Ads aren't there for you to click on, they're there to "raise awareness" of their product. If and when you ever decide that yo're interested in that "kind" of thing they sell, their name is already in your mind. I never drink Mountain Dew. But I know about it and if I ever was motivated to start drinking soda (why??!!!) , it's one of the one's I'd have a mind to try. That's advertising.
Another alternative is word of mouth which works for some things some times. Another alternative is *no one knows your product exists*. The fear of THAT is what keeps companies advertising budgets full.
You already know this. If you're a single gal, then you know you dress to impress. To be seen. To stand out in some good way or at least not the opposite. Similarly men display their status and wealth. You have to be known to exist for good things (money, love) to come to you.
Sorry I don't have the links, but I recall reading studies which showed that far and away the kids most despised by both their peers and teachers alike in high school are the ones that are very high in intelligence and very high in creativity, both.
You can be very creative and people will tolerate you (you're artsy, alternative weird whatever..or very intelligent - you're serious or the class president or a nerd - but not both.
I want to see my profile. I want to know who they think I am (my real identity) and how they characterize me and what information they have. How can I do this? If it's for sale, can I buy it?
This guy is a personal hero of mine. He's one of those people "out there" you hope somehow never dies but just is always there, like a star.
For people interested in giving your kids an experience which will ground them as rational, free thinking individuals he runs a summer camp which teaches self reliance, and a respect for science and facts.
The main reasons for pulling the change logs was the fear of putting the software in a bad light
A lawyer got to them and told them they were exposing themselves to liability. Simple.
Same story with (RIP) Sun Microsystems. I went to a top tier uni studied sci and comp, went to their "job fair" senior year and the recruiter wouldn't even TAKE our resumes, wouldn't even permit us to hand them to her, just gave us the old look-away. This is at a time when Sun was heavily advertising for "new and recent graduates" etc etc. What they wanted to say but couldn't was "people about to lose J1 status and who need an H1B".
Of course we had no idea what was going on. It made zero sense to us then.
Companies are essentially composed of criminals by other means. This has been true of virtually every company I have worked for whether I was happy there or not. Companies , if not started by, at least come to be run by people who are basically filled with the criminal impulse, the desire to advantage themselves not by contributing but rather at someone else's expense. They relish doing this, even when it's not necessary. It's just who they are.
Sorry. What other occupation has 1/4 of people interested in it? I know big contractors like Ratheon like to perpetuate the myth of a "desperate IT labor shortage"
with news releases, "polls" and made to order stories for the purpose of ginning up support for increasing H1B numbers, but really. Am I supposed to accept the premise without any thinking here and join the conversation about "why". Let's instead start with "and....?".
No, he is saying that frontal lobe development is not complete at this age- a well known biological fact that has nothing to do with retardation.
As far as the folk concept of "age of reason" goes- citation please that this has any substantive scientific meaning.
Exactly correct. Children are not adults, just smaller and with less knowledge. That was society's idea of children when we were total know-nothings. Their brains are not fully developed, specifically the evolutionarily late the part of their brains which can process real morality- your frontal cortex, which represses, transmutes, modifies and finally governs the other more primitive parts of your brain- the amygdala especially. The amygdala is well developed in children and is the center for aggression, sexual motivation and the perception of your place in a hierarchy. The frontal cortex processes consequences and when developed its functions include complex and sophisticated capacities such as having pity on your perceived enemies, understanding the consequences of an action, understanding what the phrase "long term consequences" actually means, what "permanent" actually means beyond its literal definition etc etc etc.
Sure, perhaps she'll become an adult sociopath, but we have no way of distinguishing her as such at this age and don't let anyone tell you we do. I was bullied to an extent when I was young so I took an interest in this when I was in school studying the brain; I am not making things up or inventing an excuse for this girl. Facts are facts, and prosecuting this child as an adult is a regressive step borne of outrage, anger and fear.
