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What retarded backronym have they come up with to justify writing it "SHIELD"?
Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division?
Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division?
Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate?
As for why we tend to be conservative about certain types of new technology, it's because we've seen how many times products and services focus on their primary function and attracting users while not paying enough attention to the tedious and difficult things like security, privacy, and rigorous testing. Do you think we aren't interested in new technology, convenience, and cool concepts? Of course we are. We just don't trust that it will be implemented safely and with sufficient consideration for potential problems. Because we've paid attention to what's happened in the past.
And just because a derivative work is entertaining, that doesn't mean it's a parody. If it isn't a spoof or a commentary on the original work, largely through irony and satire, it isn't parody. Changing the genre or style isn't enough. In fact, being similar in feel to the Galactica reboot, which certainly wasn't a parody, doesn't argue well for this piece being one.
As for the rights holders being assholes who hoard their properties, they may have valid reasons. Maybe they're considering making their own more grown up version of Power Rangers. Or maybe they want to maintain a kid-friendly image of these characters, and a video that ranks high on search engines is a much bigger threat to that than an assorted mess of fan fiction.
You might want to include several 'shocking news reaction' videos where you do spit takes.
Oh, and whatever you do, make sure you never say anything like, "I was just talking to your mother..." when recording these.
(Yes, I'm making light of a serious situation, but sometimes that's the healthiest thing to do.)
We should be teaching machines to help us, not emulate our flaws and biases.
To help us, they must know us.
If you google, infant mortality by state, Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate. Double that of many states... It must be a coincidence.
Don't be ridiculous. It's obviously because of vaccinations and not:
- *having one of the highest premature birth rates in the nation
- *obesity during pregnancy (Mississippi leads the nation in obesity too)
- *widespread poverty
- *an incredibly high rate of teenage births