The moment they get someone who CAN actually tell a hyperlink from hypertension in the jury the prosecution is screwed. Why do you think reporting about it could possibly change that?
Oh that's simply not true. You can still have arms and there haven't been any soldiers stationed in your home, where there?
How could you say it is obsolete! Without that document, the government could easily put soldiers in your home, do you want that? Do you? Isn't that enough to be a bit more lenient with a few of the others that don't matter so much?
Because they never had to fight for their freedom.
Humans are kinda odd. They are quite willing to give away what they take for granted to get something they think is valuable, not considering that for the promise of the latter they could easily lose the former. For reference, see Native Americans, their land and glass marbles. Or current Americans, their freedom and security. Same raw deal.
How could anything he says possibly impede prosecution, incite others to repeat his crime or aid others in either committing it or cover their tracks? That would be pretty much the ONLY good reasons I could possibly see for a gag order.
Of course. It's in their own best interest to ensure governments have to pay for the data like everyone else.
They don't need perfect security. All they need is security that's more expensive to penetrate than to pay them to hand over the data.
They don't play preferences with governments.
They sell your data to everyone willing to pay.
Because we're working on getting better education, not educating kids better.
So school DOES prepare for work, after all!
While not false, the cost associated with NOT relying on third party tools also means that smaller studios could not possibly develop anything halfway competitive. Larger studios in turn would have to dedicate far more resources to developing the underlying basic engines rather than content.
Yes, reliance on third party tools, APIs, engines and libraries makes you dependent on them. But it also frees a lot of resources that you can invest in the game rather than developing its foundation.
So shortened Memes trump their long versions and they get reused in new places and new ways?
In other words, FB users are lazy and attention whores. You really needed a study to find that out? I'd have a few studies I could do, where's my grant money!
Ok, allow me to rephrase it. Science does not ask for the meaning of things. Science does not ask why this world exists. Or why the universe exists. Why human walks the earth or why we have our self consciousness and the ability to ponder these things in the first place. If any field is interested in this, it would probably be psychology and philosophy. Certainly not physics or astronomy.
Science does not question the meaning or purpose of something. Science tries to find out how something works. Not to what purpose it does it. Science does not anthropomorphise the world and try to find its purpose or some "grand plan" behind it. Science is concerned with how things work, what makes them tick. The "why is the sky blue" question is, from a scientific point of view, a question for the physical reason behind it. Not trying to give it some higher purpose in the grand scheme of things.
Religion usually does just that, and answers these questions about meaning and purpose. That's its appeal for people, people like it when things have a purpose. The idea that some things "just are" seem to make people uneasy. Especially when it's themselves that "just are".
Allow me the provocative question: Why? Or rather, why an arbitrary line somewhere instead of taking the individual's development into account? There are 13 year olds out there that are more mature than some 30 year olds. Just recently a scandal surfaced where an 18 year old wanted to get custody over her siblings because her mom was psychologically sick, and during investigation it came to light that she had been doing just that for the last 6 years. Far from thinking that this is by any means a good thing, but don't you think that this girl was more mature at age 12 than the average basement dweller in his mom's house will ever be, no matter how old he'll ever get?
I prefer to change society rather than running away. But I have other things to do first before getting to something that doesn't really affect me. Sorry for being so selfish.
There is a difference between a theory and a set of beliefs. It looks similar on the surface, but the way they come into existence is a different one.
The order of things in a theory are: observation - pondering - formulating a theory - testing the theory against the findings - adjusting theory to fit new findings.
The order of things in a set of beliefs are: Truth found in a holy book - observation of reality - finding a way to fit observation to truth - if discrepancies are found, find an explanation why reality does not behave as it should.
What's different is the order of observation and theory/belief. Religion comes with a belief to the observation, science comes from an observation to a theory.