I would approve of requiring labeling on food if it was produced by one of these.
I'm guessing the official answer sheet was fed to the automated multiple-choice grader upside down. Or, less likely, someone with control over the test decided their pockets would be lined well if nobody could pass the test. They're going to check the test and how students scored; that should identify those sorts of issues.
Indian: Boy, that was awful, Snowden releasing all that data.
Chief: Good thing he didn't release x,y,z as well
Indian: Y'know, with the proper tools, anyone with that actual drive could get at that
Chief: OMG! OMG!
Indian: I'm on it, boss
Does Google charge more for data that doesn't compress? (Encrypted data doesn't compress, so if you're going to encrypt your data yourself you should compress it yourself too first.)
Yes, exactly. This is a mechanism for motivating companies to correct it
I have no trouble with being tracked, and with the environment being modified towards my likes. However I'm royally sick of constantly being offered shopping opportunities. Hey guys, if you're tracking my actions and my likes, you should notice that actively trying to sell me stuff makes me go away, and stop doing it so much.
It should be standard that you notify the company before releasing the flaw publicly, and it should also be standard that after some waiting period the bug should go public. Well, standard per product
If you have the genomes of your parents, and your own genome, yours is about 70 new spot mutations, about 60 crossovers, and you have to specify who your parents were. About 600 bytes of new information per person. You could store the genomes of the entire human race on a couple terabytes if you knew the family trees well enough. I tried to nail down the statistics for that in http://burtleburtle.net/bob/future/geninfo.html .
I've always though our main future threats are AI and manmade viruses. If AI wins, we'll be relegated to zoos. If manmade viruses win, we'll all die. I'm rooting for AI.
oh, wait, never mind.
If it were up to me, I'd preserve social security but gut medicare. You get more happiness per buck by feeding healthy people than by keeping sick people alive.
I suspect the lockdown was because this was so unusual for Boston. If they got a lot more terrorist attacks, they'd quickly learn to take them in stride. It's sort of like southern towns closing all the schools when they get a sprinkling of snow.
In college, I stopped by the fraternity storeroom whenever I wanted to hear people ranting about things. After college I subscribed to The Economist and Science News instead. Then I did just Science News, since I never got through The Economist, especially all the wars in Africa. Then I switched to Slashdot.org instead of Science News, which had more on computers and less on microbes. Then I switched from Slashdot.org to ScienceDaily.com, which has better and more timely coverage of science.
I still occasionally look at Slashdot.org when I want to see people ranting about things.