Law enforcement looks to solve problems with the tools it understands how to use. Those tools are not always the appropriate ones. That's why there are other disciplines in the world other than law enforcement. The DA and sherriff doing the prosecuting here are not bad people, but they need to be stopped. We are skeptical when people start claiming we need new laws "to protect the children". So should we be skeptical when the criminal justice industry looks to expand its reach - and revenue base- into our children based on an appeal to the the medieval notion that children are just little adults, or more coyly, that while they're NOT adults there are SOME things they can surely understand and THIS is one of them.
The fact is , they don't understand right from wrong the way we do. This is a chronic fact of childhood that is not going away or getting better because it's not a disease. Even the "good kids" who do what we want are not good for the reasons we project onto them using our adult imaginations.
Consider this also. The de-criminalization of marijuana is going to result in a projected drop in revenues for the prison industrial complex. Don't think they don't know that and aren't extremely worried After all, they were the ones who pushed the legislature for the radical "three strikes laws" -, which put people in prison for life because they stole a piece of pizza ("third strike ! ") that led to their "booming business" in California and other states. Those states had so many people in prison that SCOTUS told them they HAD to start letting some of them go or raise taxes for more prisons.
Don't think they aren't now casting around to for new populations and behaviors to criminalize , because they are. One reliable source of "customers" would be our children who can be counted out to act in what would otherwise be considered criminal and outrageous ways were they fully adult. What we want to see is statistically fewer people in prison and involved with the criminal justice system overall as a result of the new decriminalization laws, not a steady state of our population thus engaged. You would think that would be a universal value we all share, but you would be wrong.
Another criminal genius bites the dust!
Actually what I think is the court should take into account is the fact that this person's brain is not developed yet which might lead him to do... that.. and think 1) it's a fine thing to do and 2) he'd get away with it.
They do this in Europe- take the age and developmental stage of the defendant into account as it interacts with the defendants s crime.
We live in a world of humans. Some young humans spontaneously think up criminal acts to engage in. This is always a risk. We have no reliable way of making young humans be other than they are, no way to avoid developing brains doing bad , even outrageous things. Everyone involved really ought to consider that before they put him in the no-rehab hell-on-earth called American prisons for 20 years and turn him into a REAL criminal.
My liberal bleeding heart at work overtime.
Let me see if I can understand this.
Tesla needs to be driven out of business by car companies like Nissan because Tesla has no showrooms or dealers but Nissan can sell cars off of Amazon and that's O.K.
Yeah, that makes sense.
This is taken from a top secret paper titled-
"Advances In The Arbitrary Production of Guilt in Innocent Individuals- On The Way To Jury-Proof Convictions.
I'd link you you to it, but that would make me a leaker.
The bill would require Senate confirmation of the NSA director.
So this Senator's solution to "reform" is to give more power to herself and that respected, august body of dispassionate reason and good judgement, the Senate.
Yet she has no problem with the FISA rubberstampers being the final overseer.
Why am I surprised?
I voted for Feinstein many times, but you know what? She needs to go. She needs to lose her job because she's nothing but an ossified and unoriginal thinker in times which call for a radical re-thinking of the relationship between privacy, security and liberty.
She's 80 years old and she doesn't "get" the modern world anymore. The times she';s legislating for are now officially over and the post 9-11, post apocalyptic global terrorism, post-Snowden times are what we have now have to sort out. She's doddering around commanding her staffers to tweak things here and there and move a few chairs around .
She is part of the go-along-to-get-along business as usual crows that has failed us and brought us to this point. Time to go. Enjoy your gold-plated Senate healthcare retirement benefits.
The War on Drugs is costing the US it's cash, it's citizens' freedom and now our privacy. I am not for making drugs legal because drugs actually have the power to subvert the human will. In that sense, they're like an infectious virus that spreads amongst people in close contact and ultimately kills them. People on coke and meth have little to distinguish them from rabid dogs.
But OTOH the cost of criminalizing drugs instead of treating them as a disease is now threatening other values and priorities.
Enough is enough Let's deflate the prison population, retrain the people who work in prisons as counselors and social workers, re-purpose the money we now spend on prisons to rehabilitation, recovery, support and job training.