That is the point. In the "Five Eyes" (US, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ), data is being collected, and it is possible that maybe someday that data could be used to roundup and arrest dissidents or people that question authority.
Exactly, and it's already started. I certainly feel just a little bit less safe since the election last month, given the incoming administration's plainly stated intent to violate my Constitutional rights. Then again, they're probably going to have a bitch of a time pinning down the political leanings of a liberal who likes guns and NASCAR, so I may be safe for a while.
I am sorry that...
No. You are not, so let's dispense with the bullshit. M'kay? You are flat fucking delighted that technology has reached a point where you can ship work to places where labor is cheaper, thus increasing profit and, of course, your bonus. You don't give a shit that your actions suck all those wages straight out of the domestic economy, and you're happy as hell that there are no regulations prohibiting it.
I don't know. Maybe Tim should not spend any more time with The Donald. Empty promises are the last thing that Apple needs to be making right now, when it comes to a market segment that they have neglected for so long.
And you aren't concerned that a foreign country directly altered the outcome of an election here?
I'm more concerned that a domestic party nearly got away with doing the same thing.
IF you believe the Russian hacker bullshit (and we have seen ZERO evidence of it), all they did was expose truth.
The evidence is abundant and incontrovertible, the sore-winner party's whining notwithstanding. Also, "all they did" was commit a crime and use the fruits of that crime to tilt an election. Kind of a different thing. Ya know?
If they plan to be the Uber of trucking, they would start at something slightly less than 15% and then jack it up after they drive their competitors out of business and become the monopoly provider.
Yes, that's very likely what they will do. That is the magic of the "free market". Eventually, a bigger, badder competitor, with deeper pockets, will beat you up and take away your lunch money. Only a stinking socialist would find fault with that, right?
Why not? There's still people around here blaming Bush...
For the shit he pulled and the messes he made? Yep. We also point out how Obama fixed much of that damage. 81 consecutive months of job growth, for example. Keep leading with your chin, buddy. I can do this all day long.
Run far, run fast, don't look back.
Yahoo's CSO, Alex Stamos sure did. He clearly saw this train-wreck a'comin' and jumped just in time.
This judge isn't qualified to practice law in the United States.
Agreed. That's why he's practicing law in Florida.
Florida... That's one of the states in Dumbfuckistan, right?
Yes, it is really just that simple. When you can't dip into a pool of labor that is willing to work for pennies, and instead have to actually compete in attracting talent, the free market magic works. No, spare me the "global economy" bullshit.
The disks are getting full; purge a file today.