No Virginia, we can't have a Christmas tree this year. The Grinch has a trademark on things that are shaped like Christmas trees and have an odor.
Mike, you've got to stop. Trying to parse comments from Thomson is going to make my head explode or at a minimum set my hair on fire.
I too read quite a bit and don't recognize the vast majority of these authors. Because they are dead set against me being able to learn about their books, I feel that it is only fair that whenever I am looking to purchase a book I check the list of members of the Authors Guild to ensure that I don't inadvertently purchase one of their books and give them even more money to fight fair use.
Let us know how the audit turns out.
How long? As long as there's a sucker born every minute.
David Kahn "The Codebreakers". I bought the first edition of this book when I was in tech school for the then Air Force Security Service in about 1967. I only knew about it because we were told if anybody asked about the book to say "no comment" (NSA: Never Say Anything). There is a new edition which is also insanely expensive. This is the best overall history of cryptography in general but I don't know how up to date the latest edition is on computer cryptography. Find a used copy of the first edition for the general history. You won't regret it.
"Hopefully, the EU Court of Justice recognizes the ridiculousness that would result from such a ruling...". Given many recent rulings regarding copyright and intellectual property, I feel that hope is, well, ridiculous.
Hillary Clinton continues to say ridiculous things about (insert pretty much any topic here).
"Ay, there's the rub"
Explaining something to her is like me explaining to my dog why it is a bad idea to crap in the floor. He wags his tail and just goes on doing what he is doing. Of course, he is a lot cuter than Dianne wagging her tail.
I have to question an "electronic engineer versed in electronic medical devices" who does not appear to know the difference between ionizing and nonionizing radiation.