Did you read his comments? He was not saying that everybody becomes a plumber, but that those who are not as academically adept should. I think he is right. If you don't have the grades and you seek a higher education job then most likely you will get a crap job with a big loan, with bs money. However, you could become an awesome plumber and that work cannot be outsourced. It is not a bad idea IMO! The trades are rated too low in America. Guess where trade skills are rately highely? Oh yeah GERMANY! Guess which economy is doing really well? Oh yeah GERMANY...
You mean the scene where Kirk says, "oh it will fit..." is classic? How many times have we seen a scene like this? Only now it has lens flare and 3d effects! Yes that is just wonderful!
The problem is that Abrams took it in the wrong direction. Lets compare this to say Oblvion? At least there some interesting questions were asked with kick ass graphics! IMO this is the direction of SciFi. Or what about even Cloud Atlas! Not the fastest moving of things, but pretty decent actually. No Abrams is selling us the crack in movies we know as Transformer-ietes. In about a decade the Star Trek movies will be dated like Miami Vice is today! Compare that to Magmum Pi. Same era and pretty darn dated, but it is a good watch even to this day.
TFA is mostly bullshit written from someone that did not even do a cursory search of information about the device. There is a big bright LED blaring at you if the camera is active. Only the blind will not know if the Google Glass is recording them.
But don't let reality and facts get in the way of everyones fearmongering.
"Someone up to something nefarious, the camera lens is going to be one of his shirt buttons."
You have been able to do that for over a decade now.
They are dirt cheap now to the point that they are almost free. Back in the 90's they were $300-$400 but still readily available.
Glad to see Congress worried about stupid crap instead of doing their jobs.
Good grief, The US government has turned onto a complete joke.
I would gleefully go back to Mozilla if they stopped with the adding fluff and went back to being fast and correct. It's a bloated turd right now, over 1/2 the code needs to be thrown away.
Mozilla back to it's roots and become the fasted and smallest memory footprint out there? I would love it!
Why is it MAN made? Why not WOMAN made?
I see more women driving the largest SUV possible. MY wife spends far more time in the bathroom running tons of electrical devices.
Help fight the Sexism in climate science!
They are, they already do what you describe. The author is a troll.
I don't have any iDevices so I can't judge who's correct on this but there does seem to be some controversy. I think there are plenty of other reasons not to get an iDevice anyway.
To answer your rather silly question, if it's an effective weapon, of course someone will eventually use it to kill someone else since violence is part of human nature. Maybe the first victim will be an innocent child or maybe it'll be a pedophile threatening an innocent child.
At $17-22,000 a piece, I doubt any person who isn't already the enemy of some government will be killed with one of these for a long, long time.
Indeed, that's exactly why this weapon will have no effect on public safety as some seem to think. Someone who can afford that much for a single weapon can afford various other extremely effective means of murder.
THIS is why I give my business to companies like NewEgg, and have and will NEVER buy a single damn thing from ones like Amazon.
Amazon settled because it is also a patent troll. Blood runs thicker than water, especially between patent trolls.
Amazon are not pure patent trolls or they would not have been sued. They actually use their technologies. I'm not saying they are squeaky clean, I certainly didn't like their 1 click patent, but they are not a complete troll.
Indeed, the genius of the pure patent troll company is that I can never be attacked in the same way it attacks. Since the troll company doesn't produce any useful products or services, there's no activity it does which could be considered for patent infringement, at least until one of them is granted a patent on enforcing patents as a business method.
Big corporations wield large portfolios of patents as weapons all the time, suing and countersuing each other when it looks like that action will help profits. While this is a very damaging abuse of the patent system, it's quite different from the type of trolling described in TFA. Also, the fact that Amazon chose to settle has little to do with how that company may have abused their patents in the past. They made a decision calculated to be best for their bottom line, whether that was a correct decision or not.
As a customer, I think it's a mistake to make broad buying decisions based solely on one aspect such as the suits described in TFA. I've been a customer of NewEgg for years because they have good prices and service and now I have yet another reason to use and recommend them. I've also been a customer of Amazon, especially of their music store which has long provided downloads unencumbered by DRM, proprietary formats or requirements to use specific client software. OTOH, I'd never use Amazon's Kindle system with its very restrictive DRM and other lock-in mechanisms.
A patent should require a physical object. Yes that means method and software patents die instantly, which is a very good thing.
"good and highly featureful YouTube app, "
That has wonderful features such as CLIPPY and UAC as well as it makes decisions for you.
Yes it is. right there next to the right to a speedy trial, oh wait.... that one was removed. Well then the right to even have a trial still there... No.... wait that one is also removed...
Free speech is still alive! they can protest about it 4 miles south in the "free speech zone"
Oh bloody hell, what history books have you read? I ask you a simple question why on earth are kids still working today in other countries? The only thing that stopped child labor were the laws! And wow you have not dealt with programmers in India or other places?
While programming is not dangerous work in terms of physical danger, have you seen the programming pits of some of these offshore places? I have! And trust me it ain't pretty. They work ungodly number of hours and behave like monkeys (lack of sleep) when the boss comes by.
Again not seeing the reality are we? The GP has made a legite point and all you do is fire back the theory. First we do have liability laws on the books. Second, lets for the fun of it say that 20 million needs to be paid. What about those situation where a company produces a product and it is bad with people dying or getting sick? Tooth paste? Asbestos? Lead Paint? and the list goes on. Are you going to convict each and every company?
Oh wait this has already happened and why the US pays so much for health care. Doctors have to buy extremely expensive mal-practice insurance. People are bitching and whining about it is too easy to sue.
What the GP is saying, and this is the problem. When you have one set of contractors cutting corners to get a job, you setup a race to the bottom. And there is no amount of legislation, etc that will stop that. The problem here is to figure out how to stop the race to the bottom.