That said, if you really want the headache, I am sure you can figure out a way to use the PHP-Java bridge to tie to your current PHP apps and use them as Java in the Vert.x server. I do have to say, though, I do pity anyone who has to do this.
Who sets the laws in the first place and who changes laws? (Don't say "the people" you'll be modded down as mental.)
Everyone knows it's those with the cash.
Our school had 4 Apple ][ computers and one Apple ][c - and our very limited "Computer Math" class required passing a test to get in. I was in the "Computer Math" class in it's first semester at the school. My final project was (of course) an AD&D character generator written in Apple Basic (the only option we had) which allowed a large amount of flexibility in how random the generated character actually was. You could specify a race and a class and it would take the randomly generated amounts for each stat and adjust them as needed to make the character "legal" according to AD&D rules (by moving points from one stat to another as needed). If you wanted a fully random result it would generate everything randomly, including randomly selecting race and class from all that were valid with the given stats.
After generating the character it was printed out in a format that lined up almost exactly with the "official" AD&D character sheets. When we turned in our project we were required to turn in the floppy disk and a prinout of the code. Mine took a stack of around 3" of fan-fold printer paper. Not sure how many pages that was, but it was a lot. About 1/4 of that code was dedicated to pinting with the proper formatting.
So, what did I learn overall? I learned that programming was pretty damn cool, and that things which are really simple to do are often quite difficult to program correctly.
Ugh. Sounds like just the kind of doctor you don't want in the first place. My wife has ME/CFS and has tested positive (by antibody) for XMRV. Our doctor admitted up-front that he knows little to nothing about it. (It currently gets a minor mention in med schools, nothing more.) She provided him with studies and email addresses of clinicians and researchers working on it. He was genuinely appreciative and has been doing as much as he can within the limits of what the insurance allows to implement the suggestions made by those researchers and clinicians he has since contacted.
Hopefully you can find a doctor who is more open to actually taking care of patients rather than showing off how much "smarter" he or she is than anyone else.
Has this sort of argument been brought up before in other areas? Your complaint to the school board was well-formed, properly formatted and grammatically correct, yet you are not a board-certified English teacher. Perhaps even: You took your car to the mechanic and told him it was a quart low on oil, yet you are not a licensed mechanic.
Come on, is this is the best idea they could come up with to shut down the complaint?
If you take the time to actually read the article you find that out of ~1,040,000 species previously named, 300,000 are definitely distinct species. ~480,000 are pseudonyms for those, and another ~260,000 are as of yet undetermined as to their status as distinct species. Since those others are undetermined, it cannot be said with any certainty that they are not distinct species. It would be just as (un)truthful and (in)correct to lump those in with the 300,000 known species and call it more than half.
Shoddy work on the part of the reporter.
The best I can tell from the wording of the exemption to the DMCA for unlocking cell phones to use on a different carrier, is that it must be done by the owner of the phone using software they legally obtained. So, ignoring First Sale, if he had sold these phones along with a legal copy of the unlocking software and a step-by-step instruction manual, that would have been fine (assuming he could legally re-sell the software).
The question comes, in my mind, where the principal of First Sale applies in this case. Since he (presumably) legally obtained the unlocking software, he was legally unlocking the phones. I would think that First Sale would come into play at the point where he purchased the phones and any resale after the fact would be unencumbered. Of course, IANAL and I don't speak legalese.
Any chance an IP lawyer with DMCA knowledge/experience could enlighten us?
From the article: It's unclear whether it would lead to an automatic, more intrusive pat down by federal Transportation Security Administration officials.
No, if the image is unclear, the TSA's reaction is not. If you are not sure, check out what Dave Barry went through when the image of his groin was "blurry" http://www.npr.org/2010/11/15/131338172/humorist-dave-barry-and-the-tsa
Just as a heads-up - Ping is OFF by default. If you want to use it as another spam portal you have to turn it on.
At least they didn't follow the Facebook protocol: add a new insecurity, uh, "feature" and turn it on to the whole world by default.