top Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval
But they'll let Amazon patent "one-click" shopping?
top Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes
That order was overturned on 5th amendment grounds.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239841/Child_porn_suspect_doesn_t_have_to_decrypt_seized_hard_drives_for_now about a year and a half ago
top Huge Pumice Rock 'Island' Seen Floating In South Pacific
> "Royal Navy" is British.
So is New Zealand. "... united by common allegiance to the Crown."
top Muslim Medical Students Boycott Darwin Lectures
I don't really understand what evolution has to do with becoming a medical doctor.
top Apple Nixes iPad Giveaways
That is all.
top When it comes to jury service, I ...
Yes the jury can change a law by creating a precedent. However, a judge can declare a person guilty (or innocent) over-riding the jury. I can't remember the specific term, and I'm too lazy to google right now. Also however, the judge can decide the jury is wrong and declare a mistrial and do it again. At the end of the day it's the judge who has all the power.
top US To Send Radiation-Hardened Robots To Japan
To me, robots have to be at least semi-autonomous. These are really just really advanced remote controlled cars. Am I wrong?
top In Virginia, Delivering Broadband To the Customers Big Telecom Forgot
It's not cheaper and it created exactly 1 (one) job. Gov't could have put in cable lines and had FIOS put in creating a lot more than one job, at a much higher speed, for a much lower cost. Yes, taxes would go up, but so would quality of life; and you wouldn't have to rely on just one guy and his truck if something went wrong. What this guy has done is a short-term solution to a long term problem.
top Out of Egypt Censorship, US Tech Export Under Fire
Um.. the military is not the Generals, or any of the other "Leaders". The military is the soldiers. The staff may have been getting all the kickbacks the US and Europe could throw them, but the Military didn't see a dime of it. The Military is the soldiers, and soldiers are the people.
top US Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' $35,000 Rifle
Col Lehner says the enemies options have become basically "flee or die". There's 2 problems with that. #1: the wall is probably part of a building; you can always go into another room. Or (as anyone who knows a US Marine will know) you can charge. Marines don't run from suppressing fire, they run toward it. That kind of tactic doesn't require training, it requires fanaticism. Tell me again what kind of people we're fighting?
top US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign
No, they're Scottish, Welsh, English, or (when totaled) British.
top Man Claims 84% of Facebook, Gets Order Blocking Assets
Statute of Limitations is (if I remember right) seven years. The contract was from 2003, it's now 2010. It's hitting it right on the edge, but it should still be able to get in.
top South Korea Deploys Killer Robot In DMZ
top To the extent there are taxes, I mostly favor ...
No, Poor people tend to buy only necessities, which
aren't taxed. Wealthy people but more crap, which is taxed. Net result is the wealthy pay the most.
top CFLs Causing Utility Woes
Since so many people have started switching to them, the electric company has raised rates 4 times. We've changed (almost) all our lights, and we make sure computers get turned off at night. Yet we're paying more now than we were when we had 5 computers running 24/7 and every bulb a 60W incandescent.
top March 14th Officially Becomes National Pi Day
But for sorting by date on a single string the preferred format is YYYY-MM-DD. I never understood why you would write the day first.
top So Who's Running Apple Now?
At some point, though, Apple will have to overcome the (incorrect) perception that "Steve Jobs is Apple", and that without him, Apple will most certainly fail
Well, last time he left Apple (was forced out) Apple did start to fail, and fail big. He came back, bringing the Lisa (which became the Mac), and presto! Apple was back.
... without Jobs, apple is just an overpriced PC with proprietary software AND hardware.
top How To Supplement Election Coverage?
And then blow up parliament.
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