This would be less of a issue if "justice" was more likely to be served for people doing white collar crimes. AKA if they really did steal 45 million then they, and anybody who knowingly took money from them, should go to JAIL for DECADES. But because this is a "white collar crime", we are soft on that issue and even if convicted they will likely only less than 8 years.
10 years ago micro-transactions and other DLC didn't exist. Now they rely on selling those items. The old model was to view mods as free word of mouth to sell more copies of your game, but now they view these mods as directly hurting their capability to sell more of their own DLC. They is why they are attacking them and it seems fewer games want to support community driven mods.
Just take everyone's phones away and be done with it. If you are not willing, and hopefully he isn't, to charge horny teens for being who they are, then just take the "tools of crime" or whatever away and have the school bar those kids from having phones again. What else is there to do? Expel 1/3 of the student body?
Funny thing, we DO pay for the service contract! Now we are going back through and resetting all the camera passwords to what we want them to be...except for two of them. Why not two of them? Because apparently 3M set them different than the rest and "forgot" what they were set to! And they are fighting us about resetting the password because it isn't part of the "standard service contract"...yeah our person in charge of the contract is ready to flip their shit and has vowed to never buy another 3M product over this whole thing.
Another fun tidbit PIPS/3M responded to the article from the EFF...and then didn't bother to contact the contractors/agencies with the vulnerable cameras! So while the article about the cameras came out on the 28th, and 3M responded to it...they never bothered to reach out and inform or help in any fashion the agencies that were vulnerable. So our agency didn't get notified of potential issues until the 29th when this article was read online. Thanks for nothing 3M.
I mean how can Apple, or any company, make the claim they "own the software" and we are "only licensing" it? I mean it flat out says that in the EULA right? So then they want to turn around and claim no responsibility and they can't do anything because the user "owns the device wholly"? Sounds like they want their cake and eat it too.
For "young" kids there are from my experience only three main channels to watch. Disney Jr, Nick Jr, and PBS. One of those easily comes over broadcast. Even then Kids SHOULDN'T be watching THAT much TV to begin with. My kid is perfectly happy only watching a few shows a day, or mixing in a movie and a show while GASP playing outside with real toys! Also as kids get into the elementary age the "on demand" TV experience makes even less sense to their technology minds. Nothing else in their lives is forced on them, why should they wait for their favorite shows as well?
As a person looking to help buy a body cam systems. The transcoding issue SHOULD be a non-issue. Any system we have looked at has a built in "export" feature for requests to media. The blurring issue MAY be a thing, because difference systems drastically varied in their feature set. Some offered literally nothing while others were smart enough to do "marking and follow" a face/object. So it could take some good man power to edit a 30 minute video to blur things. That is of course assuming the video isn't out in public where that isn't an issue anyway.
They spend "more money per child" because that is what people demand. Good buildings cost money, good teachers cost money, good books and technology cost money. And all the way every group or person is trying to squeeze their slice out(like Pearson, Apple, the teacher's union, the building contractors). Welcome to the real world. And if you want to blame why "we do worse"(which is hard to quantify and I would argue isn't as cut and dry as some like to make it out since we don't exactly use the same exact standards) than blame parents for not pushing their own kids. But then again the name of your comment is " Typical Liberal think" so why am I even trying to sway you...
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.