Sigh. The asshole would be fetid, and the cock would be rancid.
As with fiction, publishers take a financial risk on your work, and hence demanding exclusivity in contracts is reasonable.
On my mobile device, half the text is under the X-rays, looking like some bizarre part of it.
Needlessly using some complicated HTML generator that tries to control layout down to the atom FTL.
Maybe to start them up. But try anyhing significant with thousands of cells, formulae, and VB code, all of which is script on top of script, and RAM skyrockets and speed slows.
Having said that, VB is pretty fast as script goes. Some cleve people have optimized it internally pretty well.
Senator: "What good is electricity in the house?"
Engineer: "Senator, in 20 years, you'll be taxing it."
In time, governments will try to tax and control it, perhaps even stopping colonization or private enterprise, probably even cheered on by some around here who, one presumes, were completely down with Europe looting the New World to feed their governments' voracious appetites for cash, dead-set against any colonies not their own, much less independence.
How mch dose will kill, say, 50% with cancer wothin 10 years? Or just 20%? What if it is a slow release rather than literally a bomb, and takes days or weeks before detection?
(Warrantless) Metadata: That info with which the King of England would have rounded up the Founding Fathers, and thus they would have considered it part of search and sezure protections.
This "it's just metadata" is a fraud.
These things get built while lawyers in the US are still filing delays over environmental impact statements in the US.
True story: Lawyers have been fighting longer, delaying the dredging of some bays in the US, to make them 5 feet deeper, so they can accommodate the new "Superpanamax" ships (the Panama canal is being expanded on the max size it can handle) than the original Panama Canal took to build.
Meanwhile, China is building an even bigger canal next door, for even bigger ships.
The US has lost, because it has tied its own hands with regulations, as certainly as if we were a dictatorship with kickbacks at every level, from buildings to drivers licenses.
Force them to say loud and up front, "We, Comcast (or Time-Warner or Whoever) intend to slow down Netflix so it is crappy unless they pay us some of what you pay them."
If they are proud and this isn't scurrilous behavior, let them put it in blinking lights in their ads and on the first page of their contract.
There is no evidence that this action is anything but voluntary.
Come back when these journalists are actually being restrained.
By then it will be too late.
"Whelp," thought The Comedian, staring at the big, ugly figure in the door, "I suppose it was only a matter of time before computer analysis to assuredly declare you committing thought crimes got here. Kinda strange, given I'm supposed to be the fascist."
I can drop my wallet in public. That doesn't mean someone can run up and take it and run away before I can even bend over.
While being held financially responsible for the whole amount is questionable -- or maybe not -- that he participated in this fun, cool kids game, and is thus partly responsible, is not.
Talk to your congressmen, who write the laws allowing full financial responsibility to be ladeled atop the poor sucker who got caught in a group crime. Good luck with that.
I was about to complain about using "effects" instead of "affects", but I believe "effects" (brings about) actually works here, too.
Even assuming for the sake of argument, ludicrously, that every last penny, and then some, at the state and federal level is spent on something Wise and Wonderful and Proper, you still can't just waive away constitutional provisions laying out the relationships between the states and each other, and the feds.