The guy has won and lost and won and lost fortune after fortune, including NY real estate and Taj Mahal casinos in NJ, and hosted TV, and played at being a mouthy wannabe politician/statesman. I've never understood how he gets away with it or why anybody cares what he says. There's never been any there there. He's just an imitation European nobility in USA. An entertainer mostly based around gossip.
Who said anything about daily basis? I'm talking about taking my technical library; hundreds of technical reference books, each is only used sporadically dependent upon what I'm doing. I'm a geek. I'd love to have that at my fingertips.
I'd also like a Nokia N-800 Linux box in my shirt pocket running Cyanogen, while I'm asking. Sad I missed that.
There's lots of stuff going on up here over C-51 (our PATRIOT Act in the works). So far, so good. Remember, our military may be armed with napkins and toothpicks, but we'll still kick your asses all the way to Sunday. [Thanks John F. :-)]
I don't own an e-reader and never have. However, I have lived through ages of devices, so I know what licencing vs. purchasing and ownership vs. rental are.
If it's my box that I legally own, it should be under my control.
The blistering controversy here about rooting vs. jailbreaking is just noise. I consider it honorable to leave your stuff up right or wrong. "Sure, see what I did. Note the "Update:" at the end of the article."
Meh. Don't believe anything you read on the web, isn't that the old saw?
The fact that your gov't and its institutions are no longer under control (if they ever were) is not my problem (yet). It's yours. Our problem (outside the USA) is that our governments are falling into the USA's trap and helping it get away with such travesties. That makes me angry. We don't need to be part of Five-eyes. Every minute we are just makes us look like valid targets for your many enemies. I don't recall any of our elected representatives campaigning on the many wonderful benefits of becoming a vassal state of The New Roman Republic.
The fact that the NSA is screwing over US citizens as well at the same time is tragic, but irrelevant for us. You've allowed it to happen to yourselves, and it's none of our business to interfere. All I want for us is to cut off that diseased limb (our gov't helping yours) so it doesn't end up killing us.
He's a petty tyrant, he doesn't understand what "elected by the people to govern, or run the government" means, and I suspect he slept through all his history classes. "L'etat, c'est moi!" "Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?" Our existence is tolerated so long as we pay the bills. Democracy is doomed so long as the electorate continues to fall for BS like him.
I'd prefer to just shoot the politicians and lawyers who let them get away with this. I'd love to be able to carry around my $10,000.00 worth of books with me everywhere I go, but that's infeasible. An e-reader could let me do that, but Amazon won't let me. Why? Because they insist I remain in their walled garden, ignoring my personal reasons for purchasing it.
I resent their intention to interfere with my personal affairs which are none of their damned business.
You're wrong and he's right. You're assuming it's obviously for infringement that they're doing it. Certainly many are, but just as certainly, many are not. I couldn't care less about the content I see out there these days. I do care that a PS2 could be used to run Linux with its other OS feature. Many bought them just to do that. Rooting it could allow owners to "pirate" video games, but that's nothing I care about.
Think Apple and its music players. You could get all your content from iTunes, or you could use them to play any mp3 you want. Bricking a machine because the owner isn't also buying your content is assault on the customer post-purchase. I refuse to support vendors who assume I've joined their club just by purchasing something. When you've got my money and I've got my hardware, we're done; end of story.
That's silly, and childish. The NSA's job is to spy, and they're good at it. "Know thy enemy" is a time honoured practice. It's simple self-defence. Far too many wars have been started because one side didn't understand what the other side's problem was.
I object to non-USA governments and politicians helping them. "Five-eyes" is an atrociously bad idea for the citizenry outside the US. It's simply laziness. They're like sycophants following and cheering on their bully of a leader.
Those trade agreements ought to be opposed by everyone, including the USA. They're protectionist bludgeons promulgated by special interests who are bribing corrupt politicians and governments, in opposition to whole countries' consumers and economies. Outside the US, we should be looking at our own credulous (or corrupt) politicians for letting this happen to us, not blaming the US (or NSA) for doing its job attempting to protect US citizens.
You see someone running towards you, looking over their shoulder, then ducking down a side street. Moments later, a couple of Met officers run up to you asking if you saw where this person went.
"I can neither confirm, nor deny, ... No comment."
Why not? You don't know why that person was running, nor if they're even the same person the cops are looking for. Why stick your neck out? It's none of your business what that person was up to, nor why the cops want them or suspect them.
Do the cops really want to go there? If you can't be honest and open with those who're paying your salary on something as trivial as this, what right do you have to expect me to help you pull !@#$ like this?
which was widely mocked by the Liberty University students who were forced to attend
Uh, what? Universities are now forcing students to attend partisan political rallies? First, isn't that wrong (they're paying big bucks for tuition)? Second, isn't that stupid? I'd be organizing a mass heckle trying to get as many fellow students to shout him down to get us all thrown out.
Will they be forced to attend all the parties' candidates' announcements?
A bunch of entitled talking heads sitting around in front of cameras, catered coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, evening excursions in team building, lots of hangers-on technical support staff, yada, yada, and five rounds of it all.
All the leadership (as well as many of the backbenchers) across all of the parties (of which we have a much larger range than you have in the USA) seem to be touched with an infantile and corrupt mindset.
To me, it appears as they spend their time in cocktail discussions with marketroids. They don't care to listen to input from the backbenches (ie. IETF, et al).