This move would be a quite unbelievable breach of the confidentiality normally expected when personal medical data is involved.
Almost as bad as the BETA, oops.
Apropos of nothing at all, I was fortunate to have a client drive me past Kim Dotcoms mansion in a fashionably distant and hilly area North of Auckland a little while ago. It was, he said with evident disdain, a "rented mansion". I've no idea how true that is.
The main gate over which heavily armed special forces apparently had to pass, is barely a metre high, and surrounded by... no fence at all.
When did we start to allow police forces in Western countries start to behave like militias?
A witty response, but really this is getting a bit tired.
I suppose people are free to keep reading the same old, self-reinforcing sources that insist that Perl is somehow a language of the past. And if they read enough of these cliches, the anti-Perl FUD may seem to be accurate, but as any developer who spends time wrestling with real-world problems in modern Perl will attest, the so-called modern Perl ecosystem is, (just like the modern Python or PHP ecosystems), a fabulous place to work in.
I work in all three.
Heard of it?- yes, but only because I am from Australia. (BTW, I am highly suspicious of how some artists get airtime on this government funded station. Getting your stuff played means a lot commercially here, as the station is hugely popular and can be heard pretty much anywhere on the continent. There is no equivalent of this station in the US).
Having said all of that, there is no way that this is the "World Biggest Song Vote".
Just my $AU 0.02c worth
...this is either the start of the post-scarcity future so cleverly portrayed by Ian M Banks in his Culture novels. In this future we are freed from the need to work and instead choose to work, and play.
I'm hoping for the Banksian future
Yes, I love it that they use a device called a "DUFF which "is a sort of lab bench nuclear reactor".
"Never face facts; if you do, you'll never get up in the morning." -- Marlo Thomas