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"H2646 – Kill all the lawyers."
Not going to pass because that would endanger the ridiculous US nobel peace prize holder and the downright evil US attorney general.
Btw, dear author: > royalties are owned. .. should be > royalties are owed, or "rent is requested"
Son, why you not banker yet?
Call me when you are banker!
Legalists polluting the world for you.
No problem, everything can be discussed to death and spun in any amount of 2πα.
I suppose that at some point, we will be hearing that using a drone to kill some dude under reasonable suspicion of having stolen, say, "Intellectual Property" is indeed A-OK.
Hold on for dear life, because with a President that is a Snowhead followed by one that is Constitutional Scholar, one can go places!
Can you send these boffins with clearly too much time on the ... erm ... hands over to my office to check for:
- Faecal matter on the coffee machine (not to mention mold)
- Faecal matter on the office phones, upholstery, keyboards, door handles, LAN cables and routers, office floor mats (DEFINITELY OFFICE FLOOR MATS) and possibly the CPU fans.
I'm sure there will be SURPRISES.
But I can exhort my cow-orkers to wash hand all day, to no avail.
Fantastic image. The people demand more.
> in the current US political climate, its multi-billion-dollar price tag makes it a prime target...
I hear Eric "Fast And Furious" Holder is currently busy stoking the propaganda machine for action against Iran with bad plot devices. Just in time to divert the restless people at home. Don't tell me there isn't space for a few more "billions and billions" (excuses to Carl Sagan) in the Fed's RDBMS.
Paper money dark matter - nobody sees it, but everyone feels its beguiling pull. And suddenly it's too late.
How is the bailout working for you?
"in front of the Federal Reserve Bank building on San Francisco’s Market Street to demonstrate against corporate greed, government inaction, and the squeezing of the middle and lower classes"
If they are hanging out in front of the Fed, they demonstrate against *Government Action* resulting in the squeezing of the middle and lower classes. Which I approve of.
"Corporate greed" is rather irrelevant to anything. And besides ill defined. Might as well protest against the greed of the Unitary Repubocrat Party of the United States.
Money printing at the say-so of economists and bankers whose ideas go back to some confused dude whose teachings can "be much easier adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state" (quid google) is the real problem. MORE government inaction please!
Yes, yes ---
It quacks like UNIX®, walks like UNIX® has ~ an interface according to Posix, and slimy CEOs controlling a UNIX® use it for shakedowns for being UNIX®.
It doesn't have the "historicity", but good enough: It's a Unix,
(UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.)
"Insider trading" - Standard conflict of interest elevated to thoughtcrime
"the inside traders netted over $50m in ill-gotten gains or avoided losses."
Who would have thunk that there is a law mandating losses? "You must now lose a few millions or you go down?". What. The. Hell. And calling gains "ill-gotten" when trading Goldman-Sachs paper?. I would call it a "using the tailwind".
>> Holwell said that insider trading "is an assault on our free markets," and added that "the crimes and scope of the crimes reflect a virus in our business culture that needs to be eradicated."
No you tool, "insider trading" is just a concept invented to make it look as if the paper markets were somehow "fair" and reasonably accessible to "rest of us" without undue risk. Alprazolam for the hoi polloi.
"C paved the way for object-oriented programming ... Today, C and its descendent C++ are a popular choice for building operating systems"
That should be
"C was refitted with object-oriented programming features, yielding something not unlike a gaily decorated truck out of Lahore ... Today, C and its descendent C++ are a popular choice for shooting oneself in both feet trying to build operating systems"
"Net Neutrality started as a way to stop ISPs"
Actually Net Neutrality started as busybody movement looking to solve problems that were ill-defined, nonexistent, somewhere in the future but had something to do with capitalism, making money and not socialism. Which is abhorrent.
The fact that at the end of the pipe, more problems and confusion exist than when one started off, amazing discoveries of mutually incompatible legislation are being made, and a giant hairball of newly minted lawyers, experts, bureaucrats and court jesters is being extruded (surprise!) which have to be paid somehow (by taxes and lawsuits, i.e. ISP end customers).
Retarded, and only useful to chill the hoi polloi.
"During the trial it was revealed that high-frequency trading had made the bank over $500m since 1999"
FFS, we are going after small fish and a dead shrimp. Huzza! Have at them!
Meanwhile the Federal Reserve prints up about 1.6 TRILLION DOLLARS which are then distributed to cronies or which are used to buy overpriced government bonds off Goldman-Sachs. And don't get me started on the special status of banks which allow them to lend out more money than they actually own.
