The people hiding Jews in Nazi Germany also broke the law. I guess that would also exclude them from being heroes in Bill Gates' opinion?
Not a fan of the NSA part, but anything that reduces the worldwide birth rate is good in my opinion.
So you are in favour of a global thermonuclear war? Because that certainly would reduce the birth rate worldwide.
Just don't take pictures of people who obviously don't want to be in your photo and you're fine
Must be a great place if you're a thief.
No, because in Germany, while you're forbidden to publish the picture without consent of the person, you're not forbidden to take it, nor to show it to the police.
for example just about any photograph depicting the demolishing of the Berlin Wall would have been illegal.
Given that the German law contains an explicit exemption for pictures of contemporary history, that statement is not true.
No, there are usually exceptions for that type of photography. Also there are typically exceptions for people of special interest (that is, if you photograph a politician, he cannot forbid you you to publish it, at least not on the ground of that law) and for certain other common cases.
Rubbish. You have no rights to your image.
Note that the German term "Recht am eigenen Bild" translates literally to "right to your own image"
That's why astrophysicists concentrate on the sky instead.
For example, I have to pay travel expenses from my own money, and then get them reimbursed afterwards. That is, I may have a legitimate reason to access my bank account in order to e.g. pay my flight. But that doesn't give my employer the right to access my banking password (and possibly look what's going on in my bank account).
Also, if I'm not allowed to access my bank account from the company network, the right thing is not to decrypt it, but to block it.
No under capitalism no one is exploited.
What colour is the sky on your planet?
Values exchanges for value and nobody does anything forcibly against their will.
Sure. And people can just decide not to eat for prolonged time whenever no acceptable way to generate income is available. </sarcasm>
It's only when you add government activity beyond the protection of private property that you get exportation.
You mean, government activity like protection of lives? Protection of freedom? Or protection of any other human rights?
Alienating your users seems to be all the rage lately.
Anyone who thinks all software has bugs has never written "Hello World" in assembly.
Or he has, and the resulting program crashed.
No, you misunderstood. After not finding the solution themselves, Toyota asked on Stack Overflow, and they could explain the problem to Toyota.
It's independent of whether you describe it graviton based or geometry-based. Indeed, the very same apparent problem also occurs in electrodynamics:
Assume you've got a charged particle orbiting a much heavier particle of opposite charge, and let's assume we can neglect the back-action of the radiation that orbiting particle inevitably emits. The orbiting particle feels an electrostatic force towards the central particle it orbits (which, due to its much larger mass, essentially is at rest).
Now look at the very same system in a frame of reference where the whole thing is moving perpendicular to the orbital plane. Now you would naively say that the electron should orbit a point slightly behind the central charge (because — and that has been experimentally verified — the electromagnetic field also propagates just with the speed of light, and until the field has reached the orbiting particle, the central particle has already moved on). However if you actually calculate the electric field, you'll find it points exactly to the point where the charge actually is — or more exactly, at the place at which the charge would have been predicted to be at the time when the current position of the orbiting particle could be reached with light speed if one assumed that the central particle continued to go with its current speed unchanged. That is, if the speed of the central charge changed afterwards (that is, the central charge was accelerated in the mean time), the orbiting particle will still orbit the point where the central charge would have been until the information of the change (the radiation from the accelerated central charge) arrives.
One could argue that the propagation of gravity reveals information about the mass in question.
Yes. And gravity propagates with the speed of light. If some alien would manage to kick the sun out of the solar system, the earth would continue to follow its orbit for another 8 minutes. Only then would it feel the changed movement of the sun (at the same time you'd also see that the sun suddenly starts to move) and change its orbit accordingly.