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Comment First amendment ? WTH ? (Score 5, Informative) 109

First amendment does not stop human from having to go trial as witness, at worst you can invoke the fifth, to not incriminate yourself (in case you are the criminal). Standing to trial has nothing to do with the government making law saying your opinion must be squashed, otherwise human would keep taking the first to avoid delivering data on a search warrant .

Comment Age onset is 10 to late teenage (Score 2) 238

While it is true that *some* patient will have an age onset of psychopathology later in life (e.g. 40 to 50 is the number I see most popping up as secondary peak), the majority will have an age onset between 17 and 20, because that's the period of growth of the brain where it is vulnerable. Usually later in life it is poorly understood , as it seems to come from a different etiology. e.g. See here for onset statistic for example of schizophrenia as one psychopathology : http://www.schizophrenia.com/p... (A typological model of schizophrenia based on age at onset, sex and familial morbidity. Acta Psychyatric Scandinavica 89, 135-141 (1994).)

As such the study is not flawed, since the onset for most psychopathology is early age. Now if you were talking for other pathology, senescence related, like dementia or Alzheimer , you would have a point, but this is NOT what the study is about.

Comment Supreme court disagree (Score 2) 191

It has long been a standing point of the supreme court that when the word citizen is used, it refers to American citizen only, but when people is used, it refers to everybody including and not limited to visitors and illegals. Which is why illegals still have rights, even if it is not all of them.

Comment You can reduce inequality two way (Score 1) 476

* you can draw everybody to the bottom with a catastrophe

* or you can try to give opportunities to people to draw them up

While it is very easy to see why method 1 will reduce inequalities (everybody is dead is also reducing inequalities to zero) but it is quite clear that in our modern societies we strive to point 2, which is something relatively new compared to history.

Comment Difference (Score 1) 311

Power tool, steam engine and the like were created long before the applications expanded to industry, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... , but there is nothing of the sort being there NOW for automation. Further, past improvement are not a prediction for future improvement. There is an excellent chance with the automation we see that there will be NO replacement. Secondly , tapes are not a good examples as they are format shifting, they do not curb consumption, and only the various music and film industry pretended it would cause their industries damage, and I think it was mostly to get copyright prolongation , and frankly the plan worked.

The more important point, is that if we have now robot to automate the "dumb" jobs, then there is no new "dumb" job which cannot be automated. And that is where your reasoning break down. They may be new educated job, but the one requiring no training no education, will not come back. Think about it. Why would you use a person if automation has gone so far to replace the older jobs ? Only if the new stuff cannot be done by automation and that exclude the same category of job automated. Therefor such job will not come back.

Comment That is strange (Score 1) 952

I already thought it did not apply to foreigner, in fact I remember it because of exchange PNR problem : the EU wanted reassurance on the data privacy because the privacy act did not apply to foreigner... ? What's different now ??


The tensions between Washington and Brussels are mainly caused by a lesser level of data protection in the US, especially since foreigners do not benefit from the US Privacy Act of 1974.

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