This should escalate the price...
...of parked domains > 2 mos. old.
End of solution.
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From the Oxford English Dictionary, "journalist":
1. One who earns his living by editing or writing for a public journal or journals.
2. One who journalizes or keeps a journal.
That's all there is, despite what the Monied Mass Media would have you believe. A journalist is self-made by what the person does, not by outside parties.
Looks to me like the advantage for Adobe is that it has everything, including the kitchen sink.
And the disadvantage is that there's apparently litigation on some versions that allege it stole everything, including the kitchen sink, while charging customers, and crowding out any potential competition with allegedly stolen tech while developing its own homegrown, legal versions (hopefully.)
And while a Federal District Judge in Massachusetts ruled this week that it is constitutional to grab random thumbs and force them on to phones, a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled unanimously that it is a US 4th Amendment violation to chalk tires.
Chalking tires is an old established practice of identifying cars that have been parked too long - if the chalk's still there in two hours, here comes a ticket.
The 6th Circuit ruled that when the tire is chalked, the tire (and the car and driver) are not even under a suspicion of breaking any laws, and therefore it's unconstitutional to make the chalk mark in the first place. (Even though the car is on a public street, and no entry is made, it still constitutes an illegal search to make that chalk mark.)
It should be interesting if the District Court judge's thumb ruling is appealed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees Massachusetts. Will they follow the lead of the Sixth and say that thumbs are even more personal than ... no bodily contact at all?? Or will they give the Sixth a middle finger instead?
Article on chalking tire ruling: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/23/chalking-tires-parking-tickets-unconstitutional-court-rules/3549631002/
I agree. This is an anonymous news story with an illogical picture, and not even the HOA is named. These days, a ridiculous story spreads faster than malware. Google shows that several "legitimate" news outlets are eating it up, though - without a hint of actual journalism.
Which is why it's difficult these days to differentiate fake news from real news: so many professional journalists do not even bother to make the slightest bit of investigation into a news story.
Remy Redert writes:
"But this wasn't the software's fault. It never is. It was the designer who allowed a single faulty sensor to put the software..."
Sensors don't "put" software. They only feed data to software. Software functions to interpret and compare data fed to it.
It was the software's - or, more particularly, the software designers' - fault.
As for the software designers' responsibility... they're designing software for planes. The article says that "the pilots fought with the MCAS system, pulling the plane's nose up 26 times before finally losing control." It would seem to me that if pilots send a command more than five times contradicting a computer program, that software designers in the aircraft industry should be designing computer programs to just SHUT OFF at that point (with appropriate warnings) instead of saying "Nyah nyah I'm really the pilot, sod off humans!"
The US judiciary can't do anything if they think the President did something unconstitutional. That is reserved to the legislative branch of the American government: the (currently Republican majority) House of Representatives would have to impeach him, and the (currently Republican majority) Senate would have to convict him.
Interpol has nothing to do with extradition. "INTERPOL's role is to assist the national police forces in identifying and locating these persons with a view to their arrest and extradition or similar lawful action. " https://www.interpol.int/INTERPOL-expertise/Notices
Extradition treaties can be bilateral between two countries, or multilateral. In the case of US and Germany, the Agreement on extradition, with explanatory note, Signed at Washington June 25, 2003,
Entered into force February 1, 2010 would apply. https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/273494.pdf page 138
"Autopilot is a contraction of Automatic Pilot which by definition is "a device for keeping an aircraft on a set course without the intervention of the pilot".
And if you're a pilot on an aircraft and you're surfing the web when you're supposed to be looking out of the cockpit for other planes, flocks of birds that can jam your engines - and you survive your mistake - you're going to lose your license.
Keeping an aircraft on a set course does not mean keeping an aircraft away from obstacles. In fact, the Tesla is more automatic than the definition for an aircraft; there are some avoidance systems built in.
somehow the price of PCs stays in the stratosphere - or beyond.
PCs are simply too expensive for what people get. I found some good sales in 2015 and picked up a good Lenovo all-in-one with touchscreen and keyboard for about $400. I haven't seen anything close to that since then. HP and Dell are totally ridiculous with their retail pricing for the consumer market.
From the cas.unt.edu link: "Tom is "the nature deity par excellence""
Yes, that's exactly what he is - the oldest of all old things. Some of Tolkien's other writings show he can be a trickster as well (actually, making the ring disappear is a pretty good trick in FTR.)
Tom is the Puck.
"interest, according to data scientist Julia Silge, is measured by Stack Overflow tags – labels or keywords submitted with questions posted to the community site to associate queries with particular topics."
Older technologies already have the questions asked and answered. Measurements like these explain the continuing popularity of VBA and VB.NET, and COBOL, despite the announcements of their respective imminent deaths - because most of the questions have already been posted on Stack Overflow, and answered.
Newer technologies have many questions to be posed and answered; thus, there are more questions posted to the community. That will always be the case for any newer technology.
A more accurate metric would be to look at what information has been researched on Stack Overflow. If someone finds the answer, they're hardly going to ask it again.
