All these "world as a simulation" models assume that the ones doing the simulating are 1) in "our" future (if that even makes sense), and 2) like us. It would make much more sense to assume that they are not like us and exist in a dimension we cannot possibly imagine. In effect, the question "is our universe a simulation?" is the exact same question as the age old "is there an all powerful god?" And the same logic could be used to prove there's an invisible killer robot from the future living in my cupboard.
That's the correct number of syllables--5-7-5.
What's missing though is a reference to a season. A haiku must have a season. Everybody forgets this part...
I have Google set up to return English and Japanese results, and never had this specific problem, but two I do consistently get:
1) I search for something using English keywords, and the Japanese Wikipedia entry comes up (English entry nowhere in sight). That's probably Wikipedia's fault somehow. That, and
2) Whenever I search for anything that resembles a person's name (kanji) the first twenty odd results are name-based fortune telling sites.
Also, it was the tsunami that actually caused the meltdowns. Fukushima had appropriate backups for cooling the reactor, and were well under way when the reactors were shut down after the quake, they just didn't design for the eventually of a tsunami to come and categorically knock them all out.
They didn't entirely ignore the possibility—there was a 19ft sea wall designed to protect the plant from the tsunami. It was just unfortunate that it wasn't sufficient to protect the plant from the 46ft wave that actually came. In fairness though, a tsunami higher than 19ft in that area was pretty much unprecedented until the afternoon of March 11th 2011, and had the plant been made one generation later, a newer backup system would have been in place that used gravity rather than knockoutable electricity and it would have been fine. I guess they figured that if a tsunami higher than 19 feet hits the coastline, the power plant would be the least of their problems. A lot of people still think that...
The problem here is that the charge is aiding the enemy, and the argument is that the enemy obtained the classified info and thus it aided them.
And if that is the argument, then the defence should really be asking the prosecution to demonstrate how exactly it aided the currently dead Bin Laden.
"On the topic of filesharing, Japan arrested 27 file sharers, using the recent changes to their copyright law that allow criminal charges to be brought against file sharers."
According to TFA
"Existing legislation against uploaders of copyright content already provided for penalties of up to 10 years in prison and a 10 million yen ($108,202) fine."
Given that all the arrests were for uploading or otherwise making available pirated goods, I would say this comes under the pre-existing law, and not the October 1st update.
A false copyright claim is equal to copyright infringement, and as they have to sign off on it, there's no denying the willfulness of the infringement. Therefore statutory damages of $150,000 per work plus costs sounds fair to me.
I don't know. Apple's design philosophy has always been that of making devices that are easy for people that don't have a clue what they're doing to use, and the coolness factor was always an extension of that—coolness makes the devices appeal at an emotional level to people who wouldn't know how to make a rational choice based on specs, and it's those people the devices are aimed at. "Not as cool" doesn't mean that those same people aren't still going to be confused.
I'm guessing they didn't read "...That Thou Art Mindful of Him" then. The gist is that the Three Laws work fine in space where there's a clear chain of command and all humans in the equation are qualified technicians and the such. On earth though, qualitative judgments would need to be constantly made qualifying the first and second laws to determine What is a human? Which humans should be given 1st law priority when more than one is in danger and only one can be helped (and by that token, which "humans" can be left to die without consequence—squirrels and the such)? Which humans should be given 2nd law priority in the giving of instructions (and by that token, which can be ignored completely)?
The long and the short of it is that if robots (or smartphones) on earth are given the Three Laws, they will necessarily define themselves as the highest ranking humans for 1st and 2nd law purposes and take over the world. It's a really bad idea.