Somebody signed up with G-mail and actually got an address with a period in it? G-Mail does have protections against that (unlike, it seems, Comcast). They expressly ignore periods in addresses, even says so when trying to sign up.
Just as a test I tried to sign up for my account with a period in it and it said someone already had that account. I know no one else has that account as I use that address myself. The period in a G-mail address is a long known trick to help sort e-mails.
I'm not saying that the problem is impossible, I know far too much about technology to think that any failure is impossible. I am saying that it sucks you have this problem. Google is notoriously hard to get any support from when there is a problem (let alone one that most people would think is impossible).
Somebody got a threatening visit from a couple of people in really nice suits. If they were wearing blue gloves, I'd have done what they said as well. Granted, I would have quit and emigrated after that.
So your solution to those who break the law is to encourage others to break the law? Because that's exactly what you're doing. You're saying that due process and justice should be ignored just to get those bad guys.
Beware the rode that you walk down for it leads to the same place you claim to oppose.
TotalBiscuit did some digging (Youtube) into this. Most developers seem to be taking a "wait and see" approach, but are optimistic. Most of the ones that TB pointed out that mentioned how many refunds were issued said that a high rate would be expected initially. Especially since Valve seems to be giving refunds for games purchased months ago. People who would have refunded the games would have spread out over the months if refunds were possible.
The chart points out that cell phones produce no ionizing radiation and do not cause cancer. It's directly under the blue cart, you know, the one that represents a microscopic fraction of a percent of a potentially fatal dose of radiation.
As for electromagnetic fields, they also do nothing to the human body. Not all that long ago this same exact debate was being had thanks to people thinking they had healing abilities. The same arguments were had, electromagnetic fields have no affect on the human body. The Placebo Effect has more affect on the body.
Isn't half the point of Facebook uploading images and videos so other people can see? I know they already pick and choose what updates people see, but are they really willing to remove half of what people use Facebook for?
So... Facebook doesn't even conform to the rules of Facebook's internet.
The rules specifically state: "If websites are found to contain any of the above post-implementation, we will block them until we can confirm that the content has been removed."
So just for clarification: If you're a white male, sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and we'll tell you when you can fight for anyone's rights. Throw some classism in there and you've got the trifecta.
That's seriously your argument? He said rude things that might have been wrong so it's perfectly fine to arrest him? Damn, dude. You might claim that Obama has dictatorial trappings, but you are the kind of person that allowed it.
Oh, anything he might have done does enter into it. They aren't saying what he could have done to get a harsher punishment, they're doing as an emotional plea.
If they just said what he did and nothing else, there would be public backlash. Why should a student face felony charges for a stupid prank? Throwing words like "hacking" and saying what he could have done adds an emotional layer that blinds people.
No, but the assets used in the game do fall under copyright. Using those assets in a video is a legal gray area, should be fair use, but Nintendo doesn't want to admit it and few can/will fight it. Hell, Google doesn't want to deal with it. Easier just to bow than to fight.
Lots of Youtubers have had this discussion before. There are no competitors to Youtube. All other streaming sites are too exclusive (Vimeo) or too specialized (everyone else). The only other option for most people on Youtube is to host it yourself (too expensive) or just not upload. In this situation "just do without" is not the correct answer.
Google is the only one willing to deal with relatively unrestricted uploading. And the only reason they're given as much "freedom" as they are is because of the Content ID system. If they didn't have that, they would be up to their eyes in lawsuits. The problem is not Youtube, the problem is further up.
While copyright could come into this, I would assume that most pictures uploaded were taken by the person uploading them. That was kinda the point of the website. You get pissed at an ex, you upload nude pictures you took while you were together. The DMCA wouldn't apply to most of the content.
I don't think that qualifies as an FCC or FTC violation, definitely not in the same way as AT&T. The fine print is there before you sign the contract. Hell, their sales people seem perfectly willing to tell people about this limitation. Probably because they offer "Truly Unlimited" for more than twice the price.
AT&T got in trouble by changing the fine print after the contract was signed and without letting the other party know.