I guess this is what that moment is called just before somebody makes a million bucks off of a simple idea.
They will also be held accountable, at least internally, if, when it becomes known, and subsequently there is damage to the interests of the US. So in spite of your rhetoric, it's always a gamble. And I think in this particular case, we have reason to believe the man: the damage would have been potentially too great. And there is, in this particular case, seemingly no real reason to lie.
They didn't think to just make a phonecall to the producers of the movie?
Never mind spying governments, Microsoft and/or Apple, or the RIAA - anywhere where the Internet will try to compete with the mafia, the Internet will fail. Because just like the mafia, the Internet is an unregulated bunch, but unlike the mafia, the Internet does not use fists and/or real-life weaponry when it doesn't get what it wants.
Taxi-business, garbage-collection - Internet people shouldn't even try it. They'll come after you.
So, who signed off on the roadworthiness test?
You realize that there is no biologically acceptable definition of 'race', right?
"The difference between you, Senator, and me is that you can make it all go away with a vote."
So can you.
Google is just going to have to be a little bit more compliant when it comes to FISA orders, that's all.
Can I get an invitation to your birthday party? Your hipness is off the scale!
Just the other day I read in a magazine how a lot of LED lights are not at all EMC-proof. They may have an efficiency of 80+ percent, but they emit radio for the rest of it.
That's why, next to adblock, you also need flashblock. Autoplay of flash is not only of the devil esthetically, flash itself is a major vector of infections.
You forgot to put the word 'cloud' somewhere in your buzzword-bingo post. And it would have been so easy, too ! What with your coffee analogy an' all.
Your analogy is a strawman. The 'NSA also does good' isn't necessarily predicated on the snooping side of the NSA; the NSA is divided into several parts, some of which have nothing to do with spying but, for example, making cryptography safer.
Lions roamed the mountains northern Greece/Thrace until some time in 1400's, if I recall correctly. In fact, they had a presence in the entire 'arc' around the eastern mediteranean. Hercules wore a lion's skin.
It's a bit of shame that you feel the need to react so bitterly to an experiment whose real-life ramifications will be upon you soon enough. 39 megapixel is expensive today - will it be in five years?