Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
If anyone is going to bring us Shadowrun-style corporate arcologies, it'll be Google.
The jobs of the future may be done by robots, but they'll need people to build and maintain those robots.
"I prepared Explosive Runes today."
Not to Godwin the thread or anything, but "I was just following orders" didn't work well as a defense at the Nuremberg trials. Just sayin'.
"There'd better be some sort of concrete proof"
Game companies don't provide ban evidence to end-users, because cheaters always request it so they can improve their cheat progs so that their next account can avoid the banhammer.
for the most part, this statement is true of non-virtual cards as well.
Vault-Tec stock is up!
Simply coming back with "ok, we get the message - you don't like SOPA. But i don't hear you jackoffs coming up with any better ideas, do I?" is bully psychology. it is a sorry attempt to rephrase the conversation as "well, do you prefer A or B?"
but that's not the issue. the issue is, "does this problem need to be solved at all?"
because if we simply accept the choice between horrible implementation that infringes on our rights A and horrible implementation that infringes on our rights B, we're not actually thinking about all of the possibilities. maybe piracy, ultimately, is better for the public than either choice A or choice B.
just a thought.
Not in Austin. That's more down on the coastline, 3.5-4 hr away.
And, links to the wikipedia articles (if that's not considered too circular):