I think I'm probably too cynical.. My usual thought upon seeing advertisements pushing certain product is that the product must not be very good or they wouldn't need to try so hard to get people to care about it.
Sure, showing correlations are fine and good, but with so many other uncontrolled factors at play, drawing conclusions from correlations is certainly very different from measuring your return.. It's more akin to guessing at your return than measuring it in my eyes
I've always thought most (all?) forms of advertising must be vastly overvalued.. It's one thing to let people know something exists, but once they know, are they really so easy to manipulate? Do these companies actually measure the return they get on their advertising spending? Is it even possible to measure? I ave a sneaking suspicion that it's a big bubble that's going to burst someday.
This is nice, but I appreciate the efforts in trying to make the ads both unobtrusive as well. I feel like you guys have made great strides, and are almost but not quite to the point where the ads are not a bother or even (gasp) useful. I hope you continue to push the envelope on that front. I think you might even be the only member in an exclusive club that posted an ad that led me to actually buy something.
Re: I LIKE the ideas above! Yes, Google, get out of France!
They already did do what they could. They already obeyed the rules France wanted for France. It wasn't good enough. The problem is France wants to set the rules for the entire world instead of for France, and (at least some of) the rest of the world doesn't agree with France's rule.
Keep up eh?
There's no need for any confrontation, just stop serving France because meeting their crazy Google Only legal requirements is obviously impossible. They obviously do not want them their anyway
And third, even it the cop were the exact same race, religion or whatever else, it still wouldn't undermine the argument.. Lets hire a multi-ethnic group of cops to stand in pictures by everyone we arrest! We've finally abolished racism! :)
They don't audit the changes directly anyway, they audit the output. They check for emissions in this case. Whether it's hardware or software, you can just put a switch in to change your emissions just for the audit... Ford calls it a "DPF Cleaning cycle" when they dump all the pollution all at once after the audit time expires. Stinks up your whole truck.
I think it's because there have been really slim pickings lately.. The NDP is looking good right now as a party, but Mulcair also comes across as a total tool to me.. I was alot more enthusiatic about the NDP before this guy opened his mouth..
Not that I think cell phones cause any problems, but the only thing having no evidence tells us is what we already know which is that long term effects even when they eventually show up are notoriously difficult to trace back to their source.
Amazingly, it is actually possible to carry out your duties in a non partisan manner and also have an opinion, protest, vote, etc. Who'd ave thunk.
Since singing youtube songs, voting and such are not part of his duties as government scientists, they shouldn't have to be done in a non-partisan manner. Harper is just being an ass and abusing his power as usual