In most places killing a police dog is treated as bad as attacking a cop.
For the almost the last two decades, it's been a federal offense that could get you up to 10 years.
If the government values animal life so much, maybe we should expand the law to cover all canine companions' life... and then start tossing these incompetents without the temperament for being cops in jail instead of just to the unemployment line.
It's almost like they were going for the word "geas", but can't spell worth a crap.
A geas being "an obligation or prohibition magically placed upon an individual."
In Irish folklore it's a curse placed on, or an oath taken by a person that causes an action become a taboo for that person. When that taboo is broken the curse inflicts a punishment or dark fate upon the taboo breaker.
This. This is why I insisted to the S.O. that the last TV we bought not be a "Smart TV". It has to be "just smart enough", with an old school RS232 serial port for external 2-way control. I can roll out my own "smarts" for the TV with an actual AV control system or a computer with something like MythTV.
Fortunately, if you are willing to spend the extra cash most TV manufacturers produce "commercial grade" TV screens for digital signage that are still quite dumb but with serial control... but even these are getting pretty rare.
Samsung's and LG's are still "Smart" just a different kind of "Smart".
And I'm pretty sure some of the vendors/manufacturers I saw are a having a little panic attack right about now.
Also, another angle to this is the fact that the FAA has set up test grounds for commercial drone use. They are likely not ready to pass judgement on the impact of such use, and if it's like any other application of bureaucracy it'll be a while before they are.
This 100%, 200mbit fiber coverage in 2007 comes as a surprise to me. Just moved apartments and AT&T was an option and I couldn't get more than a 48mbit connection (which cost ~$60 w/ $150 in setup fees AND a 1yr contract).
They are pretty consistently screwing with my parent's 6mbit DSL service across town, all while bombarding them with offers to switch to U-verse (for only twice what they're paying for DSL). Not a week goes by that I don't hear about some sort of service interruption in their neighborhood.
... would be that both Comcast and Netflix have to pay the US Postal Service to deliver the mail, but Comcast wants Netflix to also pay for all the overtime their mail room guy is having to put in because the quantity of letters they're getting from Netflix.
Note, they aren't HIRING a new mail room guy (adding more bandwidth) to offset their current mail room guy's work, just asking for more money so he can work harder on Netflix's mail instead of everyone else's.
Was reading earlier today, some sleuths on Twitter have already done a bit of publicly sourced intel gathering already and it strongly points at Afghanistan. Apparently, people in NatSec jobs put this crap on their LinkedIn profiles and publicly posted resumes/CVs.
Basically it is a portable wireless access point and mass storage device powered by a battery and concealed within a small bag/purse. Then they make use of a phone app that constantly mirrors the photo directory on your phone.
Some people in the comments have apparently built a similar system using some of the SD cards with built in wireless to give this functionality to digital cameras.
The DOJ knowing full well that they destroyed the data that the EFF got an order to preserve, is a crime in itself.
Except who do you get to prosecute the DoJ? This is why nothing will change: there is rampant lawlessness and no one with the power to stop it gives a crap. If this doesn't fit the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors" I don't know what does.