That is a really interesting idea.
That is a really interesting idea.
If the basic income is too low, the "pensioners" are incentivized to vote instead of accepting it.
With due respect, you have no idea what Fascism is. Fascism is basic dictatorship with a nationalist ideology. It features a specific individual, the dictator, who can't be voted out of power and sublimates individuals to the "nation's" need as defined by that dictator.
What I suggested is a cross between democracy and feudalism. A core self-selecting nobility rule by democratic vote. Anyone can join the nobility. A homeless woman on the streets can join the nobility. But there's a monetary incentive not to, to select serfdom and be ruled instead. The "nobility" is incentivized to maintain a high enough basic income for the "serfs" that they continue to choose serfdom.
The key, of course, is choice. Every single individual has a choice.
Personally, I'd be in favor of an optional basic income. The plan is this: You can register to vote or you can register for the basic income. But not both.
When the summary says 'scientists', I mentally see air-quotes around that word.
The reasoning here is faulty.
Yes, information can be teased out of an encrypted connection using packet size and timing information.That's why high-grade encrypted channels use a fixed data rate that doesn't vary with the data being transferred.
Data compression doesn't make this situation particularly worse.
The device is powered by a thin lithium battery slated to last up to three years. So now we have to worry about exploding credit cards as well as phones?
Ho ho! So funny. Dude, seriously, know something about your topic if you want to crack a joke about it. Ignorant jokes are just lame.
Lithium batteries are not rechargeable and aren't reported to explode. Lithium Ion batteries don't explode under normal use. They don't explode at all, that's hyperbole. They do catch fire when over-charged or shorted.
Lithium batteries will eventually leak acid, damaging things nearby. But not until well after they go dead..
Java is a memory safe language. Great error handling too. The language does so many things right, it's scary.
Intermediate result: java attracts incompetent programmers who find that their java code doesn't outright crash the way their C code tends to. Because their code works, more or less, it becomes hard for a non-programmer manager to tell the difference between a java guru and an incompetent boob.
Final result: most java code is utter crap riddled with errors compared to typical C code.
Important to note it's a C-64C, not an original C-64. The original C-64 had inadequate ventilation and tended to burn out with a few years of heavy use.
We do need to be more local in our thinking. Liberty is not found in numbers larger than one.
This is completely wrong. Opponents of global warming find their basis here:
1. A single counter-example disproves a theory.
2. Improper abstraction of limited experimental data. The experiments, where sound, are used to draw broader conclusions than the parameters of the experiment support.
3. Misuse of statistics massage the collected data to the researchers' desired conclusions.
4. The "what's your theory?" fallacy. Opponents of a theory are not required to offer a coherent alternative to demonstrate errors and fallacies in the one proposed. That something is the only theory does not make it a correct theory.
5. Politicization of the theory severely hampers efforts at falsification. Theories which cannot be falsified have left the realm of science altogether.
6. Time and prediction. Much of the theory of global warming hangs on computer models which have not survived the test of time. A predictive model should have very different outcomes depending on data input, and then sufficient following years of data should be input with predicted results matching the observed results. This hasn't happened. There is no model from a decade ago which accurately predicts today's observations based on the last 10 years' inputs.
As an ISP you're already required to report address allocation information to the regional registry who makes the associations publicly available. The police know whether they're looking for ISP staff or a customer when they show up at the door because as an ISP you published enough information for them to make that determination.
I'm with Charter on this. There's a cost associated with customers that use random equipment instead of your preferred equipment and there's a cost associated with having to plan around customer-owned equipment when making changes to your sytem. It's unlikely this cost is meaningfully less than what charter pays for the equipment it provides customers.
I 100% support requiring charter to allow customers to use their own equipment but if they're already doing that then the FCC should back off.
If you're dumb enough to run a Tor exit node, you deserve to be slapped around a bit at 6:00 am. How are the police supposed to know the difference between your illegal activity and the illegal activity you intentionally conspired to facilitate?
All constants are variables.