One can always hope, but it seems we've managed to go from "climate change isn't real" to "it causes everything bad that happens."
Of course, a big enough eruption would actually trigger a global cooling trend for a while. Think Krakatoa and Mount Pinatubo.
I'm going to bed now.
I just love how bribery is called "lobbying" in the US.
As an American, I don't. Like it that is.
So yes, they are analogs to the recording industry. Those legitimate customers who are harmed by the quest to control content distribution are acceptable collateral damage.
Just a quick note: insulting people with differing opinions (no matter how right you may think you are) doesn't actually help you make your case, although it may increase your innate sense of superiority. In addition, those "'muricans" who might otherwise agree with you may just write you off as another bigoted foreign asshole who lumps everyone in a given country together.
Everyone seems to believe that, but it's not really true. Here's what some Japanese researchers found (watch the video):
A common misconception. Some Japanese scientists demonstrated, using several cars on a closed track, that even when people are trying their best to maintain a constant speed and distance
Can human apply the earth laws, such as copyrights, into other corners in the universe?
Yes, but only until the Psychlo space probe happens across Voyager I. At which point copyright will rapidly become irrelevant.
The article also claims most exploits are being sold to agencies of the U.S. government. It does raise a concern though. What if Black Hats got more serious, and the US government would become a victim?"
Conversely, what if the cyberwarfare units of certain other countries (one in particular comes to mind) stepped up their game
None of this is a problem. There is a paint available that makes it very hard to photograph your license plate and as far as I can tell, this is a great thing.
This paint is designed to overexpose photos from cameras that use a flash to illuminate the license plate (i.e. most redlight cameras). It's doubtful that these cameras are using a powerful flash to illuminate each passing car or they wouldn't be so stealthy.
There are a few of those flash types around where I live. Damned irritating, especially at night where I get my retinas blasted on the way to the grocery store.