If gravity waves have actually been detected then we should get data on frequency and variations in intensity if any exist. I think they are simply using geek speak to say that they now have a capacity to detect even less energetic events or isolate specific events of small intensity. They have not detected any actual wave. Isn't it a stretch to think that gravity travels in waves or exists in standing waves? Maybe it simply exists and is all about us and has no movement at all. Gravity may simply be a displacement of space according to the density of the object that causes the displacement. How much gravity can be stuffed into a singularity?
Just order a CPU built with this tech now and avoid the rush.
Is anyone actually dumb enough to believe that car dealerships would band together to protect the public from a new brand? Just what status do car dealerships have to complain about sales by another organisation? And why are our laws so useless that Tesla can not sue these dealers into the dark ages along with the state of New Jersey for using such tactics to try to sabotage a new company?
Suburbia has issues in which self raised crops really can help. In the cities locally grown food can do all sorts of good things. Often the food must be grown indoors and the production can be amazing. But in addition to the huge bennefits that one might get in the suburbs in the cities things like control of violence can relate to farming. When each neighborhood has a distinct boundary and limited entrance and exit points things like gang activity tend to fall off completely. Locals begin to know who belongs and who is a stranger. Psychological stress is reduced. Drive by shootings vanish as the neighborhood can be completely sealed off at the drop of a hat. Pollution is reduced as far less transportation is involved in supplying food. Even things like the heat island effect can be reduced by incorporating food production within an urban area. Jobs that are created can be filled by local people reducing the illegal immigration issues. Indoor fish farming can supply healthy and tasty protein for the public. The list is endless. We should have been doing this for decades. We can even produce wind and solar energy for the community from the buildings used for vertical farming. And you can bet your last penny that just like auto companies are trying to keep Tesla from doing something new the powers that be will do all that they can to cripple new designs and implementations of local farming communities.
Parents who maybe should not be parents in the first place want to abandon the responsibility of being at hand with their children. To top it off they apparently share passwords and maybe credit cards with their kids. Just how is that Google's fault? Really it boild down to stupid parents who probably do not have sufficient money to have kids in the first place. If both mom and dad work full time and are too beat up at the end of the day to raise their kids whose fault is that? It is as if we must tolerate people having babies who are too thoughtless to realise that one full time parent watching over the kids night and day is the minimum for having kids.
Think of all the harm secrecy has done throughout history. Although I as well as almost everyone else sort of hate being spied upon there really is a vast upside to knowing what people are up to. My real concern is that some groups and classes have more privilege to spy than does the man on the street. That can get dangerous in a hurry. At the vey least we should have the same privileges as any corporation and maybe the citizen should have the same ability as government to spy back at government. I expect my military to have sufficient power to never have to be concerned about what knowledge an enemy gains. I feel that our military should be like Babe Ruth pointing at the fence showing where the home run would be hit before the pitch is thrown. Are our weapons so inadequate that other nations could build them even if we handed them the blue prints and specs? Are we so weak that we must be concerned with spy vs. spy activities?
By interefering with the sales of Tesla Motors these dealerships are trying to restrain trade. A good judge and jury might award a ton of money to Tesla if any justice occurs. This is a form of evidence that perhaps we need to completely shut down the big three as they obviously intend to continue to use unfair and illegal business practices. As a person we all must decide whether we support crime or not. Restraint of trade is criminal. Therefore the traditional dealerships are public enemies and should be treated as such.
Comcast better not be doing this. It has to be illegal.
I am not so sure that game theory applies so simply to crime. It is obvious that we can not catch a criminal every time he commits a crime. So the bad guy steals $100. If we simply apply a punishment that regains the lost $100 we will drown in crime. Obvioulsy the criminal would reason that he should steal $100 over and over again as he would only be punished for the ones that were detected and traced back to him and therefore a life of crime would be quite lucrative, So we obvioulsy want punishment for one incident that is stunning enough to really make the criminal think about the risk. But what most people fail to understand is that the punishment is not all about the particular criminal. We want everyone who knows about the criminal to gasp when they hear the sentence for stealing that $100. Maybe 100 people will know about that criminal doing 30 years for one incident of stealing that $100. Those 100 people get a message that they sure as heck never want to steal money. Why does this not work so well in regards to illegal drug use? It is simple. The idea that youth, second chances, etc. must all be applied allows a drug user to get ever deeper into drug use until the system finally drops a big rock on their heads. Back in the bad old days getting caught with a tiny bit of dope would mean all hell breaking lose on the very first offense. People would not have anything to do with dope as a consequence. Florida had one boy's detention facility that "disciplined" young boys to death, They are still finding the corpses. My generation knew not to get sent to Marianna. We knew that second chances did not take place and that one could be carted off to such a place for a simple burglary or possession of one joint. Obvioulsy such punishments were cruel and barbaric. The catch is that failing to have such horrors seems to be even worse when we look at the broken and destroyed lives of so many of our young people who do not fear getting caught much at all.
And here we are told that the CIA only spies on other nations and not within the US. I will say that her position is such that an enemy who turned her would have a serious advantage and therefore she does need deep investigation as a matter of national security as do all others involved in the intelligence community. The catch is that the CIA is not the org that is supposed to do this sort of thing. Just maybe this world is so dangerous that all of this spying needs to be going on. Maybe I am lucky in not knowing the evil going on around me.
If the former Soviet segments blast each other into oblivion should we care? The Arab nations are a similar issue. If they happily continue murdering each other, as has been there norm for many centuries, just why should the US give a fig?
Public schools are an arm of government. Here we have an arm of government restricting communications again. Freedom of speech is taking one heck of a beating. Kids to tease each other. They always have and always will. Some brittle children fold up like a worm on a hot sidewalk if they get teased or bullied. I doubt that we can change that. Other kids toughen up a bit and the attempts to tease or bully them don't work. Although it is a lousy method the tease and bully routine is an attempt to force others to come closer to the standards of the group. As a group the kids do have control of the bullies if the parents and teachers back off a bit. The playground bully can rapidly be taught a quick lesson if half a dozen weaker kids band together and beat a little humility into the bully. Interference by adults often leads into even more intrusions into the world of kids. The normal joys and discoveries of childhood can be stolen by an overly protective environment,
Explosive greed might be the term that fits. Another example of big business being more than willing to kill people to make another penny or two.
Some families can afford to have a parent at home at all times. For them home schooling via a net education system will be a snap. In effect that will remove about half of the kids from many school systems. Teachers are already being laid off as some school classes are now taught by comnputer alone, in the class room. Security systems monitor kids who are not compliant during class so one person can monitor quite a few classes. Less fortunate families need the schools but they are not the ones that supply the property taxes that support most school systems. You can see the stage being set for trouble. Just imagine a commercial venture that offers an at home computer course that offers a solid high school diploma. Obvioulsy the companies that charge the most money cabn afford to do a better job of providing learn at home situations. Again the poor are beaten down as even if they have someone to watch the child at home they will have to make do with more economical learning programs for their kids. So it comes down to this. If we can not solve educational issues now and a whole lot of new issues are being heaped upon the situation by an expansion or learning systems can we really do this stuff without all hell breaking out with angry parents demanding more and other parents demanding a lot less tax money for public schools? And what will we do with the huge numbers of teachers that will soon be forced out of their professions?
I'll put it this way. I would pay money not to live in or visit NYC. I have been there and consider it the lowest of all ways of life. Dirty, smelly, crimne ridden, social horror story and abomination against God and nature pretty much sum up my feelings about NYC. What may have been a decent piece of land before the Europeans took over has become a nightmare of rotting concrete and human misery.