Two problems with that: 1 - most modern electronic voting booths don't have a provision for write ins (in fact, many states don't allow write ins of any sort no matter how you vote), and 2 - a winner with 2% of the vote will claim a "landslide victory giving him a mandate" because he had (let's say) 60% of the votes cast for someone on the ballot.
I voted third party the last 20 years just as a form of "none of the above", and it just doesn't work. Given that even third parties are becoming rare, I've just given up voting altogether. I don't vote, and encourage others not to as well until such time as real choices are presented. You all vote for crap, don't come crying to me about being crapped on. I didn't vote for him.
His "rant" might not have been so bad, but pulling every single video and supressing every story on the matter makes people think there's more to it. It's the Streisand Effect in operation. If it really isn't that bad, why is the network working so hard to hide it?
But it's NOT up to voters. The parties make damn good and sure that our choices are between someone who'll make things worse, and someone who'll make things even MORE worse. In places where there are more candidates, then your other choices are someone who's so bad they make the major candidates look good. Seriously, your choices are between two corporate douchebags and a neo-nazi who promises WW3 if he's voted in. Just look at the choices and tell me it's the VOTERS' fault!
Switching your phone from cell to WiFi might decrease the radiation, but it increases the energy usage considerably. My phone needs recharging five times more often with WiFi than 3G. I only switch my phone to WiFi if I'm in an area with (free) WiFi and no 3G/2G service.
That "experiment" was hardly scientific. They used different rooms of their own house, and I can tell you that most rooms in the same home are vastly different. My computer room, in particular, tends to be MUCH hotter than the living room. I keep the swamp cooler running in the living room as I want to be cool while relaxing in front of the TV (oddly enough, watching internet stuff like Let's Play and Minecraft rather than regular TV). The computer room is hard to keep cool, and also tends to be lower in humidity. The fact that plants grew better in a different room than their computer stuff doesn't surprise me at all. It also doesn't surprise me that anybody took their "experiment" seriously. Try it again where EVERY variable except the wifi is IDENTICAL and then publish the results. It's crappy pseudo-science like this that's making the world worse.
Actually, testing stuff on Mars is even better because there's nothing to harm. At most, there MIGHT be bacteria underground. There's nothing else to harm if things go wrong. That's the best part about Terraforming. 8)
This country was founded on the principle of "keep your damn nose out of my business!" If you don't have REASONABLE suspiscion of illegal activity, you got NO RIGHT to pry at all! There's too damn much spying by the government these days - they want to know (and control) every second of your life... for the children! Oh, and TERRORISM!!
Those users do not have any power - they are the product. Having control over those billion users is what this fight is about. Oracle desperately desires those users, and is willing to go to any lengths to get some control over them.
See? Prime example. Every sentence is just chock full of typical paid shill responses. Start with an attack, pretend to be sympathetic to the "small guy", then throw out a mention of a supposed personal correspondance from said small guy that promotes the continuance of patent trolling and dominance by major corps as somehow what the small guy wants.
Text book shilling. New shills can learn a lot from this guy... he should sell lesson plans.
Wow, this article REALLY brought out the shills. If you scan through the comments, a handful of shills are trolling every single thread in the comments. It's not surprising given the amount of money at stake. Big businesses face losses due to competition, and lawyers face losses due to loss of frivalous suits. Is it any wonder shilling is a big business right now? It's the flip side of lobbying, which is also a big business right now.