the birth rate lowers but also consider immigration from higher birth rate areas especially from catholic countries like mexico and other central/south american countries will affect the birth rate and population numbers
Its the Frankenstein complex, Asimov noticed this trend in society of man fearing his own creations it goes back centuries, the Titans overthrown by there children the Olympian deities, Satan then Adam and Eve rebelling against God, Rabbi Loews Golum of Prague rebelling against its master and killing those that it was made to protect, Frankenstein fears his creation and rebukes it turning it into the monster he thought it to be, Rossums Robots of Rossems Universal Robots turning on the creator, then the countless evil robots of modern scifi from cylons (BSG) to replicators (SG; SG1) to grey goo to terminators, to Lore (ST TNG).
He wrote several essays on it actually, that's why he came up with the three laws of robotics as he viewed this as stupid asking why would we not a tool with built in safeties.
Issac Asimov called and he wanted me to tell you to get over your Frankenstein complex .
If he does not makes copies of the documents that are proof of his claims then how is he to prove they are braking the law and violating the trust of their country. He as a systems administrator discovered wrong doing on part of the NSA, from their he proceeded to gain evidence of said wrong doing. As for accusations of "hacking" all he did is what any other sys admin could do with his permissions, when hacking you use exploits, he had the passwords and did not need to hack any more than i am hacking when i ssh into my own server, or remotely log in to my parents computer to fix it. What he did is above reproach.
you listen to truly public chatter
Good luck defining that.
its not that hard.
slashdot or other forum == public
my xmpp sessions == private
public irc == public
voip == private
publicly open chat room == public
facebook chat == private
anything on facebook marked as friends only or private == private
anything on facebook marked as public or everyone == public
twitter == public
email == private
I went and looked at those you listed the first one only controlled what the share with advertisers and web-masters no with the government or internally. the second is to a web browser plug-in that they claim is to block google analytics but if I can not trust their scripts how can I trust their plugin?
Are all of those actually necessary, or do they overlap enough that one or more is redundant?
In my experience each will miss something that another catches although yes there is a lot of overlap between some
Big data monopolies like Google are the stuff of nightmare for privacy-minded individuals.
But there's a silver lining to that particular cloud: as the most important player in the field, they're the most visible target for abuse of all kinds. Which means that you have a better chance of dodging the abuse if you simply don't put yourself in the center of the target, by not using any Google product.
Kind of like when Windows had the lion's share of the OS market, and you could avoid most viruses by running another OS, not because the other OS was more secure, but because virus writers had a better return on investment writing viruses for Windows and left your fringe OS alone.
Simply not using Google products won't protect you from this as it is using scripts embedded in web pages. Google analytics Gstatic and Googleadservices just to name a few present here on slashdot embeded and reporting back to Google and by extension the NSA.
no that not true, only banks and financial institutions are banned from trading in bitcoins in china no one else.
Oh yeah, they'll probably also find a way to do HFT using it, so get ready to parse billions of new entries in the blockchain. Don't underestimate the mathematical prowess of bankers - once they show interest, they've found ways to make money off it.
Actually Bitcoin can't have High Frequentcy trades. While many people complain about bitcoin transaction times being to long this protects the network from high frequency trading.
And somehow Grooveshark manages to stay afloat. With an ad blocker installed, it offers a massive library of on-demand songs with no advertisement whatsoever. Anyone care to explain exactly how that works?
and this is why websites hate adbockers you are using their service but not paying or veiwing ads.
...in light of the upcoming end-of-life of Windows XP, which is still used by a large percentage of Chinese. That could drive users to buy pirated copies of a new operating system..
You mean to tell me the are paying for pirated copies? Why? Honestly can't they just torrent it just like everyone else on the planet?
Lol, loving all the comments below taking this seriously..
sure it would make sense if we had a passage reading "And 20,000 of the best bitches boarded the arc to keep Noah and his boys busy!" and "Gawd turned his back to all the fornication that he had outlawed"
nah the fornication laws came several hundred years later to mosses, gods last command to humanity before the flood was be fruitful and multiply so...
there are already a number of other cytpo-currencies on the market,
Litecoin Novacoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, Feathercoin, Terracoin, Worldcoin, CopperLark, TagCoin, Devcoin, Megacoin, DigitalCoin, Freicoin, Goldcoin, Extremecoin, Anoncoin, Zerocoin, Fastcoin, Phoenixcoin, BBQcoin,YACoin, Ixcoin, Franko, CHNcoin, MinCoin, Timekoin, Bitbar, Junkcoin, Infinitecoin, Royalcoin, Betacoin, Rucoin, Solidcoin, I0coin, Tenebrix, Fairbrix, Coiledcoin, Liquicoin, and Smallchange.
None of them have the same value as bitcoin. why would any government sponsored coin be at all different. They would have a shorter blockchain, and would only be valuable in one country and be tied to one countries economy as well as their politics. It would have all of the draw backs of both bitcoin and traditional currency and few of the benefits.
as I understand it Bitcoins are infinitely divisible so when coins are lost the value will go up for the remaining coins to compensate, so prices will simply adjust.