Lenient?! Aaron Swartz was facing up to 50 years in prison. Assholes like you are part of the reason he is dead.
Fernandez objected to a search, Fernandez was arrested, and Rojas consented to a search an hour later.
At what point does Fernandez's objection to a search become invalid? If the cops came back one year later for a different issue, and only Rojas was home, I think most people would agree that Fernandez's objection would no longer be valid. How do you define when the objection is no longer valid?
I think the Supreme Court got this case wrong because the police were trying to conduct the same search, but how do you define that legally?
Why not the Creative Nomad.
You must be new here. You're not the first one 'round here to make that mistake.
It's possible that this feature got through Q&A without noticing or telling which got through the cracks.
It's QA, not Q&A. It stands for Quality Assurance, not Questions and Answers.
Fantastic link. That's much more useful than TFA.
Zooming down from a national view to the valley is a perfect example of how that map is useful. CA as a whole shows up as about average nationally. Zoom in a little, and Santa Clara County is a bright spot pulling most of the weight for the whole state. Zoom in further, and you can identify the tech mini-corridors like the Sunnyvale/Cupertino/Mountain View triangle (software-heavy), the North 1st Street chunk (hardware heavy), and SOMA (the app-development heavy pit where VC money goes to die).
In short, it has. The article briefly touches on this, and it was also discussed here a few weeks ago. All these people are getting pushed out of SF because of the rising cost of living, and that's having a smaller gentrification effect on Oakland. It's by no means completely changed, but I fully expect to be reading stories in a few years that are basically copy/pasted with s/San Francisco/Oakland.
There's only Caltrain which is a sad joke.
Caltrain isn't perfect, but it's far from a joke. Ridership has been steadily increasing over the past decade. You can get from SJ to SF in an hour. That's barely longer than driving, and you can drink on the train instead of fighting for parking. Again, you can drink on the train instead of driving.
Caltrain's biggest problem is it's lack of dedicated funding. It has to beg for money from SF, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, and they're all hesitant to pony up despite the fact that Caltrain gets a greater percentage of its revenue from fares than any Bay Area transit service except BART. They could also use some more late night trains, especially on Thurs/Fri/Sat nights. But despite these warts, it's still a very useful and popular service.
If you're going to be a repressive tyrant, at least do it right. While the false positive rate on true dissidents probably limits the effectiveness to some degree, the much more chilling effect is to make people afraid to read any anti-regime news. That's probably much more valuable to them in the long run than nabbing a few people they consider troublesome.
The dumbing down of DX2 was necessary for consoles...
Admittedly I never played Invisible War, but Human Revolution shows that you don't need to dumb it down for consoles. I played DX:HR on Xbox, and I thought it was a fantastic game. It fell a little short of the original Deus Ex, which I had played on a Mac, but that has nothing to do with console vs computer.
Agreed. If any cager puts BEEMER on his Bimmer, he needs to have his head examined.
Actually, poorer women tend to have higher birth rates. Education and access to contraception are two of the most relevant factors in a lower birth rate, and these are woefully lacking for most poor American women. I found this Census Bureau paper with some data from 2006 showing that women in lower income brackets have much higher birth rates.
The real trick is that the gov can track video receiving equipment (by the frequencies they use to decode the video)
What is this some Michael Bay "the signal that hacked your network" shit? How could they detect a passive receiver?
Strikes and unions just don't make sense for unskilled labor. And just because it's electronics doesn't make it skilled - if you're doing something that could be replaced with a robotic arm, it's not "skilled", skilled refers to mental skills, not physical.
Actually, unions make far more sense for unskilled laborers. As an engineer, I don't need a union to bargain for my wages. My bargaining power lies in the fact that my skills are in short supply. Companies must pay me competitive market wages because it would take them years to train someone to replace me. Contrast that with an unskilled laborer. They have no bargaining power by themselves because, by definition, they can easily be replaced by anybody else the company hires. Only by joining with all the other unskilled workers do they gain any sort of bargaining power. A single unskilled worker threatening to quit has no real effect on a factory, but the entire group of laborers can effectively shut down the factory in the short-term.
Unions can be pretty fucked up in practice, but in theory they represent the only way unskilled laborers can gain any sort of bargaining power.