It is my understanding, that FDA's current stance is that all such person-specific treatments/medicines must be individually approved... And, because the approval process is so horrendously difficult and expensive, few would be willing (nay, able) to do it. Companies do it for mass-market drugs, but for individually-tailored mixtures — where the expected market is numbered in mere scores or, at best, hundreds of people — it just makes no sense...
On the 'plus' side, my family hasn't had "TV" for 5 years, so Netflix/Hulu/etc., are our "TV". If's amazing how much bandwidth you can get on the same budget if you don't waste money on cable TV or land lines!
Exactly. When the OP posted "Einstein found a way to get more precision under certain circumstances" they were referring to the circumstance of travelling at nearly the speed of light.
Too many people suffer and die from too many diseases that we more or less understand, but can't effectively treat. I hated it when I worked in hands-on patient care, and I hate it now in the lab. We are, finally, getting there."
We all know that journalism in America sucks, and this is one heck of a prime example how sucks American journalism can be.
I fail to see, what's so particularly American about this case of paparazzi-journalism.
NSA may have planted holes in OpenSSL, GnuTLS and other important places. But NSA, at least, is an agency of a reasonably free country.
Contributions originating from North Korea should be viewed with much more suspicion. Not rejected, necessarily, but singled-out for extra scrutiny.
From the summary alone it's clear Facebook isn't "blocking" anything. They are asking people to remember to follow the law while on their property. They want to be sure that what takes place on their site is encouraged by them to be within the law. This makes Facebook potentially less culpable if someone violates the law in a post, as they've made it clear they want the laws followed.
I am not a lawyer. Ask a lawyer if you want legal advice.
most people don't think that speech and efficient killing machines are on the same level
They certainly are, as far the Constitution and other law is concerned.
It is good to see continuing attempts to assert our freedoms based on the ever more creative and expanded interpretations of the First Amendment. If the book prohibits cooking a lamb in its mother's milk, then pepperoni pizza is not kosher either — alright...
But why is not the Second treated just as creatively? If the same narrow reading, that is being constantly applied to the Second, was applied to the First Amendment, your right to free speech would've been limited solely to petitioning the government — and only for the redress of grievances.
If, as is often asserted in some (highly moderated)
Nothing against porn, but why is it a right, while keeping and bearing arms wherever I please is deemed a mere privilege — which the Executive branch in the States (and even smaller locales) may or may not grant and, even having once granted, may withdraw at any time without bothering with pesky Judiciary?
It depends on the store. Some are just cell phone stores, but one in particular where I live has focused on "Makers" and stocks Arduino, Raspberry Pi, chips, connectors, servo's, EL wire, all sorts of fun stuff, and is a great place to shop. Sure, online is a little cheaper, and of course you can find exactly what you want online if you don't mind waiting, but it's great to be able to see what a product is like hands-on, and buy it locally and support a local business. And when I needed a DB25 solderable connector, for example, I had it in a few minutes, and finished the repair instead of waiting days for shipping.
The coding error may have been present since 2005
May it also be, the "coding error" was not an error at all, but a deliberately introduced bug? Government agencies always wanted to read our — and each other's — communications. Sometimes even for legitimate reasons...
I think technologists are often less likely to think about the more abstract arts, which is a shame. Having a poet in residence at a place like Caltech, while apparently at times challenging for the poet, I think is a wonderful idea.
Also, "Urinetown: The Musical" is a comedic Malthusian commentary on mismanaging resources, leading to a dystopian future.
Don't feel bad about not knowing the poem. The poem "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace" I originally found from music. There's a group, or was anyway, named "Machines of Loving Grace". I found that through a classic bad computer movie (by which I mean a pretty good movie with bad representations of computers) -- they have a song on the "Hackers" soundtrack. I liked the soundtrack a lot, and was familiar with most of the other acts on it. I liked their song "Richest Junkie Still Alive" so much I researched the group, and was intrigued with the name which lead me to Brautigan.
Washington, DC was the first city to mandate LEED-certifications for all new construction in 2010. Today the city-wide average EUI for LEED-certified buildings is 205, whereas the non-certified buildings average 199..."
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It's a poem rather than a short story or essay. It's by Richard Brautigan who was the poet in residence at Caltech. It was first published in a volume of the same name, not all of which may be suitable for your audience.
Indeed. Also in some states (for example Illinois) your vacation/PTO is part of your earned income by law. Withholding that pay when you leave may be as illegal as withholding wages.