I imagine that pink text is a door with the words "Warning! Idiot within" written on it. I usually walk right past, but sometimes I'm in the mood to see what's going on in Idiot-land so I peak in. It's handy for when I have to recalibrate my craze-o-meter.
______ can you see by the ______,
What so ______ we hailed at _____,
Whose broad ______ and bright ______ through the ______ fight,
O'er the ______ we watched, were so gallantly ______?
And the ______ red ______, the ______ bursting in ______,
Gave ______ through ______ that our ______ was still ______;
O say ______ that ______ yet wave,
O'er the ______ of the ______ and the ______ of the ______?
Hooray for unintended consequences! Goodbye home-brew programmers who don't submit their hobbies to a commercial review board. There's no way this goes forward without chilling innovation and free speech.
What constitutes a game, or for that matter distribution? I assume this will pertain to all the apps in iOS and android app stores. And all the ones on distributed on personal websites or posted on forums. Remember how everyone had games on their TI-85 calculators in school and all you needed was a link cable to transfer them to your friends? BAM! $5000 fine! And don't even tell me that we can rely on the common sense and leniency of prosecutors to overlook the incidental infractions.
How do these people not realize that their efforts target a much wider audience than they intent? Oh, right because they know nothing about what they're legislating and haven't asked anyone to help sort it out. Can we get a law passed that fines legislators for poorly drafted, overly broad and useless bill?
I don't understand why physical bank vaults don't have to have a second door made of wood that's accessible from the outside of the building. Surely bad guys could use a bank to store their bad guy things; the Feds should be able to get in there and check it out. For SAFETY!
I get the feeling that 'the gov' hadn't had a teen hacker case in a while and were itching for a current lesson in "that's why you conform son, The Man always wins!" to show us all that technology isn't some wild-west area, out of the auspices of "civilized" legislation.
I hope (hope, hope!) that instead it becomes a lesson to the government that this isn't some disconnected pre-industrial situation where information can be controlled, corralled and exploited by the privileged few. You cannot will facts out of existence and spreading ideas is not a crime.
Somehow I think if he'd written a script to do any of these things they'd have multiplied the counts since laws are written based on a singe instance. But that's how it works when you're demonizing something you don't understand because... hey witch-hunt!
I'd argue the opposite, since the corporation is incorporeal, we ask "where does it exist?" It does not specifically not exist within a car somehow like some kind of legal vacuum. In actuality it exists within all of our cars simultaneously, whether we have the incorporation papers riding shotgun or not.
I'd think a more likely future is one where people pay more for 4k streaming content, don't get it, and don't know that they didn't get it.
I think the chart you saw was pointing out that it is virtually impossible to notice 1080p on a screen under 30 incehs, not that you need it on TV's over that size. Physical perception limits aside, the resolution you 'need' is dictated by the size of the screen combined with the distance to your seat.
From the page I linked in a prior comment, you'll start to see 4k resolution on a 75" screen sitting 10 feet away, but not get the full benefit unless your couch is only 5 feet back. I'm not sure you'd even be able to see the edges from that distance.
I think of 3D and 4k as poor offerings for slightly different reasons; yes I'll agree with you that there isn't much content for either. But I think the implementation of 3D as a byproduct of excess refresh rates is actually a detriment to viewing since it confuses the brain into searching for a different focal point. That's why so many people have headaches after watching a 3d movie. 4k on the other hand is just more information than the eye can process, so the difference goes unnoticed (aside from the extra cost).
Both tech presses stem from the fact that manufacturers want to bump the 'standard' cost of a new TV by adding new 'must have' features. Rather than producing the perfectly acceptable standard we know and appreciate at a lower price, they seek to change the baseline with these new expansions.
I see 4k buyers as similar to those who buy cars that can go 170 mph; they like knowing that their equipment can do it, even if the highest speed limit in their area is 65. And maybe 3D buyers are like those that bought into the high ground-clearance craze, even though the handling and gas mileage turned out to be much worse.
There's some nice charts and even a calculator to tell you how close you'd need to sit to make use of the resolution on your x width screen. For instance, to see 4k resolution on a 55 inch screen you'd need to sit three feet away from it. That's insanely close. Push your desk chair back a foot and imagine your monitor was 55". Yes that'd make for a mind blowing CES demo, but think about consuming all your media that way. Makes my brains hurt.
A single observation is probably legal, but storing and cross-referencing all sightings shouldn't be. Just like the recent ruling on GPS trackers, even though it is somewhat similar to the analog version of following someone around, digital surveillance runs afoul of expectations of privacy.
In the GPS case, attaching the actual tracker to the vehicle wasn't the issue, tracking the suspect over a duration of time was. So by the same reasoning, creating a historical database of a vehicle's travels without a warrant should not be allowed.
Breaking the law to keep the peace is great for making action movies or westerns, not so much for actual law enforcement.
Generally it means that the bad guys get away with it; so if Dotcom really was so guilty you should be just as pissed about the procedure violations as the rest of us are about the government overreach.