You can keep your brontosaurus sized UK plugs which are over designed for 99 % of all needs. You need half a meter to be able to have multi-socket with 6 plugs! I find even EU plugs to be over sized & well engineered (not the folded sheet metal plugs of my youth) US plugs are more than sufficient for 220v operation.
Riiiiight and pushing TOR to be an "internet standard" is not people wanting it to be baked into devices like Teredo has been in in windows since Vista...
The MP's will move onto the WIFI protected with client certificates that the EU IT infrastructure will be deploying. For the public, indefinitely probably means permanently.
It's the wet dream of a very small minority. The vast majority of internet do not want TOR baked into their internet enabled devices. The Internet is much more than a bunch of guys at educational facilities with little/no restrictions on their use vast amounts of bandwidth and very little idea of how much it costs.
TOR does not pass the sniff test at any business I have ever worked with and almost all home users balk at having the uplink that they are paying for monopolized by traffic from around the globe.
No, they never said that their tests were validated by a doctor, that's a red herring the FDA & you are attempting to throw in.
At the price point they were selling it at, no-one with half a brain could conclude that results were validated by a doctor. To further your analogy, the FDA just outlawed a kit car because they concluded that no-one is capable of understanding that some assembly is required and that there is no legal market because no one beyond it's licensed practitioners knows how to do so correctly anyway.
As I have said otherwhere, Ars tech's take on the affair is more understandable: They were asked repeatedly for reliability stats on their tests & never answered. I would not buy a kit car unless I knew that one had been assembled according to the instructions & had been judged road worthy.
Riiiight, and we al think that the cheap test bought off the internet is a complete replacement for doctor ordered tests... The thing is that nobody would be able to self chemo or perform surgery on themselves so people, would need to go through an MD who would indeed screen using other tests which renders TFA's justifications ridiculous.
Having a cheap multi-target test would be good even if it does have a higher false positive/negative rate -- if, as an Ars technical article makes clearer, the company explains just what their error rates are.
My main point was that from the story & linked article, the FDA banned this inexpensive direct to consumers test for reasons that they do not use to ban existing, more expensive tests. An article at Ars states that the ban is because of a total lack of feedback by the company on the accuracy of their tests, something that isn't clear from either the story or TFA & could have been addressed by even a relatively small clinical trial.
The FDA states that false positives & false negatives are a major part of the reason that they are outlawing direct sales of these tests to consumers. Because a false positive on the breast cancer gene could lead to "prophylactic surgery, chemoprevention, intensive screening, or other morbidity-inducing actions". Yeah, because Physicians using the existing tests never have false positives & even were there to be one, malpractice suits always punish doctors guilty of errors of interpretation...
Because you see, people would be performing surgery, chemo, etc all by themselves without the assistance of healthcare professionals alerted to the possible presence of a problem by one of these simple tests...
To my eyes, outlawing these tests is above all a defense of the existing expensive testing industry. We cannot have people having simple inexpensive tests. That would undercut profit margins.
Isn't hindsight wonderful that way?
I'm more convinced by my conversations with Russians, in Russia, than I am by what you think they think.
There is truth in what you say but part of Putin's success is that among those who have abandoned socialism as the one true faith, he has convinced enough of them that only voting for him & eliminating all opposition is democracy.
You so insular that you do not see that your viewpoint is not universal. Seriously, go travel around the world. Spend some time in Russia (with an open mind & not just in the international hotels). You'll discover that for most russians honestly do see Putin as "the good guy" & the US as the bad guy internationally. I could take your post, replace all the US references with Russian ones & vice-versa and it would be exactly what I've heard from many in Russia.
Now this doesn't mean that I hold their viewpoint, only that they do.
Argue all you want about how much an elephant resembles a tree trunk, you clearly haven't seen enough of it to notice that other parts are different.
Putin, most Russian citizens & apparently Snowden maintain that he is the nec plus ultra in Democracy. See, he respects their constitution by not being President more than twice in a row & by continuing to follow all the parts of their constitution (that didn't bother him enough to have them removed by the rubber stamp Duma). Putin works hard to be seen as the "Good Guy", see? he even shelters that tireless worker for Democracy, Snowden.
Your original assertion re losing credibility is still bunk.
Really? They were tried? In which alternate reality? The USG may have decided that some of the Yemeni's are no longer dangerous enough to merit continued incarceration in Gitmo, but that's no trial & no "not guilty" verdict. They are still in Gitmo because we know that right after releasing them to Yemen they'd be sent to a firing squad (after a fair Yemeni trial) & Obama prefers keeping them to seeing them executed. If it was an easy problem to solve, Obama would have lived up his campaign promise & found a way to empty Gitmo.
So you're trying to say that Assange has abandoned what little credibility he has left by taking up literal arms & declaring that he will kill US citizens wherever/whenever he can? Good to know...