How's that working out for you?
I like this line of thinking.
It's very likely that people with ASD are far more susceptible to anxiety and depression disorders, but this might be due to the ludicrous amount of bullying autistic children receive (38% in this study over a single month).
It's anecdotal and has no empirical backing. Pilot studies aren't showing promise, but a larger study is required to make any definitive conclusions.
It's likely because of the incidence of intestinal disorders, namely celiac disease, switching the diet is providing treatment for the specific disorder improves their children's symptoms, but isn't actually affecting the underlying autism.
There's already a good lead that amino acid supplementation may cure a certain rare form of autism, but there are many different causes. It's important to note that the study wasn't done on humans (research ongoing), and the type presents with intellectual disability (retardation) and epilepsy.
So the above doesn't actually treat "autism", it treats certain debilitating aspects of it. The personality nuances may still be intact after treatment, we don't know for sure yet.
In the study we're discussing now, "autism-like" was a good choice of words. We're not actually certain the mice had autism: they simply displayed symptoms that scientists concluded were autistic.
In the end autism isn't studied enough to make any definite conclusions about anything. On a more philosophical note, however, imagine if there were an introvert vaccine that turned introverts into extroverts. Perhaps we're closing in on a point where we can alter people's personalities, which has some wide implications for the penal and mental health systems.
It's exacerbated by a society that doesn't take it seriously.
No, really, no one takes the fact you have a mental illness seriously until you do something completely batshit crazy like shoot up a school. If I had a nickel for every time someone told me I didn't have a reason to feel depressed...
You are ignored, basically, until you commit a crime. THEN people care. Until then you're not ill, you're just a lazy loafer.
Just think of the poor starving lawyers!
So if my computer just happens to download your copyrighted files by algorithm, it's okay because it was all done by a computer.
Sounds reasonable to me.
Okay okay, sure it doesn't appeal to the whole process.
But we are talking about something that seems, to me, like it would end up in the Supreme Court anyway. If true, why spend a bunch of time and money just stalling the inevitable.
No no, I think it brings up an excellent point. (Okay maybe he does have an axe to grind, but does that excuse what's actually going on?)
In a recent meandering about the nuances about cell phone plans, in an attempt to find the best one for the lowest cost, I came across fine print details about tethering. Pretty much all prepaid services (Net10, Straight Talk, Aio, iWireless, etc.) forbid tethering your cell phone to any other device. Which is... Well absurd when you think about it.
But it's somehow legal.
Should an ISP be permitted to tell you how you're allowed to connect to their network, explicitly prohibiting setting up a wireless network? It's tantamount to having a toll road forbid anyone from using their road because they passed over a bridge a few miles back (and they don't want any bridge crosser coming through their road).
There's a practical reason for it, sure (tethering increases data use which means greater cost), but as I said before, this illustrates a greater point. And that's that we like to find excuses to find ways around rules to partake in exploitative behavior. The question of it being right or wrong never even entered into their minds; instead it's, "Can I get way with doing this?"
Hobbes would have a field day with this.
Not when brave rhymes with stupid.
Sounds like this whole situation could have been prevented if the NSA didn't overstep their authority.
Well, it's likely he won't stay anonymous for long.
The whole thing makes me scratch my head though. Seems like a bad and unprofessional idea to just announce it's a honeypot. If I were setting it up I'd just say the site is closing down then dish out lawsuits or what have you or whatever else, I don't know. An anti-piracy stance (in the typical MPAA fashion) is a very unpopular one on the internet. There's nothing to gain.
But he even announced he's doing it again, and it's likely he'll be tracked down and effortlessly exposed.
Sounds more like some script kiddie who is pulling some prank or what have you. But apparently tracking down who was behind was just handed to us on a silver platter, right here. Names and address included.
So it's a legitimate business. Well good luck against the internet, if they even take your vBulletin forum and website that was coded by fifth grader seriously. I wonder if they even know how to extract the data in any meaningful way.
If that's true she can sue the government for the lost wages.
Self-driving horse? No thank you.
That's funny, I'd rather someone remove my blood marrow than have the flu.