I mean just because you don't like the idea it doesn't mean they can't do it in a classified fashion and then make it legal years later.
The FBI now has to tap everyone because of Bitcoin.
What if he would have been secretly paid Bitcoins?
He is the officer. The people he wanted to recruit should have been paid in Bitcoins.
DSPs have done sound modeling for years. So is the GPU the new DSP? Or is it simply cheaper because your desktop machine already has a GPU, whereas it may not have a DSP?
Cheaper and possibly more accurate.
Digital isn't really what everyone is into but it has it's purposes.
DSP is better than GPU but GPU can do stuff a DSP cannot. Physical modeling is a perfect example because to get certain instrument sounds right, like strings based instruments, steel drums, gongs, etc, you need hardware acceleration. Software does a crappy job at it and sampling cannot do it very well period.
If it's possible to use some of the GPU power for audio then we should.
Because if it's not, why should we care?
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Does the Internet sales tax only apply to those who use USD?
Hmmmm, those three groups are still from different fields; Politics, business, and technology. All three are forced to dable in each other's territory, but while Page and Brin would have more to say on the tech side, they wouldn't necessarily have anything more to say on politics.
I disagree. They support the Open agenda. That is all about politics, because being Open is a deeply philosophical and political decision.
Assange has fled from the law enforcement over trumped up, politically motivated rape accusations. Like it or not, that is a factual statement.
Provide a guarantee that Sweden won't extradite Assange to the US, and Assange would be in Sweden tomorrow.
Journalists have limited power. That is my argument. Police on the other hand seem to have nearly unlimited power.
The solution isn't the fourth estate or revealing the crimes to the public who can't do anything about it and who if they try may get labeled rapists or sex offenders themselves. The solution is to come up with a legal plan of action to create an international law enforcement organization and make that organization the Wikileaks 2.0. When you can make arrests then people are going to be more likely to want to help you but when you can only release it to the media how does that protect your friends, family, or you from being identified and arrested under false pretenses?
So where are these honest international cops who can arrest the corrupt cops embedded in the most powerful positions in government?
Both are excellent. Google drive is excellent too.
Wikileaks wants to release information to the media under the false assumption that there are some good guy heroes somewhere who can do something about it.
The problem is there aren't any organizations who can do anything about it. First in order to build such an organization you need to go to the UN and find a way to get it funded. When you do that the bad people in the US, China, Russia and other nations will join forces to prevent you from being able to fund your International enforcement organization.
Without that kind of organization Wikileaks is not only defenseless but all it's supporters are defenseless as well. The corrupt local and national police can have any Wikileaks supporter arrested for nearly any reason. It's not hard to make someone look like a sex offender, there are informants everywhere and undercover cops everywhere. Wikileaks releases information to the public and realizes the public is powerless but underestimates how powerless. The public cannot do anything at all to stop corrupt law enforcement if that law enforcement decides to make political arrests, or set people up to look guilty for political law enforcement reasons.
And what International agency can these people go to for protection? What International police exist to arrest corrupt local or national police in countries like the USA, or China, or Russia? You're a journalist in Russia and you're risking your life. You're a journalist in the USA and you're risking your reputation and freedom.
While you might die in Russia, in the USA you might find yourself suddenly accused of rape, or some sex offense. The result is the total destruction of the life of the individual. Journalists are effectively powerless. The only way this will change is through an International organization with the power to arrest people on US soil and that isn't going to be allowed to happen so what exactly can the media do?
...how long it would take before Eric Schmidt said something that made me facepalm. Accidentally referring to TOR as "Thor" in the very first topic he brought up was bad, but not bad enough. Admitting right after that that he doesn't really understand what it is or how it works? In 2011? Just two months after stepping down as the CEO of Google? Facepalm.
Eric is primarily a business man and political insider. But as a businessman he's smart enough to meet with Julian Assange so give him credit for that.
Completed the first half of TFA. It is indeed fascinating.
Fascinating to know Julian Assange...his technical know how and philosophical underpinnings make him one of the foremost thinkers of our world. The way Assange connects geo-political issues, the ideas behind publishing, instant publishing to the basic design of Wikileaks is brilliant. (We have to put aside his issues in Sweden.)
Erich Schmidt comes across as a better version of Steve Ballmer. It would have been interesting if Larry Page / Sergey Brin had a conversation with Assange...they would be more interesting and the conversation would not be completely one sided.
His philosophical views are flawed. He bases his assumptions on assumptions. What has changed since the Cablegate leak? The answer is nothing. If anything they governments have cracked down harder. What good is the media if the media doesn't have any police powers or powers to arrest? So we find out that Silvio Berlusconi is accepting underage prostitution but what exactly was done about it? Governments abuse innocent people all the time and nothing is done about it because there is no police force with the capability to enforce human rights.
Human rights don't exist unless enforced. So instead of giving your documents to Julian Assange a new protocol has to be made which collects the documents and selectively distributes them to organizations with the authority to do something about it. The problem with Assange is he gives it to everyone at once via the media which alerts the bad guys as well as the general population. How exactly is it useful to "Shame" the bad guys by alerting them of the leak? Wouldn't it have been better to build a case against them and arrest them on actual charges? Afterall if they are war criminals, if they broke international laws, if information was so powerful why can't they be arrested for that?