The only differences between economists and fortune tellers are the uniform and the pay scale.
Also, this poster is perfectly accurate: http://www.despair.com/economics.html
Unlocking your phone is also against the law, maybe we need a trillion dollar fine to discourage it?
Red light cameras discourage running *yellows*, out of the fear of running reds and getting a ticket. They dramatically increase accident rates: http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/825583--red-alert-lucrative-cameras-spark-crashes-injuries
The other side effect is that they never bring in the money that's expected, and so yellows get shortened to catch more people running reds. They're a good deal for the companies selling them, but don't do anything for safety.
According to an article here a couple days ago, online ads are more dangerous than porn. Considering how many flaws there are in Java, all you need to do is get some code on any website someone visits and you can root the machine. The idea that the Twitter user was doing anything inappropriate at all is just speculation.
"Old" as in from two days ago?
Or maybe it's another unpatched Java flaw being used. Those are a dime a dozen.
Someone inside Twitter's network had Java enabled, and got attacked. Hackers are now inside Twitter and can start poking around.
Windows is far more secure than Java these days. There isn't a lot of active "load a webpage and your computer is owned" exploits going around, unlike for Java where it's a weekly thing.
Yeah, and overnight all the PCs in the world vanished like magic!
Probably to make sure the creators of FlashBlock still have something to do.
There was an open beta on the weekend where discussing feedback was allowed and wide open. They even had a public forum for it: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Feedback/bd-p/Feedback
In fact DRM complaints were probably #2 on the complaint list... a mile behind the city sizes being absurdly tiny, which was the #1 complaint.
The weekend beta was open, and the feedback forums are public: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Feedback/bd-p/Feedback
Such feedback was explicitly allowed during the weekend beta. Game videos/screenshots were the only thing restricted.
That "bloody whitespace" is one of the reasons your average python code is more readable than your average perl code. You don't see a lot of python code that should actually be 30 lines but is crammed into one because the developer though that line breaks are some kind of precious resource.
"Lead us in a few words of silent prayer." -- Bill Peterson, former Houston Oiler football coach