but there has never been a case where the senate actually said no. they just rubber stamp the appointments all the time.
there is no oversight on appointing supreme court justices either. the president is allowed to appoint whoever he wants.
if im going to kill myself anyway, id rather go to a military school where my targets have guns... more fun that way.
we have a duty as american citizens to not follow any laws that are unconstitutional. in the case where the government deems laws constitutional that are not constitutional, we have a duty as americans to revolt and fight back against government oppression.
we should all have a right to disobey court orders and warrants issued from a secret court with no requirements to follow the constitution.
you clearly dont read the monthly posts from google telling everyone how many requests theyve been asked for and how many theyve given. in ALL instances, where there was a warrant issued (by a secret court with no oversight), google gave up information on people.
oh sure, they cant give court orders or warrants themselves... they just ask a 'secret court' to do it... we actually have no idea if this 'secret court' even exists. for all we know, the NSA has made it all up and decided to issue warrants on their own. just because the NSA isnt abusing its lack of oversight doesnt mean specific other parts that work with the NSA are not doing so.
they arent suing the NSA, they are suing IBM.
i dont think you understand the underlying problem. American companies CANT say no to the government, because they get shutdown. dont you remember lavabit? he did say no to the NSA, and then they started prosecuting him for not giving them the information they wanted. it isnt really a matter of capitalism. as long as there is no oversight on things like the NSA, there will always be abuse. as long as there is no oversight on the NSA, companies cant really ever deny them access.
it shouldnt be up to congress to make laws prohibiting these things... it should be up to the specific airline to say if they want to allow people to talk on the plane or not.
i enjoyed my CS class. now im a CS major. our professor in highschool had an epic way of grading project assignments... there were 4 grade levels up to 100 based on how far you got... and if you went above that, he would assign grades above 100. there was a kid in my class who got a 1000 out of 100 on an assignment... got an automatic A for the class. ( i only got a 200/100 on that project)
im fine with it as long as the companies manage to make their drones totally secure from outsiders (like the NSA)
im not talking about simple threaded programs... im talking about things like mmos, where any multi threading is exceptionally difficult, and the vast majority of companies dont even bother to make it work on any more than two-four cores. imagine trying to do that for 1000 cores. the only reason we dont already have absurd processing power is this problem. we can already make incredibly small transistors, we just cant really utilize them.
or just get the music and put it on your own streaming server that you run for free...
spoken like a true non-programmer. you have no idea how difficult it is to actually utilize multiple cores in a large program, do you? using functional languages is great, but what programs actually use functional languages? most programs are done in C, C++ and C#... none of which are functional. there was some recent developments in haskell that may allow it to be utilized within C, which would be of great help... but ultimately what we need the most is a way to easily get parallelism without putting all of the burden on each individual programmer.