"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” - Joseph Goebels
If you don't know who Joseph Goebels is, he was Hitler's Minister of Propaganda.
DirecTV on Monday unveiled a suite of new weather services for its subscribers, including a feature that allows customers to gain access to local weather information at any time...The satcaster said customers tuned to WeatherNation can press the red button on their remote to access instant local weather conditions and outlook.
There's this wonderful invention that already does this for you. It's called a window. You can look outside and almost immediately determine what the weather is.
Nope. Here's what's going to happen. Now that the spying actions of the NSA have been made public, everyone is against it. Once it's been "forgotten" by the public, it will start up again without our knowledge...under yet ANOTHER program name. This cycle has been going on for quite some time...
Hmm, a decline in new books between 1930 and 1980? I wonder what was happening...Oh yeah...3 wars!! World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. I don't think there was much time to write books on the battlefield.
I don't think copyright has anything to do with it. Just look at all the bad movie remakes out there now. Willy Wonka, Clash of the Titans, Total Recall, and soon Robocop. People are running out of new ideas. Everything that comes out is pretty much the same now.
For me, as far as cameras go, I keep my laptop and tablet off and "closed" so the camera is effectivly blocked. As for my phone, it stays in it's case which blocks the front camera and I set it flat on the desk...blocking the rear camera. For my computer, when I'm not using my microphone, I turn it off with a "hardware" switch. Since it's USB, it also unmounts the drivers. If the FBI figures out a way into my network and finds a way to override a physical button, then my computer would make that "ding" sound when you plug a USB device in and I'd be notified anyway.
Unfortunatly, there is nothing I can do about the microphone on my cellphone, so if I was going to do anything illegal, my phone would be staying at home anyway.