"Intelligence" yields a pathetically low return on investment. If past history is any indicator (Philby, for example), the world is NOT going to collapse, things are NOT that grave, and except for the damage to the intelligence community, things are going to go on pretty much the same as always.
Doesn't look like any question were raised here. The constitutional violation appear obvious.
The event is an obvious public forum, because lots of people are expressing themselves there.
Only compelling governmental reasons can allow the restriction of speech in a public forum and any such restriction will be looked at by the courts with "strict scrutiny."
Having a warrant outstanding is a stupid reason to shut someone off from public speech.
This so obviously bad, either (a) the City's lawyer is an absolute moron (unlikely); (b) the Cops ignored their lawyer's advice telling them that shutting down this speech would be wrong (evil); or (c) the Cops didn't bother to consult with their lawyer and just shut down a speech because they wanted to (unlikely).
This could easily become lawsuit.
Streamed live from his butt to her house....
I love advertising regulation, so long as the government stays out of it. Give people the right to control for themselves the information that is presented to them. That's the heart of freedom.
The "expert system" is just a much more involved contract that happens to be written in code. That "code" is great, so long as both parties understand exactly the terms of the code that they are agreeing to. If both parties do not have an equally good understanding of the code, then the expert system is just another unfair one sided contract foisted on people by businesses with the aid of their programmers.
How far away are we from remotely constructing a fully human-ready, self-sufficient Martian living environment (mining, farming, fabricating, energy production, etc.)?
No doubt about it, at all. Design around a beautiful skeleton and your future can be as beautiful-and mutable-as you want.
It's all about building seeds--seeds that can grow into a powered factory, for example. As our technology gets better, seed varieties will vary from ultra-gigantic to ultra small.
I'd think bigger. Remotely build a rover factory on Mars that can manufacture and fuel rovers there.
Don't send humans until a fully functional and seriously redundant habitat has been created. When we can do all of that, it's time to move in. If we can't, we're not ready.
We're not ready.
"Unless you let us operate without restriction, we will operate in an unethical way....."
Sony used to be ultra-proprietary, but they made up for it with very high quality and original stuff. Now SONY is still ultra-proprietary, but their stuff is meh.
Up with the new standard!
I hope the Senate will take on Astronomy next. I'm sure more than a few Senators take umbrage with the idea that the universe is billions and billions of years old.
This argument only makes sense regarding the initial bitcoin-creator who still retains the bitcoin.
This argument makes no sense regarding the people down the road who hold bitcoin after having given up a tangible item of value.
They weren't even present at the advent of the 'build your own computer' era.
And, by the way aren't they called "The Shack," now anyway?
Overpriced as hell. Uninformed help. No loss.