It's more like a safe deposit box than a home. And it can be accessed at any time without your consent.
No civil fines.
No criminal penalties.
No admission of guilt.
The thing is that if it's gut microbes, then good food will cause problems too.
I'll just leave this here. And over there, and there, and some over there, and some in the air... Of course, that's a virus, not bacteria, but the principle is the same. What's in the food can feed or kill off what's in your gut already, or the food can be contaminated, and the contamination can outcompete or otherwise interfere with the biota upon which you depend for proper digestive function. Either one can wreak havoc on your digestive system. And let us not forget antibiotics' influence on your GI tract. As we have produced greater numbers of more antibiotic-resistant bacteria through their overuse and misuse, we've led to more widespread and common use of the kind of antibiotics that are equivalent to the nuclear option when it comes to your intestines.
"Probiotic" is the little Shibboleth that makes this smell like woo.
If poop transplants can drastically improve health, why couldn't regulating your digestive system with probiotics? Yogurt is a probiotic. It has proven related health benefits. You're FUDding. Are you invested in Big Pharma? Or are you just being a dick?
"Both the UK and the US were left worse off by the influence of Thatcher and Reagan, (may they burn in Hell)."
For Thatcher to have left the UK worse off that implies there would've been a better option.
For all her faults, the problem is that the alternative was still worse. That's why the Tories won 4 elections in a row, including 3 under Thatcher.
I don't particularly like the Tories. I think they're greedy and selfish, but one thing they have is economic competence and credibility. Given that Labour had bankrupted the UK it's not surprising therefore that people voted for Thatcher three times running. That's the same reason the Tories are back in power now.
We have a problem in the UK and that's that on one had we have a party that is economically competent but ideologically against the things that make our country great (like the NHS, our strong human rights laws and so forth) and on the other we have a party that's great at running things like the NHS but economically incompetent. It seems our only option is to elect the Tories when Labour has fucked up the economy and elect Labour when the Tories have fucked up the likes of the NHS, the human rights act, and our relationship with Europe.
Thatcher got in because most people didn't want to live in a perpetually bankrupt country, which was the alternative.
So like it or not, fault her all you want, she didn't leave our country worse off for the simple fact that it would have been even worse again without her. Effectively there was a choice between awful, and really fucking awful, so the people chose awful, but that's still a better choice than really fucking awful.
There's no particular reason to assume that bitcoin is the cryptocurrency that will win the future.
There are plenty of contenders and nothing to stop [large financial institution] from latching on to one of those.
None of which makes either spy-camera's or Google Glass' recording facility any more acceptable.
Okay -- enough of the theoretical; down to the personal. I'm a commuter cyclist. A very, very law-abiding commuter cyclist (last group ride I went on, the only person quite as meticulous was a LAB instructor). I damn well have cameras, one in obvious view (making the recording I do not surreptitious), others less so (with a circular buffer being recorded over until/unless an impact is detected or manual trigger pressed), and if someone objects? Fuck you. My safety (and ability to demonstrate fault or chain-of-events in court) trumps the reasonable expectation you don't have of being unrecorded in public.
And if you want to throw a punch over being recorded? Better be sure you really did get every device.
I doubt that. Someone who's (say) texting rather than eating might be ejected, but certainly not punched.
And one can tell what's on a Glass user's screen, and whether it's video. Not from a distance, necessarily, but certainly from punching range.
The bill actually does touch on the style of patent litigation used by big tech companies:
But a number of voices, most with vested interests, have been scrambling to protect the trolls even with the concerns of the big trolls taken into account with the reduction of the bill's impact on "covered business methods." This part of patent law is used more by large corporate patent holders and thus opposed by the likes of IBM, Microsoft, General Electric, and Adobe.
maybe we will see more powerful wifi standards emerging and we will eventually do away with the proprietary UMTS/LTE standards and hopefully we will eventually see the end of having to pay for bandwidth while on the move (everyone simply runs and shares their own AP, kind of like FON)
Mobile wireless will always be hamstrung by real world limitations.
1. Wireless towers are expensive
2. Wireless bandwidth is expensive
3. There is a limit to the number of clients you can connect to any 1 tower
As a result, wireless providers have been doing their damnedest to get data off their OTA networks and onto wifi where/when ever possible.
1. Much of the existing copper is in bad condition and would need to be replaced anyway anyway to deliver decent VDSL speeds and reliability. Telstra, responsible for managing the copper network, has publicly stated that they consider the copper network at end of life.
I have three questions:
1. Does Telestra still own the copper?
2. As part of the NBN, does Telestra have to lease their copper to anyone that wants to provide service over it?
2. The Liberals' plan, compared to the original Labor plan, would only result in cost savings of 20-30%, yet deliver an outcome that is a lot more than 20-30% worse (in terms of speeds, reliability and future capacity for growth and upgrades).
I recall reading a few months ago that Rupert Murdoch was trying to screw with the elections so that Rudd (Labor) would lose and his 90%+ FTTH plan would die and be replaced by FTTN.
3. So how did it come to pass that Rudd won, yet Labor's FTTH plan died and got replaced by the Liberal Party's FTTN?
Yea, let's just ignore all the systemic factors that lead to crime and write those guys off as "less scum to worry about".
Hemp paper is far easier and cleaner to do.