Apple hardware tends to have fewer driver issues because the hardware is fairly consistent even across the Mac mini, iMac, and MacBook lines. You also know what minimum level of CPU, GPU, and RAM to expect from a "2007 Mac" and an end user can understand this.
I don't like the price, but I DO like the compatibility across multiple models. Very appealing.
There's no reason to believe a brute force attack on AES128 will ever succeed.
Last time I checked, it was not illegal to download p0rn. Why are you lumping it in with illegal activities?
And yes, there are illegal ways of downloading p0rn (copyrighted or underage). But, regardless of the ethical considerations, there is no law against downloading a video of consenting adults engaged in sexual activities. (At least, no federal law that I know of. I am sure some of the more conservative states have laws against it)
yes, certain brittle fragile minds can't deal with novel formatting.
Oh please! Nearly everyone tries "novel" forms of writing without capital letters, without punctuation, or of some other kind at least once. Usually when they're teenagers and they usually grow out of it when they realise it's nowhere near as "novel" as they first thought.
Capital letters are not redundant. They are incredibly useful due to the way we read. Once you're reached a certain level of proficiency in reading, you don't read one word at a time. You read whole sentences - sometimes several, or a short paragraph - in one go. You find the beginning, skip to the end, and look over the whole thing finding the meaning. This is a much quicker way of reading than a single word at a time.
Capital letters provide a very useful visual clue that quickly let you find the end of the sentence or block you wish to read and let you read it quickly. When they're absent, it slows you down and makes reading the text much more difficult and frustrating than it needs to be. It's simply poor communication.
So for those people who *are able* to grasp the second meaning, it is art, and for those who can't, it is not ? You just justified Ebert's opinion (for him, it ain't art) and nullified your position (art has an objective definition). We're back again to whatever a person calls art, is art.
No, I didn't say it wasn't art. I wasn't trying to imply that the 'art test' decided what was art. Anything that's created with the intent of multiple meanings, or 'found' and displayed with that intent is art.
Just like any collection of sounds that people make to try to convey a meaning is speech, and any collection of plant and animals prepared with the intent that people eat them is food.
Anything people can't generally figure out the secondary meaning, however, is not worth treating as art. It is speech in a secret language only you can understand, it is food that is it not possible to ingest.
Art without any communication is art that is an utter failure. It is 'art', in the same way that someone speaking nonsense is creating 'speech', or someone who made a 'tree bark salad' is creating 'food', and that should be about the level of attention we pay those artists.
Don't confuse that with bad art, which is art that does not get its intended meaning across well. Even with incredibly bad art, you can figure out what the creator was trying to say, even if they have failed. I.e., it's someone who mumbles and you miss a few words, or it's someone who burned the food...you can figure it out what was supposed to be going on, but they were not up to the task.
Anything created by Microsoft also sounds like it's from a line of hygiene products - hasn't stopped them so far..
I don't know what kind of women you know who would use such a product named "Visual Studio." Eww.
Thankfully, we only get "thank you letter to Kathy.ppt" round these parts.
If Linux Corp. says it should support both, then it should support both. This is a major corporate operating system. It's not like just anyone can go and put together a Linux distribution. Linux Corp. wouldn't allow that. There would be law suits and drive by shootings and such.
1 Sagan = Billions & Billions