But what do I know?
As to my absence I've been a bit overwhelmed by work stuff, sorry about that, it's no excuse
Caffeine is an insecticide, it kills insects that eat too much of the plants leaves (it's bitter too). These bees seem to have built up a tolerance large enough to get the positive effects without dying. Don't forget that a few ounces (few dozen grams) of pure caffeine is enough to kill almost any human.
That's how I vote in Michigan. We've used that system since 2003 without any issues. In fact, the first election I voted in after turning 18 in 2003 (some local school board thing) was the first time my county used this system so, I've never actually voted using the old punch card system we used to have.
My question here is, is the recovery key at least encrypted (by whatever method) with your account password on their servers or is it in the clear to MS? If the latter is true, then that's another reason to use some other method of system encryption. If the former then, yes, it's somewhat troubling that this can't be disabled prior to uploading the key but, it's really not the worst problem.
So, I grew up in Flint and still live in the area (though outside of the city itself now) and I just wanted to provide another viewpoint on this.
Over the last couple decades, Detroit has been raising the rates for water it sells to other communities. Many communities in Genesee county purchased water from Detroit by way of a pipeline owned by the city of Flint. These communities decided that they'd had enough, set up a new water authority, and went about getting state approval to build their own pipeline to Lake Huron for water since, in the long run, it'd be much less expensive than continuing to buy from Detroit. This pipeline is scheduled for completion in June 2016 (it's even slightly ahead of schedule right now due to unseasonably good weather).
The problem with that is, Flint's most recent contract for water from Detroit ran out in April 2014. At that time, both Flint and Detroit were run by Emergency Financial Managers appointed by the Governor and Detroit was in bankruptcy causing a conflict of interest for the state. Did Michigan want to strengthen Detroit's financial position by forcing Flint to continue buying water from them at a dramatically increased rate? Or, did the state allow Flint to switch to the Flint River as a water source for about 27 months to save money? The state, through its financial manager, decided to switch Flint to Flint River water in the interim.
Here is where the real trouble starts. There's evidence that the state informed Flint's mayor about the need for testing and possibly the adding of anti-corrosives to the water to keep it from leaching lead from pipework but, this information wasn't given to the EFM (who was actually in both executive and legislative control at the time) and it seems strange that said information wouldn't also be sent to whoever was running the actual water system. As I said before, I don't live in the city anymore so I don't tend to watch its politics all that closely now but, I do know that the city council voted to reconnect to Detroit's water system after Detroit made a more sensible offer concerning the price of said connection but, the vote was ignored by the EFM. The mayor at the time was voted out of office last month, primarily over this debacle, and I heard from my brother that the new mayor was on MSNBC last night talking about this situation.
In the meantime, Flint has reconnected to Detroit for its water supply (which they have to pay even more for since they sold the connecting pipeline to the county since the surrounding communities never switched away from Detroit in the first place), rates have gone up (my mother's bill tops $100 every month with minimal usage), and everybody is hoping that the city's water infrastructure wasn't too damaged by the corrosive river water since Flint's treatment plant is supposed to be used for everyone once the pipeline is finished.
ummmm... you might actually try reading what he wrote. Mighty big of you to say that he agrees with what you are saying.
Thank you for so astutely reading that thread; I thought maybe I was losing my mind
What is right wing about filing a lawsuit to unmask a doe, suing that person, then settling for a much smaller amount. It seems this is used by many different trolls, and likely doesn't have any political ideology behind it. It is sleazy though. Filing a lawsuit with the intention of settling just to get a payout is wrong. It is short circuiting the justice system for personal profit.
Yeah that's neither right nor left, it's the universal language of greedy bloodsuckers.
What is right wing about that process? The Democrats support the movie industry, not the Republicans.
The fact that Democrats support something doesn't negate the possibility of something being right wing. The Democrats are not ideologically pure, or ideologically homogenous, and very few of them can be considered "left".
To me, pretending that copyright is only about property rights, and ignoring the fact that copyright was also supposed to be about free speech and about making material available for free to the public after a limited time, is definitely "right wing".
This has nothing to do with the DMCA, this is a straight out copyright infringement lawsuit being filed. The real problem is that the methods the copyright holders (or the copyright enforcement goons acting on their behalf) are using to identify torrent users aren't good enough and its good to see at least one judge willing to call these enforcers out on it.
Exactly. Would have been nice for judges to start doing this 11 years ago, but glad they've come around.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess