I looked it up, so for the benefits of others: according to http://www.math.uh.edu/~tomforde/hquotes.html, the quote is from Time Enough for Love
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Dianne_Feinstein, she acquired a permit in the 70s and surrendered it in 1982.
Keep in mind that to Google and Facebook, each user is a product, not a customer.
They do have business presences in most European countries to interact with their real customers, i.e. advertisers. It sounds reasonable to expect them to adhere to local laws in countries that they do business in.
Our neighborhood terminated a negotiated deal with TWC last year, and people calling TWC for a quote received different offers. I head two different prices for the same package on subsequent calls.
Taking Google's service as an example, how is the FBI to know whether firstname.lastname@example.org is a U.S. citizen or not? When signing up for service, all Google asks for is the location, not the country of citizenship.
Even if John Doe accesses his email from a non-US ISP, he might well be a citizen traveling abroad.
Oblig. xkcd: http://xkcd.com/1045/
That's my thinking. If all you have to do is a quick rejig and recompile because the APIs are so close to the Android ones, then it's a near-zero effort situation. I don't know much about the new platform, but I thought I had read that it would support Android apps out of the box, so it may literally may be just pushing a button.
Not that there's a damned wrong with that. If Android compatibility or portability is good enough, then you already have thousands of apps ready to go and you don't need to put massive amounts of effort into convincing developers to support your platform (like Redmond is doing).
BB10 contains the Android Player, which essentially runs repackaged Android APK files (I'm don't know if the reason for the different package format is technical or not). This is different from the native APIs, but the user experience is quite seamless. I "ported" one of my apps to the Playbook, and it was not even a recompile - it is a package converter.
How can you support a man that wishes to take away the right of an ISP to properly manage a network?
You seem to confuse the right of the ISP to properly manage a network with the right of the ISP to manage the network content.
I'm all for the former. Not so much for the latter.
Wouldn't that be the IBM 5100?
Minor correction: you don't really compile the app twice, rather RIM provides a postprocessor to convert APKs into their own format.
Using their web-based converter it literally took 10min to get one of my apps to run on a friends Playbook.
Android already uses different Unix user IDs ("accounts" if you will) to isolate different applications from each other. This gives you better protection than a desktop operation system, because applications running on the same screen are more isolated from each other.
I'm pretty certain every app under this Toggle scheme will also run in its own context.
I buy the "decentralized" part, but regarding the non-US part: rojadirecta.com has been registered with godaddy.com (a US company for all that I know) since 2005. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume that they could have used a non-US registrar, and further assume that that would have made it more difficult to seize the domain.
Mod me redundant as this has been said already, but this is my personal strategy:
1. Cull photos. If you do serial shots take time before the 1st backup to delete the duplicates. Also, be strict to remove all shots that are not perfect technically, unless their composition or motive is really outstanding.
2. Tag photos. No point in having an archive of 20000 pictures if you can't find them.
3. Back up. As said elsewhere, external disks are cheap. Make sure you have multiple backup disks, and store them physically separate.
4. Use online services. A Flickr pro account is $25/year and allows you unlimited uploads. Backup everything to Flickr as private pictures in the original resolution, then share what you want via guest passes. It may take hours or days to upload a batch of photos, just let the computer do it overnight.
That was my thought as well - there were those stories that not even MS Office supported OOXML completely (that talk about no existing reference implementation).
I guess Australia will go back to typewriters and ledgers