I don't see that cameras necessarily imply "search". It is possible that such a case could be made, but it's not obviously so.
I'm not sure how the use of cameras leads to: -Infringements of my freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government (1st) -forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime - unreasonable searches and seizures - Removal of indictment, imposition of self incrimination, seizure of private property or the imposition of double jeopardy. You might have a case based on illegal search, but as the person is in public space and not being inhibited in any way, I doubt it.
By definition, what you do in public space is public. You have no expectation of privacy in a public place. What is it that we do in -- say Times Square -- that we wish to keep private? Besides adjusting our packages, picking our noses or cheating on our partners (which the police don't care about) we're buying drugs or sex, getting in a fight or blowing stuff up. If you want to do private things, do them on private property.
higher, higher, a tad higher. No, Lower. just a smidge higher. There! Thats it! Now pull back, more, more, a little less good. Ok Shoot.
Voice commands work pretty well on my Windows phone. "Call xxx Home" never fails. Well, actually it did fail when I first set up the phone for English UK, (I want my U in colour) but it was expecting an English accent, and wouldn't respond to my Canadian. I'm wondering how it works in the Southern US. "Y'all Call Home"
And the rest of Europe serves them in centilitres, which really sucks. Unless you're buying by the barrel or keg, in which case it's hectolitres. Yes, conversion is easy enough, but it's not SI.
The are not based on the metric system. They have been, in recent times, defined as metric equivalents, but no one ever said. "Hey! I've got this great new measurement, which I'll call an 'Inch'. It's 25.4 mm." If I recall correctly, an inch was originally defined as 3 barleycorns in length.
Ok, but who drives 60? In Canada, where the highway limit is 100 km/h, the actual speed is closer to 120, or 2 km/min, which is easy enough. You try figuring it out at 75 mph.
It happened before last Thursday, so they are equally old.
I have two icons. Recycle bin and "Unused Desktop Icons" I do pretty well everything from the Start Menu
Let us suppose we are an image hosting site, that has in the past been used to host child porn (Think Flickr or ImageHost). By the same logic, it would then be appropriate for us to maintain copies of child porn in order to filter new uploads against it. In my opinion, the only organizations that should be allowed to retain copies of c.p. are those government organizations actively involved in policing it -- regardless of motive. So when our company gets v&, do you think they'll accept our filtering excuse? Notwithstanding that the IP laws are screwed up, It was still an illegal copy, and I feel the author's case has merit.
quaith writes "It's not the way they dress, but the appearance of their face. A study published in PLoS One by Nicholas O. Rule and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University used closely cropped greyscale photos of people's faces, standardized for size. Undergrads were asked to categorize each person as either a Democrat or Republican. In the first study, students were able to differentiate Republican from Democrat senate candidates. In the second, students were able to differentiate the political affiliation of other college students. Accuracy in both studies was about 60% — not perfect, but way better than chance."
Now, this is not absolute. If I have to carry the pager once a month and it rarely rings, then I don't really care. But, my general attitude is: When I leave work, I should be able to drink myself into oblivion while shooting heroin, in a plane over the Pacific. If I can't do that because of work, then you need to pay me for my time.
axjms writes "New York Magazine has a confessional/abdication from the man who wrote the software that turns mortgages into bonds and those nasty little things called CMOs. An interesting first-person account from a coder whose work reached far beyond what he or anyone could have anticipated."
That's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one.