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Now, I am not saying this government would use it for evil purposes, nor the next, but there is no guarantee that some future leadership would not misuse it.
I'll say it.. the only reason government, whether yours or mine over here, want this sort of thing is to control the masses. Control what they see, read or talk about, and you have complete control over them, say, throwing a revolution when they have had enough Gov BS?
Take certain countries with a lot of sand int he news the last few months. Civil unrest, and the gov is trying to control and/or shut down the net to prevent overthrow. A few other countries have insane(to many of us at least) amounts of gov control over what the people can see. They do NOT want the uneducated masses to get wind of the truth in the rest of the world.
As far as the rest of your post, I agree, using something like that as an excuse for stupid laws like that is pathetic and in my opinion, takes away from the real problem of those things while doing absolutely nothing to help prevent them.
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Be careful which toes you step on today, they might be connected to the foot that kicks your butt tomorrow.
If "in God's name" has been responsible for more atrocities than anything else in human history, "for the children" is in second place and closing fast in the modern era.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Is there a term that can be applied to Law Making that says that any time a
politician uses "Child Abuse", "Paedophiles" or "Protecting Our Children" as an
excuse to draft a law relating to invasion of privacy, then that law is
I read an article this morning that the silverlight.net site was taken down, or more accurately, redirected to the msdn site. I've spent the past year investing in the technology and now I'm looking to be more and more a fool for having done so - I was interested in using Silverlight as my new desktop application technology. It seemed to be a good approach as it would help prepare me for Windows RT.
Frankly, at this point, Microsoft can go die in a flaming vat of Malaria for all I care.
I don't want to use the HTML stack because it's the most poorly constructed flaming pile of dog poop I've ever encountered. Not every application should have to be in the internet - I don't want to have to master a dozen different technologies distributed by a dozen different insecure companies that needlessly iterate products for the sole purpose of incrementing the version number. Getting them to play nice is a nightmare.
At this point I've no idea what I'm supposed to use for desktop applications as my company won't be going to Windows 8 for at least 3 years - if not longer. Microsoft seems intent on pissing away application development in favor of the idiotic consumer market - because we all know we need more content that feature LOLZ CATS.
Why the hell should I embrace Windows RT when it will be replaced by Windows XX or some other nonsense? I'm trying to write business software here - I cannot have a complete ecosystem change every 24 months because when it costs $50K plus to develop software it needs to work for 10+ years to realize a decent ROI. Oh no matter that - I'll port 10,000 man hours of applications to Silverlight, then RT, then ??, then ??, then ?? over the course of 9 months while picking up a dozen new ways of doing things. No problem - we can afford a staff of 200 people to keep up with it.
*checks the want ads for a opportunties to work as a dish washer*
Missed this, did you? I haven't created a Windows Store app, but from what I understand you can create on in C# that has a UI based on XAML. No HTML need be involved.
True, it won't work on Windows 7. However, Silverlight should be able to run on Windows 8 (the desktop version).
Also, if you create a "portable class library", that project should work in Silverlight/WinRT. Then it'd really only be the XAML portion you'd have to duplicate across a one Silverlight and one WinRT project, supposing you want to develop the application on both platforms in parallel. The solution would look like this:
Portable Class Library (contains business logic, utility classes, interfaces, and so on)
Silverlight Project (contains Silverlight UI, mostly in XAML)
Windows Store XAML App (contains WinRT UI, mostly in XAML)
As in, I run the company. As the buck stops with me, I guess I could be considered self employed; but no, I run a software company (it did grow out of being self-employed, a few lucky breaks brought in some clients and I haven't looked back).
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
If in some way you are trying to suggest he is rumoured to be linked to the Saville Sex-abuse inquiry, then it is just that, rumours. People are just taking to Twitter and thinking "who from the 70's looks like a peado?, I know that Noddy looks like a weirdo" It's all BS.
Ahhhhh the 70s christmas! Gong to buy a tree with dad, Slade in the radio, ice on the moors, sledging, flu, christmas parties, gluwine, listening to grunged out hippy metal bands in pubs, THOSE WERE THE DAYS! Forget Dickens. The 70s christmas was the tops!