. or more recently "a world-first 3D zombie shooter on a pizza box"
Hell pizza rocks ever since I met the owners I've been a super fan. Hell they deliver the pizza's via hearsts. They had one of the first ever chose your own adventure Youtube video's as you try to deliver pizza during a Zombie attack.
They created Pizza Roulette for College students. Basically they put Ubers super ho... Very Hot sauce on one and only one slice of pizza. So one unlucky college student would find themselves sweating to no end... lol
and seriously this barely scratches the surface... Like to join their loyalty club you must sell your soul... as the website asks when was the last time did anything for you like order a pizza get you laid or keep you out of trouble.... just saying
When Bush did the surveillance it was clearly illegal to the point that retroactive immunity had to be drummed up..... and Republicans were still very much in favor and support.
But when Obama continued and didn't stop the Republican spying programs... under newly created Republican laws.... thus having legal cover. Oh hell no.. Republicans now are pissed... and he is doing what their laws gave him cover to do, not blantaly illegally as Bush did.
Despite above my feelings are that the surveillance is highly questionable, illegal and useless.
The missing technology is the ability to buy a digital item and then have the ability to recode in a way that locks it to you and no longer allows studios to muck with. Kind of like being able to change the locks on the front door of your house differently than the the key the builder handed you. Which is a moot point as the studios will never use such and it's easier to utilize an open source solution.
Wait the Telco monopoly for this area doesn't want to disclose costs. What competition would there be to this legacy monopoly system of copper wires?? They aren't being asked to disclose costs on fiber and other such that may garner some competition.
It's ironic that they're trying to use a disability to justify their work. Kind of like using Child Porn to justify censoring etc... I don't see why an app cannot be created nor would be denied approval, to do many of the very things they're attempting to do in the name of "disablement"
The whole statement can be reversed if this is all legal then the government has nothing to hide. Thus all details should be revealed.
Murders still occur despite uncountable movies and tv shows and court tv that shows us daily how the person can be tracked down and singled out. I know that a traffic cop will azp me with a fancy radar gun yet I still speed.
I also heard they found a Google Map printout which showed where in New York the Twin Towers where.... Which begs the obvious question where does the line of something that Bin Laden reads while sitting on the toilet end and actually aiding him/terrorists begin???
the money laundering comments are unwarranted and have no basis in reality anyone can take a lot of money and pour it into a restaurant as long as they want to keep losing the money. there has never been a debate about how he made his money.
What is interesting though is Amy was sentenced to 14 months in jail for apparently taking out a corporate credit card in the amount of $15k in someone elses name.
Gordon Ramsey can come across as really harsh... I didn't like that he always yelled until i learned why. He has figured out that the owners typically have given up they know better but let place become filthy the quality of the food fail and service to no longer become a reality. thus he typically gets in the owners face trying to piss them off.... once they show their anger he is able to use that and shape it into caring about making the business succeed.
The Restaurant Makeovers on the BBC are by far his best and aren't over dramatized often he spends a week onsite with the family that owns the typical pub or small family restaurant.
I was actually going to submit this story but for a differing reason... the reason the Justice department was so upset with the AP was it revealed yet one more US Government would be bomber... as in the bomber was actually a good guy the whole time planted by the US.
As many of you are aware, on July 8, 2010 the SFWA board of directors voted unanimously to place Night Shade Books on probation for a period of one year, following concerns about contractual issues with their authors.
As part of the process, SFWA asked Night Shade to meet a series of benchmarks as a measure of a good faith effort to return to a solid standing. After a review of Night Shade Books and after requesting information from our members about the publisher’s activities during the period of probation, based upon the information currently available, the board believes that Night Shade has met the following conditions for it to remain on the qualifying list after its probation period:
a. That it examined its catalogue to ensure it is no longer offering fiction in formats for which it has no rights, and makes whole those authors whose rights it has violated;
b. That it instituted procedures and hired sufficient staff to ensure accurate record keeping for contracts and payments, both for previously published and future authors;
c. That there are no instances of contractual violations on the part of Night Shade Books against authors signed to publishing deals after the start of the probationary period.
d. Night Shade Books fulfills its contractual and financial obligations to the authors it has already published, including full and accurate accounting of royalties per contract, with payment of any royalties outstanding.
Therefore, the term of probation for Night Shade is lifted. Fiction contracted during that term is acceptable for qualification for SFWA membership. It may remain on the list so long as it continues to fulfill its contractual obligations to its authors and meets SFWA’s qualifying market standards. SFWA remains interested in the health of Night Shade books and will act at any time to deal with a member complaint against Night Shade.
Night Shade Books has also decided to sell the print and ebook rights separately. The print rights would go to Skyhorse Publishing, a small publisher that specializes in nonfiction. As strange as it may sound for a nonfiction publisher to suddenly develop an interest in SF and Fantasy, the ebook situation is even crazier.
At this point I hope you’re sitting down.
Night Shade Books wants to sell the ebook rights contracts to Start Publishing LLC. Start Publishing is a relatively unknown firm with obscure ownership, at least one division run by a literary agent, and questionable experience in publishing ebooks. In fact, Start Publishing’s total current catalog consists of some hundreds of public domain titles.
But wait, there’s more.
Jarred Weisfeld, the literary agent in question, is a principle agent at Objective Entertainment. That agency has in the past rejected authors while suggesting that the authors consider self-pubbing with AuthorHouse (now a part of Author Solutions). Why did Objective do this? Because they got a commission from AuthorHouse. Here’s more about that story:
But Objective isn’t just suggesting that rejected clients check out a self-publishing service–it’s encouraging them to do so in a wholly misleading manner. Not only is AuthorHouse described as a “publisher” they “trust,” it’s described as “our Publisher” and an “amazing opportunity for you.”
So Night Shade Books wants to sell the ebook rights to a sleazy literary agent with questionable ethics and no real experience in publishing. Yeah, I’m sure that’s going to go well.
This sounds like the Red Coats who lined up on the battlefield who got their asses handed to them when the Americans said screw this lining up and get killed part.... lets just fight these guys anyway we can