The problem with a totally open review process was you open yourselves up to people with political axes to grind. For reference on that look up any discussion regarding wiki edits on evolution or climate change. You'd end up with similar issues on peer review papers. Having said that an open site where reviewers are somehow verified and could review anything in their fields wouldn't be a bad idea.
"You can only pull abusive shit like this if no one notices and we will shine the big look at the moron light at you if you keep this up. Any questions?" Theres your explanation, does not work in all cases.
The basic question also overlooks the economics of human nature. Given that a computer might opt to sacrifice you and your children would you chose to buy it? Even knowing its in general safer I think most people would opt for a manual car that would let them save their children over half a dozen pedestrians for example. The software may need to be passenger centric to gain market traction and make the roads on average safer even if that situation itself isn't.
Freedom of speech doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. Your are entitled to not have the government in any way limit you speech. You are not entitled to there being no repercussion for what you say. Go around being openly racist and expect to be shunned. Go around saying your boss is a asshat and the product of generations of inbreeding and expect there will be a response. Your right to say these things, however, is still there.
Who in fact needs 'it all'? I'm not denying, were it cheap enough, I wouldn't turn down the option. But realistically what do most households watch? 5 channels? 10? Hulu/Netflix covers the vast bulk of my needs. Frankly if the BBC would get their heads out of their asses and let non Brits pay the license fee and stream I'd happily toss them some money as well. As for the other streaming services, I'll keep an eye out and possibly swap what I'm subscribing to, but I'm certainly not looking to build up a 200 channel package and that seems to be what the deniers don't get. I don't need the 'Weather between the 42nd and 43rd parallel on a tuesday channel,' just a short list that run the bulk of the stations I want.
I would say not only should they be convicted of perjury but that conviction should be public record for future cases where said cop testifies. Even ignoring the fact that they shouldn't lie for any reason, know that getting caught will effect their future credibility in court just might matter. At the moment there just isn't a downside for them.
I would honestly say 'no' and 'yes'. Not that the owner will stop, but why risk having any future funds in any legal risk when he can just as easily fold Perfect 10 and incorporate Perfect 11? The litigant is dead, long live the litigant and all that.
Now if I was reading this correctly a memory card I could take out of a phone and plug into a computer and transfer files from is subject to the piracy tax, but the internal memory on a phone which I could plug into a computer and transfer files from is not? Umm. Ok then.
I am largely in that game of thrones group. We cut the cord some time ago, and I was intending to toss HBO some money as much as a statement to the cable companies as anything else. Give them three months for GoT, possibly stick around past that depending on what else they have going on. As it is they have signaled to me they don't want my money for another year.
Ive seen responses to this question on articles over on Ars. They give two, Ill add a third 1 He only has one real competitor who runs far fewer buses. 2 Hes cheaper than said competitor. 3 As his many customers are college students he'll have a constant flow of new victims that don't know the company is run by an asshat.
Find myself wishing any Old Ox was available on my side of the country since Redbull has decided to provide the with a national advertising campaign. Maybe with the increased brand recognition they'll be able to expand soon.
Couldn't the bugfix instead of disabling overclocking simply have an opt in massive 'coverage voided, possible risks include flames, death and Gozer' screen and overclocking is disabled unless and until they opt in. Would prevent the 'But I didnt know' crowd while still allowing anyone that felt they knew the risks to play.
The thing they are going to find is they will lose users having disabled comments. I dont speak up all that often here or on ArsTrchnica, but I read the comments on both site regularly because they frequently add to the material. Sites that disable comments lose that additional depth and instantly become less useful. Yes it gets rid of the Anon commentards as well but the one adds far more value than the other costs.