Compared to what the cable and telcos offer that's a good deal.
I'm a big proponent of muni-fiber. I mean you don't see the power companies trying this crap*, and they're government regulated. The problem is, the incumbents have put all sorts of roadblocks for municipal broadband, so Google had to step up and do it themselves. I wonder how Google would feel about a deal where they turn everything over to the city in 10 to 25 years.
* I live in an area with some of the cheapest electricity in the US, you're results may differ.
What's (unfortunately) less surprising is how outdated other laws are as well. If she had said she was inviting everyone to her house to watch the show then it might have been considered a "public performance." Something that she would need a license for.
He said he gave it up long ago. I'm not sure if you've had the dubious pleasure of using Hotmail or not, but spam was a real issue.
I have never seen a working spam filter for that E-Mail address. There was only everything goes to my inbox, randomly mark some E-Mails as spam (including important ones), or mark almost everything as spam. If you went that last route you still ended up with spam in your inbox while everything important is in your spam folder.
I use my own domain name, and a different address for every account I sign up for. That way, I know what company sold me out to the spammers.
I also don't use E-Mail for important communication without some other means of verification. It's just like real mail. You can't be sure the receiver has gotten it until they tell you they have.
Yeah, but current USAF drone pilots have all received an actual pilots license.
While the article you linked goes on for a while, the premise is pretty easy to grasp. Congress sets the military's base pay. You then get a bunch of other stuff on top of it. Combat pay, flight pay, hazardous duty pay, etc...
Believe it or not, flying a drone or operating sensors is hard work. The USAF wants to recognize that fact by giving them some extra pay. The problem is there isn't anything on the books for drone operators, so they have to shoehorn flight pay in there.
It's all because the Air Force really likes this drone thing, but most personnel want to be real pilots. Incentives are the name of the game.
While I agree that the servers doing massive processing is bogus, I have a few problems with your argument.
First you're relating client memory footprint to server data size. In a simplified model, the client is a viewer. The only thing it needs in memory is the pretty pictures it puts on the screen. It doesn't need to know the specifics of every building, just that they exist and what they look like.
Second, you're saying that computational complexity is related to the amount of data. While that's true, there are many other factors in play. Some other factors include: simulation resolution, simulation complexity, and simulation speed.
In the end I think a rewording of an old meme works great. Fast, Small memory footprint, ease of coding. Choose two.
It doesn't mean that the soldiers are at fault, or even there superiors. In the end a military that's under the control of a civilian government is under the control of politicians. For good or bad, that's the way it is.
Of course, there are always going to be a few bad apples. How a country deals with them has always been what defines it.
It's probably not actionable in the legal sense, but it tells the faculty and students what the university thinks of rules. With schools pulling these kind of stunts, is it surprising that many highly educated people treat laws and ethical rules as something to be ignored?
"Whenever USPS tries to enter a new arena, private competitors bleat to Congress. Examples abound: plans to develop an online payment system in 2000 (Internet industry cried foul); public copy machines (office supply stores); in-store sales of phone cards and money transfers; selling postal meter cartridges (Pitney Bowes objected). And, of course, rivals such as UPS complained, ultimately leading Congress in 2006 to restrict USPS to mail delivery."
I'm heavily paraphrasing here, but the problem is that the extradition court has said it doesn't need to do anything but look at a summary of the evidence presented, not the evidence itself.
So even though Dotcom might eventually prove that the evidence used in the extradition hearing was illegally obtained, it might be too late.
As for the US, he's not a US citizen and was not on US soil. Thus the three letter agencies will argue that they can do whatever they want, and the US constitution doesn't apply. They'll probably win that argument too.
The DMCA provision is about Technological Protection Measures.
"No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title."
Given what hapend with Aaron Swartz are how many small businesses are willing to take the risk that nothing in the phone is covered by the DMCA.
Also remember, there are two different types of unlocking. Jailbreaking, where the phone's operating system is changed, and carrier unlocking. That's where you can now use even your dumb phone on a different network.
The fun thing to think about is console modding. It's almost identical to jailbreaking a phone, especially for the PS3. This is one of the big reasons why any proposed law is going to be extremely narrowly tailored.
I love how the judge called shenanigans when the lawyer wanted to let discovery happen.
That right there indicates that the judge knows something suspicious is going on.
It's hard to imagine a way for Prenda and friends to not get smacked down. Everyone hates more work, so most of the judges are going to be upset with duplicate cases. If one of them does roll over and grant discovery then the original judge will block it. Then you have this weird jurisdictional clash, which will not end well for Prenda.