Perhaps these gents have done far more horrible stuff to other people and karma is now just catching up.
Apparently there is also a shortage of English teachers.
So had Metallica...and we all know how that turned out for them.
Metallica cut their hair.
Then they went on a rampage against napster.
Then the quality of their music started to suck.
But the biggest problem? They cut their hair.
Rockers have long hair. Anything else is just posing.
Cutting the hair isn't an issue...Bruce Dickinson not only cut his hair, but went on to get his commercial pilot's license to fly a Boeing 757. He flew the plane on the last couple of world tours that Iron Maiden did.
The claim was that they wouldn't be able to sell them profitably, so they canceled all leases and repossessed them all.
Although I don't think it would be unreasonable to think they were pressured from their industry associates (oil, engine manufacturing, etc.).
Who Killed the Electric Car?
You don't see these kinds of punishments for other white collar crimes, do you?
Oh, I dunno...how about 150 years.
Here you go, here's your citation
I'd like to remain on DST year round. Since I can't just decide to shift my work schedule for half the year. My boss would have an issue with that. I'm also not crazy of the idea of dropping my kids off at school an hour earlier than everyone else.
Seriously, to hell with Standard Time. Let's remain on DST. We've done it before.
The funny thing is that film (negative, not slide) has *more* dynamic range and exposure latitude than digital. Getting differing subjects exposed correctly is mostly in the lighting, which has always been possible.
Way easier said than done.
Sure film has a fantastic range, but pulling highlight detail and shadow detail has always been difficult in the final print. If properly exposed, all of that detail is in the negative, but getting them to both look good in the final print has never been an easy task, still photography or motion picture.
For still photography, the trick was in the darkroom where you could dodge and burn. In pre-digital, pre-photoshop, the approach was referred to as "expose for shadow, develop for highlights." In camera, the photographer would expose for the shadows, while in the darkroom, develop for the highlights. In a wedding portrait, for example, it would also include dodging the wedding dress to keep it from getting blown out, and burning the tux to try and get more shadow detail.
Such tricks were not available to motion picture, so they generally try and balance it in camera with a bias to highlights so they don't get blown out.
and we have known about NSA- microsoft cooperation for a long time.
I used to think I was paranoid to think that among Windows updates they were updating a database to flag me if certain IP addresses were visited.
Now it seems very reasonable and even likely.
I wish there were phone companies that had the balls to tell the government that a National Security Letter or a subpoena isn't a warrant and can't compel them to turn over any damn records
Except that a subpoena does compel them to hand over the requested records.
A warrant is different. A warrant authorizes the police/feds/etc to make a search of a person and/or their property.
They could challenge the subpoena and ask the court to quash or modify it, for example if it is too broadly written in terms of what they want handed over. But that is a real slim chance especially when it is a Federal Agency behind the subpoena.