Ahh, the ol' "appropriate channels" loophole. That means you're required to run a gauntlet of failed middle managers who, through inertia, internal political fear or simple idiocy, have failed to blow a few whistles of their own.
Typographically, those two "T's" aren't the same... in fact, I would suspect the Bacardi designer didn't draw a character by hand, but used an existing font. No, I can't magically find it among the hundreds of thousands out there; but take a look at this search for old-west style fonts... at least a third have that pointy accent in the middle of any vertical strokes.
One thing it does bear a striking resemblance to? The letter "T".
The last big flap over unnecessary automated FB censorship targeted a Copenhagen statue... what is it about these Scandinavians? Semi-naked mermaids, fully-naked napalm victims... must be a burning curiosity to see what's under everyone's cable knit sweaters. Thanks be to Woden that we have Facebook to purge these prurient interests.
"MPs warned that social media websites are becoming the 'vehicle of choice' for spreading terrorist propaganda..."
Because MP's know ALL that cool stuff! What's hip-hop 'n' happenin' amongst the bearded elite of the world's terror communities. Not only are they not pathetically isolated from their own constituents, they know all the social media foibles of evildoers everywhere.
Not a very busy member of the bar, apparently... that filing took an awful lot of typing.
And I don't read too many such filings, but I can't say I've seen anyone spend as much time reciting the statutes' various requirements and intentions; there's this "hey, I just read what RICO means!" kind of quality to that voluminous prose. Bet the judge will be thankful Counselor Roy was able to explain all this complex stuff for him.
Thirty years ago, when computers first appeared in cars, a few highly-publicized throttle failures in GM vehicles prompted defense contractor Martin Marietta to try to market surplus data processing capabilities to developers of such mission-critical code. For a fee, you could run massive simulations on their mighty Cray supercomputers, testing every combination of control setting and sensor readings, to look for anomalous behaviors that might result. They'd done that for the Challenger postmortem - weeks of round-the-clock Cray runs inputting every permutation of every fractional pressure and temperature value, every throttle setting, and so on - and felt by automating the wringing-out process, developers and manufacturers could mitigate risk and control product liability.
The self-driving guys face this same issues, but with unimaginably complex multipliers: variables introduced by random, erratic humans... fellow drivers and pedestrians. And don't forget factors like weather, crappy pavement condition and marginal road markings.
It just feels like self-driving technologies are being implemented quickly and, perhaps, without the incredibly thorough validation required. Sure, we've got post-millennial innovation and entrepreneurial enthusiasm driving us forward, but there's this YOLO thing lurking behind it... "trust us, what have you got to lose?" I'd like a little more hard data, I think.
Like the proverbial frog in the pot of water, cable won't acknowledge there's a problem until about 90 seconds before it's fully poached; with a high-stakes, cash-cow business model, they're fully committed to believing their own line of shit, no matter what.
But one good indicator of a sea change... recognizing reality... is when everyone stops putting scare quotes around "OTT" -- or, better yet, drops the term altogether. It's no longer "over the top"... our current day blend of streaming, mobile and a whiff of broadcast is the new normal, and it doesn't need a label, because we're all living it.
That's the way I first read that. But you're right... expecting energy to flow through the ether, from the generation source (consumers' wallets) to the load (Comcast bank accounts) despite never having established a tangible connection between them. And, as a result, seeming like a crazy person, howling at the moon, when it doesn't go according to this wacky, disconnected theory.
You've got a BUNCH of shortin' to do... the researchers apparently disclosed to VW (who has responded energetically) late last year, but is still working through the disclosure-and-response process with several other manufacturers.
It's always amusing to seen a screen cap of a Google results page attached as an exhibit in a filing... Exhibit 1, no less! Say, counselor, didn't your middle school teacher warn you about using web search results as reference sources?