Add the fact many times the badly written flash ads can crash a browser and lock a system until the plugin crashes and they wonder why adblock and noscript are used. The advertising firms are doing their customers a disservice because the ads not being viewed because the firms incompetency.
Model and toy aircraft are very small and would rarely pose a significant physical danger to those on the ground if the crash. While drones would likely be larger to carry a reasonable load any significant distance, the judge is saying go through the proper administrative procedures before issuing rules before claiming jurisdiction. In his opinion, drones in a legal limbo, obviously not a model airplane but not a piloted aircraft either. Also, the obvious question is whether a drone poses a significant physical danger if one crashed. The answer probably depends mostly on size (weight most likely) and drone airspeed.
Flying cars always had problems as piloted vehicles. There are FAA regulations covering the pilot such as training, licensing, and health. These rules are somewhat aircraft independent. Certain health conditions can ground a pilot until medically cleared. The drone "pilot" is likely sitting a ground based console so the pilot's medical condition is less critical.
As AC noted, there plenty of free stock images available online. Unless one needs a very, very specific image there probably is a free or at worst very, very cheap stock image available. The problem that many photographers are facing is the Internet has made access to previously inaccessible images possible. Photography is very tough business.
DHS should be called the department of homeland insecurity and security theater. Badly run "watch list" programs make me wonder if they have a clue who the real dangerous people are. Like the author my real name is unusual enough that I am not likely to be on the list.
WSBTV is a local ABC affiliate in Atlanta and Euharlee is small town in the northwest metro area. The various reports indicate the kid was holding something in his hand. Most reports state it was Wii controller and a couple state it was a BB gun. He never fired a shot. At best the officer panicked and shot someone holding a BB gun. But there are no reports the kid provoked or threatened the officer, just that he opened the door and was almost immediately shot.
A several of the local PDs (using the term very loosely) are known to be trigger happy.
Most works, even bestsellers, hits, etc., have a limited time period when they make 99% of their lifetime sales. So the creators will need to produce a new work to provide new sales. As a thought experiment, for the year 2004 how many people will buy a copy of the top grossing movie for that year this year (Shrek 2). Most of the sales have already occurred so if it want into the public domain this year Dreamworks would probably not miss many sales. It is unlikely that there are enough sales to justify another pressing of the DVD.
Another point that is overlooked, most people want to buy a reputable copy of the work. So even a work in public domain reputable copies will still sell. A reputable copy is one made from the original masters for a film or recording or accurate reprinting of a book. Often the original producers or publishers are in the best position to reissue reputable copies of an older work.
Along these lines, if one wants a good copy of the movie Casablanca one is likely to buy a copy quite possibly made by the studio.
Vehicles do not commit crimes or more generally objects do not commit crimes. People commit crimes. Held those responsible accountable is the basis of every viable ethical and legal system. Once this is lost, there is no reason to respect the legal system because one can held responsible for the actions of others who may never be held accountable.
There will be moral panics in the future. Most current moral panics have their roots in actions of a few idiots with a computer. While some of the behavior is reprehensible, it has to be tolerated if free speech means any thing.
Also, there is a recent tendency to blame the owner for the behavior of others, which the owner has limited, if any, control.
Also, grand juries can not convict anyone; only indict. Trial juries (aka petit juries) are the only juries which can render a verdict.
The idea of a grand jury, as noted, is to determine if the state has enough plausible evidence for an indictment to be issued against someone. Grand juries, if the prosecutors are doing their jobs, should return a large percentage as indictments.
What people need is the weather where they live and if they are travelling at the destination and along their route. Otherwise, they really do not need to know much the details in other areas. What they need to know is the direction and intensity of the weather fronts and when they will arrive locally.
With ice storm in Atlanta at least two local TV stations are continuously covering the storm with frequent forecast updates. Since I am in the metro Atlanta area, I need to know what will happen tonight in Atlanta. The local media is doing an admirable job of covering the story so why would I even watch the Weather Channel.
One argument against lengthy copyrights is very few works will have any but de minimis sales after a few years. Look at the commercial availability of books or recordings after they have been released. After about a few years most are not readily available because the demand for the items is very low. In publishing, there were bookstores in New York that sold "remainders"; books that were no longer selling. The prices for these books were about 10 to 20% of the list price. Often these books were only 2 or 3 years old.
I doubt the basic sales curve is that different for any media. The would a period of high sales with the sales tapering off to virtually none after a few years.
With computer games, on issue for older games is the availability of hardware (or emulators) to play the game on.
Journalism schools must be the intellectual bottom feeders below education schools. First I do not care what passwords he is using nor I will review his choices. The reason the advice of long, difficult passwords for each and use a password manager is given by most security aware people is to protect very confidential information.
Like many posters here I use and teach the use a password manager with every log in having a separate password. If someone got my password to my Twitter account they do not have my credentials to my bank.
Calling this clown a moron is an insult to morons.
My first reaction to the article was I would like to take my computer to Moscow and see if I could replicate the problem. I use various Linux distros so the attacks would need to target Java not Java applets.
For most, good security, even on Windows, is being careful about where one visits and keep the OS and software fully updated. Most of my older friends and family rarely get any malware on Windows by following good practices.
Most unknown writers are rejected by many publishers before one will accept. However most commercial publishers are relatively fast compared to academic publishers in making a decision about a work.
I remember the comment by Martin Middlebrook that an author needs to find an editor who shares the author's idea for a book to get published by a traditional publisher. What traditionally happened was an author submitted many publishers and agents to find an editor who liked the author's approach.
The article is blatant attempt to discredit Russia by implying the Russians are behind the supposed hacks. If they are getting hacked as fast they claim it is because they are not following or using proper security practices for their devices.