Nullify acts of congress? Aren't the amendments acts of congress as well? I think that's a pretty bad idea... remember it was federal law that fought the states when the south was trying to keep blacks as second class citizens.
WikiLeaks claims they decrypted the material. While that's certainly possible, we have no way to know if this is true. They might have received it unencrypted, but made these assertions (including the Internet posts requesting supercomputer time) to throw investigators off-track.
Except his generalization has been more the exception for all the nerds I've ever met.
Nerds tend to go for things with more depth/complexity then the average bear and it's true
I've never seen such a thing on average being true. Almost all the nerds I've come across are into just as much banal shit as the next person. Sure there might be a few areas that they like that tend to be more complex, but it's outweighed by the other shit.
Except in the universe of physical-dimensions, when a body is moving in one dimension with a constant velocity, that velocity is not affected by the body's movements or even accelerations in any other dimension (unless, of course, the environment changes such that it now impedes the first dimension's constant motion). A spaceship in frictionless space moving at a constant velocity forward along the Z-axis will continue moving along the Z-axis with the same velocity even if maneuvering rockets give the spaceship new velocity along the X or Y axis.
Even under your own hypothesis, time must be different than space since time is the only dimension that must lose "speed" when velocity is increased in a different dimension. Consider a spaceship moving at 50% the speed of light along the Z-axis. Adding substantial velocity along the X or Y axis would increase the spaceship's overall speed, and the time experienced by those withing the spaceship would be slower (in agreement with your "conservation of space-time" hypothesis), but there would be no change to the velocity along the Z-axis. Losing that velocity in the X or Y axes would result in restoring the speed of time (as experienced by the passengers) to its previous rate, but not affect the velocity along the Z-axis. Therefore the time "axis" has special properties not shared by the several space axes.
Everyone knows that if you're going to try to enforce your ridiculous patent, you don't file suit in your own jurisdiction or the defendants jurisdication. Real patent trolls file in the Eastern District of Texas. Had they done that, they would have gotten their settlement.
Exactly. File in E.D. of Texas, where nothing any tech company would care to touch is (a bunch of woods all within 3 hours of Houston, Dallas, or Shreveport, LA so no real reason for field offices/etc there). While Texas has lots of tech firms in the DFW, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston metros (the major cities of the 3 other court districts), the ED is pretty much a no man's land. If they had to file in say the West District in Austin or the North District in Dallas, they'd be screwed as the pool of jurors won't go along with their silly ideas like they do in Lufkin (their court of choice) or Texarkana. From what I've been reading however, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has been smacking the hands of the ED judges a bit more on patent cases, especially on change of venue requests.
In larger or more established companies, managers take a lot longer to develop. Maybe this quick transaction from intern to manager explains why so many smaller companies tend to get run into the ground...
I think you hit the nail on the head. Democracy is in no way synonymous with a free society and frankly has been historically antithetical to liberty where it's practiced. So, I'm with you there.
The Corps may very well have used poor judgment that led to the disaster in New Orleans. But the law suit will not stand. In essence the Corps of Engineers is an extension of government and the publics control of funding through taxes limits both the quality and number of projects that the Corps can undertake. After the decades of budget cutting, which were a part of numerous republican presidential platforms, the failure of a project here and there could be easily foreseen. In essence the people of the United States are suing themselves. Yet the people were the ones who wanted all of the tax relief that led to this type of catastrophe. Higher courts will dump this law suit and claim sovereignty as an excuse.
The nature of this problem persists in that current policies are to simply build levies that will stand up to class III storms in New Orleans. It is a fact that class IV and class V storms will certainly hit New Orleans. Massive death and destruction will occur due to this ongoing policy.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)