Indeed. This is one of those things that should be very clear without any room for error. Either the person tried taking the photo (success irrelevant) and is guilty, or didn't try and is innocent. There shouldn't be a middle ground.
I can't really say the ruling is wrong or bad. Instead, and quoting from TFA, "If the statute as written doesn't protect that privacy, then I'm urging the Legislature to act rapidly and adjust it so it does."
Now, question to slashdotters who are not a lawyer but know the law better than me: wouldn't there be any other way the victims would be able to convict the photographer? Couldn't they claim that amounted to harassment or something? Or... well... anything?
I could give you a few reason it might not work: LAN speeds/latency. If the buildings are next to each other, you probably can get away with opening a few holes and putting some cables. If they don't happen to be next to each other, you're going to have to talk to somebody about it (or perhaps you can get away with a wireless solution, don't know). If you want buildings in completely different places, then you limit one workplace to not have the resource availability from the other (using a rendering farm doesn't seem practical if it's on the other side of the country and you are bandwidth limited by business connections). You will also need to have dedicated tech support on each of the locations (not everything can be solved through the Internet or phones). It also generates more overhead (you will need at least a manager working at the other place, which you might already have if you are big enough, but the manager's boss won't be able to move there quickly if a situation arises).
On the other hand, it could certainly work. I mean, multiple companies already have various offices around the world. I do think that they tend to be independent in terms of what they do.
Do please correct me if I'm wrong, though.
It prepares you for jobs because it's not uncommon you will have to deal with people who don't speak your native language. It's also not uncommon for people to move somewhere else because of a job. In non-english countries, it's in your best interest to teach your students english because a lot of information is available in that language.
What do you think of the situation? Do you think that this time protesters will finally justify the lives lost or will they walk away with nothing (or worse)? Do you think the government will further escalate the arms race? Do you think the protesters will match the use of force?
I think it's more related to art/plot/story direction than gameplay itself, although I'll admit that you are right in stating that men tend more towards violence (from young males tend to be encouraged to do that. Just notice how people give toy guns and action figures that everything around them is violence [yes, superheros ARE about violence. How many superheros do you see solving problems through argumentation, for example?]). And yes, we probably need more females in the video game industry (not just coders) because it's damned hard to make something for a group you know nothing about (which is covered by knowing people from the other gender, but still. There is a difference between "I think that $DemographicGroup will like x and y" and "I'll like x and y, and $DemographicGroup will probably too, since I'm part of it".
You could always play Team-based e-sports, though.
Now, back to the topic at hand... I think that some of the high-profile games tend to have a plot/story and/or serveral characters that may not appeal to women. Thus, they do not try video games. Those that do then have to go through Internet (it isn't pretty, and it isn't just related to video games) on their way to tournaments/professional playing (because even if they don't really go online, people will find their info and bring it outside the Internet). Important: it doesn't take many to make the Internet a scary place. A few will look like many and feel like many.
That, however, is probably changing. Just as it becomes more common and less strange for girls to play games from a young age, and just as a few of them join the industry, there will be more games that will appeal to more women in general and the end result is that we will probably have more female professional players.
A very important factor in how we behave is how we are educated. Women tend to want to cooperate more because that's the way we teach them (it was until a while a go that you would have the girl learn how to do chores around the house and have them take care of the children while young, while this didn't happen as much with boys). It all seems like so far away, but it really was just now.
Don't use VAC. AFAIK (correct me if I'm wrong), it should only be activated if you join VAC-enabled servers. VAC is specifically Valve's Anti-Cheat System and it does what it says on the tin. Although I guess I do agree on the whole sandboxing thing. But you still have the problems of cheating in online games.
It should only trigger the dns check if VAC believes you are cheating.
VAC checked for the presence of these cheats. If they were detected VAC then checked to see which cheat DRM server was being contacted. This second check was done by looking for a partial match to those (non-web) cheat DRM servers in the DNS cache. If found, then hashes of the matching DNS entries were sent to the VAC servers. The match was double checked on our servers and then that client was marked for a future ban.
You'd do fine in the onion.
Here, have your cookie. You deserve it.
I'd give you a cookie, except I'm not sure you deserve it.
Can you please calibrate my sarcasm detector?
Well, if *we* can make ourselves from scratch, and we can conclude that, taking into account of what we know of the universe, it's possible that another life form smart enough to create us existed, it would be a valid theory as any other. I mean, why not?
But of course, by then you might as well just have the city/town provide the drones themselves instead of having thousand drones from a thousand drivers. I think.
Give a cookie to whoever introduced you to technology as a career.
I understand what you mean with math becoming something more than high school text book work. My biggest complain with it is that the exercises are rather... repetitive and kind of useless. To make an analogy with guitars: you can train your shapes and your technique all you want, but it's going to be a lot more fun if you do it playing a song you like. All I can tell you is to enjoy finding math enjoyable and as something that has a purpose. Many face it without it. I think that's one of the main problems with education nowadays, but that's another can of worms.
Well, have fun in whatever you choose. That's the most important part!