Not as politically engaged as I would like. I'm quite glad the Internet provided me with forms of activism and political participation while allowing me to develop my daily activities. I do believe we are going through convoluted times but I see light in the end. Other than that I'm a technology enthusiast and I'd love to spend much more money trying new stuff!
The size of said ego rivals the size of the bank account.
So much for inheriting a fortune based on predatory exploration of natural resources in an underdeveloped country with layers of labor abuse, slavery and racist legislation. Billionaires are a cancer.
So much interface between the misunderstandings on both sides I'd say this is the Schrödinger's Finals.
Well, this game has set itself firmly into the "never buy" territory much like any other that mandates full time connections. I learned my lesson with Diablo III.
Make offline single player and local multi currency, saves and acquisitions independent from online content. Quite simple.
I mean, a life for a life.
In my opinion when a cop causes the death of a person in such way he/she should get a life sentence. You waste a life in a clear abuse of power after the victim repeatedly said you were using excessive force with such detailed footage? Life sentence. And the others should get some jail time for letting a murder happen right under their noses.
From what I've read it seems modems were rendered useless by malicious firmware updates because why would anyone sign firmware stuff with strong cryptographic keys to avoid such attacks eh? This war is a shitshow no matter the angle you look at it but a lot of what is happening could have been prevented if people simply took... wait for it... specialists all over the world warnings a bit more seriously.
When a goddamn exercise equipment stops functioning because of internet connectivity loss it's either the company goes down in a fiery death or we failed as society. Looks at pandemic response Yep, we failed. Let the meteor come.
In this specific case I believe it could. You need to choose a good spot, position the camera properly, evaluate and sort the pictures etc. The animals or whatever don't need to act like that macaque monkey did in this case. I could be wrong but I think this is one of these grey zone possibilities.
Somewhere a money launderer shed a tear over your poem.
Precisely why I avoid Nintendo like the plague and even when I 'own' games from online services I still keep my favorites properly pirated and stored.
As far as I know ayahuasca is also widely used in religious rituals. Shamanism if memory serves. Even though it is generally illegal (as in forbidden by law) here generally speaking you are free to produce and use in religious rituals. So Instagram has basically two options here: ban because it is illegal or allow because it is religious stuff? Also, if it's totally fine in country X but not in country Y but the persons deciding whether to ban or not are from country Y, then what? And what if the ones evaluating are quite christian and decide to ban based on their religious beliefs? Can Instagram guarantee the neutrality of the moderation? So many difficult questions in this specific case but it's true for many other issues.
I'd say that one way to help mitigate wrongful takedowns would be to offer better appealing tools and combine other methods of moderation considering aspects such as account activity, longevity, exposure and amount of users flagging before taking action and when determining the urgency of an appeal. Even then I'm fairly sure collateral damage would still happen. It is an herculean task after all.
Just a few thoughts not sorted in any particular order, my apologies if it came out in a messy way. Happy new year folks!
Nah. You can easily spell this name. Not the case with the pseudo-inventor.
Structural racism is deep ingrained in society and I'm not talking about the US alone. It starts by screwing up black children by denying them the same opportunities white kids have going up to screwing them by paying lower wages for the same positions or flat out denying them employment and forcing them towards crime as means of surviving. Then it further screws them with a biased judicial system that's rigged into piling up accusations while denying means of defending themselves which lands them in a completely dysfunctional prison system with punishment as its only goal. And good luck if they decide to be good persons, follow the law after serving prison time, innocent or guilty, because nobody is gonna employ them or they'll be subject to atrocious labor conditions and wages.
I'm describing far too many countries. Civilization my ass.
That's why I asked. I'm fairly sure there are laws in place for abusive behavior like hers. She may have some point (ie: minors violating the rules) but ostensibly recording the kids for years seems to violate other rights to me. Where is the line drawn? I'd be freaked out if my kids were in that school with some freak recording them so frequently.
I do agree with you that the 1st is king but... When does it turn into stalking? I mean, your kids are there doing their stuff, weirdo comes and films because kids are breaking some rule. Cool story but then the weirdo proceeds to filming your kids for 5 years? Honest doubt here.
Such systems should undergo regular backups that are out of reach for anybody. Ie: nobody should be able to selectively purge any part of government data. Or all of it anyways. There are plenty of cold storage solutions to keep stuff available.
There's no "accidental deletion" of massive swats of data. If the data was destroyed they should automatically be considered guilty upon accusation and the onus of proving the innocence should be theirs. Unfair? Think about it before tampering with evidence.
The whole thing is absurd just as you said.
Well, at least they aren't fighting for the copyrights of a macaque monkey named after a famous anime show (or vice-versa?).
I'll show myself the door. Sorry.
Another day, another unconstitutional law trying to further police state.