No. He speaks something that sounds like English, but the words have different meanings. It's called "Politician".
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Not really. They'd have earth's atmosphere to account for. Since what they're trying to look at is Venus' atmosphere changing the spectrum of sunlight, getting Earth's atmosphere into the act would complicate things quite a bit...
The jury was instructed that APIs were copyrightable. They found that Google infringed Sun/Oracle's Java API. But the judge will actually decide later whether APIs are in fact copyrightable (which question will almost certainly go to the Supreme Court before it's all over).
So what the jury actually decided doesn't mean much. It means that Google copied the Java API. Well, yeah, we knew that already.
I carry a donor card. Here's what it looks like to me: If I'm dead, you're welcome to the spare parts, because I don't need them anymore.
And if you don't take them, well, I'm still just as dead. Yeah, it's tragic that I'm dead, but that's a tragedy that's already happened (in our hypothetical situation), and you can't make it any better by refusing my organs.
Never work overtime for longer than a week.
Why? Because your brain gets tired. You make more mistakes. Mistakes slow you down enough that, after more than a week of overtime, net productivity goes down. (This isn't an assembly line, it's brain work.)
If your boss can't wrap his brain around that, start looking.
The birds got confused by the discrepancy between runway numbers and magnetic north, couldn't figure out where to land, ran out of fuel, and crashed?
You think that an "executive agreement" both:
- has legal force, and
- is exempt from the first amendment?
Tell me your kidding.
More to the point, tell me that the Supreme Court does not agree with you...
Hardware modding may be required. Remove ceiling or wall before use. If you try it, on your own head be it - I do not guarantee your safety.
Look, we already went through the era of patenting obvious, well-known process X "with a computer". Then we went through patenting X "on the internet". We look back on that now, and we say, "Duh, putting it on a computer or on the internet didn't make it novel."
Is putting it on a GPU any better? No.
We'll never have flying cars (other than airplanes/helicopters) in regular use until we either have limitless, free entergy, or we have working anti-gravity. The energy cost is just too high otherwise.
Well, gays (engineer or no, doesn't matter) aren't going to be welcomed into an extremist Muslim organization.
Different 4th Amendment issue: Surveilance of your house from the street. If I understand correctly, the cops can look all they want, but they can't use any technology that "looks through walls" (infrared, etc.) without a warrant.
So, by analogy (always a dangerous way to reason), TSA should be able to look with their eyes, but not with anything that looks under people's clothes. To do otherwise is to violate the 4th Amendment.
And, they can't weasel out of it with "it doesn't apply to us", because TSA is a federal agency.
That's not "ruining it for everyone". That's "ruining it for a few people who were already relying on a subsidy to engage in a marginal activity". That doesn't exactly overwhelm me with the need for concern.
Now, you could easily give examples of people who were subsistence farmers, who didn't have a subsidy, and if their activity goes from "marginal" to "no way", well...
Which will be what? Imprisonment? Well, that's too bad. Don't break into our computers, and you won't have that problem.
Guantanamo? That's a different matter.
Or is the allegation that US prisons are, in and of themselves, cruel and unusual punishment?