I was shocked that my Nexus S can practically do this now. "Send text to XXXX, I'll be home around 6 p.m." It worked, mostly. The text recognition worked flawlessly, but I did have to hit the "send" button with a finger. Beats using the on-screen keyboard.
We can only pray that these jokers choose a decent writer and director for like the first time in their lives.
You may not have liked his work, but Christopher Nolan would generally be thought of in the "decent" director category.
What if somebody is a brilliant theoretician but they easily lose focus when people nearby do distracting things? Still a weak-minded, unmotivated individual?
Um, yeah. Of course, back then, a tight sweater would have been a hell of a lot more distracting than a laptop screen saver.
If you easily lose focus, that's your issue. Learn to concentrate. Banning laptops won't take care of your problem anyway. Lectures don't all take place in dark, windowless rooms -- something distracting will always happen.
I'd be more likely to believe the fiction that the poor financial institutions were helpless in the face of big government if it weren't for the loan derivatives that were the real cause of the crisis. Wall Street gambled, abetted by the ratings agencies, and left taxpayers on the hook when the scheme ran out of steam.
I still don't understand how saying "you can't discriminate" is the same as a government takeover. Under that logic, every damn lunch counter in the southern U.S. must be the property of the feds.
That scenario is probably closer to what the framers had in mind, since digital file sharing wasn't a concern back then. The law needs to be updated to address non-commercial digital infringements. But statutory damages aren't the problem here, and have their place.