Pattern recognition is a great idea! Why don't you give Google a few hundred million dollars for the supercomputers needed to process that much data in a reasonable amount of time?
Even if one company has the knowledge and resources to do it, safe harbor laws are there because the vast majority simply can't do it. However, this ruling states that, even though there are laws specifically protecting the third party, those laws don't matter if the offending material keeps on showing up.
I fail to see your point. Is it that money from teens is less valuable than money from retirees? Does, somehow, reading an eBook on an iPhone or Android phone suddenly make the book worthless?
The whole music industry was built on the concept that teens would spend their allowances on records instead of comics and candy. Teens are the reason why action movies are released in the summer. The majority of soft drinks, clothes, cigarettes, alcohol, and even books, are marketed toward teens. Nobody wants to sell stuff to old farts like us. We think before we buy.
Your argument only points out that Amanda Hockling is brilliant. She may not be the best writer, but she markets her books to an immature market at a very affordable price. She's building a legion of readers that may follow her as her writing skill improves and matures.
On top of that, it sounds like she's living her dream and making good money at it. I can't think of anything better.
How is moving to Exchange considered an upgrade? I managed an Exchange server for years with no real issues. Yes, Exchange does everything, but it doesn't do any of them well.
One of the happiest days of my IT life was when we moved to a standards-based open-source mail server. The system is more secure, reliable, and manageable, while only requiring 5% of the hardware required by Microsoft.
To be "gyped" (gypsies)
To "welsh" on a bet (the Welsh)
The "heebie-jeebies" (I mean, aren't Jews just the most scary thing you can think of?)
"Cop" (police officers couldn't afford brass buttons, so they used copper ones instead)
"Yankee" (yes, just like it sounds)
Actually, it's more akin to eating your leg because you skipped lunch. The music industry is still profitable. They just aren't seeing the double-digit years they saw when CDs were the norm. Instead of finding better ways of attracting customers to music, they start poaching their nurseries.
What BS. As a competitive cyclist in the 80s and 90s, everyone on the team would groan when we saw "SPINNING" or "SPIN" on the training schedule. That would mean 2 straight hours of hammering away on stationary bikes, trainers, or rollers. We were actually judged on distance, but heart-rate monitors were a fortune at the time. While they're at it, why don't they trademark "dual-suspension", "cruiser bike", and "asshat"?
If the US is holding him because he is an undeclared espionage agent, which I'm guessing they are doing, he's screwed. He has no rights or protections. Many of our laws and the Geneva Convention pointedly exclude spies.
His case for being a whistleblower falls apart when Assange and Co. say that they were given, and refused to publish, battle plans, critically sensitive documents, etc. that had nothing to do with the illegal capture and interrogation of dissidents.
While Manning's conditions seem a little harsh, I would really hesitate to call it torture. He's obviously on suicide watch and kept isolated from other inmates. So what? He's not being water-boarded, beat, frozen, or sleep-deprived. When I'm kept in solitude without a pillow or sheets, I usually call that backpacking, but that's just me.
"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it" has thus been circumvented. Now kids don't even learn about it. How can they repeat it, since it never really happened.
This isn't really as much an effort to reduce plagiarism as it's laziness on the part of the instructor. If I really do my homework and cite a dozen or so sources, he would be required to check all those sources before stating that my conclusions are wrong.
I think it would be a much more interesting challenge to offer extra credit that find inaccuracies in the text....
You're funny. When I say, "you're funny," I mean your argument completely side-steps the point of the article and takes much of the content out-of-context. Also, your spelling makes me giggle. When I say, "giggle," I mean that it's laughable. Really. Get a dictionary or at least use the spell-check.
Creative of NC, but certainly not legal. There is a mountain of case law that protects this exact sort of transaction as interstate commerce. Unfortunately for NC, there is no penalty for a VA resident to simply refuse to pay. They don't want it to go to court, so they won't even file a claim.