I'm going to go with the opposite here. Clearly the snake in the Garden of Eden is just a manifestation of this deep primate-brain evolution.
"Many trades nowadays seems to involve some programming in some sort of language" "is that [programming] really important for a child's future?" Looks like you answered the question before you asked it.
Not just pay per packet, but pay per word. And "premium words" cost extra. Imagine having to pay an extra fee for texts saying things like, "I'm here now", "love you", etc.
Saw a case on this a few years back. A kid was being bullied (bully stealing his lunch). So, one day kid peed in his own thermos... and waited. TL;DR, charges on account of special knowledge that bully would consume said pee.
Once NSA cracks the keys, they can make better assumptions of the set of leaked files. And can make more informed decisions on what lies won't be contradicted through future leaks.
Similar to Psych 101 syndrome. Running around diagnosing everyone with no idea what you're talking about.
exactly how much of it is actually active?
For every line of active duty Cobol code, there are seven support lines behind the front.
Who pays the tax is a matter of price elasticity. When the tax is levied the cost is divided up between all of the parties to the transaction (shareholders, employees, customers). What proportion of the new cost to make transaction is born by which party has everything to do with their relative price elasticities.
I'm a Google customer, I don't pay cash, but I give them tons of personal information from my searches and email that they use as inputs to build their monetize-able products. "Customer" in barter is just as legitimate a relationship. We've done a bit of a disservice by pushing the meme that no cash transfer makes you the product, not the customer. It's more interesting than that.
Late to the party, I know.
Late to the party, I know.
I know it's all press-like and maybe you want to publish someday. But wouldn't it make more sense to classify it as 2nd and 4th amendment breach? A camera as reasonable, non-violent armament for defense, and taking/destroying the evidence recorded on it being an unreasonable search and seizure(hell, if not out right evidence tampering)?
Trying to fire up my euphemism engine here at work. I think that an individual recording you causes you to think of all the unseemly things that individual might do with pictures of you in their private collection. Law enforcement and corporations are just abstract enough that we can't easily imagine them doing gross things while looking at them. (Just one idea)
Imagine a FOSS project that does this in reverse. Regular citizens point their webcams out the window at smart-phones out the windshield. Some fancy P2P shenanigans and there is a huge public database that shows the locations of everyone. Now we all see where our police and pols are at all times too. How many hours before our masters are knocking at our front doors to shut down this egregious violation of their essential rights to privacy?
I blew it by not being here earlier. The US system of at fault driver liability isn't the only model out there. Some countries have a 50/50 rule. Then there's the NZ system that has the insurance being a government function, you have an accident and your reimbursement schedule is a national standard (pittance compared to the payouts here in the US). A new model could evolve to deal with this new development. (I realize I'm way too late to this thread.)
I think it's adapted from a really big Jello mold: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_215:_Power_Erupts