Looks like vizio just lost our districts money if it is going to monetize our students actions.
I suspect you're soon going to run out of acceptable potential vendors.
On the bright side, I see they're now selling ten packs of mechanical pencils made out of recycled materials (they look like cardboard tubes) for only $1.25, so it'll be cheap to go back to pencils & paper. You may need to teach the kids how to use them, however.
I have to admit that I'm a bit surprised at how aggressively TV manufacturers are working to make their products as objectionable as possible.
It's the way of the world this century, not just TV mfgrs. Cf. Keurig.
I wonder if we can blame it on reality TV. Once they learned how stupid the average prole is, they knew they could get away with damned near anything no matter how foolish the idea is in the long run. The other side of this is, if you believe in the pendulum theory of history, we should have full blown anarcho-capitalism within ten years. Murray Rothbard station next stop.
Re: It's Time for us Peaons to talk to our Gov'm'nt Representives
... a product they sell include a "watch you" feature that may include a "phone home" and talk about you feature.
... and is intent on selling anything they can glean from their relationship with you to all and sundry shady "partners" of theirs. Twenty years ago, that sort of thing wouldn't make it past infancy. Now, it's a core function. Who needs North Korean or Chinese "hackers" when Madison Ave. & Silicon Valley is rolling this out to valued customers who're paying to be boned by them?
With all the tinfoil hat complaining about Google selling anonymized data to advertisers, they're pikers compared to these guys.
... they're stating it's anonymized, but acknowledging it's personalized ...
Well, there's personalized, and then there's personalized. An advertiser doesn't need to know your name or DOB to flog their product at you, but they do want to flog their product to only those people who're conceivably wanting to purchase said product and can pay for it.
This is why I rediscovered public libraries. Technical manuals and non-fiction, I want to own outright. Entertainment, I want to borrow for a limited time, then recycle.
It's also quite amazing how many people think this way. I know about three groups in my small town who give away used books, video cassettes, CDs and DVDs to all comers. If you still own a VC player, you can do very well for no cost whatever. People who've abandoned VC players give the cassettes away just to get rid of them.
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I miss the "Parent" button Slashdot had (has?). I often can't find what someone else is replying to when they don't quote anything. It makes "Me too!" posts even more infuriating than they already are.
I really ought to try the "link to this" and "view in chronology" buttons sometime and figure out what they do. Come to think of it, maybe the latter's what I'm looking for.
I'm still wondering why the executive branch are the ones interpreting the law.
Simple. So far, they've been allowed to.
In theory, there are checks and balances which force their illegalities out into the open so they can be stopped and possibly punished. Those checks and balances have been allowed to atrophy and are no longer performing their original desired function. Both Congress and the courts are choosing to collude with the administration, having decided that they're no longer beholden to citizen voters. They're beholden to something else; a not so hidden agenda.
That hidden agenda is so much in force that even a US senator is afraid to publicly call them on it. That should scare the hell out of everyone and anger them enough to fix this obvious brokenness, but so far that's not happened. We don't know whether we'll see that happen in our lifetimes, but if we care to see it happen someday, we just have to keep pushing back hoping they'll come to their senses before they find themselves hanging from meathooks in the town square.
I wonder what is the point of even having elected lawmakers writing laws when the administration can decide for itself what those laws actually say and mean and we're not allowed to know what those laws actually say and mean. You'd be better off simply demolishing the Capitol Building and saving the money. You may as well suspend elections too, and there'll be no need for an FEC either.
All those politicians about to spend trillions on a presidential election next year can instead just go find a sunny beach and drown themselves in pina coladas instead of wasting everyone's time and money seeming to govern.
I don't really see what the problem is. It's not hard to just hit a couple spacebars to pass it if you're not interested. I don't bother confronting them, but I don't see anything really wrong with others doing so. One of TD's mantras is meet bad speech with more speech, which is what they're doing. Sure, it gets repetitive and is a bit annoying if you're not into it, but I don't really see any problem with it.
If this man wants to be Pres. then he must be able to understand and abide by the LAW!
I don't think anyone seriously believes Trump has a chance in Hades of becoming pres. This is all just icing on the cake of the coronation of the King/Queen. The backroom money has already been spent (spoken). Now, things like Trump's "bump" is color making the coronation interesting for the plebes watching and believing *their* great white hope will succeed, whichever "great white hope" they may be rooting for.
It's a little shocking to realize that US-ians still think this thing is up to them to decide what happens in the end. It's rigged!
The biggest problem I see is, assholes are all you seem to get rising up to be "cream of the crop". I *think* Sanders is an exception, but who really knows? Rand Paul seems an exception, but he's certainly asshole-ish in ways too (attacking planned parenthood? Why?).
The others, assholes without exception, Democrat and Republican. Very sad.
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Yeah, I mean it's fun and all to pile on, but don't confuse rhetoric and allegory for facts.
Okay. From your linked article:
"It is interesting that although Microsoft operating systems still have a considerable number of vulnerabilities, they are no longer in the top 3."
Yeah, when you have the categories "Apple Mac OSX", "Apple iOS", "Linux Kernel", then Windows(TM) split into seven separate categories, any individual flavor of Windows(TM) is going to not end up in the top three. Quel surprise. Added up, those seven categories of Windows(TM) total ("HIGH vulnerabilities") == 168, which kind of blows the doors off the others' paltry 64, 32, and 24 respectively. It's a bit astonishing that Microsoft has managed to pull this off for this long, but I suppose ignorant (uneducated, non-technically minded) users are a lucrative gravy train still, and Microsoft(TM) were smart to find a way to tap into that huge pool of innocent suckers. I can't be bothered to read the rest of the article.
I've been running Linux (numerous versions/"Distros") on my personal boxes, and working with clients' & employers' Unix and Linux boxes since '93. I never need to buy third party add-on software (Debian alone offers ca. 30k you can choose from for free), I don't need to run a firewall on my personal machine, half my machines' CPU isn't sucked away immediately by "anti-virus" programs (snakeoil!), and I've no trouble using it (nor them with me) working with Windows(TM) or Apple users.
Windows(TM) users are masochists. But, have fun. Whatever floats your boat. It's no skin off my nose.