It's not just the private prisons that profit. The correctional officers' unions lobby relentlessly against any legislation to reduce federal prison sentences. It's perverse.
states are promoting state lottery that has about 50% effective payoff
A game where a whole bunch of dumb people make one dumb person look really smart.
They didn't outlaw rooting or loading custom ROMs or anything else like that. They just made it a violation to unlock a phone from one carrier to use on another.
Wearable display meets actual practicality? Assuming they can pull it off, get to disturbing, Google!
Just a thought, using something like vnc from a mobile device would make it more likely to happen since keyboards on most smartphones/tablets capitalize the first letter in anything it thinks is a sentence.
Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on code
The OS running on the phone didn't just spring out of nowhere. If you add up all the development time spent on the code running on an OOTB iPhone 5 what do you think would be the cost?
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Use multiple smaller boxes.
Second, surface comes with the office apps, which are big in and of themselves, but provide the user with most of the apps heshe needs. 23 gb free space, all for excel files nd word docs? That's huge.
FWIW, I see what you did there. I lol'd
Get off your high horse. The 105 years quoted is pure bs. The min/max guidelines in federal court were overturned years ago but people just keep quoting them. This guy will do some time but he'll see the light of day in plenty of time to enjoy life as an ex-felon with something like zero prospects of ever living a productive life with a decent job again. That's the real tragedy here.
Does offending a few people's sense of modesty really justify doing that to someone regardless of how many people he did it to?
See, the courts see it a little differently. If you steal something like a computer or whatever, then the person you stole it from is like, "it sucks but I can get another one". The mental harm is fairly minimal. But when you start fucking with peoples' emotions like in this case it takes on an entirely different and to the average person more serious context. This dude isn't going to get a slap on the wrist. Expect at least 10 years. And in the fed joint, he'll do 85 percent of that. There are some programs he can apply for that might knock off a year or so but he's done for a while.
The only thing about that is they actually did away with statutory maximum and minimum sentences in the US federal courts a few years since having a set minimum was deemed unconstitutional. So now the judge can pretty much give you whatever they want, though they do generally go by the former guidelines more or less.
As far as plea bargaining to the feds, you don't get a guaranteed low sentence when you do that, what happens is if you are pretty sure you'll get convicted, you plea bargain so that the US attorney will recommend a particular to the judge but it is still up to the judge what you get. If you can come in with a good enough sob story about how your molested as a kid (for example) then you stand a decent chance of getting lower than what the US attorney is suggesting.
The problem with going to trial is you aren't being what they call "cooperative". This adds to your "points" which is how they compute the guidelines that they aren't really bound by but use anyway. It's a circus. I wish I could explain it all more clearly.
He got the initial pictures where a lot of these kinds of creeps do. Hacking email accounts, etc.
Um, or both, maybe?
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