I didn't realize mind reading the random person was a mandatory requirement for participation on Slashdot.
Never made the claim you assert.
More arrests were probably made for Nigerian princes than this pathetic example.
These arrests can't even being to affect the level of job depression flooding America with bullshit wages.
The law is to limit government, not assist in a revolution. They wrote a mechanism to save this experiment in democracy.
"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson
Long story short, Horgan's thesis isn't "oh noes we aren't funding basic research," it's more along the lines of "there is just nothing as huge to discover left, no matter how much money you pour onto it.
Anyone here think that the computer science revolution is anywhere close to being finished? In my opinion it probably has another hundred years left in it. I also think we are just scratching the surface in biochemistry. It is scary to think of where that field will be in a hundred years. Physics can go figure out dark matter and dark energy. That's sure to stir things up. Maybe figure out sustainable fusion while their at it.
"640K is more memory than anyone will ever need on a computer." Gates may not have said this, but you are for all intent. I doubt we'll recognize computer science in 100 years, much less watch its swansong.