Wow, they get to alter their landscaping?! My HOA makes it clear that they own everything from the paint on my walls outward; except for the exterior doors and windows. That leaves the interior airspace as mine.
Also referred to as racial memory. Look at the part of the story line of Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke. The reason the aliens did not reveal themselves to the humans was because of human racial memory.
Some also think that the general fear of snakes is due to a genetic memory imbedded in most, if not all, mammals.
Well, India has the manpower. Let India hire the country to scan facebook, etc. for any disparaging remarks made against anything in India. Just hire the whole country. That will then occupy all those people currently doing outsourcing work for US companies, take them out of the workforce so that those jobs can come back to the US.
Short term, Google, et al, could simply block these idiots from the Indian government from appearing in anything presented and just say they are abiding by what the Indian politicians want.
Assuming for a moment that the E-mail was legitimate, that the contents are really medical records of some sort, and that it was simply incorrectly addressed, and that the data was sent in the clear, then the sender is certainly in violation of the law by sending confidential information over an open network without having at least encrypted the data.
... why typing in your password to decrypt a drive or even to gain access to a PC is different than compelling someone to open a safe. In both cases you are unlocking a thing so the contents can be seen. The only difference is that in one case the contents are physical things and in the other they are digital. I presume that a search warrant is still required in either case and that should mean that the state has provided sufficient evidence to a court that there may be evidence pertient to the legal proceeding in the locked thing.
What about packing the device into a small box and then send it via FedEx or something to some address in Lebanon or similar. Could be fun for the FBI to track. If it sounds like a good idea maybe we should agree on where to send them all. Then the FBI can start worrying that all their suspects are suddenly gathering at a single location.
"So, I mean, in cases where there are no tools of communication, people still get together. So I don't see that as being a - in looking at history, I don't see the absence of efficient tools of communication as being a limiting factor on the ability people to socially"
Actually, reading this, there is a valid point to be made: that, the absence of efficient communications tools does not limit the ability of people to interact. It may impede that interaction by adding significant time delay but there are many means to communicate that do not require direct interaction. For example: 1000 years ago, people separated by 1000 miles wrote letters to each other.
What I see missing the logic is the point, already made, that efficient forms of communications increase the speed at which the personal interaction occurs. Moreover, there is still the issue that in many of these protest uprisings, person to person communications would still be fairly efficient because the population density allows word of mouth to quickly pass neighboorhood to neighboorhod without the need of the physical carrier to travel any great distance.
Sony has its right to treat its customers any way it likes. However, if you don't like the way that Sony, or any other company for that matter, then don't become a customer. The net result is that they will have only happy or complacent customers and you will be happy not to be under the thumb of the tyrant.
Well, that MIGHT be my real name. But,everything else about me is pure fiction.
I gave Assange the instructions for adding automatic doorlocks to the Prius AND the means to disable the lock that prevent entering a destination into the NAV system WHILE the vehicle is in motion. But, don't tell anyone.
My Prius is a rolling arsenal of potential piracy tools. ANd, it's both mobile AND stealth.
My Prius has something like 14 major computers in it. If I commit any crive, am I going to be charged with 14 counts of using a computer while committing a crime? Plus, I have an iPhone. That would be 15 counts.
We do it, so they're gonna do it. If all the US Internet censors and supporters of censorship jumped off a bridge, would he Chiness equivalents do that as well? Oh, wait, that would be a good thing. Carry on!
How does a computer glitch explain that an apparently dead police office signed and certified the tickets? The computer signs for the officer? Then the human did not do it. The officer tells the computer that it's ok to sign and send the ticket? Then someone was logging on with the credentials of the dead officer. Either way, a lie. "Computer gliches" almost never explain the actual problem.
... hinder emergency responders. A while ago I was in a theater where a guy collapsed from a heart attack. Several people ran out to find the theater management. About a dozen more (yes, overkill, but, there was a guy dying in the aisle) called 911. The paramedics showed up within 3 minutes. The theater manager came in AFTER the paramedics to find out what was going on. Yes, we got emergency help before there were cell phones, but many venues like this are now run by quite a reduced staff so that it's more difficult to find help. The cell phone, and 911, removes at least one impediment.
Appropriation: a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
So, by one definition, Koons is a thief seeking to increase the value of his theft.