You know what's going to happen next -- the amendment will be approved and it will get the "clean it up in conference" treatment. Some Hill staffer will just magically make the amendment disappear since it won't be in the Senate version during the conference negotiations.
This just reinforces the many comments from former employees that Jobs was a dick. I have a lot more respect for Ed Colligan as a man of principle. I hope his image gets a nice upgrade from this fiasco.
This might not be a bad precedent...you could go after every gun manufacturer for promoting murder in the first degree.
On a more serious note, I don't see how a case like this would ever be successful. As the defendant, you could point to hundreds of products used in the promotion of gambling (electricity, Windows products, Google products). You can also easily make the case that automobile manufacturers aren't sued when their cars are used in a crime or gun manufacturers either.
I'm really surprised that you can't train a computer to recognize the parasite images. I would think that a computer that does OCR could easily learn to recognize the variations in the parasite images.
P.S. I just patented "method and process for identifying malaria parasites on a computer."
I think you guys are missing Wes' point. There might be a "mismatch" in what Mike got from the HuffPo statement. I also saw it more innocently that HuffPo might be trying to better match a story about golf with Titleist's ads rather than the Titleist ad appearing on a page about the hurricane. It might not be this sinister thing that advertisers can block comments and more about making the ads relevant to the comments.
You can tell The Verge that not allowing people to read full articles on their RSS feed also drives down readership. The Verge has great info, but you can get the same stuff from Engadget, BGR, IntoMobile and they let you read full articles in RSS. I'm happy to go to Verge's site to share or comment, but hate getting only two lines in RSS.
Note that this is a material change in the terms of your contract with Sprint and you can cancel service with no early termination fee. Generally, if you call in and complain and say that you are going to cancel the account because of the change, Sprint will offer some discounts to get you to stay. Just be sure that whatever they offer does not reset the contract termination date.
You have to give AT&T a few points for trying to at least make it sound like its for the customer benefit. Did you see the tripe being rolled out by the telecom execs at the Mobile World Congress this week? It's the same stuff that Whitacre was saying in 2005. You just want to go on stage and slap them.
From an economics point of view, I wonder if this won't set an artificial ceiling on art prices. If the law only applies to artwork that sells for $10K, wouldn't galleries have a huge incentive to price works at $9,999 just to avoid paying the ongoing extortion fee?