Silent Bob wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 13:33:
I need to do the same thing. It's scary enough thinking about the fallout from losing Gmail alone if they locked me out of my account. I have too much invested in a company that I don't trust.
What did you end up moving mail, search, drive, etc to instead?
Cutter wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:57:
My Kia Niro is Android or Apple carplay. The article is unclear, are they doing this to make Kia vehicles exclusively Apple? If so I won't be buying one next time.
Apple's funds will be used to build exclusive facilities for the production and development of Apple Car.
Darks wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 16:22:
Pointless to make a number 3. once you played both previous games, you pretty much played them all. rinse and repeat!!!
I mean. .hype.. but it's coming in what.. 6 months? Early release announcement or what?
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 13:58:
*meh* I don't completely oppose regulation of digital currencies, but it needs to be done reasonably and fairly. For instance, there was this in the article:"Under the new rules, cryptocurrency-based exchanges would need to file transaction reports with FinCEN any time a customer made a cryptocurrency transaction worth more than $10,000. This would mirror existing rules requiring conventional banks to report when customers make cash withdrawals or deposits worth more than $10,000".I'm guessing that isn't true for stock transactions. If it isn't required for stock transactions I don't see why it would be for Bitcoin transactions.
Jivaro wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 15:04:
Brady wins the Super Bowl and anybody still arguing he is not the best is going to be pointed at and laughed at as a bitter troll. Even without that it's hard to make an argument that can be taken seriously.
wtf_man wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 16:52:
A whole platform was silenced by 3 tech companies.
When we silence dialogue and see our own neighbors as the enemy we have lost our way.
Tomas wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 15:00:
I understand what you're trying to say, but what you said is just wrong. It's 100% censorship, but done by entities other than government. Sure, it's legal, but it's not necessarily good for our republic.
Intentions do matter, but there's a reason even that bastion of conservatism, the ACLU, is worried about what's going on. If what is taking place regarding suppression of voices doesn't cause a little panic in your heart (even if met by a measure of relief) you aren't really that concerned with the intent of the first amendment. Many people seem ecstatic to paint everything as black and white when it suits their political leanings, but the world is far more grey.
Things could be going lord of the flies out there and some of your would be cheering it as a victory.
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:56:
I know, right? Which means Twitter and Facebook and all the other social media apps should have been shut down this summer as well.
Everyone is OK with censoring people they disagree with. Just wait until it's your opinion they disagree with and you get censored. I don't agree with either side, since they are both full of self-serving politicians just looking to get rich and powerful off the backs of the people. The logic defying twists both sides play trying to redefine reality is just mind blowing.
I just wish Blue would stop posting Political Headlines... unless directly related to gaming, like the Jack Thompson asshat.
D-Rock wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 08:42:Saboth wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 14:14:
If we go that route, then I'd also argue Fox, Newsmax, OANN, and the others need massive oversight and regulation. If you purport to be news, you should employ journalists with actual degrees and experience in journalism, be held to some kind of journalistic standards, have to provide at least some kind of sources for your "stories" (other than "some people believe"), etc. Hell, we also need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine that Reagan scrapped that paved the way for these political propaganda outlets.
What you've described is an issue that applies to all media. Prior to the election the left media constantly cited 'anonymous sources' for their big 'stories'. An anonymous source is not a source. That's just one example of the left's integrity issues. If you want to regulate it has to apply to everyone.
Good luck finding actual fact checkers that are not biased though...
Capitan wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 01:10:
I have to say I feel sorry for you in the United States. Now that Trump is gone, you can already now see that countries like North Korea, China, Iran will take advantage of you again.
TriggleDiggle wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 21:44:
For hundreds of years you Americans all had the freedom to publicly dissent, question your government and each other. Even promote conspiracies, People on all sides complained that their opponents were wrong and shouldn't be permitted to speak but they were protected and in the end your country was more stable and stronger for it.
And now in just 20 years almost all public discourse has moved online, And because those protections don't "technically" apply in the same way the people with power get their wish and are able to silence their opposition