For many courses and standardized tests, only a few kinds of graphing calculators are allowed to be used. By allowing outside code to run on their calculators, TI risks losing their place on this list (and thus, sales) since those that administer these courses/tests might find out that TI's calculators allow outside programs to run that allow problems to be solved more easily.
When I was growing up, it was not unusual for 15 year old kids to work at places, even in a warehouse (but not in a factory). But they were only able to work for a limited number of hours per week, the job had to be relatively safe and they needed permission from their school to work at a job. Generally schools were allowed to choose the criteria, such as grades or behavior to allow a student to work, while still giving a principal the ability to make exceptions for students who needed to bring money home to their family badly. Usually the jobs involved cleaning up the dirt, paper and box debris that litter a warehouse. Or collecting the carts from the parking lot. Although occasionally a kid would be able to work in an electronics repair shop fixing things under supervision, or working in an automotive shop cleaning up and working on cars under supervision. I used to hang drywall boards when I was 15 during the summer, as far as I know it was perfectly legal for me to work.
Err, how are we "leaving the internet alone" now? DMCA, ISP regulations, wiretap laws, computer crime laws, pedophile laws, copyright laws, etc etc etc. The only proof of a "big change" is an NTIA advisory article? What legislation has passed? Looks to me like the regulations are already here in the form of the laws I mentioned earlier and this is a just typical Register-style trolling to get ad impressions.
Street View blurs faces and license plates.
Google maps is also good at respecting the privacy of retired military officers!
Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.