No matter if you like Apple or not, you have to give them a nod for their policy about product placement in TV/movies. They basically say to go for it. They understand that the more people see their products in good places, the more people will try their products. I just watched the movie "Knowing" and it has Macs all over the place. It's called "Free Advertising" and it has worked for years - until the money grabbers decided to try to muck it up.
Experience will teach you. Kids are GOING to have play warfare. While I do agree that moderation is a good idea - what is the difference if a kid is "actively killing" within context of a video game, or "actively killing" being outside and using a stick as a rifle/sword/grenade/lasergun/whatever? I have 3 kids and they'll use anything to mock a weapon. Guns, swords, or if they have nothing handy they wave their arms around and it's karate or casting magical spells.
Let them have their imagination and social interaction. Use moderation to vary it and get them to experience new things, but let them play games.
This does NOT extend to games where they are pimping whores and shooting the police. The line does need to be drawn somewhere, after all.
Just as you proved on the 3rd link, Obama had showed his birth certificate (which he would NEVER have been asked for if he had not been black
Of course, he also never would have been elected if he wasn't black. By the way, ALL presidential candidates are required by law to produce proof that they were born in the USA since that is one of the requisites of being president. McCain had to show a birth certificate, he just did it right away with no fuss. Barack Hussein Obama just had to wait long enough to make it look like he was hiding something. Either that or he was too distracted throwing his lifelong friend and closest advisor under the bus once it was discovered he was a hate-monger.
But I don't want to get into a political argument here. Just had to reply to the guy throwing out nonsense.
I really hope the papers get replaced by this. I honestly believe that we'll have better journalism when the huge bias is gone (bias from the obviously very liberal newspapers) and everyone from every viewpoint is able to express things and report facts from all points of view.
No one side is always right, not even mine. Death to the newspaper industry.
Who gives a fuck if they track it. There is this little thing called freedom of speech in the country I'm in, so if I want to say you're a fucking moron - I can do that and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. Fucking moron. Oh, and you're a bitch. How's that for icing on the cake?
Or you could ignore this whiner that only gives one chance and listen to the millions of others (like me) that buy things via Amazon frequently and have no problems at all, or small problems that get resolved after we follow up on them instead of putting in a support request and then ignoring it.
It's exactly the right move. Amazon can afford the hit, but can the states? It's the same thing that's going on with the music industry in the UK and Google responding like they are. Google can take the hit, but can the music folks?
I applaud them for taking a stand against what is 100% greed and money-grabbing. The states think they can just start grabbing revenue from everyone online and unless someone like this takes a stand and shows them who is really the boss (the citizens, not the governmental officials), this will just get worse and worse.
This also demonstrates what needs to happen any time a state or a business tries something like this. Boycotting works. It works very well. Anyone else think this is exactly what should happen to the RIAA?
Not surprisingly, you are totally wrong in your base hypothesis. I rather expect that from an obvious industry shill.
The search data is irrelevant. That displays the focus of the users, not of the search engine. The search engine's focus is simply to search for files and display the files that match the search criteria. That is the only intent of a search engine.
A search engine is a tool. There is no intent from a tool ( well, you're a tool and have intent, so maybe I did err a bit there). I mean, if I stab you in the eyeball with my #0 Phillips screwdriver, will you then blame Snap-On for making a driver that is meant to encourage the stabbing of assholes?
So why don't they use these search engines to track down the infringers that are listing illegal materials and just go have them raided instead? Would that not make a lot more sense and be a lot more effective?
Oh wait, copyright madness negates are logic and their intent is not and has never been to actually be effective. They just want money.
I'd STILL rather have the President of the Galaxy instead of ba-ROK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mah!
I've loathed and reviled this piece of offal since he first poked his misshapen head out of the muck and said "This is Reverend Jeremiah Wright, my friend and mentor" immediately followed by: Even tho I sat in front of this hatemonger and race-baiter for 20 years in the front row of the church, I never knew he said those things. Here, let me throw my "best friend and mentor" under the bus so the American public can rally to my swasti....er.......symbol and eat up every word I say like the sheeple they are. Change! More Change! Wait......where is the Change?!?
To those that believed a single word this pathetic piece of shit ever uttered - Congratulations! You elected him! Mad now? Tough!
Vote this bastard out in 2012 - if that option is still available by then. He may turn out to be more like Emperor Palpatine then President Zaphod Beeblebrox.
I hereby claim copyright on the sound of a fart because I made the sound just now and it's now mine. Each and every time you fart, you owe me. If you fart in public, you now have to pay a public performance fee for that fart. Any farts in elevators are public performance and you owe me. Farting is your own home is ok, but if you have company it's public performance and you owe me. Should I just send you a bill? It will come from "Farting Inc." and be payable upon receipt or I'll sue you for $80,000 per fart.
Oh, and you'll soon be required to wear fart-detectors that will report any and all farts to me for collection.
-This post subsidized by America's bean and broccoli farmers.
Oh no, they'll just 'assume' you have said music on your phone and charge you on your bill anyway. They won't have to prove you played a music ringtone, you'll have to prove you did not. Even then you might still be charged - just because they (think they) can.