$85 was not the only price you paid.
$85 was not the only price you paid.
So we've got "Vulkan is a new 3D rendering API", something I'd consider part of a normal update for an OS. A point or two later I read "[w]e are introducing a new emoji design for people emoji that moves away from our generic look".
I am amazed that these two updates would be applied to the same infrastructure.
Precedence, as generally used in this context, is not given by law, but by judicial review of law (the judicial branch is separate from the legislative branch, which passes laws). So an assumption in your statement, "precedence of the previous law" doesn't quite fit in the US.
Losing in the courts provides precedence. Losing in the legislature means the same proposal gets re-introduced 10 or 20 years later.
I'm happy to see such improvements! I wish I could continue to be a paying subscriber (seems permanently disabled) to avoid ads, in contrast to using an adblocker, to help support the site. It was a win-win situation for both of us!
Ruling in favor of EULAs: Vernor v. Autodesk
Please note such rulings only apply in the U.S.
"that a loophole for debt collection robocalls had found its way into the budget bill". Just like your English teacher might have done, I want to see this phrase re-written in the active voice. I want appropriate attribution for such a loophole.
If you want to seek around a plain text file, you have to load it in memory,
Nope. See seek(2).
And the rest of your rant is, well, just a rant.
Having a file residing in plain text vs having plain text piped to another program is a pretty significant difference. You can't seek around piped input, unless you cache it memory -- which could be resource-consuming. (And maybe your tool for reading piped input is broken because of shared library problems). Being able to read a resting file in plain text is very important in recovery situations.
One of the best things that can be done to prevent data breaches is require that data be deleted after a certain time. I don't see a good reason why 15 million customers should have their data retained after the credit check is complete.
Credit scores reasonably include attempts to acquire more credit (which is what most phone contract really are, even if month-to-month), so it wouldn't be possible to delete data after a credit check is complete.
Note: it is possible escape the credit-check part of the equation by using pre-paid phones.
Lenders want to lend. If the credit-worthiness data does not correlate well with ability to repay, lenders cannot efficiently lend and will look for a different service. The number of participants in this space might make this a slow change, but normal market competitiveness has the opportunity to have effect.
In VW's case, the number of managers and engineers who had anything to do with the emissions testing of diesel vehicles for export to the US is probably dwarfed by the number of people would could be hurt by an overreaction.
I would argue that all employees of VW benefited from one degree to another from this decision, since it improved VW's bottom line. In general, when a company's bottom line improves, it benefits the current employees (in addition to shareholders, obviously).
That is the part that needs to stop, actual specific people who profit from/make decisions to profit from such things, need to go to prison.
Shareholders do profit from such decisions. If the decision was not made, company profit margins would have been less. Shareholders, being owners, are who corporate profits flow to.
I think you misunderstood me. My suggestion was that instead of fines that could bankrupt the company and cause a destructive loss of value, transfer value from the existing shareholders via some mechanism, allowing the company to continue to operate. In effect, perform something similar to US Chapter 11 bankruptcy (like GM's/American Airlines), but trying ensuring there is a payoff to creditors.
Transferring ownership is the same what happens when a company goes into bankruptcy Chapter 7: creditors get the proceeds from the sold off components of the company, and shareholders are left dry. Even in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, owners' shares normally go to 0 and new stock is issued.
Ideally in the VW case, if the penalties are high enough that could not be worked through with the German equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, there's a way of transferring value to the creditors from the shareholders. This can be done by issuing new stock to creditors, while various mechanisms can remove effectively value from the current class of shares.
Men take only their needs into consideration -- never their abilities. -- Napoleon Bonaparte