Tor does actually protect against traffic analysis too. Packets are split, concatenated and padded at random and a constant stream is generated.
Okay, I will explain. I have both arthritis and chronic fatigue. I struggle to concentrate through a working day and am completely exhausted when I get home. I have to rest and if I did more exercise I wouldn't be able to perform at work the next day. My choice is between exercise and having a job.
You probably think I could just try harder. By the evening I can't concentrate through a 5 minute tv show, and would be like that at work if I didn't rest. Sleep does not help. I wake up tired, feeling like I ran a long distance race (which I used to do).
You are thinking too small. Imagine some kind of extremely large mesh that could vary its transparency. Place it near a star and pulse out prime numbers. Visible for millions of light years. Of course we have no idea what technologies will be available to send such a cosmic message, but surely they do exist.
Amazon workers are basically cogs in a machine. If one is not performing for some reason they discard it and get another generic replacement.
They are reacting to the tact that Nokia seems to have divested itself of all physical products and its OS, so how what is left looks kinda like a patent holding company. Of course Nokia say they are R&D, which is fine, the EU is just reminding then that will act quicky in a market that is full of trolls and patent abusers.
The main reason we need marriage to have legal standing is to simplify inheritance and divorce. If someone dies without a will or two people want to go their separate ways after 30 years the only way to resolve the issues without some defaults set out in law would be to sue. It also makes marriage a lot easier because there is a legal contract in law, so you don't have to write your own if you accept the default T&Cs.
You seem to have read a lot of things into my comment that weren't there and missed what I did write.
First, I don't think that the absence of an independent, trusted governing entity means the absence of regulation. I tried to give examples of regulated systems organized on a peer-to-peer basis. You're conflating independent governing entities and regulation, which isn't surprising since they are usually closely related, but my point was that latter can exist without the former. In fact, current systems of government have shown themselves extremely susceptible to regulatory capture, so the whole thrust of your comment is a bit off, because your nightmare scenario is not far from how things are today.
I completely agree with you that corporations have too much power relative to the individual.
You are thinking to narrowly. You would expect to see evidence of advanced civilizations, if not from their engineering works than from deliberate attempts to be noticed. It is unlikely that they would all have some kind of "prime directive".
We already beam messages and send probes into space. An advanced civilization that has solved its resource problems would likely make am effort to explore and contract other races, just like we do, but on a much larger scale.
I am not a Luddite
You might want to check again, because that's exactly the position you're advocating.
The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817.
By saying that he automatically lost the argument. Accusing people of "hating science" and implying that it is irrational isn't an argument, iit's just abuse. Ironically he has rejected the scientific method himself, unless his hypothesis is that people who have concerns about nuclear are morons in which case he is evidence to the contrary.
The problem with iOS is that they only introduced a font size setting in v7 and not all apps support it.
The government itself is outdated. In the Leviathan Hobbes assumes that a commonwealth must be run by a man or a group of men. In our age, decentralized software and protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP, TOR, bittorrent and bitcoin have demonstrated that self-interested parties can cooperate in the absence of a trusted mediator, according to rules that they agree upon in advance (with varying degrees of reliability). Ideally the future will see an increasing number of diverse services that can be provided by decentralized, voluntary interactions of individuals, and national governments will become gradually less relevant as their remaining roles shrink.
Well, no, at least, not the last bit.
My understanding is that the NSA is a pretty large organization and that it's involved in rather a lot of signals intelligence type operations. It's doubtful, in the majority of cases, that $RANDOM_NSA_EMPLOYEE is likely to be involved in the particular scandal of the day you want addressed.
I appreciate this view isn't going to be popular here, where most commenters seem to think that $RANDOM_NSA_EMPLOYEE is guaranteed to be directly involved in reading their emails, which they're obviously doing because they want to root out subversives and blackmail them, rather than because the NSA might, I dunno, be going overboard and doing illegitimate things for a legitimate cause (like tackling terrorism or even spying on rival governments.)