Looking back with a little bit of perspective (after the NSA revelations), what do you think of 'The Zenith Angle' now.
Somewhere in China a group of Bitcoin-speculating bureaucrats are very happy right now.
Must make the Bitcoiners really happy to know that their financial world can be so readily disrupted . .
New Law Needed!!
If the Doctor doesn't wash his hands every time he visits you for treatment, then the Doctor must complete the treatment and cannot charge you for it.
This would cure MRSA REALLY quick!!
Yeah . .
Properly evaluating other peoples' work is very hard. The comparative evaluation of that work with other people's work is even harder. But in an optimal system, such evaluation is essential. This is one of the fundamental problems of leadership--and universities suck at it.
Publication isn't even the most important category of work output--teaching quality is. But teaching gets shunted aside, because nobody is really taking the time to carefully evaluate the quality of the teaching. Prospective students ought to be able to make informed decisions about their prospective teachers.
The real resources need to be put into hiring and retaining people who will fairly evaluate great work. Those are your most important people.
I like "Congress shall make no law . .
This is the fault of the Schools. The Schools pressure academics to publish, and the only publishing outlet is often Elsevier.
The Schools need to bind all of their academics to these contractual terms:
(1) The School reserves the right to openly publish all work of its author-professors for no money.
(2) The School designates the author-professor of the work as its agent for such open publishing.
(3) The School will never ever second guess any decision made by the agent/author-professor's regarding any open publishing decisions that the agent/author-professor makes.
(4) This agreement does not limit the author-professor's ability to profit from his or her work in any way whatsoever.
This would solve the problem.
Why wouldn't this work?
I totally agree with you, but I don't think it will be just drums and chants! Home production of first-class music is now available to almost everybody.
The problem remains distribution and promotion.
Unless there is dope residue in the car, there is no way that any prosecutor would ever charge this because there is no way they could prove the intent element.
Major constitutionality problems.
All this is nothing to me. I'm waiting for a viable, programmable (and private) bike HUD (with rearview, HR, wattage, and navigation data.
That's what I'm waiting for.
If a contract was formed, the Company probably has a clause requiring either arbitration or litigation in its home jurisdiction.
It doesn't help the cause of privacy when people use ridiculous hyperbole to attack the government.
If the NSA-created holes really are "certainly" attributable to identity theft cases, then SHOW ME THE PROOF. Otherwise, stick to reporting the facts and omit your government-hating opinions.
Where's the great catastrophe for all the TRILLIONS of dollars we are wasting at the NSA?
This is unimaginable waste for negligible gain. And these people call themselves patriots . .
The 4th Amendment protects people, but it also has a place protection component. The Supreme Court has been explicit about this.
If you enter into my home or place of business without a warrant (or exigent circumstances) and fiddle bits on my computer, then you are violating the Constitution.
If you buy the Court's reasoning, then the feds could move data (stored by me on behalf of another) from one hard drive of mine to another without a warrant.
My dollar isn't just backed by lying bureaucrats. It's backed up by people with guns--big guns. And don't you forget it!