Also, the watchmen don't like being watched? Tough shit. You want more power than the average person, you had better get used to extra scrutiny too.
So true. When I saw the blurb about the 'charms bar' I immediately imagined an exclusive hipster cereal bar in San Francisco that exclusively served lucky charms cereal with organic unpasteurized milk. The flatware was reclaimed 1890s mining camp tin spoons, and the maitre'd was dressed like lucky the leprechaun.
I suppose we have that dumb fuck Balmer to thank for this....
Pedophiles are like Nazis: They are widely assumed to be completely and thoroughly evil and thus worthless human beings. If you are going to pick a group to engage in vigilante activity against this is just about the perfect one, because who is going to going to stand up and say 'that's not right'. Unlike other extremely unpopular groups like Human traffickers or actual no-Nazis, pedophiles are not generally gun toting violent lunatics, so the risk of being murdered in retaliation is pretty low.
If you want to break the law to try to uphold the law, this is a logical choice, I guess.
Wait....are we talking about the same movie...? Are there some other SW prequels that I haven't seen? I have honestly, in the last decade of listening to SW critique, never heard anyone say, 'the players are all to human'. I saw a bunch of bland, stiff characters shoveling awkward lines at each other in front of a green screen. I am genuinely intrigued why you think this, because I have honeslty never heard this before. If you are trolling, masterfully done sir.
If there is another set of 'secret' prequels that are only for SW fans, please tell me. I know the secret SW nerd handshake....
Some people have this opinion, but I think if you took a survey, most would agree with the statement that Episode 1-3 was much worse than The ST reboot. I'll take whatever JJ has in store after more of Lucas's awful writing.
If all those drug users were not doing drugs, it doesn't mean that they would automatically be leading healthy, happy lives. However, I'll take that number at face value for the sake of argument.
So we have a number that represents the cost to society. Now prove to me that it would cost society that same amount or more if it was completely legal and unregulated. I am willing to give you odds that the cost of enforcement, legal expenses, incarceration, and health care cost for will always exceed the legal costs. The lost productivity will probably be equal either way, health care costs will be slightly less, since it will be easier to get pure, consistent quantities, and then there is all the other costs that make it way more expensive to regulate.
Then there are the moral costs of propping up narco governments and essentially providing price supports for organized crime. Cheaper, Ha! Lost productivity my ass....
According to John McAfee, N. Korea had nothing to do with the Sony hack.
John McAfee says a lot of things and does a lot of things that seem pretty 'remarkable'. Either he is having one hell of a interesting life, or he is a pathological liar. It seems pretty convenient that he cannot even give this mystery group a name.
North Korea has a well established history of aggressive, belligerent behavior, and this sort of thing sounds right up their alley. John is going have to cough up a lot more evidence than his good word that an agency with thousands of people and billions of dollars in hardware devoted keeping an eye on a rouge nation is wrong.
Worrying about Killer AI is like worrying about the Sun burning out. Yeah, it might happen eventually, but it isn't even worth considering right now...
I'm pretty sure you'll find that meets the definition of 'medical device'.
I think that the thread is getting lost because nerds are arguing over what is or isn't a medical device, which seems sort of tangential to the real question: Is the mood altering effect anything more than the placebo effect? I am a little dubious about the benefits of running a low voltage current into the side of your skull. Wait, lets go back one step further, is there even any medical theory that would suggest that adding additional current to a person's brain would do something positive?
This whole thing sounds like some decided to lick a 9 volt battery and stick it to the side of your head for a healthy mark up charge....