Wait...Blackberry? These guys are still in business?
Generally speaking, anything with lots of parts has more points of failures. Since CFLs all have ballasts, my experience has been that spikes does take a toll, by virtue of them dying after the storm.an incandescent is just a big resister. Yes, it can break but it is fairly tolerant by virtue of being tungsten and having no other parts. This is why I spend the money for the better CFLs. I've been using CFLs for well over a decade now. Been using them since the 90s, so not an expert, but I've owned a lot of them.
Microsoft does a lot of its programming in India.
How much is 'a lot'? What %?
We all know that Indian programming is of poor quality, and the reason is not because Indian programmers are much less competent. It has more to do with the fact that in programming if two parties can't communicate completely unambiguously in one language then they have no hope of writing good software.
So that's a problem only with Indians? Not Chinese? Australians? Romanians? Turks? Russians? Nigerians?
If you hire those who can communicate well, where they came from is unimportant.
If they have a reasonable belief that the person will used the purchased item in a crime... then yes... sometimes.
This is nothing new... plenty of gun manufacturers and stores have been hit by lawsuits over the years (and in some cases, criminal charges) because items they manufactured or sold were later used in a crime.
Bar tenders have seen civil & criminal prosecutions for continuing to serve someone who was already clearly intoxicated and then later drove home and killed someone.
I'm not saying it's right... I'm simply stating what is.
It's illegal in quite a few states to wear a mask in public due to past attempts on cracking down on the KKK.
Welcome to the fun world of anticipatory obstruction of justice.
Yes... you can be charged & convicted of obstruction by way of destroying evidence that is not yet being sought but that you think might be.
If you are already under arrest or otherwise detained when they decide to illegally search your phone... I don't think the castle doctrine or even very wide interpretation of stand your ground will help you... doubly so as they would have already checked you for dangerous objects on your person.
It's not so clear cut.
They generally can't compel you to turn over your encryption keys so they can go on a fishing expedition through your encrypted hard drive, looking for evidence with which to proceed... but they can compel you if they know you have specific evidence that they will find (ie they saw kiddie porn on your PC before you closed it and it required a password to log back in)
Dish Network also has the permission of those whose signals they retransmit to do so... had Aereo done the same, this case would not have gone to court.
It's only that last step which is illegal... hence why Slingbox is legal and will remain so... because it's something you can do yourself... like putting an antenna on the top of a building and running a cable line to your home... the moment you do so for others though... then you are breaking the law.
Nay, Slingbox is where you do it for yourself... something you've always been able to do, just like climbing a mountain, sticking an antenna on it and running the cable back to your home for your own use.
What this court ruling said... similar to what was legislated in the 70's... is more or less that by doing so for others as a service (without permission of the copyright holders)... it is a public performance and thus illegal.
any cell tower that's not in a location already know to the public
While I admit that I've never asked... do you think your average cell phone company will give you a list of geo-located towers they operate?
its impossible to record anything without paying for a subscription fee which is silly
Do you think that is by accident?
Despite the company name, they are in the cloud storage business... the cameras they sell are just a way to encourage you to use them to store your data... little different from a locked down phone which can only buy apps/music/movies from a single store.
The big upshot they have though... is that their cameras require no on-prem services which can go down just as easily (if not more so) than your router & cable/dsl modem.
And these are the people we want to trust making decisions about our healthcare?
It's a cartel... and you only get to join and enjoy the perks if they let you in.
Yes, you could go start "Em's Policing", but then the existing law enforcement folks might not take too kindly to the competition and charge you with imitating a police officer, as well as the other acts you committed while in their eyes, pretending.
It all goes back to the old line of "What is the difference between government and a band of highwaymen? Scale."