Seriously, it's like someone on trial for murder, who has a lawyer that says "now, I'm not saying my client didn't murder the victim but someone else could have done it too, amiright?"
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"Ulbricht's own lawyer admitted during opening statements that his client created the site. "There's no dispute it was used to sell drugs," said Turner. 'There's no dispute when the defendant was arrested, he was logged in as Dread Pirate Roberts.'"
They're not charging him with the "murders". The government used it in their closing arguments as evidence towards his character, just as how his defense will deny up and down that he's DPR in their closing.
Wait, people use the USPS to receive illegal goods in the mail? Isn't that stupid. Not only is it a federal offense to mail illegal goods through the USPS, but they have the right to open your packages. Isn't that like the easiest way to get caught dealing drugs? I mean, the package has your name on it, or it least your address. What are you going to do, say you're holding it for a friend?
Has the government had anyone by the balls as the do Ulbricht, I don't think so. It just keeps getting worse for this guy. I'm pretty sure they'll probably throw some child-porn charges in there for good measure. This guy is fucked, fucked, fucked. And will get fucked (in prison)!
But inflation is simply the increase of purchasing power of a currency over time. One way you can measure it is: how much have your grocery bills gone up in the last year, last five years, last 10 years and so on. If you really want to be accurate, you can even adjust it per person.
He must be paraphrasing Thomas Hobbes.
It's a tricky question. I would say that the dividing line is coercion-- is the professor using some form of threat, or promising good grades?
I think that's where you have to draw the line. I mean a college-aged girl has to get over the fact that older men will be attracted to her, and make advances. Just because she's creeped-out by it, doesn't necessarily mean it's inappropriate. Ultimately gender equality means others have the right to hit on her, and she has the right to tell them to fuck-off. That's what you do as an adult.
And it's not as if women don't use their sex-appeal when it suits them.
All of these articles have that tinge of 1950's science fiction: we'll all be living in magnificent under-water cities in 10 years, and everyone'll have a jetpack!
All we need to do is build an underwater city...and jetpacks. But in reality it's that our cities will be under water in 10 years.
Yeah, I'm still boggled how Western companies do business in countries like China and Vietnam, that have Communist governments. Wouldn't the government just seize all their assets?!
Oh wait, no they don't...
Basically, all you need is adb and fastboot, both available in the Andorid SDK, which runs on Linux, and the the rooting zip files or images that you upload to the phone/tablet.
Easiest way to root the tablet is to install a rooted image.
We've had intellectuals as President, including the man holding the office now. Judging by their records, I'm about ready for the random person from the phone book. Couldn't do any worse.
I'm looking at the potential candidates from both parties, and I don't like (or trust) any of them. Surely we can do better.
That that were the case, but running for president (and being unscrupulous enough to be nominated in either party) is a very self-selecting process. People with the competence and willingness to do the right thing by their fellow citizen get weeded-out early in the process.
Which means that for the Democrats to get a majority they'd have to win at least 37 seats more than 218.
Of course the really big news is that 2.9% of people didn't vote for the 2 parties, which would have translated into 12 house seats for third parties, but there isn't a single 3rd party candidate in the House.
Except, now Google has run into the same issues Microsoft ran into with Windows, namely now they have to either a) support a million different hardware configurations, or b) drop support for "legacy" hardware with every new version of their OS.
Except of course there's a third party involved, the telecomm companies that are responsible for providing OTA updates at their whim, whereas Microsoft never had that problem. If anything, they dictated the upgrade schedule for OEMs, leading to the infamous $2,100 email machine.
So Android is a real conundrum, on the hand, it's open source, but on the other, very few phones actually get the latest release installed, and that's if the telecomms don't cripple the software by installing crapware on it. And there's just enough closed-source binary blobs on the phones that you can't really install your own version either.
My advice, get a nexus, or don't get an android phone.