Furthermore, the press have also sensationalized this article to a large degree. They should know better, and should be able to read themselves, or at least have an expert be able to tell them that this study does not actually link gaming to Alzheimer's. Instead they just go looking for another headline without thinking...
So reading stuff from said "press" leads to doing things without thinking. I never knew reading The Guardian led to Alzheimer :|
Putting aside the moral judgment that one might pass on Backpage’s business practices, this court has no choice but to adhere to the law that Congress has seen fit to enact.
I like this part. It does not matter if a service/person/whoever is morally objectionable. If it is acting within the law it's free to go unless the laws themselves are modified. I wish the SCOTUS had followed such obvious reasoning with the Aereo case.
Because their letter contains no acknowledgment that there are societal costs to universal encryption.
And pervasive surveillance has zero cost in his mind, it seems. I've seen and talked to people like him. They don't give a fuck about rights and the well-being of others as long as their narrow view of what is right is implemented.
I've been in discussions with people that advocate dictatorships are good because people are too ignorant to be left free and allowed to choose things and otherwise live without some totalitarian ruling them. And I don't mean some crazy ass out there, oh no. One of them was in his 25's, about to become a father and is generally a good person. This is scary.
He may actually be genuinely 'depressed' even if it's a consequence of his total ignorance of how encryption works. This is scary. And it's even scarier when you think that people have been trying to explain those types about encryption and why a 'golden key' destroys it for a while now and he simply refuses to learn. As I said, he is not alone out there.
I don't know how the heck I ended up in this little video about Pyongyang but it got me thinking about the whole issue (I know, I know they only got the 'better' side of NK). I mean, the reason computers were shipped to NK is insanity but I find the current sanctions to be largely ineffective in dealing with the dictatorship installed there. Much like the Cuban embargo. Maybe if we didn't actively contribute to the isolation then it would be easier to get the people to question the regime and change would happen faster. After all we are dealing with a whole lot of human beings up there that have their needs and routines.
Besides, all this is really doing is drawing much more attention (yet again) to the contract, on a story that had already started to die down.
Which is good since we know these copyright holders love to bleed useful services to death. It would be even more interesting to dig and see how much it reached the musicians. From comments from some top artists it seems to be pennies. Now imagine for the less known musician...
There's a big genetic component there in your case it seems. In my family nobody has ever had Alzheimer up to my great grandparents. I've read that you can have the disease even if you aren't predisposed genetically speaking depending on some circumstances and it's best if you keep an active brain at all times (ie: by reading, exercising, engaging in social interactions etc).
What amuses me in this article is that even when you don't have puzzle-solving in games there are a lot of things you have to account for. Taking Call of Duty as an example along with puzzles you have to keep focused to spend ammo wisely and even orchestrate ambushes to get the upper hand against some enemies/players that outmatch you in some way. I've been playing this rpg lately that had me thinking about combinations of equipment, gems and skills to better deal with determined situations (tip: not always maximizing damage will be the winning strategy)... I mean, how can this not be heavy brain activity?
I have never seen 1- an auto maker that sells directly to the public via the Internet and 2- services that allow you to get a ride from whoever is willing to give one for some bucks using a simple interface in your phone
I mean, surely you have so please point other examples aside from Tesla and Uber/Lyft.
The saddest part isn't that some people are spreading wacky, devoid of facts claims. The sad part is that a whole freaking lot of people swallow it whole just because it's in line with what they want to believe. No use trying to reason with these kinds so the best we can do is to point out these pseudo-science are wrong. The issue is when such nonsense gets support from the lawmakers...
Although furtive behavior may contribute to probable cause
I don't think any of these should contribute to probable cause or something. There are people who naturally creep others out or seem to be furtive every time. This does not mean they should be treated as guilty. Same for inconsistent travel plans. What if the person doesn't want to tell where they are going and are inventing something on the fly? Is this a crime?
The days of a single person making groundbreaking discoveries are gone. With very few exceptions research today research is done with the help of a crew where most people contribute. When you see "Jon Doe discovers XYZ" you should read John Doe and his crew. So it makes sense to mention them all.
The second step would be costly but the first step is not feasible by now. To steer away of the shit storm they brought upon themselves Facebook would have to admit the initiative is flawed and drop it. It would get bonus points if it went for number 2 but money says it won't happen.