Copayments are more likely to get you to go to the doctor/dentist on a regular basis for checkups and equalize the price in services from differing providers. You can go where you like (in general) and still pay the same price. How many people are driving around in vehicles that should have had the oil changed thousands of miles ago? Money spent on preventative medicine (including regular checkups) has a massive return.
Your tastes and preferences define your notion of importance. This is empirically verifiable.
I don't dispute that. What I contend is that, while doing so, one should recognize that it amounts to viewing the world through the lens of one's own interests. Any decisions made are tempered by that knowledge.
It's a self-awareness beyond standard ego consciousness. It tends to make you truly ashamed of and prepared to abandon any sort of self-centered, exploitative motive.
It's one of those things that anyone is capable of doing, provided they really want to.
I've been saying all along that the schools should get the geeks laid instead of the jocks. Even with this study they still won't listen.
I don't know. There is something romantic about choosing to be a geek, against the grain, up the hill, against all odds and disincentives, doing it because you really want to and not because you were bribed into it. It shows great courage and spirit, which I believe is closer to what life is all about. The ones who "go with the flow" and do whatever is the path of least resistance are cowardly and hedonistic by comparison.
I believe that the "real world" is a fallacy. Everyone has their own perception of reality.
I would go so far as to say that you never truly reached adulthood until you can clearly and effortlessly distinguish objective, evidence-based reality from your own subjective feelings and opinions and wishes. Objectivity is when your own tastes and preferences do not influence your decision-making about anything important.
Until you can do that, life is a chaotic mess with no solutions except those that create more and more problems.
Aren't happier people better at pretty much everything? Isn't that sort of the problem with depression?
It's also the problem with alienation and dehumanization, not merely depression. Go out sometime and see for yourself, how rarely people talk to one another like fellow human beings. Usually they would rather talk at someone, listen poorly and keep interrupting (because they have no patience) even when they are listening to an answer to their own question, and generally can't relax and slow down and "take in" much of anything. The irony is, this rushed and hurried approach to life is so error-prone that they accomplish fewer of their goals than they would otherwise.
Compared to that, depression is just a particular special case, an instance of a much more widespread problem with the way we live.
From pointing the gun at their face.
Indeed. And "rules that require even more complexity in passwords" backfire because the notion of protecting people from themselves is fundamentally flawed. Note the way you practically never see this notion questioned in any headline or summary.
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.
Guilt by association was one of their primary tools.
I thought the story posted a few days ago was bad but what my school has done is install their certificate on people's own machines which I think is far worse. This basically allows them to intercept and modify any HTTPS traffic on their network. Considering this is a boarding school, and our only method of communicating to the outside world is over their network, I feel this is particularly bad.
We were not told about this policy and we have not signed anything which would excuse it. I confronted the IT department and they initially denied everything. I left and within 5 mins, the WiFi network was down then as quickly as it had gone down, it was back up. I went back and they confirmed that there was a mistake and they had "fixed" it. They also told me that the risk was very low and the head of networks told me he was willing to bet his job on it. I asked them to instruct people to remove the bad certificate from their own machines, but they claimed this was unnecessary due to the very low risk.
I want to take this further but to get the school's management interested I will need to explain what has happened and why it is bad to non technical people and provide evidence that what has been done is potentially illegal."
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How can you disprove intelligent design?
Go find a proponent of it and seize them with both of your hands.
Now slap them silly with your third hand.
let's gather together and reinforce our anger/banding-together memes. AKA politics as intended.
It depends on whether the audience has the maturity to read about an event without automatically getting upset about it. Sadly, most Americans have been conditioned by repeated example to do the opposite. This is highly desirable from the standpoint of the media, because irritated emotions tend to shut down critical thinking.
It's not cheating if the ones making the rules (The Aussie government) says it's perfectly legal.
It makes me wonder exactly when and how those rules got onto the law books, how they were sponsored, and what relationship the supporting politicians had with the major corporations of that time.
There are lots of ways to cheat that are legally legitimate.
Who calls what theft from the public?
Did you used to be Will in Seattle?
This has a lot less to do with the cable monopolies than it does with the broadcast monopolies.
Remember, the law the broadcasters were pushing for back in the early to mid-80s would have forced cable to carry all broadcast channels in the area, whether the cable customers had any interest in them or not, and forced the cable companies to pay the broadcasters for that "privilege".
The cable companies objection is that Aereo isn't forced to inflate prices to cover payments to broadcasters the way the cable companies are.
The antenna question and the some DVR other than a TiVo question are two separate issues.
Although the TiVos I mentioned do offer the flexibility of OTA or cable or both, with the ability to record two programs simultaneously while watching a third while also copying a previously recorded show from another TiVo on the same account or from a PC.