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yes, he did.

they can, and they did, for example, for the browser ballot in windows.

This was not a law, and so a very different situation. This was a court ordered remedy for a conviction.

Courts generally have the power to fashion appropriate remedies, and yes, sometimes they involve compelling speech or other things.

(Some of these remedies have been struck down depending on what they have been forced to say or not say).


Warning stickers on cigarettes are mandated by law.

That is a labeling requirement for health, not compelled commercial speech (which again, is about commerce :P). It does not require them to state anything about themselves, just about the risks of the ingredients in cigarettes.

You need to understand these are all very different things in the eyes of the law

Also note the

A. current warning labels were litigated, and tobacco won at the district court level: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/03/01/article/judge_...

This order was reversed by a divided panel on appeal: http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/artic...

The supreme court declined to hear the case (which means nothing :P)

B. Requiring phillip morris, et al to make ads stating they deceived the public was not okay. http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2015/05/22/263534...

etc

These are all very complex constitutional free speech issues, and trying to simplify them like you have with a throwaway line doesn't work well in practice.


lidl is the epitome of junk quality for poor people who wait in long lines, and it's the quintessential german supermarket.

In Germany, Lidl and Aldi do attract higher income brackets as well. It's not considered a freak accident to see a Mercedes/BMW/Maserati/Audi/Tesla parked in front of them. Also small-family diner owners buying there as well, as Aldi/Lidl often beat wholesale prices (Metro Group).

Of course, if you visit one in the red light district it's going to be a different experience.


Lidl seems to have a terrible reputation in the UK and Italy (and possibly elsewhere), but in Germany they're just another discounter.

We do have some more upscale supermarkets, but there's generally little variance in quality among the discounters. Although Lidl does have by far the best store brand (J.D. Gross) chocolate.


The food in Lidl isn't junk quality, most of it is fine. They have some junk quality non-food stuff quite often but there's nothing wrong with the food in my experience.

I can't comment on Lidl in Germany, but the quality of goods at Lidl in the UK is actually fairly high. You do generally wait in long lines though...

I understand the need for expressions-in-literal.

I really don't understand why the unnecessary extra "!rsa" modifiers are a good thing though.


The fact they had to hack in a workaround so != works is a point against it. And they acknowledge you can use repr()/str()/ascii() directly.

They want to keep it for str.format() compatibility, but I'm unconvinced. It hurts readability, and is redundant (There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.)


Honorary degrees seem to follow the same pattern in Italy.

Off the top of my head, I remember them being awarded to a few musicians (literature), a sportsman (Valentino Rossi, bike racer in "Communication Sciences"), tv personalities and only one that made some sense (Ronald Rivest, Computer Science).

(Interestingly enough, in Italy the "Dr." honorific is used for people with a master degree, not just a doctorate as it is elsewhere, so people receive just a master-level degree, not a Ph.D).


I think I did some classes of the data science nanodegree (forgive me for not remembering the exact name) and I found the quality to be on par with other courses.

But having taken a dozen of them on coursera, I feel there isn't really a standard that is declining, it's just that some classes are fantastic, some not very much so, and it has been like this since the beginning.


OT, but let me mention this: the contrast of white on blue on this page is so strong it made me close it.

MHTML was _awesome_ when I was still using IE. It worked almost flawlessly (probably also cause sites were simpler) and I never understood why other browsers didn't support it.

It's been an RFC since at least 18 years ago ([0], preceded by [1]), which makes it all the more odd that some browsers (Firefox particularly) don't support it.

There's been an open bug for 16 years :( [2] (and a counterpart for saving for 15: [3])

[0] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2557

[1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2110

[2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18764

[3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40873


neat, I'd suggest considering spaces as "+" i.e. "cats awww" should be the same as "cats+awww" I guess :)

is it necessary? having html5-based flash players seems a better solution.
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