Exactly. They're not "failing to disclose which sites are being banned", they're succeeding in not disclosing which sites are being banned. This is by design and intention, not some consequence of an "ecosystem".
Google, Drummond added, 'has nothing to hide.'"
We know that, and that's the problem with Google. They never have anything to hide...and when we use their services, neither do we.
I agree it brings promise for that, but a mighty LOL if you think they'll bring down the prices once the switch is made...
"Unfortunately, this time- and material-saving process is highly innovative and thus requires a great investment in 3D printers and intellectual property* that will bring prices up 'temporarily'," says the spokesmen for the automakers, insurance companies, and auto-repair shops today. The reps were confirmed to be making a so-called "air quote" gesture before "temporarily", followed by muffled giggles among themselves after.
*You don't really think someone won't try to add a wonderful 3D-Print-My-Parts insurance fee, or patent the specific process of 3D printing a car part, d'ya? Especially for each specific trademarked shape? "We've only just beguuuuun..."
Heh...though I'm pretty sure he wants the heatmap server! The client also comes free with every Like-, Follow-, and +1-button'd page anyway, so no need to plunk down for Windows Ate My Privacy.
...or why Google dropped XMPP support, re-added it, and pretty much dropped it again. Such federation would get in the way of Governmental Monitoring And Intelligence Gathering For Liberty And Freedom And Also Liberty, apparently.
...and let's not forget that soon-to-be #tt that's always great at parties and family dinnertime:
In the wake of this news, millions of teenagers anticipate a new version of Snapchat.
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8 or 8.1?
It was never about enlightment. Sauron just wanted to get the government to use his all-seeing eye for royalties. It worked.
That we're even considering it "IP" is a (bigger) problem all its own.
since it is Windows 8 it has the option to turn SecureBoot off, for fuck sake even Microsoft's own device, the Surface Pro, allows SecureBoot to be turned off
but like the issue of UEFI we do have a pretty good idea about it
Given the above, and that Microsoft can even dictate which archs can turn off Secure Boot and which cannot in the first place...no we don't. Have they signed a contract to not change their mind? (Remember, IE10 Metro went from plugin-free--"yay, no more Flash!", said many--to one of the browsers with its own Adobe Flash--"wha!?", the many wondered.)
Pretty much. At the extreme, "offer walls" basically offer Joe and Jane in-game currencies or other bonuses (depending on where used), if they are willing to pick a sponsor's ad(s) on it and watch videos, give their address and email and phone-#, take surveys...
So yeah, you can already get a slice of the pie. Just don't expect a substantial one unless you really like the service you find those ads on (you probably won't get much actual cash for them), and do expect to feel dirty and less secure-in-privacy for it.
At the very least, Erdogan's Pave-A-Park Plan is incredibly tacky. It demonstrates everything wrong with an oblivious and uncompassionate government, in orange-juice-concentrate form. I mean, replace a nice park with a historical symbol of war (as if we should remind ourselves to be perpetually on such footing)...and then put a...shopping mall...inside...?
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