Yes, regulation of of high-speed trading systems will help. Like manicure on an alcoholic with bladder cancer.
"were looking for 'defence-related intellectual property'"
"Intellectual Property" is stuff you want to sell, but not really, so that you can have the cake and eat it too.
This is stuff you don't want to sell. It's called "secrets". Like in "trade secrets" or "defense secrets".
"takes ideas from battlefield combat"
I have been barfing all day already listening to the Advancing Amurricanization of International Politics (Presidential Candidates are currently falling over themselves trying to outdo each other with outrageous programs of WARRIOR ENABLING THROUGH SPENDING AND CONFRONTING EVIL).
I'm sick and tired of all the childish "war everyhwere, all the time" entertainement bullshit.
Or maybe it means that I can pop a 5.56 into the braincase of consultants? Then yes.
Is it time to vote from the rooftops yet?
Because I do think it is.
1) Detect nearby Neutron Star binaries or other Nosy Neighbors about to merge using LIGO observatories set up across the solar system.
2) Determine exactly when this is gonna happen. This should be possible, as the gravitational radiation should allow you to make the appropriate interference.
3) Make sure that slight, well engineered gravitational perturbations using massive asteroids or made-to-order compressed matter will make it so that Jupiter is between Earth and the upcoming Snap, Crackle and Pop Event at the appropriate moment. Hopefully, there won't be "triangulation" by more than 1 source at the same time and you will have time enough to engineer all of this.
5) Biosphere unharmed!
Granted, this is slightly more than the current Magical Multiracial One in the White House can chew. Challenge, USA?
....dated "Sunday, January 29, 2006"
Wasn't that sometime before The Great Double-Dip Depression with Dead Kenyesians on top?
"that's just corporate greed and some sleazy white collars trying to save their HUGE bonuses"
On the other hand, it just means that macro-economically, resources are being shifted elsewhere, from black/beige/silver box production to whatever.... definitely hellfire missiles and lovingly grilled children as there will be tax-and-spend thing going on. Or maybe ....
**OPENINGS IN McMANSION POOL MAINTENANCE!**
Marx was wrong
The "owners of capital" don't dictate anything [they try hard and succeed though - by the use of trade barriers, subsidies, taxes, IP legislation, and "friendly" congressmen, all things that should get the baby seal treatment when the revolution comes], but ultimately, it's the consumer that dictates. A factory owner can only produce the stuff that people *actually want*.
Grails works for me.
Probably usable to sniff out females that feel a bit ... hot
1) Change algorithm
2) BEEP BEEP BEEP
3) "Young lady, would you step this way, please? Yes, that room over there."
From the amazing steampunk "The Difference Engine"...
"The Gaming Lady is bad luck to those that know her. When a poor night at the wagering machines has emptied her purse, her jewels are carried privately into Lombard Street, and Fortune is tempted yet again with a sum from my lady's pawnbroker! Then she sells off her wardrobe as well, to the grief of her maids; stretches her credit amongst those she deals with, pawns her honor to her intimates, in vain hope to recover her losses!
"The passions suffer no less by this gaming-fever than the understanding and the imagination. What vivid, unnatural hope and fear, joy and anger, sorrow and discontent, burst out all at once upon a roll of the dice, a turn of the card, a run of the shining gurneys! Who can consider without indignation that all those womanly affections, which should have been consecrated to children and husband, are thus vilely prostituted and thrown away. I cannot but be grieved when I see the Gaming Lady fretting and bleeding inwardly from such evil and unworthy obsessions; when I behold the face of an angel agitated by the heart of a fury!
"It is divinely ordered that almost everything which corrupts the soul, must also decay the body. Hollow eyes, haggard looks, and pale complexion are the natural indications of a female gamester. Her morning sleeps cannot repair her sordid midnight watchings. I have looked long and hard upon the face of the Gaming Lady. Yes, I have watched her well. I have seen her earned off half-dead from Crockford's gambling-hell, at two o'clock in the morning, looking like a specter amid a flare of wicked gas-lamps --
"Pray resume your seat, sir. You are in the House of God. Is that remark to be taken as a threat, sir? How dare you. These are dark times, grave times indeed! I tell you, sir, as I tell this congregation, as I will tell all the world, that I have seen her, I have witnessed your Queen of Engines at her vile dissipations --
"Help me! Stop him! Stop him! Oh dear Jesus, I am shot! I am undone! Murder! Can none of you stop him?"
It's a "trademark" people.
It's NOT about copyrights.
It's NOT about patents.
It's a unique design on how a Microsoft Store is supposed to look. I guess, a 1998's website in comic sans, blinking gifs and gaudy colours might not have been unique enough.
