Exactly. Right now, regulators are asking "should Comcast be allowed to merge with TWC?" Those of us living in the real world are asking "why are they even considering that question in the first place, rather than whether or not Comcast should be broken up as an abusive monopolist?"
Yeah. It's called eduflation, and it's the result of too many degrees chasing too few job openings. And despite the noble intentions of certain political elements, making it easier for everyone to go to college and get a degree is not going to improve the situation.
As one who still remembers school pretty clearly, let me just say...
Adults these days! Why, back in my day, sonny, the worst thing that the worst of teachers did was give obscene amounts of homework. You never heard of them bullying students; that was for students to do! Bah, this whole dang country's going to pot...
He further rejected requests to refer this matter to the European Court of Justice, insisting that his interpretation of the law is plenty.
Wait... he can do that?!?
In the US at least, it's not a judge's prerogative to decide whether or not his decision should be appealed to a higher court; that's up to the parties involved. You would sorta think it would work the same way in the EU, but... apparently not?
Moreover, even if the Younger elements were satisfied here, the court would not be required to abstain here because an exception to the application of the doctrine applies. Indeed, federal courts may disregard the Younger doctrine when a state court proceeding was brought in bad faith or with the purpose of harassing the federal plaintiff...
Hood: Younger! Younger! The law: I may be younger but I wasn't born yesterday
To compare a human rated aircraft to that of a non human rated spacecraft is simply beyond ridiculous.
Why? Sure, the people who screwed up on the spacecraft weren't airline pilots... but still, remember what they were: rocket scientists. Literally. Which, if the popular lexicon is to be believed, are supposed to be the smartest of the smart, and yet they managed to screw that one up because they're still human.
So why couldn't a mere airline pilot?
I'm not saying I believe that that's what happened. Only that it shouldn't be simply dismissed out of hand as too implausible to be worth taking seriously.
NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE A MANUFACTURER TO DIVULGE A TRADE SECRET.
That's probably the most disappointing part of this whole thing. Of all of the different concepts covered under the umbrella term of "intellectual property," trade secrets are the one with the least legitimacy, since you can't have less than zero.
Trade secrets are actively harmful to civilization. They're the problem that patents were created to fix, and legislators who don't understand this are the stuff of cautionary tales and aphorisms; the one about those who don't understand history being doomed to repeat it comes to mind!
Fox News host Anna Kooiman suggested the metric system was to blame, what with kilometers being different than miles and Celsius and Fahrenheit not seeing eye-to-eye, potentially leading to some sort of in-flight calculation error.
It has enough power to keep your laptop online while you're out and about
Just to be clear, is this thing actually capable of keeping my laptop running? (On a plane, for example?) It appears from the linked page that all it can provide power though is USB ports, but my laptop draws its power from standard wall sockets.
How a device that delivers a 0.2% hit rate has become something the cops lean on so heavily they simply can't go on without it is a question that deserves a "transparent" answer, rather than the hitch-in-the-throat talking points delivered here.
That's actually pretty simple statistics. 0.2% hit rate sounds like something really small, until you realize it means "1 in 500." How long does it take you to see 500 different cars? Cops in a big city could encounter that many in a single day.
Yes, that's one theory. But the problem with no one knowing why it died out is that no one knows why it died out. And considering that the reason steelmaking was lost in every other case was due to not publishing the techniques involved...
Well, you know what they say about extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence.