's martial arts teacher in Hong Kong. I'd like to see more Asian faces in Hollywood and greater appreciation for Asian cinema in general here, so no problem for me what Rogue One did. The reality is that Chinese money is backing a lot of Hollywood films and they're going to demand spots for Asian actors, so you're living in the past.
As pointed out elsewhere, the 5th Pirates In The Caribbean movie was a world wide box office smash and disappointing only in the USA. But it still turned in what I think was the 2nd best US box office performance this year of a non-super hero movie.
You missed several points. The biggest one is ownership. Until you pay the car off, the dealership is the actual owner, so it is perfectly legal to disable THEIR car whenever they like.
I can only speak specifically to in the USA, but I'm sure it would be the same in Canada. You simply can't disable a car someone is driving whenever you like. Your statement implies that the dealership could do this for any reason at all including the amusement of the people at the dealership. It's not hard to imagine a scenario where the car is disabled in the middle of a high speed road or highway or intersection and a fatality results. That certainly would involve liability issues for the dealership and possibly jail time for the disabler. The law is not going to be amused that you acted irresponsibly and got people killed over a $200 debt you tried to recover.
Plot twist: FaceBook can't tell her, because they don't know. They've long ago given control of this functionality to machine learning algorithms and primitive AI and they have no idea what it's doing either.
Yes. Very likely this. Or it could be blind luck and nothing more. Facebook is estimated to have over 2 billion users. They periodically suggest I may wish to know people who aren't related to me in any way, they just happen to know somebody I know. It could just be that maybe the author and this aunt both like, say, the same TV show and follow it on Facebook and that led to a connection that was pure luck and had nothing really to do with a family relationship.
I wish Facebook could find my relatives as I've got cousins on one side of the family that I've lost touch with. I found 2 of them by spending some time searching. Facebook didn't find them at all. And to show you how "nice" that side of my family is, both rejected my friend request on Facebook. The author probably doesn't know how incredibly lucky they were to get a message through to the aunt. If you aren't friends with someone on Facebook and send them a message, by default you go to a spam part of Facebook messages that doesn't open by default and the vast majority of users never look at because they don't know it exists. I've also found cousins on the other side of my family who did accept my friend request and in no way did Facebook help us to find each other. It actually took the blind luck of a cousin I am in touch with finding an entry on Find A Grave that another cousin none of us knew how to contact had placed there for a common relative. The Find A Grave listing had an email address that we used to ultimately get back in touch with 6 family members we'd all lost track of. So yeah, I am not convinced that Facebook really knows the author's family connection as much as they just suggested a connection for another reason and it was just pure lack that there was a family connection.
I would imagine that they'll label it in some way just because I can't imagine vegetarians or vegans objecting to eating it.
You must be new to this planet. Of course some of them, maybe even most of them, are going to object to this. People who are vegetarian for religious reasons (ie. Hindus, Buddhists, etc.) may not object to it. The main religious objection is that meat comes from killing a creature with a soul and you incur a karmic debt by participating in the killing it took to get you the animal flesh. This doesn't mean you can't find people with religious beliefs that oppose eating animal flesh that will do so anyway at times, but the main religious objection should be taken away. Still, don't be surprised if some of these folks still object because they will likely claim that the original source of the cells came from a killed animal.
Some vegetarians and vegans are going to object but not for religious reasons. There are plenty of people who are vegan and vegetarian because they think that eating animal flesh is a really bad idea from a health standpoint and this isn't going to change that kind of belief at all.
Does nobody consider the possibility that consumers may consider such meat to be inferior in terms of taste? If so, unless it's really cheap it may not sell very well. I wouldn't be surprised if this idea fails in the developed world and only finds an audience where cost is the number one factor. And if they price it higher than regular meat, yeah, that's just never going to work.
The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.