"The government, meanwhile, countered that the messages can be accessed remotely from Google HQ in Mountain View, California, USA"
If Google even floated a document about relocating to the Republic of Ireland and getting rid of all its American workers who did not want to relocate as well, the US Government would trip over itself getting rid of the warrants.
Because if China is allowed to reverse-engineer Apple, Microsoft, et. al...
NATO and CERT are likely to construe those technologies as inimical to Europo-American security and block them from sale in the EU and US (and UK once the UK is no longer in the EU.)
Well, you're certainly bombastically ignorant. Woodstock was a capitalist endeavor to make money off of hippies. The ticket price in 1969 dollars was $18 for three days ( $120 current USD, 93.24 current GBP.) The capitalists who sold the tickets were responsible for hauling the trash away.
People holding an event for which a fee is charged are responsible for cleaning it up, but sometimes they're fulla crap.
Even better... since content providers have such an inflated estimate of value lost by infringement, turn it around. Amend the DMCA so that if a fake notice is sent out, the generator of the fake notice is liable for $10,000 in money damages to the recipient of the notice, plus legal fees, if any.
I predict a drop of 99% + of DMCA notices if that were to happen.
Just use TOR networks and a 'murrican server - the 'murrican courts have held this sort of thing to be protected by the US Constitution.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists, 290 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2002) (en banc), certiorari refused.
NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co., 458 U.S. 886 (1982) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/458/886/case.html
Actually it IS a state. The older states love to keep the older terms though. For example, in NJ, in colonial and early independence periods, only landowners who held their land free of any encumbrance could vote. Such people were called freeholders.
Most counties in NJ (a couple have modernized) are run by a government called the Board of Chosen Freeholders, an archaic term that dates to when only freeholders could vote. Even though that's long gone, the name remains - in fact, many in NJ don't know the origin of the name of the governing body and refer to the Board as the "Freeholders". (It gets even more confusing in Monmouth County NJ, where the seat of the Board of Chosen Freeholders is in a borough called "Freehold", better known for Bruce Springsteen.)
"Ok, I get protecting "Engineer" and getting all stroppy about stupid titles using the word engineer (I for one get extremely narked off) "
Actually, "Engineer" - according to the OED - extends about as far as "Technician".
"4. With preceding modifying word: a person considered to have specialized knowledge or skills in a particular field, esp. one who attempts to influence or manipulate human affairs according to scientific or technical principles." (dates to 1720, referring to "spiritual engineers".)
" 5. An author or designer of something; a plotter, a schemer." ( dates to the 16th century with Middle English, with another quote from 1998.)
I think people worried about "protecting" words need to either take a chill pill or at least consult the OED first.
A technician - according to the OED - is " A person knowledgeable or skilled in the technicalities of a particular field; esp. an expert in the formal or practical aspect of an art, sometimes with implications of a corresponding lack of creativity."
Quotes dating to 1833 (were there any USB ports available then?) relate technicians to fields including linguistics, music, dance, culture, and poetry. Strangely enough, no quotes relate to computers or electronics (the most recent quote being from 2006.)
It would seem that someone who criticizes the title "tax technician" is himself the generator of bovine by-products.
Under the VCDR section 22 subsection 1 the Head of Mission can allow anyone from the Receiving State in anytime he or she pleases.
Or not. The receiving State has no rights under the VCDR. The sending State holds all the cards, unless the receiving State (the UK) breaks diplomatic relations with the sending State (Ecuador.)
> The Vienna convention prevents us from going in without very good cause
Although the VCDR does not use the word "sovereign", it does forbid the receiving State from entering without permission of the sending State's representative, effectively cedng sovereignty over the embassy by the receiving State to the sending State (as the receiving State does not have what is known as "effective control" over the embassy.)
1.The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission.
2.The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity.
3.The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution.
Did you RTFA?
"the proposed Ecuador to Sweden negotiating an Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, which was signed last December and provides the legal framework for the practice of judicial proceedings required."
Ecuador has stated that no Agreement on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters existed until last December. Further, Ecuador has stated that without said agreement, there was no legal framework for the "proceedings required" - that is, the questioning of Assange by Swedish DA's while Assange is on the sovereign territory of Ecuador.
"Any failure in the show after the middle of season 2 are all due to CBS, nothing else. Period."
CBS rejected the whole show because they already had a science fiction show, Lost in Space.
Star Trek (TOS) aired on NBC, even though CBS - realizing its error - eventually bought the rights to the Star Trek franchise.
Commercial jetliners have had autopilot for decades. That doesn't mean they don't have a pilot and a co-pilot as well.
From CNBC: "The autopilot system relies on a series of sensors around the aircraft that pick up information like speed, altitude and turbulence. That data are ingested into the computer, which then makes the necessary changes. Basically, it can do almost everything a pilot can do. Key phrase: almost everything."
Anyone who drives a car with "autopilot" and expects it to do everything is an ignoramus and a fool.