Let's continue this argument since religion is the center of the entire debate.
Reverend John won't perform the service to marry two gay people because it's against his religious beliefs.
There we go. Same exact thing. The Reverend won't perform the service of marriage because he thinks gay people are icky. But there are two aspects to this, the service of marriage and the speech of religion. The laws for service say you can't discriminate, but the laws of speech say you can.
So which laws take priority? Should the reverend be forced to disobey his religion or the anti-discrimination laws?
So which aspect of this article takes priority? The service of photography or the speech of photography?
I honestly don't know where I stand with this. I expected to read the article and polarize, but now I don't know. I think I'm on Mike's side, but not by much. The First Amendment trumps all other laws. Or would silence qualify as hate speech?
Not to defend 60 minutes (too much), but maybe they did something good here. It is so blatantly obvious that the NSA was pulling the strings, maybe that was intentional. Trying to put in a grain of truth (or a warning) for those who can see.
"You were either about to post something fairly stupid, controversial or just ranty... and realized that, after taking a few breaths, life would probably be better for everyone if no one ever saw your words."
More people need to do this. Before you hit submit, breath.
I was going to point this out along with an extra little bit. It doesn't work like one would expect. It can, and does, cause apps to become non functional. This is probably why Google pulled the update. It's not ready yet, at least not ready for those who don't know how to use it properly.
She was putting on a show long before she knew she was being recorded. I saw that in the first 5 seconds of the video, the cop saw that even before the video started. She was intentionally screaming and acting out to draw this exact kind of attention.
Anyone with first aid experience will tell you that if someone is screaming "I can't breath" they can breath just fine. It stems from: if the subject is coughing, do not perform the Heimlich Maneuver. By extension, if the suspect is screaming "I can't breath" then the cop can continue the arrest.
Twitch and Youtube are in two different markets. Twitch is for live streaming and Youtube is for play on demand. Yes, one may make inroads into the other's market, but one cannot replace the other as it stands. Twitch isn't going to take anything from Youtube. It'll have to be another site.
The general idea is that the MCN's should be policing themselves and Google doesn't have to push their automatic system on them. They never were immune to any kind of liability that may come up, but they were immune to the Content ID bullshit.
Why yes, yes I have. I worked at McDonald's, Wendy's, and Eat n' Park. I never once thought I deserved a living wage.
"Is it so bad to have the same chances as others?"
Then let's give them the same chances, not just pay them more for less work. Do they need an education to get that better job? Then let's help them do that. Do they have the education there just aren't enough jobs, then let's work on that. Paying them more for flipping burgers is a stopgap at best, the first step to them losing everything at worst.
1) It has all the meaning. It's why minimum wage is as low as it is now. Minimum wage was never for people to make a living off of. It is for people who need extra pocket change and job experience. For example: teenagers living with their parents. Raising the minimum wage raises it for everybody.
2) Splitting the hair mighty thin their aren't you. OK, if you insist, why should the SKILL of flipping burgers pay more then a job that requires 2 years of collage?
3) Imagine if you were working at, say, Taco Bell. You worked hard, stood out from your peers. You came to work to work. You earned that extra money in your pay check. Now suddenly someone, who has no idea how the economy works, decides to raise the minimum wage. Now you're magically on the bottom rung again. Not only are you on the same level as the kid who did the bare minimum, you have no chance of earning another raise. The money that would have gone to your raise is now paying the guy who didn't deserve it.
Look, I get it. Corporations are "evil", you want to get back at them for some imagined slight. But raising the minimum wage is just going to increase the gap between the poor and the rich. Prices will have to go up (just like they did the last time), people will get laid off.
You keep thinking about the big guys, McDonald's, Microsoft, but you're not thinking about the little guys. The companies that actually make this country run. The small shops that no one has ever heard of, that already run on a shoestring budget. They go away, what will you have left? The big guys that everyone hates so much and can weather the storm.
Re: Re: I was promised some "writing" here, but it's only re-writing.
He adds a lot.
1) A few extra bits of hard drive usage. 2) A reason that the report button exists. 3) The primary reason I don't think too highly of the human race as a whole. 4) The best argument against copyright extremists.
I was just explaining this to one of the commenters on Cracked recently. It was an article about dumb things on eBay and one of them was an XBox One box, just the box. Someone asked why anyone would spend hundreds of dollars on a box. I explained that it was a scam hoping to catch people who didn't read the entire posting.
I also pointed out that the first time I heard about this was a day or two after the XBox 360 release where someone did the same exact thing. In fact, I think I read about it on Techdirt. I may be mistaken, that was a while ago.