People have come, rightly or wrongly, to fear law enforcement.
By sanctioning their shooting first and asking questions "later" (actually, never), this and similar rulings accomplish exactly three things:
Cops learn the wrong lesson: that they can get away with murder.
Which makes people more afraid.
Which makes deadly encounters (for cops and citizens) more likely in the future.
So in exchange for escaping liability today, the cops and courts have made the world a more dangerous place tomorrow.
Speaking as somebody with multiple friends and family members in law enforcement, "Blue Lives Matter" rulings like this make a cop's job MORE DANGEROUS. But that's OK in the eyes of this defendant. He got away with it.
The FBI, and the intelligence community at large, is generating so many *internal* documents about so many subjects that they can't even count them, let alone analyze/categorize them, let alone make any intelligent responses.
But this same intelligence community thinks they're the best organization(s) to gather, analyze and respond to all the data generated by the public, which is many orders of magnitude more vast and complex.
I hate the guy as much as anybody else, but linking this to Trump is just stupid. Journalists have been arrested in the vicinity of protests for all time; this is not unprecedented.
Ferguson and Dakota Access during Obama's tenure. A Tucson Citizen photographer and probably plenty more at anti-war protests during Bush's. That took all of one google search. You're better than this, Timothy.
You joke, but I half-suspect that this was intentional; a way to draw even more attention to the subject than if they had merely published a report with information that anybody who cares/is paying attention already knows.
Instead of Google getting to shoot the ball from a shorter distance, this seems closer to reality:
Google is the new kid on the team who is getting the ball more often at the expense of the previous "star" (really, the only one who can even dribble the ball without turning it over): the coach's kid (Charter). The coach wants to win, and his kid wouldn't be considered good enough to make most other teams, but there's no real competition here. So he's instructed his guys to get the ball to Google.
Now the whiny, entitled brat is bitching to the crowd that his scoring average is reduced, even though he's not playing any worse (if that were even possible). He's been around longer, and his group of friends don't think it's fair, but much of the crowd can see the difference, so there aren't many sympathetic ears.
Am I reading this wrong, or does this have nothing to do with DRM? EFS means you've encrypted your HDD, which is completely independent of even installing the game, let alone dealing with whatever copy protection they are using.
This sounds more like the game has a shit-ton of small graphics assets that need to be loaded on the fly, and if the HDD is encrypted, that adds a lot of overhead. It can almost certainly be mitigated by installing to an unencrypted partition.
I may be way off base here, if the DRM is encrypting files rather than the OS, but if that were the case, I would expect the issues to show up in many more PC configurations. I have a hard time seeing that getting past QC. It's much more likely that they either didn't test the game on an encrypted device, or at least not one at the lower end of recommended hardware.
Oops, hit enter too soon. When can I delete my comments, Techdirt?
This was supposed to say, they'll just make the CFAA even more onerous in response. Politicians will never pass up an opportunity to make enforcement stronger when faced with the alternative of expanding freedoms.
I've got a pretty simple return, and the online companies have been free the last few years. Any 1040 or 1040EZ is still free to file, but now Form 8889 screws that up. That's the form that has to be submitted if you use an HSA in your health plan, which the government has been pushing.
So they mandate that tax filing has to be free for simple returns, then mandate that you file paperwork that makes your return not simple. This the the effect of tying health care to taxes.