There is no "theft" in this case, Stevie.
Slavery is not Freedom.
War is not Peace.
Intellectual Property is not a Thing. And cannot be "stolen".
The juxtaposition of "stealing" and so-called "Intellectual Property" mainly proves the utter confusion and retardation of the person who uses it.
Except when he is an "intellectual property" lawyer because then at least he knows how is bread is buttered.
You could argue about breaking a licence or something but even that is debatable.
“A good complaint would answer these questions.”
Gee you think?
This is not patent law and thus somewhat useful and restricted in scope (doesn't mean I have my doubt about its actual societal usefulness though.)
I predict this list will be back in a week.
Please God, open a Portal and drop these disgusting retards into the middle of a Wahabbi meeting somewhere in a lovely western Iraq desert city. There would be a possibility to agree on that "fags" stance but otherwise the belief systems would collide with hilarious results!
"explaining how particles with an apparent non-zero rest mass travel at or very near the speed of light"
I don't see why this is a problem. With small rest mass and high kinetic energy, the only thing that goes to c is v.
What's in a word?
"unauthorized access to a highly sensitive DMZ, or 'demilitarized zone' resources inside an organization"
That's why the term "demilitarized zone" is dangerous - people let it all hang out on that little perimeter network. Militarize that DMZ now - passwords, encryption, intrusion detection, all of it.
"bright red, orange, and yellow circles emanating from [X] and penetrating into the head and pelvic regions of users"
Not having seen the "fact sheet", I am thinking that this is a good label for porn sites.
Bring in the witch!
"A judge in a (sadly unnamed) British case has decided that Bayes' Theorem - a formula used in court to calculate the odds of whodunnit - shouldn't be used in criminal trials."
This makes me feel queasy.
I don't see how going back to fuddy-duddy reasoning and Bushian "gut feeling" is going to help.
Next: "A judge in has decided that Aristotelean logic - a formula used in court to decide whether a defendant belongs to a given set - shouldn't be used in criminal trials."
> you have to think in terms of which is more likely - double murder or double cot death
That sounds fishy.
This would mean your sample space is the space of "two dead people in a row". This doesn't sound well-defined. Those two dead people - are they grouped according to the same court case? Did they die in the same house? Of the same murder weapon? Did they have the same age? Doesn't really make sense.
The question is "what is the probability of double baby death by natural causes given that there is no other indication of foul play like baby skewered by a fork".
Your sample space is the set of families in which at least one baby died of apparent natural causes that look like cot death.
Turns out that in that set, a family has a high probability of seeing another cot death.
"extensive experience flying high-performance jet aircraft"
I hope these bureaucrats stop watching Battlestar Galactica.
How about extensive experience evading cosmic radiation? That would be more useful.
"What if the universe isn't homogenous"
The problem is, we will never know.
Larry dear will only "beat x86/64 to death" outside of the announcarhea arena if there is commodity hardware that runs better, cheaper or greener than current hardware - with the same software (i.e. Microsoft OS) on top. This means emulation. Which ain't gonna happen soon.
x86/64, like the nanny state, is here to stay.
Why u shave balls?
This isn't Oktoberfest!
"since you can learn Java on a $200 sub-notebook there isn’t much in the way"
This is about as relevant as affirming that you can lean Quantum Field Theory using a USD 100 telephone sized textbook.
Yes you can.
Just need some time.
And even after that, you may still be lousy.
Wait up, I gotta make the office tour, see what the guys have coded up NOW... FFS!!
Why are schizophrenics in need of medication posting here?
Do hospitals waiting rooms have internet access?
“Some would say adding Lambda expressions is just to keep up with the cool kids, and there’s some truth in that”
Lambda expression should be pack & parcel of any programming language that prides itself on being relevant and high-level.
Get with the program.
Once you feel the expressiveness you won't go back.
"The lack of information on this flaw in Linux is beginning to look very shabby indeed. It's an open source OS, everyone out there should be able to examine the code for the flaw. Looks like the only person who did was the attacker."
You are implying that there is some new trick going here.
Might just have been an old trick, judiciously applied.
But is it water ice?
If nitrogen it might work.
Just don't fall, the explosion caused by the waste heat of your suit would take your head off etc...
But crippled HOW?
Are the corners now "less rounded"?
Is the shiny "less shiny"?
Is the black "less black"?
Is the Samsung logo "less fruity"?
Of course, it's the OS that displays the "blue screen", not the computer.
(with GlaDOS being one of those; I'm still partial to the BLINKING RED Guru Meditation)
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