Duh, Bruce *Sterling*, not Bruce *Schneier*. Still, this Bruce's perspective might get interesting...
I keep saying that if I were President, I'd appoint you head of the TSA. Would you accept? If not, who would you recommend for the job?
There are a couple of parts of the flight where the pilot is required to use the automation. The biggest is during cruise in what's known as RVSM airspace, where the vertical separation minimums are reduced from what was standard before RVSM was implemented. There, if your autopilot quits, ATC will send you down below the RVSM floor. RVSM is in use above some altitude in the 48 states and on transAtlantic routes. (I don't recall the exact altitude.)
The other is in flying an instrument approach to very low altitudes, known as a category III approach. IIRC, those must be flown on autopilot in order to continue below category III minimums.
That $460 million came out of Knight Capital's pockets too...and is far more effective than any fine the SEC could levy. Why should the SEC pile on, aside from the populist outrage that goes along with people handling billions of dollars?
Not hard to find. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2012 that private sector union membership was down to 6.6%, and overall membership was 11.3%, compared to 20.1% as recently as 1983. The 6.6% was the lowest since 1932.
There are plenty of sources cited all over the net. A good place to start is this Wikipedia article.
Unions were good in the 1920s and 1930s. Now, they've priced the American worker out of the global labor market.
There's a reason that union membership is down to historic lows: all they do is take money out of workers' pockets to line the bosses' nests and send money to Democrat politicians.
Just give the whole thing to Bruce Schneier and stand back.
The original poster misunderstands what EXPDT= in JCL specifies. It doesn't mean the file will be automatically deleted after that date, only that the file may not be deleted before that date without the operator at the system console giving permission.
I'm no patent lawyer, but it would seem to me this is less prior art than he thinks it is.
How much did they pay some bureaucrat to retcon that acronym? Merciful $DEITY, they had to work HARD to wedge all that in there...
There's one Slashdot post that turned my life upside down. Definitely worth all that's gone on since then, but
Ja da, cobber!
The Harvard Lampoon said everything that needs saying about the Ring trilogy in _Bored of the Rings_...
Not only no but hell no, because the phrase "allowing people to close your code" is a lie. Nobody can ever close my code, no matter what license I release it under. They can close *their* code, and I have no right to tell them they may not.
If the user doesn't want to have code he can't modify, then he has other options. Similarly, if the user wants to have code that functions better for him and doesn't care about the right to modify it, he has the right to make that choice - a right the Stallmanites would deny him.