This isn't about bank robbers or the safety of the police. It is simply that people slow down to the speed limit when they know that there are police around, resulting in fewer speeding tickets, which cut into the ticket quotas that the police are expected to issue. $$ pure and simple!
When it comes to DRM-encumbered devices, discs, etc. JUST SAY NO! Refuse to purchase any such item - the market needs to speak up about this egregious violations of our rights as purchasers. If we are just renting something, then that should be made clear in the terms of purchase. If we are BUYING it, then we own it, and can do with it what we want, and if the vendor subsequently "bricks" it so we cannot use it, they should be liable for treble damages! After all, they have stolen our goods from us!
Ok Mr. Prosecutor. If this is going to be the case, then you will naturally make all of your personal and private communications (not to mention job-related stuff) available online for us, your employers, to review, correct?
"But if Petraeus does get indicted, perhaps we should start a new campaign: "Save David Petreaus! Repeal the Espionage Act!"" Nah, I say the new campaign should be "Indict John Brennan, Leon Panetta, and John Rizzo for espionage! No Favoritism! They did the crime. Let them do the time!"
Personally, good reading and maths skills are probably the best way to get these kids into college and decent paying jobs. Coding? Unless you have a good foundation in math and boolean logic, you are only going to generate the code that led to the the hackability of Target and Home Depot, amongst others.
Mike, you rogue, you! I think Babs has been hiding ever since you linked her name to an Internet meme. I think my Mexican actress niece, Pilar Mata, would love it if you renamed it from "The Streisand Effect" to "The Mata Effect". Just think, now it would be a "kill" effect (mata being Spanish for kill). :-)