After hearing so many of these stories, I have to wonder: Do these orders of govt agencies "slurping up" data, whether American citizens or not, include encrypted communications, or are they disgarded as it would take more time to "get to the meat" of things?
I see in this drives future, let me see my crystal ball.....2 years from this day. Yes....
The drive shall fail.
Your mystical fortune says...let me see...
That'll be $75.
No, you can't see my third nipple.
Woke my wife and I up, large rolling motions, audible shaking but nothing fell down. Enough to get our attention, for sure! Funny thing is, first thing we did after everything stopped (we ran to our sons' room and stayed there for a few minutes, it didn't wake them up) and we knew that was the bulk of it, was to grab our cell phones. Wife went on Facebook for reports from people in the area, and I downloaded an Earthquake app. Funny how Facebook is the first place most people went to read about it.
Does it really matter at this point how information traverses the Internet? It is a PUBLIC network. Do yourself a favor and encrypt all your traffic and you won't have to worry about which route your data takes to get to its destination. Doing it any other way is just not going to cut it these days.
Herro, Professor Farken. Would you rike to pray a game?
Show me a 21U fish tank. Seriously. That would be awesome.
Was "revenge porn" non-existant before Tor? I don't see how this (or any other similar) case has any merit whatsoever. Sue the one(s) who masterminded the criminal act(s). I mean, I know I'm preaching to the choir here... but it's like suing AT&T for providing phone lines to someone who recorded phone sex conversations with their spouse and released them after they split up. It's like suing Sony for providing the video camera to Paris Hilton. Lame, lame lame. Ignorant, shortsighted, lame.
"the NSA cannot completely eliminate 'about' communications from its collection without also eliminating a significant portion of the 'to/from' communications that it seeks."
Russian roulette is when you load a single round into a revolver, spin the cylinder and try to shoot yourself in the head, seeing whether the round spun to the position of the barrel.
I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader how the actual meaning of the term can apply to Microsoft's Android-Killer patents.
I wasn't actually aware that it wasn't proven regarding brain hemisphere + function. Thanks for pointing that out, though I think you could have been less accusatory and generally like a fuckwit, as you so elequently dubbed me. Why not just denominate it to how one can refer to "creative-centric" vs. "logic-centric" thinking. Which I guess you couldn't handle on your own without being a literal-nazi.
I took the time to link those URLs for ya, since you probably didn't think of doing that for yourself, either.
Hey AC, don't worry, I'm not an Apple fanboi to any extent. I think Jobs was an asshole in many respects, a profiteering, egotistical glutton that couldn't ever get enough power under his belt. I think that had a lot to do with why he got cancer (stress). I don't even own any iDevices. I think the app store is inherently evil in how they regulate apps (think VLC, anything with F/OSS code in it). I could go on.
But you can't deny that Jobs *was* a creative genius. I bet you could count the number of people that could run such a huge corporation *and* stay true to the right-brain roots that built it on one hand.
Jobs was a right-brain leader. Creativity and creative genius cannot be emulated or duplicated. People should stop thinking that someone can just come in and do the same things he did, think the way he thought. It's impossible. Find another, equally brilliant right-brain thinker and maybe you have a shot at a new era of Apple that is reminiscent of building things around sacred geometry, art and magic - but new and different on its own merits.
Yup. I haven't done research on what areas of the brain are most active during dreaming (or lucid dreaming, if it's any different), but I'd have to guess that it's mostly right-brain. Logic is almost non-existant. There's a "reality check" during dreams that you can perform that relates to it: find a clock (preferably a digital one) in your dream. Look at the time. Then look away. Then look back - if you're dreaming, it will most likely be way different than the first time you looked at it (or even completely nonsensical - like a broken digital display). I've done this before and it works.
Ever wonder why everyone says that flying in dreams is "great" or "awesome" or "fun"? With everything I've read about dreaming and LD, flying is supposed to represent you reaching a higher state of awareness. The higher you can fly, the better it feels.
I've dreamed plenty of times that I could fly, hover/float, and they were *incredibly* vivid. Dreams I had years ago that involved flying I still remember in detail. It's all about how you perceive yourself in your dream. It might be you, but you're not in your own body.
In one particularly interactive LD I had about 6 years ago, I started asking my DCs (dream characters) about lucid dreaming. They explained it to me. I forgot what they told me, but I responded with, "So it's like virtual reality for your brain, but you're not in it." (word-for-word from my dream). I've contemplated the meaning for a long time. The more research you do about dreaming, the more fascinating it becomes. Television and movies pale in comparison to the creative potential of ones dreams.