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I dont accept glossing over 'technical issues' for something this big. In terms of commercial disruption, this is equivalent to every banks website going offline. It's not the first time the ASX has fallen over and the timing 'remained closed through the announcement of a deal in Europe that will see private investors face a loss of up to 50 per cent on Greek bonds' leaves me deeply suspicious.
I'm going to hazard a guess the system has been poorly managed and some obsfucated code has trapped management in it's policies.
May the factual and informed responses rise above the conspiracy
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Copyrighted material on youtube is an issue that needs a resolution. Youtube experiences a benefit from providing copyrighted content, yes they have difficulties controlling who publishes x via their service. Some copyright owners have/will turn a blind eye to their content being pirated due to the free publicity/promotional value.
Changing the ball game to a win-win scenario is inevitable and what I'd expect from google.
I'm expecting to see this manifest itself as -
Better automation of copyright infringement detection.
Improved kiddysafe / Adult content flagging.
Negotiations with major copyright owners, advertisers and marketers is another.
Legal disputes resulted in the royalties not being paid until 1928. Interesting story none the less.
If the 'religious nuts' provide some caution to the scientific community and encourage the public to debate how science is implemented then that has a net positive result. Worth noting here that not all things claiming to be in the religious name actually are.
'declared biologically innocuous in an earlier study', yeah, we were told Thalidomide was a great drug
It is an interesting way to improve the tracking of embryos - the potential effects on development post embryo will need to be tested further before they can progress to human embryos. Further debate and research will be needed to identify if this is the only or desirable way to achieve the desired result.
The relevant bible clause here is worth a read - then ask yourself if forecasting this as a bad thing for mankind 2000 years ago makes Nostradamus look like an amateur. I can't help but wonder what Jesus would have said about gene patents.
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
Nothing is more demeaning to a performer than playing to an unenthusiastic audience. Jack up the prices too much and the front row will be filled with suits who give no vibe to the performers.
One thing that helped was using social engineering methods to get the operators name, explaining to him I needed a copy of the companies original invoice for tax purposes and a copy of the terms of the contract. When he was unable to give me information I immediately requested he put his supervisor on the phone. After repeated requests due to the supervisor being unavailable I informed him he was doing his managers job for them and he should either
a. stop doing his managers job for them
b. demand better wages or
c. stop calling me making unjustified requests for funds.
In paralel with this I contacted the ISP and requested they formally advise me who their debt collection company was as I was dealing with a suspected fraud case unable to justify their debt collection practice.
When I explained to the debt collected operator he was obviously smart enough to get a better paying job working for anything else his attitude improved. Eventually the company gave up contacting me.
Excising debt collection companies from the equation is (in my experience) the best way to solve the problem. These companies operate on a % of debt collected and pay minimal wages to operators with a resultant skill level.
Tho, I also know a % of debt collectors are chasing frauds who have no intention of paying anyone anything. Having said that, there are more effective ways to obtain a result - small claims court & repossessions.
Interpreting brain signals to control prosthetic limbs and devices is advancing.
The idea of controlling the brains thoughts is somewhat scary. The research has a long way to go.
Controlling rats with a neurological stimuli is one thing.
Controlling human thoughts and actions is another. I can see the first acceptable applications to enable first aid to injured soldiers. Controlling violent sexual offenders will be on someones wish list, certainly there are offenders who are very likely to reoffend if released unrestricted into society.
What are the likely acceptable implementations for humans? Any specialists in this topic able to shed some more light on the technology and research?"
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"won't file charges on it doesn't mean the case is dropped" = I suspect you meant "won't file charges on it doesn't mean the issue is dropped".
Civil charges are a separate matter. The plaintiffs would have to prove damage is caused and justify the legal expense to gain justice. Many civil charges are not pursued due to legal costs.
the article states "A student and his family sued the district in February, claiming officials invaded his privacy by activating the software. That case continues." - wil be interesting to see where this progresses to.