The thing I find disappointing about studies like this is that they tend to conflate aggressive driving with distracted driving.
I, myself, am unabashedly guilty of the former. I tend to average about 6 to 7 mph over the speed limit, and when I have somewhere to go, I don't want to have to touch my brake. Consequently, if you v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y pull out right in front of me because you have a smartphone jammed up your nose, I'm going to be displeased.
That said, I recognize the danger of aggressive driving, but I wouldn't be so quick to categorize "driv[ing] faster, ... spend[ing] more time in the left hand lane, ... brak[ing] harder, and ... chang[ing] lanes more often" as implicitly dangerous behaviors. If I'm more focused on driving and on my surroundings, I'm going to be more alert, reactive, and maneuverable than a distracted driver.
Sato will not actually be renouncing his copyright. Instead, he has chosen to not enforce it, in essence granting the entire world free rein to use his work to create foreign language adaptations, applications, commercial films, TV series, produce merchandise or anything else the "second users" can come up with.
This is commendable, but the cynic in me can't help but suggest a more appropriate title for this article: Award-Winning Manga Author Greenlights Doujinshis That Were 'Pretty Much Going To Happen Anyway'
So let me get this straight: you're suggesting that the EFF, which released an infographic that encourages citizens to protest the secrecy surrounding the TPP negotiations and push for more transparency, actually knows the content of the TPP agreement?
Why, then, would the EFF waste their time with the infographic - why wouldn't they just share the details? Surely the facts would speak better to the situation, even if, as I'm sure you will claim, the EFF's goal is to spread FUD?
I'd think that someone's basic conscience about having access to such a document should be a better reason, but you never know...
I'm actually interested to know, if it is leaked, who cracked first. A representative in government, who we shouldn't have to pay to release public information (isn't it illegal for them to accept that money, anyway?) or one of the industry shills in it for the cash?
It's disappointing either way. This initiative shouldn't have to happen.
Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, and these procedures aren't recommended for humans (yet). Ten points for re-writing that sentence as a Tom Swifty.
While implanting false memories in lab mice currently involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, the process to approve this for humans would be tortuous.
If competitive Pokémon players are any indication of how far someone will go to have a perfect offspring, rest assured there will be plenty of people willing to take the "pretty hard and probably cost-prohibitive" route. Perfectionists abound, and a child is a large investment anyway.
They kind of have a point though. I mean, if you're going to bother raising one, why gamble when your kid could have perfect speed.
Speaking of which, since I guess it's still-sort-of-topical, if these theoretical kids grow up to be great athletes, do we let them compete in the Olympics, or are they relegated to their own separate competition? Because then it really would be Pokémon.
Anyway, it would be interesting to see, perhaps, what parents would choose to have in a kid, if they could. For example, maybe weaker-willed, frail parents would choose to live vicariously through their offspring?
It's a shame there's such a taboo on the whole subject.
Who's to say we wouldn't select for traits like larger muscle mass, increased aggression, heightened stamina, or tolerance for authority in soldiers? Just because we could have more peaceful, mentally healthy citizens doesn't mean we couldn't also have supersoldiers.
How can you say this, when these CEOs and executive directors have depended on artists for their continued existence? You would deprive them of their quality of life just because they went to college instead of create some elitist, "community-organized" garage band and rode on handouts all the way to the top?
Jay, these are people who have worked their noses to the bone influencing people just so they can have a job. I'm disappointed that you would question the money they take home just to support such hobbies as luxury car collecting, cocaine, or falconry. We all know motherfucking eagles don't buy themselves.