I'm sure it's actually still illegal. What it's not, according to the actual case, is on the wrong side of the "anti-peeping tom" law. I'm guessing the prosecutor fucked up, tried to go for a charge with a bigger sentence, and couldn't make it stick.
30 is far far too late to be learning a first programming language.
Well, aren't you feeling a bit superior?
My wife is in her mid 40s and is in her last semester at grad school. Turns out that (at least our) Universities can actually somewhat *prefer* older applicants because they have enough life experience to not mess around and they "get the job done". Result? My wife is top of her class. She also graduated with honors as a Bachelor.
I took up flying lessons at 37. I learned it just as fast and effectively as when I learned to program at 15.
Bwha ha ha ha ha!!!
Just how old do you think you *are*, sonny boy? 30 is just barely dry behind the ears! Truth is that there is lots of room for anybody in the tech field who is *competent*. So be competent!
It does help to be somewhat charismatic and hygienic.
Cancer or no, it's a cancer that's dramatically benefited the open source community. What's that, you say? Yes, I did say "benefit" and "open source community" without negatives...
Microsoft has traditionally been about open hardware. You can load whatever O/S you wanted, and the boot loaders were never locked. The thought of locking them down didn't really occur to them until after Apple did it, and even then, they *still* haven't had hardware locked down in a way that couldn't be relatively easily unlocked.
At least, in their classic environment. Phones are just like Android and iOS, boot loader locked. And we accept this for some reason.... (sigh)
The summary is truly fantastic. I don't think the article's writer could have put it better himself!
I fail to understand why this is in any form, a problem?
I'm currently using Comcast Basic Internet for $65/mo. For this I get 25 Mbit speeds. If I paid $100/mo, I could get 100 Mbit speeds. If I did so, there would be no change to my equipment - they'd twiddle a bit someplace and I would suddenly get more speed.
So what this means is that there's at least 75 Mbits of available bandwidth that's not being utilized. Since I'm not using it, why not make it available to a paying neighbor?
From what I've seen about how Comcast modems work, every household is essentially on a rate-limited VPN to some master server located (in my case) hundreds of miles away. Because of this, latency, though not bad, is never excellent. (I never see a 20ms ping to *anything*)
Truth is, the public access side of things would have near-zero impact, other than perhaps using a wifi channel.
Although I don't really agree with paying women less on the chance that they might get pregnant and take 6-12 months off work
I don't think that actually happens. What does happen is that they stop getting paid once they DO take the time off (and burn their sick leave).
I'm the last one to jump on the "businesses have to make money, so whatever they have to do to that end is OK" bandwagon, but honestly, this one just boggles my mind. Moreso because the intersection of people who consider it a problem (apparently a business is supposed to pay someone who stops working for a year, so they can make life decisions) has such a large intersection with the set that is devoutly opposed to the concept of paternity leave.
In the US, the married/unmarried divide is pretty small (within 5%) .
So... [Citation needed].
I don't suppose there's a transcript or video of that around you could point me to. I'm intrigued, and would love to hear what her logic *was*.
The fundamental principle of feminism is that woman are morally equal to men
What the hell does "morally equal" even mean?
Counter intuitively, adding horsepower to a given aircraft design doesn't generally add much top speed. Instead you generally get improved climb capability.
Horsepower is linear in nature: a horsepower (or a pound of thrust) grows exactly to scale of the amount available. But wind resistance isn't. Drag more/less grows exponentially. Particularly at the higher end of the flight envelope, doubling the speed of an aircraft far more than doubles the amount of drag on the aircraft. Thus, adding 20% more horsepower might only give you a top speed gain of a few percentage points.
Above about 100 MPH or so, what generally makes a plane faster is "making it clean" - reducing elements of drag. For example, one of the worst possible shapes for creating drag is a circle. EG: a round pipe. Simply flaring the pipe can reduce the drag by 90% or more! Wires have the same problem - they create an intense amount of drag.
An example of an early "clean" plane is the Mooney M20 series. Compare the Mooney M20E with the M20J. The E is smaller and lighter than the J, has the same horsepower as the J, but the J cruises at 200 MPH while the E does about 175. Much of that improvement was gained by simply streamlining the air ventilation on the engine, directly behind the prop.
For example, this essay by a gay man can be found on the BBC website
Boils down to "Well, I'm not going to do that. It feels weird..." He doesn't want it, great, but he even says that he's not against the idea, it's just "not for him." Good for him. I'm straight and marriage is "not for me," either. Even if I misread and he IS against the idea, his reason boils down to "I don't want it." Not legitimate.
And here is a blog by a gay man who disavows the gay marriage movement: http://nogaymarriage.wordpress...
He says takes issue with the insistence on "marriage" terminology, and the narcissism of the weddings, as opposed to "civil unions" and the like getting the same legal rights. (And then goes on to rant about "economically ignorant liberals" and tax breaks.)
Here is a site with lots of links on the subject: http://www.againstequality.org...
Complains about gay marriage "propaganda", not gay marriage.
When I'm sorting things in meatspace, I use a heap sort.
I throw all the shit into a heap, then pick out the good bits.
I tried. Really. I read your post three times. I still have no idea what point you are making. Is it that Linux sucks? Win 7 sucks? Win 8 sucks? Truth: They all suck, in their own ways. Pick the type of poison you like best. You don't have to pick just one!
I use Red Hat Linux to get "real work" done, where "real work" consists of serving ridiculous amounts of complex data to tens of thousands of users with numerous nines of uptime. I use Windows to play video games and watch cat videos. I use Android to send texts or find the nearest hotel when traveling.
As with most things, pick the right tool for the job.