You get that extra 10 secs of video at no more than the maximum transfer speeds. So in practice far less than 10 extra seconds of video to buffer - shouldn't be a real issue for a properly written app.
That must be different biblical communities than those that reject even regular vaccinations, in their attempts to be as religious as possible.
I'm not american, lived and visited several parts of the world. Love to talk and fit in with the locals and socialize.
Of course it's all anecdotal, but I'm pretty sure that something odd is going on in American culture. The times i've been there I couldn't help but finding amazing how such large parts of the population take behavioral related medication. I mean, even most TV commercials I saw were for anti depressants, or even complenents to them.
I'm surprised you're not surprised by seeing these commercials on TV.
I've never seen a commercial for anything stronger than basic over-the-counter medication. In most countries that's simply illegal.
I'd be really surprised if there would be commercials touting meds you can only get on a doctor's prescription. Advertising shouldn't even be an issue for those; the doctor is supposed to know about them and know what they do, so they can prescribe it to their patients when the need is there. But with those commercials I guess many patients will go to their doctor with the question "I want medicine X", instead of "I'm not feeling well, what's wrong?". And if the doctor refuses, they'll go to the silk road or so to buy them.
And actually for that part I can't blame the pharma companies. They do what they're supposed to do: sell stuff. It's failure of the government, whose job is to regulate this kind of stuff.
I thought Google (used to) do this automatically. By subsequent crawls see whether site had changed since previous visit, and if so increase frequency, if not decrease frequency. A large number of sites, and even more single pages, are completely static after all.
To their defense: they copied the BBC headline. Which of course was pretty poor, as well.
Why bestiality? They're supposed to be persons, not animals. So sex with chimps would not be bestiality. Just make sure you're not doing it with an underaged chimp.
You mean, they can't and won't do anything like that elsewhere, like in the USA?
What defines a pirate site, then? How can I tell? And if a site sells subscriptions for access to the latest movies, it must be legal, right?
How are users to tell whether the site has their copyrights in order, or not?
Downloading is legal in many European countries, and it should be. Someone offers you the material, implying they have the proper rights to distribute it to you (either streaming or as download), so you should be safe.
UK has those freedoms until the UK government decides to rescind it. Oh wait, they did already.
Probably not so much a problem of the cost of the space, good chance that it was more literally. It is really hard to find a single large space in HK, as in one that is large enough to build a Google-scale data centre.
Population of HK is just over 7 mln, and election committee was expanded to 1200 before the latest elections that saw Leung Chun-Ying elected CE. Please get your facts right. And while by far most election committee members are Beijing loyalists, not all are.
Mainland has to be very careful in their manipulating of the HK politics, as the general HK public doesn't like them doing this. They're indeed going quite far nowadays, and the situation is getting out of hand. Protests against this meddling are getting more and more radical as well.
Hong Kong is not China. For all practical purposes it is a different country. Different legal system, different laws, different culture, even different official language.
What the mainland government thinks about the Internet is quite irrelevant on this side of the border. Hong Kong has a very high level of freedom of expression, and our Internet is more free than that of certain "free" countries like the UK with its mandatory "anti-porn" filters.
But CyanogenMod's implementation isn't end-to-end. They instead have integrated crypto in the SMS messaging service of the OS.
The intention is noble: You're not forced to use CyanogenMod's SMS App. You could use Skype or Facebook chat app (as long as the app supports handling SMS in addition to other communication)...
The main problem is easy to spot:
Same for CyanogenMod itself. Who says this addition hasn't been implemented by an NSA employee, backdoor and all?
I know it was very big already