I refuse to use Messenger no matter how many messages it says I have. I won't have what should be private conversations mined by a company that sells me as a product to advertisers.
Are you kidding? The first couple of the ten commandments are about the jealousy of a capricious god. Morals do not come from religion. Much immorality of today comes from ludicrous religious teachings. Ever wonder why women are so oppressed? Religion. The Abrahamic religions in particular are a disgusting blight on humanity and the god they posit has to be the biggest cunt of a fictional character there ever was.
Believing you have a soul is not the same thing as having a soul. I go with the common sense approach of not believing until there's evidence. And on this there is none.
Agreed completely. The central message of Christianity (vicarious redemption, or "scapegoating") is deeply immoral. Teaching children that there is a hell is immoral. The Catholic church's mission is not compatible with compassion, it's the opposite.
He believes the earth is less than 10,000 years old. I'm surprised he can tie his shoe laces in the morning.
I don't see the connection between the desktop environment and your mail client. I stopped using KMail years ago because it's a crappy mail client, and I got rid of all of the indexing crap because it was a hog and I didn't need it. I'm running the latest stable version of KDE (on Gentoo) on an 11 year old computer and it feels very snappy. KDE has given me grief in the past, I think the 4 series was released too soon, and Plasma is a bit flaky.
I run KDE 5.29 using Plasma and have a different image per screen (I run a triple head display). I use compiz as a window manager because it has nicer effects than the built in KDE WM.
Yes indeed. I live in New Zealand which is probably the second most remote large land mass for internet access behind only Antarctica (and maybe Iceland) and our internet connection to the rest of the world is quite acceptable. I enjoy 80Mb/s to servers in Europe. Cuba's internet issues have very little to do with geography.
Pointing out that a large percentage of Americans believe in imaginary sky people isn't condescending. It astounds me how the ridiculous meme of religion has pervaded a supposedly first world country. It's time for such superstitious nonsense to be replaced with reason.
Agreed. I think rules like "must include 2 numbers and 2 special characters" should only apply for passwords shorter than 10 characters. My passwords are easy to remember, unique per site and > 22 characters long. I'm happy that's it's secure.
Religion is like homeopathy for the mind. It too is a scam. I await this pronouncement from the government but I won't hold my breath.
If I send a request to a server and it sends a response back, how can that be illegal?
It's illegal to rob a house, even if the door is unlocked.
That analogy is a poor one. It's like someone left their back door open and when asked "can I come in" they say "yes".
I can send millions of requests to a poorly secured bank server, until I find a username password that gets a "logged in" response back. I can send a request after that to move money, and the server sends a response back with a reciept.
These are all things the server was configured to do. But I think most people would recognize that as theft.
It would be a poorly configured server. Again, the situation is different. Nothing is taken in the case of a server sending you files. It's not like taking money at all.
If I send a request to a server and it sends a response back, how can that be illegal? Their server was configured to do this. If I ask a server for a file and it provides it to me then I can't see how that makes me a criminal.
Here's the solution:
If it's over my property then I have the right to throw rocks at it. If it lands in my yard then I have the right to "accidentally" drop something heavy on it.
"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke