UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'
Again, we'll grant that the guy is a dick. There are a lot of dicks in the world. Catch me on a bad day and I'm a dick.
Slander and libel are handled in the civil courts. If I say, Beckhem can't play the game of soccer, Mr. Beckham can sue me. Fire in a crowded theater is immediately dangerous, accent on immediate. Advertising is commerce.
I'm not saying you're wrong. At all. But our First Amendment says Congress shall make no law ... abridging the Freedom of Speech. It's only these incidents that illuminate differences for us.
As for the penalty, from this side of the pond jailing and getting kicked out of school for being a drunk dick on Twitter, I see that as excessive.
Iran War Clock Set At Ten Minutes To Midnight
It was a Bush underling, Jed Babbin.
Schwarzkopf was honored as a Honorary First-Class Private in the French Foreign Legion in 1991.
France sent 18,000 troops to that war.
Math Textbooks a Textbook Example of Bad Textbooks
You're disagreeing with something the parent didn't say. He said that it's ok to keep reusing a standard text rather than coming out with the 2012 Social Media Enhanced Edition of First Grade Arithmetic. He didn't say that profs can/should write their own texts. In particular, he narrowed his argument to "Pre-university mathematics".
I rather like my university math texts, Stewart Calculus in particular. Even in university there is a churn that requires students to buy the latest edition. But for elementary school and high school, I think Anonymous' argument is brilliant.
Why Did It Take So Long To Invent the Wheel?
Because the installed base of Luddites were still using Firefox 3.6.x?
US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files
In addition to the hypothetical, there is also the actual case of the Malaysian extradition of columnist Hamza Kashgari to face blasphemy charges in Saudi Arabia.
Steve Jobs Awarded Posthumous Grammy
This is not Slashdot level news.
Weaponizable Police UAV Now Operational In Texas
Precisely what happens when this thing hits somebody that isn't the intended target?
They become the intended target. Next question.
Amazon In Talks With HP To Buy Palm
Take the money. Hopefully a lot but anything. Just take it. After a decade of bad mergers at least HP can shed itself of Palm. Maybe it will pay for the Meg Whitman exit package.
AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB
Nope. It isn't a question of credit; it's a question of payment and price.
If the unwashed poor have bad credit and they pay up front with their Go Phone account then they should pay the same rate as anyone else since ATT is incurring no risk by taking their money ahead of time. Or perhaps given the fact that they are prepaying and in fact extending credit to ATT maybe they should pay a little less.
Or you could just rip off the poor. You could do that.
Google Hiring Android Devs To Close the 'Apps Gap'
This sort of reminds me of that Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon (I think) where they speed up the car by moving the speedometer. Alternatively, Google could just concentrate on building a platform that doesn't suck.
OpenLeaks — 'A New WikiLeaks'
You can't name a single example so you suppose that this example exists but that it's a secret. Ya got nuthin.
Shadow Scholar Details Student Cheating
have you scored a -1 on Slashdot for someone else?
Obama Sets End of Iraq Combat For August 31st
Let's hope the Republicans and other ne'er-do-wells get the message that we're tired of paying for this.
Mark Zuckerberg, In It To Change the World?
Sorry, but this just stinks of a payola article.
Google Turns On User-Tweakable Search Wiki
If they didn't limit this to the single user, then Google bombing would be even more effective. I suppose they can still use negative votes for spam research.