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This is the strongest rebuttal yet to the government assertions that people do not have an expectation of privacy in emails. If the Whitehouse and State Department staffs think that a private email account if secure enough for government business, then clearly the government expects that emails are private.
This the the best rebuttal to claims that the government has the right to root through people's emails (even just the metadata) without a warrant.
You don't usually do car repair unless something is not working..
Or, maybeÃÂ¦ you knowÃÂ¦ crowfund it just because traditional investors are too scared to do new things
Stop right there. People don't "invest" on kickstarter. They have no ownership interest in the business. The people who fund in kickstarter take all the risk, while having no possible upside beyond the products that they buy.
I could make a political point about how kickstarter and its kin are a response to laws that limit risky investments by all except the wealthy and the effect of "the closure" in Venice in the 14th centuary.
and for about 20% it declines to ZERO.
To be fair, about 20% of an in-office staff also tends to be completely unproductive.
every 5th text was silently dropped
Every 5th? Wow, that's good. With my T-Mobile service, most texts from AT&T are dropped. I suspect it is because my number was originally a Pacific Bell number and somewhere within AT&T is a database that still shows my number as one that is with AT&T.
In the late 1800's sure.
But they were still bloodletting then.
And just discovering that keeping germs out of wounds/surgical sites/people would help them heal better/faster.
So, I don't know how much Doctors prescribing tobacco in that era means.
My mom had a Dr recommend cigarettes to her. ( 1950's when she was a teen. )
So she would be "cool" and less anxious.
So, basically, irrational.
The reason we have ISIS is because we defeated Saddam Hussein without thinking much about what would come next.
I heard one theory that ISIS is really a creation of Bashar al-Assad. Before ISIS was around, the West was all for regime change in Syria. Now we are effectively supporting the dictatorship in Syria.
You are assuming rationality on the part of people.
Knock that off.
If people were rational, no one would ever start smoking.
Assume it is harmless. ( It's not, but for argument )
The benefit is non-existent to negligible at best, and the cost is too much.
Why would anyone start?
In my experience, it won't.
I reported to a small non-profit that their list of email addresses had leaked. I knew this because I used a unique address when registering with the site and I later started getting SPAM at that address. It might not have been a hack that caused my address to leak, but, irrespective of the means by which my email address had leaked, there should have been an investigation.
I reported it to the CEO, who passed it to the IT head, who basically could not get his head around the idea that there might be a problem.
The industrial revolution caused massive unemployment, and it took the economy 60 years to catch up and start creating new jobs. If you lived after that period things got better as new tech created new jobs. If you lived during that period and weren't born wealthy life was Nasty, Brutish and Short. I'd like to skip that cycle this time.
Oh and there's one other thing: we're better at automation this time. So there's a good time the cycle will last a _lot_ longer. e.g. instead of 60 years of poverty we might be looking at 100, 200 or more while we wait for Star Trek style replicators and massive population declines to fix things.