Turning over your DNA to Google is just plain stupid. Believing you have some semblance of privacy with them is even more stupid.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Pat Buchanan has found a new audience.
I can promise you our government doesn't give two shits about protecting you from being scammed or harassed by overseas call centers.
US-based? Sure, because the government can make money "protecting" you by seizing the scammers' money and domestic assets.
Overseas? Forget about it. The government won't lift a finger because it can't legally just take anyone's money.
How well do you think they would be selling if the taxpayers were not footing the bill?
I live 11.6 miles from my company out in rural America. An EV would be great for my commute, except when I look at the $30,000-$50,000 price tag of an EV versus the $2500 price tag of my reasonably middle range carbon fiber road bike, which burns neither gas nor uses electricity, the EV just can't win.
For short commutes, the bicycle solution is orders of magnitude greener than an EV, and far far far cheaper, especially when health benefits and lower cost of medical care are taken into consideration.
The US Government will never place restrictions on its use of drones against the American People. Never.
I wanna get PAID. The implications will be far more profound in the tort law landscape as this technology is extended to be able to pinpoint the identity of someone who gave you any generic disease.
Think big. Think HPV, Hepatitis, Herpes, and the whole range of STDs.
Imagine the payout if you can prove that a wealthy person gave you the HPV that caused your cervical cancer? Imagine the payout your family will get if you die from it.
Trial lawyers are absolutely salivating over this, and I would not be surprised to see lawyers "investing" in this technology.
Gotta love the "I do this at home in my hobby time, and this is what I know, so therefore it must scale perfectly and infinitely and be applicable to all problems" crowd.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
I refuse to buy an Internet-enabled TV, or any other appliance for that matter (Lowes tried to sell me an Internet-enabled LG kitchen suite that would send me an email if the temperature in my refrigerator got too high. No thanks.)
XBMC on Linux is the only "smart" TV I need.
It is okay to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater if there actually is a fire.
Sorry, but this is just senseless hyperbole. Malware can be picked up from ANY website, but mentioning Netflix by name is just a design at whipping up a senseless panic.
Fuck you, Slashdot.
A "solution" that is found in a lower court does not apply everywhere in the country.
If the Ninth Circuit found the NSA wiretapping to be unconstitutional, it would only be unconstitutional in the Ninth Circuit.
EPIC was hoping that the SCOTUS would see this as such an immediate, emergent issue that is imperative to be equal throughout the land, that they would hear it.
EPIC was wrong, apparently.
He'll have more flexibility after the next election.
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