The drugs flow to the US so you'd just be killing our suburban teens with those shipments. Also, large parts of south America are supported by the cartels. They are effectively the government in those areas. If the cartels just vanished one day those ares would just devolve further into lawlessness. The majority of south Americas problems revolve around the US's idiotic drug policies and trade practices. Fix those and everything else would follow suit.
They all used Anons ddos app. It doesn't disguise your IP or anything. The point of it is, this is supposed to be a type of protest. I doubt there were any leaders in this case. 1 dude just pointed the application at the target and everyone else just ran the client for a few minutes. It's insane that this is illegal. This should be entirely a civil matter. Your ISP should ban you or you should be subject to a civil suit. But criminal charges? This is clearly a protest. Sounds like it was a hippie protest to me, and I hate hippies. But if we throw them in jail for bitching now, what's going to happen to all us non-hippies when we decide to bitch?
The logic espoused by the quoted idea is the same as saying if police were to start strip searching everyone without cause, it would be reasonable simply because it always happens.
But they already have been doing that:
Seriously people, wake the fuck up. This has happened before, we know where it leads. Technologies getting better though, this time around all the worlds armies my not be able to stop them. Why do we keep letting this happen?
They would then DMCA that site. You'd have to put it somewhere friendly to copyright law. Also, there's no real way to index it. It's just a bunch of links.
Capitalism has a really neat way of figuring that sort of thing out for us. I need not bother.
The data required to run Universal healthcare is the same data needed to run a police state.
The control needed to force people to accept your heath care is the same control needed to run a police state.
The belief in government as a father figure to make universal healthcare popular is the same belief needed to make a police state popular.
The trust in government needed to hand over your medical records to the state is the same trust needed for all of the other records needed by the police state.
Government is the Lion in wood. We need him for protection from our neighbors. To ward off predators. To carry away dead game. But don't think for a second the lion is your friend. He craves dominance over you, he does not understand that he cannot exist without you, he will devour you if able. Do not confuse the soft mewings in the night as friendship, he craves your flesh and bone.
Cops don't like Hippies. What's new here?
You're pretty funny. It's managements job to set the bar so you can "Barely keep up" That's how they extract the most work out of you. If you're stressed out and barely able to keep up, then YOU are the problem. Stop trying so hard. Back the F up. Prioritize your projects, put in your 40 to 50 hrs and go home. If they don't like it they can fire you and retrain someone else. Or maybe they will get you some help.
The fact of the matter is, if you're over-worked and ok with that, they have no business reason to get you help. You are never going to "Talk them into it" because, to be frank, that's not your job. There may be financial reasons they can't hire anyone else, they might be incompetent. Who knows. If you aren't ok with how things are, change what you can. Mostly likely the only changes you can make are in your own behavior and attitude. If that doesn't help, or they get pissed, it's time to move on. There are those in the company that make strategic decisions. You are not one of those people, get over it. You're like the guy at the back of the buss complaining about how the drivers operating it. Don't complain, just get off.
This compared to how most musicians end up owing their traditional record label money by the end of their tour. I think spottify (a service I don't use) sounds like a good deal to me.
I went to a local physics lecture a while back and a bunch of physicists tried to explain some things to people that were interested. They all took questions and such, it was a lot of fun. I asked one of them "But what do I have to do to 'get' relativity. I believe in it, I think it's been scientifically proven. I've read LOTS of books on the subject but I still just can't make my brain do it!" and he gave about the best reply I've ever gotten to a question. Paraphrasing he said "We don't get it either. I have study mathematics my entire life. I have 3 PhDs. I've designed machines that take advantage of many of Special relativities theories. I've proven those theories in hundreds of lab experiments. But I cannot make my brain understand it either. What I can do is prove it with math. Numbers cannot lie. We take very careful measurements, we use near savant like theories and prove them scientifically. In the whole of human history I'm willing to bet the number of people that could actually picture how relativity, special relativity, and higher level dimensions work in their mind could be counted on 2 hands. So don't feel bad, we're all in the same boat."
I guess he could have been just trying to make me feel better. But I believed him.
I don't know how many of you follow physics as a hobby like I do, but from someone that has a rudimentary understanding of these things I can tell you that this article is total bullshit. They got some basic principles or relativity wrong. The theory isn't a theory it's more of a thought exercise. Black-holes are not wormholes and wormholes are not black holes... Black-holes are a collection of phenomena that surround a singularity. The singularity is the real star of the show, the black-hole is just the dress it has on. A singularity could theoretically create a wormhole but from my understanding the likelihood of that happening is low enough to make them fairly rare.
Are short lived singularity common at the quantum level? Maybe, but there's a lot screwier shit going on down there that that. This seems again like someone trying to explain sub-atomic particles in the same old way. We've been trying to do it for decades and it just doesn't work. The best theory I've read on the subject, or maybe better to say, the theory I have the most faith in at the moment is that the reason sub-atomic partical behave so completely different that macro-level particles like atoms is because they are in fact NOT particles. They are something else that we don't quite understand yet. It's very hard to call them particles when they in no way behave like particles.
I lost a lot of respect for Science magazine after reading this. It's total rubbish.
It's called a mazer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maser
Very friggen easy to make. It's basically a radiation Laser (lasers came AFTER masers)
If they have a reactor in orbit (of course they do) this would be a pretty simple addition and could be used to kill, destroy electronics, whatever.
During the opening days of the Iraq war, CNN was reporting that the US military took out Iraqi power plants using "some kind of beam weapon" I saw the report with my own eyes and was immediately riveted. They never mentioned it again until later they talked about bombers dropping graphite chaf to short out the power stations and disrupt power. That was the day I realized we do not have a free media.
Two people who googled the term 'BP.' One received links to investment news about BP while the other received links to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, presumably as a result of some recommendation algorithm.
So I tried this, I wanted to see if the Internet thought I was a democrat or a republican but it just came up with a bunch of links to "Big Penises" I was outraged, and after 15 to 30 min or so of confirming the content I switched search engines. The algorithms are clearly out of control!
I'd argue we need thousands. Tens of thousands would be even better. If you're in the west it's nice to think bacterial infections are no big deal. The majority of the world who live in poverty would greatly disagree with your limited scope however. I visited a leper colony in Africa. Yes they still have those, and it's fucking horrific. Mycobacterium leprae (the bacterium that causes it) cannot be grown in culture. It has to be grown ON an animal or human (think about that for a minute) and has also started to become resistant to the only known antibiotic to be affective against it. Should this resistance continue (and it will) we could start seeing outbreaks in the west. The day your dick falls off, you might think 7 antibiotics "in the pipeline" may not be enough. Since none of those 7 even remotely target leprosy.
No, "Dark" means not enough light to see well with the human eye. It's "Dark" even when the moons out. What you're talking about is called "Absolute Zero" and if the room were that "Dark" you'd have a lot more problems than just seeing.