A criminal or terrorist will just not include it anyway during printing. There are no companies manufacuring these to hold to account.
"but warned that 'if Nokia were to take illegal advantage of its patents in the future, we will open an antitrust case.' 'I sincerely hope we will not have to,' said Almunia."
This behavior by government officials is, or should be, illegal. Patent trolls are bad, but officials threatening to withhold licensing or "review" it for legal behaviors that have nothing to do with the issue in question is a gross, kingly abuse of power.
If patent troll behavior of the remnant is illegal, you deal with that directly as a criminal issue.
If you're not doing anything wrong, ya got nuthin' to fear, do ya, little orky?"
"I knew it! I know who the spy was! I knew there was something funny about that guy on the last raid. He kept saying, 'Leroy Abdullah! Who's with me, bros? Let's go, Leroy Abdullah!"
Boy, they really hate grammar Nazis around here, don't they?
At least it was creative. And you? Tearing down the creative because it violates your established worldview that informs, via memes, the words that flow from your mouth. This guiding field of ideas others have thought up, evolving them until it is an evolutionarily successful package that spreads, and defends itself by getting its constituent hardware units to regurgitate teardown phrases to competing memes.
It's not blind faith. It provides reliable predictions that, in a free society, people will invent solutions, and do so faster than problems become big problems, defined as impacting actual measurements of human longevity and average wealth.
This precautionary principle, insofar as it interferes, apes the control of dictatorships, from central planning to kickbacks dragging things to a halt. Don't believe it? Wanna bet?
Didn't think so.
And how many incidents go undetected?
Worse, LOVEINT is a bit disturbing, but not the kind of abuse that's serious on a governmental level.
Suppose the next election is Hillary vs. Christie. Would you be happy with people listening in on Christie's phone calls and those of his circle and supporters? Or Hillary's?
Imagine how that could be abused to swing elections. Counter strategies. Embarrass or blackmail donors.
All because the technology is in place with weak protections that a determined agent (or cabal) could easily bypass.
Just the "metadata", knowing who these people talk to, can be seriously abused.
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?