If you think weather forecasting is easy, let's see some of your forecasts. A forecast which has been substantially correct for New England and merely didn't extend as far south as had been expected only underscores the difficulty of the exercise. Occam's Razor suggests that no cause beyond "honest mistake" need be posited. I know some people like to take every opportunity to prattle on about government overreach, but you're *really* stretching that fabric too thin this time. Get a grip.
Beyond the fact that I was obviously referring to Slashdot calling it a "mini-internet", the article said no such thing. They said that they can't keep it secret. Not that they "do not wish" to keep it secret.
AP Headline: "Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban "
Slashdot: "Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet".
"Mini-Internet" huh, Slashdot. My how far this site has degraded, when the mass media's headline are more accurate and less pandering.
So, from "this isn't to say that we should throw intelligence out" you conclude that they want to throw intelligence out? Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. I can see that you enjoy playing "devil's advocate" (to use the more polite term) but when you have to try so hard that you make yourself look ridiculous maybe it's time to find a new game.
What Poropat, Duckworth, and others suggest is that multiple traits - including "grit" - contribute to success. He even provides evidence to back up that hardly-surprising conclusion. So how does Kohn respond? By immediately projecting a "one trait uber alles" mentality onto the grit proponents. To be even more clear, he's attributing to them exactly the idea they're trying to refute. Then he cherry-picks examples of excessive persistence leads to adverse outcomes, ignoring the issue of whether those outcomes would be likely to occur in people who had developed other traits such as curiosity and openness. In the end he only demonstrates further the problems with any single-trait theory of learning, supporting exactly the point he meant to oppose.
Maybe his parents or teachers should have helped Kohn develop some more of those other traits. Like honesty.
You're right. From now on I'll refer to them using terms more appropriate for them. "Fags".
How do you think a cop infiltrating a gang like, for example, the Hells Angels, gains their trust?
Also, and undercover cop can smoke a bowl with you and still arrest your ass for having/selling/using.
No need to bring Miranda into it. Before you are arrested, anything you say can be used against you, even if you have not been Mirandized. It is only after arrest that Miranda is an issue.
> And then the public defender you're assigned because you can't afford a decent lawyer
Hold on just a second. There are many fine public defenders who happen to be far better than just "decent". They will not, however, be able to dedicate much time to your case. THAT is the issue with many PD's. Not that they suck or are not "decent" but that they are over worked.
> I'm fine with (cops lying to people)
If you or I lie to a cop, we can get charged with obstruction of justice. If they lie to us, they can get a commonadation.
And you're "fine" with that.
Some days it's easier to be a misanthrope than others. This is one of those days. Fuck you.
Oh look! An advertisement from 1906 calling copyright infringers "pirates".
Using teh term "pirates" to refer to copyright infringers is nothing new.
Bitching about it, however, is.
> I'm running a browser in a VM... What malware?
Your faith in the security of VM sandboxes is misplaced.
It is trivial to write a program which can detect if it is in a VM. And then, attack the hypervisor and escape the protected environment. As virtualization has become more common, such malware has gone from academic exercises to real-world exploits.
My favorite line:
Finally, the most interesting attack that malicious code can perform against a virtual machine emulator is to escape from its protected environment.
With virtualization becoming more and more common
The use of the word "pirate" to denote a copyright infringer is not a Microsoft invention.
Check out this advertisement from 1906:
> I was most recently using Debian, but my computer got messed up after I did an update and that SystemD thing got installed.
Debian stable still uses initd. The only way you get systemd is by running unstable.