Those are private licensing conditions, nothing to do with the government except insofar as basic copyright law is being cited.
So much for the ideal of the borderless Internet. I guess it's more important to artificially prop up your own country's "content" purveyors, than to allow human culture as a whole to move forward unthreatened by the guns of government.
Well, if the dealership model really is better for consumers, then the dealerships have nothing to fear. Right?
Also, never mind sugar, have these rocket scientists decided whether or not salt is bad for you yet?
That was certainly Steve Ballmer's approach.
I'm also curious how they keep the helium locked up in the drive housing.
Hydrogen is more reactive, and causes some metals to become brittle. Not sure if either of these would be a problem in hard drive applications, though. Presumably the manufacturers have done their homework.
We are guided by consensus a thousand ways every single day, but it's only climate science where people seem to get bent out of shape.
Because trillions of dollars' worth of economic rewiring is being called for on the basis of climate science.
An environmentally-friendly scientist once said that "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." I've never been a fan of that because at the end of the day, "extraordinary" is just somebody's value judgement. But when objectively extraordinary demands are being made, then it seems like a good time to start demanding extraordinary certainty. The language of consensus is not sufficient, because throughout history there are far too many instances of "97% of scientists" agreeing on things that turned out to be completely wrong.
The real problem would have been inadequate bypassing at the FPGA. From the point of view of high-speed logic, power comes from capacitors, not voltage regulators.
And this doesn't even get into the mysterious ability of senior NSA officials in the Obama administration to lie to Congress with no consequences whatsoever.
Lie about playing baseball on steroids, and you're in a world of shit. Lie about grave Constitutional matters, and you're in good company.
I still don't see the problem at hand. Is it so inconvenient to carry a few different credit cards that it's worth inventing some Rube Goldberg contraption to copy them onto one device?
Would you do it if they were reading comic books about war?
If the US DoD were spending enormous amounts of money developing those comic books with the express purpose of making war look as glamorous and consequence-free as possible, then yes, I would still let my kids read them, because I disagree with intellectual censorship in any form, at any age. But you can bet I'd talk with them about what they were reading, who wrote it, and why they might have written it.
It's a grayer area than that. Blasting Nazis on Mars or whatever was one thing, but the US Department of Defense now throws millions of dollars at game developers, tasking them with making war look like just another extreme sport.
IMHO (and in the opinion of most credible researchers) even these games are not directly psychologically damaging to young people. But I don't like the message they are engineered to send. It sounds like this father has found a great way to give his kids an inside look at the game they're really being trained to play.
That's pre-9/11 talk, citizen. Now pick up that can!
Everyone else is getting contracts which require them to sign away their works forever, sign away any future works in the same genre, sign away all electronic rights, etc... for a $5K advance on a one or two book contract.
Exactly. Somehow, those predatory publisher contracts never come up in these threads about how evil Amazon is.
And the barrel riding was supposed to be a leisurely ride down the river
Yeeeeah, we'll get right on that. Everyone from the studio execs to the Oscar committee will positively leap with glee when we release our new $200,000,000 holiday-season spectacular, THE HOBBIT, PART II: A LEISURELY RIDE DOWN THE RIVER.
Pro tip: Don't quit your day job to move to Hollywood.