Am I the only reader who feared this? I enjoy holding my reader casually, carelessly, not having to worry about accidentally triggering a page turn, highlight, or dictionary lookup by just "holding it wrong". With a touchscreen, the necessity of holding it carefully is a distraction.
Wouldn't it make sense to include a software option to disable the touchscreen when it's not wanted?"
"Pseudo-autonomy" is where the driver is expected to be alert and ready to take over. Therefore,
Autonomous car is to Chauffeur
Pseudo-autonomous car is to Student Driver
Ever chaperoned a student driver? Nerve-wracking, and harder than just driving the car yourself. Forget it.
Link to Original Source
Yeah the Second Amendment sucks. But the Bill of Rights is too important. PLEASE DON'T MESS WITH THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
Do you really want to open up a discussion on whether freedom of speech or freedom of religion needs a little "fixing"? For every enumerated right that you care about, there are huge numbers of people who'd be glad to see it deleted.
To another point, if only administrators have threshold accounts, this has the same result (and is more complicated) than using Secret Sharing to have N administrators share an ordinary encryption key (which would then be retained only in memory) for encrypting the salted hashes.
BTW look toward the bottom of the paper for a nice roundup of alternative techniques.
"A few more socially minded search engines like Goodsearch and Everyclick donate a few cents to charity when you seek or shop. But one site begun in 2009, Ecosia, donates a whopping 80 percent of its ad revenue to a program that plants trees in the Brazilian rainforest to counter the rapid deforestation there. Ecosia has become popular enough that it recently hit an impressive benchmark: it is now replanting a tree a minute.""
Link to Original Source
How about this one: every time you get a robocall, call your phone company, the FTC, and your senator to complain.
(How about this one: do whatever it is you're doing to block these calls from cellphones. I haven't got one on my cell in a couple of years.
How about this one: tell your phone company they need to block them or you'll switch. (Then do it.)
How about this one: "Can you call me back on my other phone?" Give them an FBI number.)
OK, yeah there are potential issues of fraud with getting served with an undercharged battery. There would have to be some mostly-trusted monitoring tech to record actual energy extracted, and we'd have to eat whatever fraud slips by. But electric cars will never become mainstream until the long-distance travel issue is addressed, by (1) swappable batteries, (2) batteries rechargeable in a couple of minutes, or (3) gas prices so high that people will put up with waiting a long time for recharges at waystations.