Wake me when he DOES something.
It doesn't thrill me to say this, but I still think it's going to be true. I'll set that alarm clock to wake you in January 2025 when Trump's successor gets sworn in. By the way, Trump's base is arguing for him that because "everybody" is against him that he hasn't had time do anything yet and it's not his fault. And yes, even if he destroys health care and his tax cuts ruin the US economy, he'll still get re-elected.
People are vegan for different reasons. Some are vegan for health reasons, Some are vegan for the environment, but most are vegan because they are against killing animals that feel pain.
Actually I think you mean this:
I've known vegetarians who fit your reasons, but vegans are basically vegetarians' crazy cousins who nobody wants to talk about. People rarely become vegan because they are against killing animals. They'd be vegetarians in that case. They become vegans because they've gone off the deep end of the non-meat eaters segment of people.
So a pirated music file is worth tens of thousands of dollars, but a persons confidential medical history is worth $1.43
The major reason this is true is that a small number of cases with delusional defendants and incompetent lawyers lost big time. I'm too lazy to look up her name, but there is some lady who lost 3 times in court and every loss ended up being worse than the one before. She basically admitted in court that she shared the files in question and the last time she went she had law school students (no joke) as her lawyers. The students talked smack before the trial about how it was going to be a slam dunk to win it and they got her her worst loss ever. The cases I've known where defendants won was when they had good lawyers and they denied personally sharing the files in question. One case involved a guy who ran a home for senior citizens and his lawyers showed that the wifi there wasn't secured and the plaintiffs couldn't explicitly prove that he and only he could be responsible for the files being shared. Ever major loss I've ever read about involved defendants who admitted that they shared the files, refused to settle the case outside of court for a fraction of what they ended up paying with a loss in court, and basically seemed to think they would win in court simply because
Yet when these things are talked about in the US, it seems like they are job killing ideas coming from the devil himself.
I'm an American and I've traveled extensively around the world. Trust me. When we get those, they will indeed be job killers that come from the devil. America isn't like anywhere else, including Canada. You should see the stuff in my Facebook feed from my Republican friends. They are convinced that huge numbers of people, like maybe half the USA, is on welfare and/or food stamps and refuses to work. And they're cheering as the Republicans are currently trying to destroy health care because they think it might lower their costs a little (it won't) and they truly believe that the 20+ million people that will lose health insurance overnight will have no effect on the economy and they'll never go to the ER (where the taxpayer picks up the tab) and apparently will just die and get out of the way. The lack of compassion in America these days from Republican supporters is off the charts. George W Bush tried compassionate conservatism and he's widely ridiculed within the party now. McDonalds in the USA won't put those in to improve service. They'll put them in to get rid of employees. Just watch.
Did actually watch the segment? First of all, the woman does not health insurance so she has to pay the full amount of whatever she is going to be charged. One of the benefits of having health insurance is that the insurance company negotiated rates for you already. Some costs without insurance are ridiculous. Second, $8,000 is what the woman was quoted to her. She said that's her cost in an interview reported by Al Jazeera. How did Oliver lie? Or are you being disingenuous?
One of the tactics of the American right (ie. Republicans) is to insist that everybody in the country now has much costlier insurance with less coverage and different doctors "thanks to Obamacare". My insurance costs were going up before Obamacare and they've gone up after, but I've seen no proof that they weren't going up anyway without it. And I've had no coverage changes or been forced to change doctors at all. One of my best friends (small businessman) admitted that he and his family have saved a lot of money on insurance (for themselves) since Obamacare yet he hates Obama with a passion and insists he was the world president ever. People believe what they want to believe.
If it's "Far from autonomous", they shouldn't be calling it autopilot.
Seems like an appropriate name, actually. A plane on autopilot also just keeps course and altitude, but doesn't fly around storms, or start an automatic landing procedure when fuel is running low.
If you'd like to try an experiment and you work in a reasonably large office, pick 10 of your co-workers at random and ask them to explain to you what autopilot on a plane does. I bet that at least 7 out of 10 will claim that autopilot can land the plane and possibly other things that it doesn't really do. Given how the average person probably doesn't actually understand the name correctly, it wasn't a good choice.
The feline brain is very similar in structure to the human brain, only obviously a lot smaller.
And a lot stupider. Insert obligatory joke about _______ voter here. But seriously, I used to work with a guy who was one of those "crazy cat people". I think he has had as many as 8 cats at a time living with him. Calling him a fan of cats is really an understatement. And I remember him saying that while he loved cats, they were in general pretty stupid and dogs, of which he had zero, were a lot more intelligent.
There will probably be some things we assume are easy which will still elude us in 50 years (like flying cars). But most things we think will take 100 years will probably take less than 20.
I get that you said "most". One exception sadly seems to be space exploration. I'm pretty sure if we could go back in to, let's say, 1965 and get President Johnson and the very top NASA and private industry space experts in a room and told them the following:
"I've got good news and bad. The good news is that we're going to get men on the moon in 1969 and bring them safely back multiple times. (Sounds of cheers from the room)
The bad news is that the last time we'll go will be 1972 and we won't try again and the next 45 years after that will mostly be spent dealing with one space station (much less impressive in reality then you're likely to expect it to be) and we will be decades, at absolute best, from ever going back to the moon, let along putting someone on Mars."
It's hard for me to imagine any one of those people would believe the bad news part of that, yet here we are.
It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.