A better fix is to capture and prosecute all persons who ever did this and throw the Computer crimes book at them putting the in prison for decades. Following up have Congress do a deep probe of all such criminal activity of the NSA and monitor it heavily to reduce any and all such future behavior. This is completely criminal and needs to be stopped and with great energy.
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Why is this fool President? Make it mandatory and I for sure will not vote. Enough is enough. You MUST vote for tweedledee or for tweedledum, comrade! That way they can claim a mandate from the People for whatever oppression they next foist upon you.
Patent law invented largely fol physical inventions in a bygone age where the pace of change was at least an order of magnitude slower certainly need deep revising. As does the notion of what can be legitimately patented. Patenting software is like patenting a mathematical proof or a bit of music.
IP law granting all rights to one party (copyright) for on the order of 99 years or more make no sense at all in an era of rapid innovation and when copying is as easy and ubiquitous as breathing rather than what was the case in the days of old school printing.
I would go for severely restricting what is subject to patent and making open licensing mandatory after 5 years and dropping the patent protection after 15. We want to reward creators and implementation folks, yes. But we don't want to or need to criminalize legitimate productive activity and simply enjoying what our technooloy can bring us to do so.
Lisp is none of the above and all of the above and more. It is "the programmable programming language". Why use something more limited?
No significant average temperature change in 15 years and idiots are still going on about climate change. Yes climates change but getting oneself all worked up for a non-event in any sort of catastrophic terms is ridiculous. The answer to insufficient fresh water in various places is irrigation from desalinization. Which is largely a matter of cheap enough energy.
If it ain't publicly known and reproducible then it ain't science. No public policy or regulation should be based in reasons that are not subject to examination and validation. This is pretty simple.
Many a use for such an engine has a very small net profit percentage. So 5% of gross revenue (not net) can be completely ruinous. That is effectively 5% of sales over $3000 per quarter. What of cases where the unreal engine is used as a subcomponent of our larger product?
Since when does one (roughly) side of a controversy deserve much more examination and aspersions as to whether they are "bought" or not than another? Does anyone seriously believe the pro-AGW folks all are totally un-invested scholars speaking only pure objective truth as they best see it? Give me a break.
Everyone that has some doubt about the official AGW story or claims has been roundly vilified for quite some time now. They have been compared to flat earthers or young earth folks for bothering to voice an opinion. This is not the stance of any sort of enlightened discourse or inquiry. It is a concerted effort to silence and shame critics of a politically aligned position. It has almost nothing to do with real science.
What happened to "free as in freedom, not free as in beer"? It is not true that open source can always be acquired without charge when it comes to new open source software or customization and extensions.
Do not buy this crap without full control over when it is and is not recording and without full knowledge of how any information it gains is being used and by whom.
The government is hacking every router, server, and computerized device in the country. Yet they will lean "for our protection" on car manufacturers and vehicle computerization. I don't believe this is nearly as much concern. You want better security? Open the sources and especially open what the government is doing to subvert and work around security measures and end them. Otherwise? STFU.
He was the equivalent of an ISP within the darknet (TOR, etc.). This ruling is a very nasty precedent as it says an ISP or at least ones the government does not approve of is liable for everything done using its services. That is profoundly chilling. It is another backdoor for PIPA, SOPA and interminable variants attempting to make exactly this kind of ISP/common carrier liability law. It needs to be opposed with all possible tools and means. It is that serious.
A CS class is a meritocracy. You can either do the work or you cannot. There is no way to force representation of various groups of people including females and minorities to what we out of our hats think it should be. The effort to make it so is braindead.
Statistically women excel at intuition and non-linear thinking which can be much more useful is say theoretical physics that high spatial ability. Guys don't perform well when there testosterone is low either.
Women are just as brilliant as men in about the same percentage. And to advance sate of the art in many fields of science does in fact require brilliance. I don't know if the sexism or ignorance is more offensive.