Heard the one about the boxing match, where a hockey game broke out?
I'm one of said Canadians. They lost me a couple of decades ago when millionaire players went on strike against billionaire owners, and we suffered through about the next six months listening to the media hand-wringing, "Is there still enough time to salvage the season? If not, will the strike be over before the beginning of next season?" The owners insisted they were just trying to protect fans from rising ticket prices (chyaa, right). The players wailed about how short a typical player's career was. Well, where did they think Tim Hortons coffee shops came from?
I'd say it does violate it. "We may disclose ..." is not equal to "We will disclose ..."
So whether they disclose the information or not, it doesn't violate the policy.
"May" implies (to a reasonable person who understands what the word means) that it could happen under certain specific, hopefully extraordinary, circumstances. It's used by lawyers to cover their client's butt.
"Will" implies something entirely different; a certainty. At the very least it's misleading, and as a potential customer I'd be incensed that I was lied to by someone who's taking my money.
Re: Privatizing large scale utilities doesn't chainge their large-government prerequisite.
So far, as weve seen with cable, internet service and telecommunications, the problems with large industrial utilities and services don't go away when they are privatized. You still need regulatory oversight.
We have regulatory oversight now, yet as you say, we have problems with large industrial utilities and services. It appears that's not the solution to the problem, and we're all wasting time and money paying for it for no demonstrable benefit. A special clique within society is making out like bandits off it, but that appears to be the only benefit, if it can be called that.
The FBI should have been beating the doors down to United first and foremost without even having to speak to Chris Roberts.
I'd also want to be talking to the FAA about this. Did they know this situation exists? Why did they allow this system to even get into the air? They're supposed to be certifying stuff like this for commercial airlines.
Reading some of the reactions to this story, it feels oddly reminiscent of Tony Blair beating himself up for that boneheaded mistake of enacting FOI legislation. $DEITY forbid that we get to learn about the authorities falling down on the job. Wouldn't it obviously be better for everybody if we just stick our fingers in our ears and sing "La la la ..."?
I can understand why Roberts was detained. Looking at that tweet alone, it seems like a threat.
So, did the FBI immediately contact the plane and insist they put it on the ground tout suite? No, they just sat around and waited for it to land leaving how many potential lives in jeopardy, in the air and on the ground.
This is a fibbie, United, and Boeing cockup, and they should all be extremely grateful and seriously embarassed for their actions.
What makes you think the badguys haven't already found it and were about to use it to commit mass murder? It sounds to me like it was pretty easy to do, like something a curious kid could have done. Somebody could have already been offering to sell this on the black market. Now that it's out, the idea's (hopefully) worthless and he may have just saved thousands of lives for free.
Oh, I see it now, it's just like the aliens who are among us to study us being discrete so we all don't panic.
And then the cheap ass duck blind the aliens are provided turns out not to have enough redundancy built in and fails killing a few *and* lets the proto-Vulcans see what the aliens are doing, leading them to do an about face back to the Dark Ages (ST:TNG).
Yeah, this sort of thing was entirely impossible to foresee. The fibbies should be banging their heads on the wall for this and Boeing deserves to be forced to fix it for free. "Important people" should be fired for this cockup.
This also explains why it took them so long to allow passengers to access onboard WiFi, because somebody in the know knew it could be a disastrous thing to do because they just blindly assumed it would be done via the existing system that's handling critical flight operations processes.
When I first heard of this, I was astounded that they were doing all of this on just the one system. One pizza box server for each would have been the smart way to go. How could they justify not doing that way?
Which you did yourself! You decided the idea was so original that you accused others of obviously having stolen it. Did you not see that post above suggesting you google "periodic table of -elements"? Try it. There's loads of them. You didn't bother to do any research and that led you to threaten multiple people with court action.
You're the thief here. They should be suing you for libel. Now that you're on record for having done this once, you can expect that will be people's immediate course of action in the future. Congratulations.
Still, don't beat yourself up over it. Learn from it. Some educations are more expensive than others.
Isn't she also the one known for displaying an "unacceptable" amount of cleavage on Sesame St?
Holy cow, yes!
No kidding, which I consider rather perverse. What do those complainers think mammary glands are for, other than to produce baby food? Every mammal has nipples, including males. Every child watching Sesame St. is at most only months or a few years past being intimately familiar with their mother's breasts. What more apropos audience is there than children?
You inadvertently bring up another point. Why don't we cover cow's udders if they're so dangerous? Why aren't male body builders forced to cover up? Some of them have bigger breasts than many women.
I'll be very happy to see the end of this prudish nonsense.
... and they've managed to grow up into adulthood, they're a stumbling, drunken alcoholic, and they're a gun nut. I doubt you're going to want to live there any more, but good luck finding anyone to buy your house once prospective buyers see who'll be living next door.
Then there's the option of subpoenaing third parties, like cloud storage services, to find the content that can't be accessed on the phone.
They can even get a gag order on said third parties to keep you from finding out that you're being spied upon. Feature!
I can think of one good thing wrt the DHS opening an office in CA. It could create a new enjoyable hobby for Californians. "Hey everybody, I'm going dumpster diving at the new DHS office. Anyone want to join me?"
Re: Re: Justice? No, "Just us, and our friends and cronies."
And we can return to anarchism or libertarian separatism, but it means giving up the infrastructure that gives us nice things like roads, or electrical power, or running water.
Those don't have to be provided by a gov't. Private enterprises have done all of them in the past and still could again, and likely a lot less wastefully, more efficiently, and less expensively, with far greater accountability.