Our teacher applied for the program and was one of what was probably many alternates for the Christa McAuliffe spot.
Everything we did that year revolved around NASA and the space program. I
It hit home when we realized that our teacher could have possibly been on that ship.
Be very weary of anyone in our Government who advocates any sort of "freedom" without any arm-twisting.
It's not like the Taxi industry could adapt to the changing market place; Instead let's insure that we save a dying business model and hamper progress by using legislation as an excuse for for necessity.
If you're a sysadmin or devops engineer (or whatever the popular term for unix admin is these days) you're going to want to be able to broadcast input to groups of terminals.
Just stop shooting people haphazardly.
If by saying
"people who are trying to undermine" the intelligence mission
actually means "Secure their freedom", then yes he's correct.
I didn't know stealth was an available upgrade, not sure how I'd use it accept to avoid speeding tickets.... Oh wait....
Owning is great for something like a hammer. It's going to be a useful tool for years to come.
The phone will be obsolete and/or useless in a year or two, at which point most people are going to buy another one.
It's a chicken vs egg issue with Linux. I know plenty of people that tell me: "when my favorite software (or game) is ported to Linux, then I'll switch".
The problem is that vendors are saying "when the user base is there, then I'll port the software".
The probably is that your average Linux gamer is a cheapskate or a GNUStallinist who feels that everything should be 100% free and open source.
Absolutely untrue. The average Linux gamer/user is on Linux because they don't like Windows, not because they are cheap. Everyone I know that runs Linux as their primary desktop spends quite a few bucks every month on games via Steam (I do too).
Cheapskates are are on every OS, that's why pirating is so prevalent.
The second issue is that Linux is really a fragmented market
Very true. I think Ubuntu has done the best for everyday desktop use, and Steam works beautifully on it. This is probably the best best right now.
It appears we agree on the intimidation factor.
We can disagree if it's purely the perception on the part of the civilian or a tactic of law enforcement.
Either way: it remains a fact. Otherwise normal people do dumb things out of fear, which can cause a situation to escalate very quickly.
Secondly, law enforcement, at least in the United States, has no extra power to "kill or imprison" others compared to each individual citizen.
They may have no extra "rights" to do so; If a cop shoots someone, it's next to impossible to prove malice or incompetence on the part of the officer.
See Blue wall of silence.
You can also be detained/imprisoned/jailed/kidnapped based solely on Probable Cause. At minimum a nice way to ruin someones day.
Sounds like a lot of power to me.
I will add that I have been rather unhappy with the way it seem law enforcement has changed just over the past 5 to 7 years alone.
I'm also very sad to see this.
Think about it this way: What have we missed before cellphones became powerful and ubiquitous evidence collecting machines. I think that the only thing that has changed is that the public is able to police the police much better now.
Here are some fun numbers
They tried this at my work.Management decided to require 100% of our time be tracked in the ticketing system.
I'll be you can guess what happened, everyone employed the following formula: ticket time = tickets / 8
Intimidation is a purposeful and deliberate tactic to gain compliance through fear of violence.
Everything about police is intimidating: the uniform, the car, driving tactics, visible weapons, approach and demeanor.
Here is an article delving into some of the psychology.
When the police approach you or pull you over there is always that fight or flight instinct that kicks in, even when you've done nothing wrong. Why? Because police are intimidating as hell and they have the power to either kill you or imprison you.
It is also contrary to the nature of the human male to submit: when you get pushed, you push back. This is why you see the backlash or attitudes from ordinary people against cops.
There is no profession without idiots; however in this profession someone is going to pay a heavy price for a mistake.
"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"