It all makes sense now! That's why Back to the Future has that Johnny B. Goode number, and why they travel to 2015 in Back to the Future II, because that's when it was suppose to become public domain!
Clearly, by traveling back in time, Marty McFly caused both the 1976 Act AND the Sonny Bono act to happen!
Dammit Marty, didn't Doc tell you that anything you do could alter the timestream?!
GPS is good to about 30 feet (10 meters), but the cops don't know that either. A few years ago, a friend was run over and killed while riding his bike home from his night-shift job. Part of the "evidence" used to claim that he somehow deserved to die, was that the GPS data from the app he was using to record his bicycling activity put him in the street instead of on the sidewalk, 3 feet away (and BTW, map-aware programs will often 'snap' your reported GPS location to roads.)
There are quantifiable statistics saying it does matter.
Lucky for him he was a white guy.
Re: Mathematics/non-computability of consciousness:
"Memory functions must be vastly non-lossy, otherwise retrieving them repeatedly would cause them to gradually decay"
Uhh, retrieving memories repeatedly DOES cause them to gradually decay.
Someone trademarked pi? Damn it!
What are we going to use for hyperbole now?
Yes, that's what this is actually about: not copyright, but contracts. The station has a deal with the NCAA, and if they break the deal, they lose their passes.
I LOVE this idea.
But yes, daily is too often. How about weekly? On the weekend, when nothing's going on.
Maybe. But, as a previous commenter mentioned, CA had a couple of high-profile incidents where schools closed overnight and run off with the tuition. A big part of BPPE is guaranteeing tuition re-reimbursement. Cost * customers is typically a LOT higher when it comes to schools than with your run-of-the-mill deceptive advertising claim.
A Professional Engineering license is, indeed, an issue of liability and minimum standards.
Although PE's for software engineering weren't a thing until just last year, and I don't think anyone (states, employers) are requiring them yet.
$15,000 worth of harm.
Yes, placement rate. Bootcamps already advertise their placement rates, EXTENSIVELY. Their whole existence is based around "We will get you a job, or the skills to get a job," and they're often primarily funded by businesses hoping to hire people straight out of the programs. Maybe you think most people-who-code aren't doing in professionally (I'd disagree on that being currently true, but that's beside the point) but these organizations are certainly advertising that you will be doing so after you complete their program.
Your piano teacher? Your free adult literacy meetings at the public library? Completely different. Not covered by the statute. A completely irrelevant comparison.
The regulations, apparently, come down to "pay $3,500 +0.75% of revenue (max $25,000) in fees per year, provide proof that your finances are in order, provide proof that you accurately report your placement rate, don't pay your recruiters per-recruit, have a refund policy, get students to sign a thing saying this is all clear to them."
That does seem to slightly favor larger institutions, but it also doesn't seem unreasonable. If I were considering going to one of these academies, I would like to be confident that those requirements were in place, and think those costs are quite fair to pay for enforcement.
NSA can't break something NRL didn't back-door for them.
TOR developers kinda use the internet.
Ohhhh, you're just replying in giant blob-o-paragraph form interspersed with DEROGATORY ALL CAPS to every thread in the comments.
Man, the NSA is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel for astroturf.
Good point! No one would ever hide a keylogger in a keyboard!
And clearly this isn't real: http://www.eweek.com/security/nsa-can-hack-you-even-if-you-arent-connected-to-the-internet.html
"The target machines first are compromised by way of a USB stick or tiny circuit board that broadcasts the information. ... The geniuses at the NSA with the remote radio access technology have extended the range to a staggering 8 miles."
So I'm sure it's perfectly safe.
"...and sales of James Bond books hit new heights after 1964, which was a decade after the original release of the first Bond book."
Oh, a whole DECADE. Yeah. Wow. Well, since that's such an exceptional case, we'll take that as a base and, oh, let's multiply it by FIVE or SIX--no, how about 5.6. Yeah, that should more than enough for any artists (or their corporate owner) to recoup the overwhelming majority of the spoils. Sounds fair.