Doh, sorry, I've only just skimmed "Malfeasance for Dummies" and haven't yet finalized my plans, I'll make a note of that.
Well played. That summed things up nicely.
What is the point of putting kids in the middle of the forest if you can't beat them without anybody hearing? It was good enough for us, it ought to be good enough for these spoiled little kids.
Camp is there to weed out and identify the weak minded.
If you want to be coddled and understood, go to frickin' band camp.
Do you seriously expect competency in the editors? Because that hasn't been true in years.
Being an editor on Slashdot must be a cushy job
They're just the monkeys who promote the stories, and people keep paying them.
So, Amazon is now the grammar police?
I'm sure there are hundreds (if not thousands) of books on Amazon which have absolutely shit grammar and punctuation.
To quote the author of the book
Now suddenly the free market, with its rule of supply and demand, is bad?
First off, stop worshiping the free market, it's an abstraction, not some holy deity. It's a construct, nothing more.
Second off, your 'free market' is inherently amoral, and doesn't give a crap about good and bad. If it's profitable to sell women and children, someone will. Because the free market allows you to be a complete and utter douchebag if you can get away with it.
Which is precisely why the market doesn't achieve optimal outcomes, and only describes the mechanism.
The free market is a lie. You might as well worship entropy.
So how come the US government has not declared war on every tax haven around the world because those countries know exactly what they are doing
Because if the people who collectively make up the US government had it become public just how much money they have hidden in those tax havens it would be awkward.
See, if you are overtly helping people launder money or get around the law, it looks bad.
But if you can do it discretely, and in such a way as you may be doing more general banking for rich people
You think all of those millionaire Senators and Congressmen actually declare and pay taxes on all that money?
Many of these guys have a direct stake in some companies which have been accused of some pretty shady dealings, and make huge profits from stuff like this.
Organized crime with a veneer of respectability can be glossed over, and frequently it is. And the system is corrupt, and only really helps out those with money and connections.
Wall Street and Washington are two of the biggest bunches of crooks you can imagine.
Help play a shell game to make $10,000,000,000,000 of crappy American junk debt look like AAA rated debt
I think we can take it as a given by the time you're heading a bank or a major financial corporation you're a complete crook and a swindler, and are pretty much immune from prosecution
It's the little guys who the justice system is concerned with, the big fish operate with impunity and a wink.
If memory serves, the scale and efficiency of the industry was such that Australia ended up with the first adoption of a refrigeration system on a commercial scale because it was one of the few places that had the necessary technology but lacked a frozen pond without about a zillion miles. The thermodynamics and the necessary hardware were more or less familiar to any region with an enthusiasm for steam power; but the economics just didn't work out.
Unlike an earlier simpler version of the system, the infrared curtain can also identify multi-touch gestures such as pinching and zooming.
I'm sorry, but pinching and zooming on a multi-touch display seems inherently incompatible with operating a motor vehicle. For a car, steering wheel mounted buttons, easily accessible knobs, and maybe voice control.
Mucking about with a touch screen? Not so much.
Do the people who make cars not actually keep tabs on things like traffic laws and common sense? Or are they just all trying to monetize your dashboard, and don't care?
I'm not sure this would legally comply with most hands free laws.
What's "batshit insane" is following too closely. "Don't look at the original cause of the problem, let's look at secondary and tertiary effects." Bah.
Umm, you are saying what? You disagree with me that a system that causes accidents is not batshit insane?
The destruction to their internal network is very real and expensive. The private information leaked will have very real consequences and is already causing legal problems for them. While they can come out ahead on this if very lucky, they could also be be up way behind. If the movie is leaked and Sony never officially releases it then they come out 100% at a loss from all this. They're definitely losing hundreds of millions on the IT breach alone.
There is a big difference between creating a fictional character and impersonating an individual (identity theft)
Some of the news reports over this are just awful. Here in Australia the nightly news talked about how Sony had delayed releasing their "blockbuster". Either they have redefined the meaning of the word to "pile of shit barely B rated movie" or the press is getting even worse.
So, in this judges opinion, can we make a fake Instagram account for him or the police?
Or is this act of lying purely something they reserve for themselves?
Because, you know, maybe this judge should start sharing his fondness for sheep and Barbie dolls.
Otherwise this judge has said "we can commit crimes, you can't"