An easy way to fix this would be to have the USPTO grant every patent (for a fee) as it does currently, but also every time you want to sue someone, you would need an USPTO expertise granting you the right to sue.
That way, creating bad patents would cost you money ; suing for nothing would cost you money, and invalidate your patents at the same time. And the USPTO would get enough money to have real experts look at each case.
I would agree if official taxis really knew their area, had a GPS in their car, did not try to refuse drives that don't fit them, and didn't try to steal you. I don't know for London, but in Paris and Dublin, I experienced it. No GPS, doesn't know the address, use the wrong (more expensive) fare,
The regulation is so hard that any taxi that pass it tends to consider itself "safe" from competition.
Taxi lobbies fight for more protections
The fact that it is only available on Mac makes me wonder if Atom is that great
What the incentive for doing yet another editor ?
When will people understand that most of the password we use are not stored on a passwd file we can crack off-line ? Basing the password policy on a brute-force offline cracking time is just annoying for everyone. Brute-force mitigation is very easy to do, and transforms a 4 character password into a very hard to crack password.
So, to all those shitty web-sites, stop enforcing annoying policies to your users (as if it would improve security) and implement other useful techniques such as mitigation on trial-error / IP attack detection,
I'm amused to see that in the US, having an internet access is still optional
That said, I'm sure your comment only makes sense to a very small portion of the population ; which will make cable companies useless in the short term.
What you described is not prohibited by the agreement.
The idea is only to count the work you do 24/7 as "working hours". And any hour above 35h / week will give you some rights (salary, vacations,
That way, your work contract will be clearer -- no hidden things, no change in situation like your boss sending you e-mails more and more without a pay increase to reflect the extra hours you're doing.
But again, it does not prevent you to check your e-mails at home.
Disclaimer : I'm french.
Censorship is a very relative concept. There is no such thing as "free speech". In every country, there are laws against harassment, racism, libeling, that can make what you say (or tweet) illegal.
Now, what makes the US laws better than the Turkish laws ? If they decide some message is illegal, they are perfectly sovereign in preventing people from viewing it.
You can call for freedom and democracy if you have proofs (or arguments) showing that the court decision was not taken in a democratic way.
And besides, Twitter may be hosted in the US, if they want to do some business in Turkey, they have to obey to turkish laws - or risk a ban. The government filtering does the right thing : remove most of the traffic which makes it a (potentially) profitable company.
The fact that the court order is good or bad has little to do here. If some court decided that a message is illegal (harassing, threatening, racist,
I don't see what is so strange that a government ban illegal (in their laws) websites. You can discuss the court order, you can discuss the law, but the fact that Twitter did not comply to the court order is a political decision (with consequences).
Mann also says she has not been paid any royalties by the company since Sept. 30, 2005
Looks like the company did receive the termination notice. But likely a *software bug* in the streaming software missed the removal
The main reason why 10GbE took time to arrive is simple : connectors are not the good-old RJ45 used for 10Mb, 100Mb and 1GbE. The RJ45 connector is small, cheap and backward compatible. The 10GbE connectors are deep, expensive and not RJ45-compatible, hence cannot be used as a 1GbE port.
10GbE is appearing on servers because the price order is compatible with the expensive and deep connector. It won't appear on commodity motherboards until a smaller connector is designed.
It is not dangerous to touch the positive terminal with your bare skin, because 12V is not a hazardous voltage.
So the answer is simply : no, it is not dangerous to touch my car battery (though the battery can be dangerous in a lot of other ways).
I learned something today
The first one is a "welfare" plan for 2 EUR (approx. 2.5 USD as of today), granting one hour of outbound calls and 60 SMS (inbound calls and SMS are free). It's actually free for the first 3 millions users of Free's DSL service.
The second and main plan is an all-encompassing plan granting unlimited calls, SMS, MMS, and up to 3GB of data, plus free access to Free's urban wifi network. Free voice communications include international calls to fixed lines in 40 countries, and to fixed AND mobile lines in 4 countries, including the United States and Canada. It cost around 20 EUR (approx. 25.5 USD), or 16 EUR for existing DSL users (approx. 20 USD). Tethering, VoIP and P2P are allowed.
Free has been previously know for sinking DSL plans' prices below 30 EUR in France when it launched its service in 2002. It is speculated that the same thing will happen to mobile plans now, with Free's competitors Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom having their backs against the wall."
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