Executives and senior managers got their bonuses, and the line staff ultimately got the shaft.
That having been said, for this election, Trump is probably the worst 'worst case' I've seen in the US in a long, long time. as much as I'd like to see someone like the Greens gain stature, The risk of trump getting in is (IMHO), too disturbing to advocate a third party vote in this election (at least, not for president. For congress is an entirely different matter).
In this case, doing harm was the intent of the machine and/or it's programming. As such, the maker is clearly responsible. If the harm was unintended/unexpected and there were no clear negligence, then I'd have a completely different conversation on this.
Things get more difficult as you get further away from the original source, but -- generally speaking -- if the result is generally what you intended from an action (or series of actions), then it's pretty clear that you're responsible. This is even true where there is a human intermediary. If I pay a hitman to kill my ex wife, I can still be arrested for first degree murder -- even if he kills the wrong person by mistake.
The privacy of private information that Google has access to needs to remain sacrosanct or there will be a huge pile of people walking away from Google.
That's interesting because you haven't provided any details about the subjects for which he is supposedly spreading ignorance. It looks to me like a symptom of you, yourself, being a victim of ignorance spreading about Sanders.
Have you been to his site to examine what his actual principles and platforms are?
That's because Sanders is spreading ignorance.
Doesn't have to just be scientific knowledge that you can spread ignorance about.
Which Western democracy should an American conservative move to if they are afraid of Obama's policies and want to move somewhere more in line with Republican ideals?
The most popular answer to his question was from Gene Spafford (apparently a frequent contributor), who pretty much ripped the presumptions of the question apart. His final suggestions: Yemen and Afghanistan. Of course, you'd probably have to convert to Islam to take full advantage of the religious orientation of the governments there, bug beggars can't be choosers.
From a financial prospective, it's also harder to lock in LFTR plants to your fuel source. The fuel for Uranium plants is very specific, so you can say "buy your fuel from us, or your plants go BOOM." Thorium plants, on the other hand, can (and should) reprocess their fuel on site, and just need to replenish the spent thorium to keep going... Not a good source of continuous high-margin sales for a plant manufacturer like Uranium plants are.
..... There is no point in backing wind/solar with ordinary hydro because you might as well just use the ordinary hydro and forget the wind/solar.
No. You use the wind/solar instead of hydro when they're available. This preserves the Hydro as on-demand for peak times and/or when wind/solar are unavailable. If wind/solar are ever more than enough to handle the region's power, then you can look at pumping storage, but we're nowhere near that point right now.
Not that I think it's a bad idea, or anything -- It's just not as big a deal as it might seem, unless you compare this to their normal prices to call Belgium.
H1Bs for third-world workers are sometimes just a step above indentured servitude.
Even if there were a 9/11 class attack in the US every year, it wouldn't hold a candle to drunk driving deaths. -- but drunk driving deaths don't make the news because they're so common. It's the fallacy of the news cycle -- to be national news it has to be rare. More common threats of tragic death don't make the news because they've become so blase.
If we're going to have our civil rights watered down, it should, at the very least, be because of a real threat. The courts should be asked to set aside the news reports and demand that the FBI quantify the reality of the threat compared to normal everyday issues. If apple is forced to create this app, the app and it's ilk are going to creep into everyday use by law enforcement and other entities -- here, Russia, China, Iran, Syria and pretty much every dictatorship you can think of.
Would you consider it justified to force Apple to create this app and set this precedent to investigate a drunk driver?? Even though a drunk driver is far more of a threat to you and your family? It's time to put this whole terrorism hysteria into proper perspective. We shouldn't continue to allow it to be used to nibble away at our freedoms until there is nothing left -- especially for a 'threat' that is more of a PR issue than a statistical reality.
The solution of problems is the most characteristic and peculiar sort of voluntary thinking. -- William James