Isn't it incredulously absurd that engaging in this spy-game double life nonsense has actually become a completely rational behavior?
Fer crissake I just wanna live my life with a reasonable expectation of privacy.
They've been running this shake-down on Americans traveling out-of-state, too: http://www.newyorker.com/magaz...
Basically, if you're not a local, they'll pull you over for some piss-ant, often fabricated infraction, claim that they "smell weed" (especially if your plates are CO or WA) threate-^h...extort you with some scary-sounding charges (which you'll be greatly disinclined to accept when you're a considerable distance from home, not wanting a huge ticket, points on your license and a trial that you'll lose in a kangaroo traffic court) and then miraculously offer to "make it go away" if you fork over whatever cash and valuables you've got in your car, which they get to use to pad their budget or their own fucking wallets (because it's untraceable and you're in the middle of dogfuck nowhere, who's gonna know, right?)
This is *literally* sanctioned and institutionalized highway robbery and they've gotten away with THOUSANDS of them.
Since 4chan, by design, only keeps a (fairly low) specific number of threads alive on each board and rotates them out as they lose popularity, this seems odd and superfluous.
Their response to any DMCA demand could be, "yup, it will be removed within the next day or two," without actually changing a thing.
That's not even the worst part. You can switch them in the BIOS, so it's effectively a null point.
But, yeah, the keyboards are fucked, regardless.
Text nav keys splayed fucking everywhere, lack of F key groupings, F keys that *aren't* F keys, chiclet bullshit, slop and flex regions.
It's not even a damn ThinkPad anymore.
But the price is pretty bonkers
The more you think about it, the more it sounds like doublespeak.
You: oh, so that's why they remove useful features that everyone wants with every new release? That's why they shove a godawful UI that nobody wants down everyone's throat?
Your privacy: see summary
Open web: the EME debacle says otherwise
"Hey, I'm actually supposed to be getting *out* of prison today, so..."
"You're in the wrong line, dumbass!"
Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.