Some politicians actively engage in deceit and manipulation.
I hereby nominate you for understatement of the century.
18 years is extreme considering this is a case of media Distribution Rights over what should be termed "Regret Porn".
Um, no. Please RTFA or at least RTFS. The sentence is for the EXTORTION and IDENTITY THEFT, not for the porn.
On the other hand it's quite likely that the technology required to build satellites that can observe Earth is remarkably similar to the technology required to build satellites to observe other planets. There's a huge amount of overlap; why wouldn't you want them to do it on Earth first? It'd be cheaper and faster, for a start, along with providing useful information. What's the downside?
The downside is that the shitload of evidence showing climate change is real would grow. That is a downside to Cruz and his minions.
That could be said for any investigative technique. Simpletons said the same about CCTV but now no sane person would deny the benefits of video surveillance. It *works*. It helps *reducing crime*. Those are cold facts. We need to slay that last sacred cow and make another step towards a safer society. And it will happen, whether you want it or not.
I'm not arguing against DNA testing, moron. I'm arguing against compulsory collection of DNA samples from every resident of the country as the OP claimed that there was "absolutely no reason whatsoever to oppose this." If you want to compare to CCTV, that would be equivalent to requiring every resident to have a camera recording their movements 24/7.
If the governments had the courage to do it, every citizen or resident of the country should be compelled to give DNA samples. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for any ordinary citizen to protest or oppose this. Indeed any opposition should be viewed as a reason for suspicion.
Because of course there is absolutely no chance for abuse, such as DNA planting, or error, such as cross-contamination.
Another Democrat blaming bush for Democratic shortcomings!
God damn, grow some adult pants and take responsibility for your decisions.
No, he's pointing out that there was no Fox News outrage when Bush did it.
Surely the record depends on the expressiveness of the instruction set of the chip you are programming for. With a suitably advanced chip I could implement chess in 1 byte. It would be an instruction that looks like this:
and an instruction that implements chess.
One whole byte! You slacker. You could implement this as one bit - have it be the only instruction.
The highest by any publicly traded company, you mean.
Well, yeah. Private companies don't tell you how much they make.