The FBI can buy the first round.
Wake me up when the folks from Fomalhaut C get here.
And tell them to bring beer.
You're right. Maybe it would be for the best if Google stayed far away from OIN.
I know there are a lot of social and economic problems that may come to the top of peoples' minds before privacy, but in the absence of an expectation of privacy, those other problems can never really get better.
Everybody across the political spectrum has to fight this stuff. It really bothers me when political division prevent agreement on this issue. If a liberal comes out against spying then some conservatives feel they have to support it and vice versa.
This is an easy one. Everybody needs to be outraged about government collecting all this information using invasive means like DNA tests and road blocks and wiretapping and hacking.
I think to some extent, the government (and the private corporations who are doing a great deal of the actual spying and data collection) are counting on us being too divided over other issues to put up any resistance. We absolutely must prove them wrong.
The candle you lit would have been more meaningful if you hadn't spent so much time cursing the darkness.
Music is what happens when creative people make sounds. There doesn't have to be only one monolithic "music market". Just because TV is using "digital musicians" has nothing to do with the four guys who play improvised music every Monday at Jerry's on Division Street, or the dubstep cats working their butts off to create prodigious amounts of recorded, disposable music or the guy who plays contrabass for the North Shore Symphony Orchestra.
So fucking what if the music on television is done using samples? And what the hell is "television" anyway? Isn't that what they used to call that big screen in the living room that I use to watch Netflix and streamed torrents?
Let's not panic. I've made a portion of my living with music since about 1980. Technology has changed since then. People still make music. In fact, I bet more people make music now than back then because the technology has democratized the production of music and made it easier to learn to play than ever.
If you're still looking to start a band and sign a deal with a major record label and..profit!, then you really need to do everyone a favor and sell your instruments and use the money to buy lottery tickets. If you're looking to have a career as a musician and pay the bills then the best approach is the same as it ever was...practice. There's nothing to indicate it's any harder today than it was when record labels and musicians' unions were king. That doesn't mean there's no need for record labels and musicians' unions, but if you don't panic and adapt everyone will be OK and there will still be music in the air and lots of lovin' everywhere so give me the night. Ooh oooh.
He made the threat to get out of an exam.
What's the matter, grandmothers don't die any more?
I live in Brazil.
I wasn't talking about civilized countries. I was referring to the United States.
metric paper sizes are the correct ones and everything else is stupid.
What's a "metric"?
When you have a cold should it be the law that you stay home from work?
No, when you have a cold it should be the law that I stay home from work.
Economically speaking, people *always* behave rationally.
I just want to take this opportunity to point out that Economics is the softest of all the sciences. Compared to Economics, psi research is practically classical physics. Sociology and Psychology have long eclipsed Economics in terms of rigor and honest application of the scientific method.
One of the most valuable things I've learned in my professional life in academia, at an institution with numerous Econ prize winners, is just how shoddy the methods, how dishonest the practitioners, how low the standards. Even their math is abominable.
When my institution closed its school of education, I remember how unjust I felt it was that they allowed the School of Economics to keep its doors opened. The world would be better off if every economist was sent to work in a Chinese electronics factory for ten years and their offices turned into cozy lounges for the biology students.
Considering the renewed attacks on gaming videos using takedown notices, I'm not sure it matters which one "shares better".
If it doesn't create a revenue stream in a direct way, Sony and Microsoft don't care if you have any particular feature.
Remember, these are corporations. They would throw a baby off a bridge for a dollar.
How dare the government force me to buy seat belts for my car!
I'm planning to upload my consciousness to a Kitchenaid Blender with Intelli-Speed Controls.
I've driven a Porsche Carrera GT extensively in Need For Speed Rivals, Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit. I can say unequivocally that it is a safe car to drive.
And I'm at least as qualified to drive the Carrera GT at high speeds as Paul Walker, who had similar experience with driving high performance cars at high speed.