Violence is the "default" part of most games because...well...violence is exciting! Why do we play games? To be excited and escape our doll-drum lives. So of course most games contain some grade of violence. But they key there is the "grade" of violence. There is a whole host of difference between stomping a goomba, shooting a gun, and chainsawing somebody in half.
Lest also not forget there are more than one type of video game. In the Article they say "85% of games played by youth contain violence"...how do they get that number, what metric did they use? There is violence in gaming, but are you really going to compare the violence in Super Smash Brothers to Halo to Hotline Miami to Resident Evil?
Oracle may have won this ridiculous lawsuit with APIs. But Java and their APIs are already on the outs. And if they push on Google and other companies with payments like they seem to be then it will only accelerate that issue. They will be the reapers of their own demise.
Making out is making out with your face, petting, ect. Hooking up is sex. I don't know what weird lingo you use, but what is what pretty much everybody in the world uses here. The kid may have "Started the car" the but it is the Administration that drove the car off the cliff.
One thing this article doesn't touch on, that I know a lot of officers are concerned about, is straight up catching criminals. How many stories do you read about drugs being found on people after being pulled over for a minor offense? Well that won't happen anymore if they have an auto-car now will it. Don't know the exact impact on crime, but I know it will have some impact.
At what point will the courts step in and start actually reaffirming the 5th amendment? It is PLAINLY there!
"No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
IT IS FREAKING THE 5TH AMENDMENT! plainly there! obviously there! I mean I can sorta kinda MAYBE understand freezing assets in a court case when they can linked to criminal activity and you are trying to recover them. But to essentially steal property from somebody and not even charge them with a crime is outright plainly against the 5th amendment. How has the courts allowed this to stand!
Now 2k/Turtle Rick thinks it will nickle and Dime people to an Extreme. It is offering MULTIPLE "season passes". Remember when you paid a single surcharge of ~$30-$50 and it covered all the DLC for a game? Well apparently that wasn't good enough for them.
But the thing about the CFAA is that its punishment doesn't correct for technical proficiency, so a "low-level hack," as this is being called, is still a hack and still falls under the law's purview. Dumb sports team or not, this is a federal crime, and the fact that people are going to lose their jobs may be the least of those peoples' concerns. We could be talking about real jail time here.
Why is this a point of contention? If I steal money from a bank vault it is still breaking the law. It doesn't matter if I use a laser cutter to break in and get they money, have an assault rifle and hold the place up, or just have an employee leave the back door open. All of those are equally stealing money from the bank. Just like all methods of illegal entry into somebody else's database are illegal entries into their data.
My one friend has a large conspiracy theory that the large banks purposefully want the big ISPs as bad as possible. Think about it. They Steal Millions and BILLIONS from people. They do their best to screw with international currencies(and just got caught doing so). The big banks literally RUIN lives. But Comcast is so terrible they consistently get rated worse than the people who actually ruin lives and steal millions and billions of dollars. How? Never mind how a video game company, EA, could win most hated company in America over won who literally made people homeless and bankrupted people.
Just had Local Telco Cincinnati Bell set me up with 1Gig Fiber for $70 a month. The next week TWC sent me a letter begging me to come back with their "blazing speed" 15 Mb for $50 a month. Go suck lemons TWC.
That would be correct. And Civil cases are where lawyers make the REAL money. In fact in family courts lawyers have been shown to purposefully drag out cases for the sole purpose of dragging out fees. It is disgusting.
A lot of the Constitution doesn't really apply to family court(like the right to an attorney, right to a speedy trial, ect). It is completely amazing what people get away with in family court. Apparently this stupid judge forgot that the first amendment still does apply in the real world though...
I can see how changing some of the backgrounds in previous works might be "transformative". But how the eff is adding your own captions "transformative" to a picture? The actual picture itself was not at all altered.
Why are any of the stand alone voting machines connected to the net? My old Crypto Professor used to say "The only really secure connection is NO connection". Each voting station should be a stand alone box, not connected to ANYTHING. At the start of the day you load it with the polling options. At the end of the day you pull the flash drive for storage, syncing with the rest of the machines, and finally to upload the results. Secondarily every person should get a "receipt" print off of their vote as a backup.
Here in Cincinnati there is a local telco called Cincinnati Bell http://www.cincinnatibell.com/internet/ recently they started offering 1 Gbps Fiber for $70 a month! Suddenly TWC in our area started blasting the TV with 100 Mbps ads constantly for a reasonable price, even though as little as a couple years ago they wouldn't even offer 30 megs for a comparable price. Funny how competition works.
Where do people keep getting this widespread narrative from? I graduated in 2009 and never saw anything at all about "protecting students from uncomfortable ideas". Not in the slightest. We have a few spotty stories either from a few over reactionary Admins, or idiot twitter people, and suddenly that is representative of EVERY college campus and EVERY college classroom? That is simply a false and ridiculous narrative by people who read news articles and are not actually on a college campus.