I admit this is a bit pedantic, but the judge was right because there is no ambiguity about the meaning of "partially nude". In the same light, secretly taking up-skirt photos does not make you guilty of committing murder.
And who is going to internationally track where all those stolen bitcoins landed downstream? Is some international organization going to go and recover those bitcoins and return them to their proper owners? Actually... this sounds like really good news for actuaries.
rms, I recently read you were interested in developments for anonymized digital currency. Currency in its current form is the primary rational for restricting the sharing of information. All currencies I am aware of are based on the currency being scarce, which encourages artificial scarcity of information. Have you seen any attempts at creating digital currencies that are not scarce, but reflect value based on usage and distribution? Search engine tracks ratings of websites. Users get more individual value out of certain information. Perhaps this is all just a pipe dream, but philosophically speaking, what do you think about creating a better carrot as opposed to relying on sticks like the law?
A lot of the mess I get in my inbox is related to companies not validating email addresses. I've got people doing business transactions with my address and doing things like registering a twitter account. So, in a sense, it's spam but not spam.
I think one might argue, it's more that the NSF either sucks at common sense or intentionally makes misleading surveys.
I imagine most just don't know what "Astrology" means off the tops of their head, and they probably think it's some scientific term for astronomy... "Horoscope" is probably a more familiar term. Furthermore, if you asked someone if "Scientology" was science based, if the interviewee doesn't know what Scientology is, they would probably say it was science based... Entomology, Arthropodology, Herpetology, Aerobiology, Virology, Phytopathology, Psychobiology, Ethology, Kinesiology, Neuroendocrinology, Psychophysiology... what?
Sure, Bush totally failed on the whole "no nation building" bit he ran on... Romney definitely sounded just as bad as Obama given the latest election. Obama, being the original civil liberties hopeful that would end the war and shut down Guantanamo (he even got a Nobel Peace Prize), is pretty much a complete nightmare for anyone who cares about civil liberties. It's like those Democrats have developed some kind of Stockholm syndrome where they here phantom voices whispering "9-11 9-11 9-11" and their higher mental functioning shuts down... Meanwhile Obama is busy pretending to be Walder Frey at a red wedding, and he thinks the people who care about civil liberties are like House Stark... But hey, there's a "D - Candidate Foo" who's totally going to fix this because they're really trying to hold their "alliance" leader accountable. I'm sure lots of the future Democratic candidates are just going to trash their former leader in the next election. I'd say it has really got to suck to be a Democrat who actually cares about these things, because the most probable fix is this Republican...
I can understand the cause for cynicism, but I'd also point out that there is a huge difference between a nutty congressman grandstanding and a senator who is a serious presidential contender pressing the courts. Courts tend to do wacky things when it sounds like the shit is going to hit the fan. If Rand actually successfully pushes this through somehow, it probably would not help his chances in further elections because the changes will have been made and presidential candidates won't be openly promoting NSA spying. If they ignore him, it sets him apart from the rest of the crowd. If it accelerates him to Presidency, then effectively the shit is going to hit the fan, so the courts better do something...
Let me guess.... You voted for Obama, and you would vote for him again despite the NSA spying. The NSA spying in no way makes Obama a douche, because he's a unicorn. The NSA issue isn't that important, and you'd vote for another president who supports such action, as long as they're a Democrat?
Nonsense, the builder's employee is analogous to the computer itself. Programmers are far above the low level work of brick laying. Programmers are more like experimental architects. Less experienced or simply more optimistic programmers will make more mistakes because they're constantly learning. One might further say that a programmer, who by trade is exercising the trade of "computer science", is in fact closer in position to that of a scientist. If scientists only got paid when their hypothesis was correct, no matter how many experiments were run, not much science would be getting done. If an employer does not understand this risk, they probably are not prepared to be doing business in the industry and might also want to double check their employee tax obligations.
Just think of all the government funding though! The NSA could just whip up another batch of attacks and after laying the groundwork to break the previously up to date servers, they can collect moneys on their hacking work... kind of like if a cop pulled you over and took a baseball bat to your taillight because they think they're immune to oversight.
eggboard writes "Penny Arcade wants to hire one IT person to do four jobs, and is looking for someone with a terrible work/life balance to be paid poorly because the company isn't money-focused. This isn't unusual for an IT job, of course, especially at a small company. But Penny Arcade rakes in millions from its webcomics, PAX conventions, games, and more, and says the job's benefits will outweigh the low salary. But did they mention you need to be able to work in an "offensive environment"? Yes, they did. Sounds perfect for the right person."
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Cane sugar lobby much against the cheaper corn sugar? Some countries outright ban hemp, a dangerous plant in which lurks a powerful narcotic which may cause murder, insanity, or death! The health benefits of cane sugar over high fructose corn syrup are marginal. The problem with cheap sweetener is that sweetener helps sell products so it gets added to everything. The sugar is bad for you mmmkay?
Well on the path to rivaling Baghdad Bob. http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/jokes/bljoke-iraqinfominister.htm
As far as my not-a-lawyer brain can tell, pretty much anything is "commercial behavior" when it comes to how the US government interprets things. If you want a citation, see the SCOTUS rulings on Wickard v. Filburn and Gonzales v. Raich. So, when a company says it restricts "commercial behavior", I can only assume that means it restricts whatever the hell the company wants it to. As far as I can tell, it's a load of crap to restrict things based on it being "commercial" because everything is "commercial" when it comes to doing things even it's just for your own personal amusement. What I read us that Google is not arguing they should be able to charge different prices for different tiers of service they provide, but they're arguing they should be able to arbitrarily pick and choose how customers use their service and arbitrarily charge customers more for behavior they don't like when using their public utility.