We have been steadily increasing the cost per child in education with no discernible results. And don't believe that "cutting education spending" tripe. Whenever pols talk about cutting they are talking about cuts to future spending increases not a decrease in current funding.
Re: Re: Re: You're presupposing, as usual, that piracy is small.
easily buy it
To purchase a track/movie. A subscription. An account. Cough up your credit card info. Expendable cash. Availability on the service you use (if I want everything I'll be signed up to a lot of services). Get some half crippled file that may or may not port to another device (you have to pay again for that). Spam from services. Ads from services.
Search for torrent. Download. Scan. It's yours.
Re: Re: Re: "Integrity" not necessarily compromised
All this seems like the wrong approach. It would be easier to just add three or four images/graphics to the file as cover art or whatever and then watermark the images by tweaking a random pixel. Doesn't even have to be on or off, could even change a shade.
Plus, who is going to go to book club and discuss excerpts from the book to be surprised that what was well written in one text read like garbage the other participants text. Read alongs in school...that will be fun.
CHARLIE ROSE: But has FISA court turned down any request?
With a non-response, I am going to assume it is rubber-stamped court approvals. If there were any rejections Obama would have stated that there were some. Of course, it is all secret so we could never really know.
We are all job creators. Whether you are suckling at the government teat or making decent money to spend on the abundance of the market, in aggregate, you are contributing to the employ of workers to provide your service, material, or sustenance.
If all the commenters on this site are really 'interns' being exploited then I would hope Mike could fire some of them...you being the first. AJ the next even though he thinks Mike has blocked his IP address (and his comments still get posted).
PS - "compulsive yapper", do you realize how much more you embody that moniker?
Re: You mean "third party" like... wait for it... GOOGLE?
While true...Google didn't grow as a business with the evil intent to destroy the people's right to privacy. The government, on the other hand, has bent the law to take advantage of what successful companies have garnered, consumer trust. Now the laws will be further (and secretly) bent to make sure those corporations that "play nice" won't get the Feds sniffing around their accounting practices and other activities.
Re: So what, now we are supposed to trust what they are telling us?
Yes, if these companies have the data (as in the case of Google and Twitter) they should go ahead and publish them separately in spite of the "law." Then let the government go after them...and maybe awaken the sheeple because the bad guy is messing with their Google/Twitter.