> The government scares me less because they don't want to maximize the money they get from me.
Who purchases the services of economists? Who consumes their work product?
A lot of economists are paid by central banks one way or another:
One useful tactic for managing the economy is manipulating public opinion. Especially the opinion of those members of the public who manage huge quantities of other people's money. The job of the economist then is not necessarily to discover the true state of the economy, but to convince others that is it in a certain state in order to influence their behavior.
It sure does. No access to incoming SMS. I also can't get GCM working properly. Their docs are bad and their developer forums are a wasteland.
is the revenue of competing services.
Asserting a patent that turns out to be invalid or not applicable should cost the accuser big time. All of the defendants legal costs plus 5% of annual worldwide gross revenue would be a good start.
Note - Analysts are to refrain from generating IOI reports that:
1) Include any form of unauthorized PII
2) Include public reaction to DHS programs, policies and procedures unless they are operationally relevant (e.g., long wait times at TSA checkpoints)
3) Focus on individuals' First Amendment-protected activities unless they are operationally relevant (e.g., protest shuts down I-95 - in which case the report should focus on impact to operations and not the subject of the protest)
4) Overview proposed legislation or legal challenges on enacted legislation
5) Have an obvious political bias or agenda
6) Are predictive or futuristic
Great videos. Shame this didn't get more attention.
TSA forces passengers to surrender electronics? Under what circumstances? I've never heard of that.
The DEA are the real criminals.
Will someone just post the pastebin link so we can look at judge for ourselves?
What the pirates over at TPB are saying. Find those comments here:
And how exactly do you get the OS and compilers to build the source code with?
Really? It's not safe if you're using any common software such as Linux, Windows or OS X. Nor is it secure if you're running it on any modern hardware with a CPU from Intel or AMD. And forget about any arm based mobile!
Secure, real time communication is difficult right now.
What do you think you can run that is secure from the likes of the NSA?
> how much you think is "invested" on mapping any potential space threats compared with, i.e. spying on ourselves
Which do you think is a more realistic threat, being obliterated by an asteroid or being attacked by other humans?