The flu isn't really a great example for "risky behavior." I would be surprised if I've been exposed to less than 50 strains of the flu virus and I go 3-5 years between being sick with the flu or similar on average. The flu is mostly just a symptom of a life-style that involves being around other people.
You can't tell people not to reproduce and you can't kill people to preserve resources and space.
Sure we can. It might be morally reprehensible to do but it hasn't stopped people in power in the past as well as the present.
For one thing, the tickets capture seats that will go unused, and an airline would have no way to sell those unused seats.
So they're arguing that because the customer doesn't use a seat they paid for thus preventing them from reselling it to someone else that they can't resell it to someone else.
I am completely and totally for letting people have the freedom to do whatever drugs they want to. The war on drugs has been a blight on our civilation long enough
That being said, a world where taking things like adderall to compete in the employment world is not only accepted but possibly even expected scares the shit out of me.
You know what else would increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi? We could run run wires from the router to each individual device.
The beauty of Wi-Fi is that it just works as long as you're in range of the signal without having to mess with wires or aiming.
Some sites out there are designed from the ground up to look great on pretty much anything with one version of the site. Will they be punished for their forethought and skill?
Speaking of cruel and unusual most people like to focus on the cruel part but at what point will enough of the world forbid capital punishment will it become an "unusual" way of dealing with crime?
Wouldn't Earth and Theia have been both planetoids at that point? One of the new requirements for being a planet is clearing your orbital path. It's pretty clear neither body had done that yet before that point, given the fact they smashed into each other.
According to the summary the problem is already being solved. I'm not quite sure what the point of this article is.
Your rates don't go up because of Netflix, your rates go up because your ISP oversold their capacity and their customers called their bluff.
A lot of sci-fi has its roots in an earlier era where it was risky to question the way things were. Authors of the time got around this by setting everything in an alien setting to disguise what it really was. Most sci-fi to this day continues the tradition of being more about social commentary than getting things accurate.
This is a very good point. There's a very active campaign going on to confuse people about net neutrality. I've gotten into enough arguments with people that actually agreed with me but had been misled by some of these campaigns that I have to ask people what they think it is before we talk about it.
When creative commons licensing first started gaining a lot of popularity I was excited. What a great way to share creative talent with on another and help to create even better works. Then I started looking on a bunch of music sites that host creative commons licensed material and was shocked by what I found. Song after song and sample after sample contained blatant sampling of other copyrighted works. I personally can't trust anything licensed under creative commons as I can't verify that what I'm using is safe to use without fear of a lawsuit. Unfortunately, the well has been poisoned.
So if you don't leave a positive review they keep your money. That's extortion, and very very illegal.