Ok, lets think a little higher level here. Does China want the islands? Yes. Is that why they set up this air defence zone *now*? No. China often uses political currency against Japan as a means for domestic population control. They rile up the public against Japan to draw attention away from major domestic issues, essentially changing the group dynamic. In this case there was a massive oil pipe explosion of a Sinopec pipeline which resulted in many deaths (52 now?) in Qingdao, many more injured, and the government takes no responsibility and no firings will take place. This has people FURIOUS. To quell the riots on the way they need to utilize things like the DIaoyu which drum up nationalist pride, distract the masses, and cry victim at every opportunity.
The ieee article keeps mentioning the National Academy, which admits on their own webpage: "Do the National Academies perform or fund research? The Academies have no research laboratories. Study committees generally evaluate and compile research done by others rather than generating original data." When we're discussing a topic that is highly controversial, and when the article itself mentions "To get a sense of how biases creep in, first follow the money." - lets do that. Oil & Gas contributions to buy politicians.... both contributions and lobbying funds, is a multitude more than that of any environmental organisation or, even if automotive companies WERE pushing for pro-electric studies which I see no presented evidence of and only presumption, automotive manufacturers are a tiny fraction of the contribution/lobbyist funds that ultimately go towards the people who apparently fund the "National Academies" stu...wait, it's NOT a study, it's a collection of bits of other studies which could be collected in absolutely any way they see fit to promote any agenda they like, since there's so much conflicting "data/fact" here. Just a bunch of nonsense.
They think they're super smart, beyond that of the average guitar player. What if brain zapping turns everyone into super geniuses? Suddenly scientists will have very few job prospects, everyone can be a scientist. THAT's the real reason they're worried. Get zappin'!
It's what can we do with them. We know they exist, how about scientists find some great functional use for Black Holes - that way, when we can eventually get near one, we can use them for something. Obviously theory is fine, but.. GET CRACKIN'! Great, there are a dozen more, who cares! Find something to do with them!
Came from a dude named "Jonathan Blow", that HAS to be an intentional selection on the editorial's part!
I don't understand why the PS4 ads don't mention anything about the fact MS has a lot of media/analysis around whether or not MS should simply drop or sell their gaming division, specifically the XBOX division. I would imagine this would be a HUGE if not the biggest point to make. Nobody wants to buy into a product that they know has a high potential to disappear or take the risk of being put under an unknown owner, with unknown risks. Why is this completely left out? That'd be my #1 point. If they're thinking about getting rid of the product line do you seriously want to buy one?
If they're seriously claiming people under 18 years of age can not sign up to internet services or the service hosting company is legally liable, they're leading towards banning any people from using online services from that country. Age verification - how, scan and send in a driver's license/ID? Seriously? Is that even sufficient proof? How else would a company escape liability for offering an online service that may be abused in some way. It seems like this "parent's association" is not only overreaching in terms of who is responsible, but really - facebook? Are they the internet police? If something violates their terms, they remove it - if they are refusing to remove content that is either illegal or in violation of their terms..then they may be a target for legal action. I don't think this is the case here.