A major part of Opera's complaint was explicitly the "Embrace, Extend and Extinguish" strategy in conjunction with bundling. It seems this argument is now often forgotten in news and discussions.
The problem is more complex than "Oh, don't be anal, what's so terrible about bundling, you gotta have bundling." Can't you remember our discussions? How a monopolist breaking standards hurts us all?
Stanislaw Lem said it best (regarding SF). And it was something like this: When we look for alien life far away we are really looking for life similar to us, because we want to extend the boundaries of Earth. The aliens could be a little different from us, so we have something to look up to/down on, but we are only interested in what is basically our mirror. He also said truly alien life would be completely unfathomable. If someone can do a better job quoting him, feel free to correct me.
I guess there are similarities to the basic premises in real-life science you mentioned.
You might wonder why TFA calls a 100m-radio telescope 'giant'. That's because the radio telescope Effelsberg is fully steerable and was/nearly is the largest such telescope.
It's also a pretty cool sight when you drive through this quaint hilly region and suddenly come across this friggin' huge satellite dish. (Pic in German version of article gives better overview.)
Thank you. You motivated me to read the paper.
"Swapping did not happen when the touches were dissimilar."
"Increased stress was measured when threatening the foreign body with knives."
If the Washington Post had included sth. like these at the appropriate places, it would have greatly improved the article. We often lament the public's lack of basic understanding of scientific methodology, don't we? (And we lament slashdotters who post before following links, I know.)
If I understand the discussion in the paper correctly, they could trick the mind because it takes shortcuts (it uses historical information as presuppositions) when assembling the whole experience of the body image. I wonder how well the swapping works when they modify the foreign body (with longer legs, a tail, etc.), or the apparent laws/parameters of physics it is subjected to. My guess is the latter has the best chance of working.
Still, I cannot imagine the experience of body-swapping. Sounds exciting.
Uh, if the crime was commited on US soil, it is the jurisdiction of where the crime was comitted. The FBI had to resort to such tactics because for whatever reason the German Authorities could not capture this person.
But as the GP mentioned (source Wired), he was sentenced by a German court. (I presume he appeared in court.)
IMO it does not matter where you say the crime was committed -- not according to German law. If German law defines an action as a crime, a German citizen can be held accountable by German jurisdiction no matter where on Earth he committed it (and no matter if it's a crime according to foreign law).
And since there has been talk about extradition: The German constitution does not allow a German citizen to be extradited except to a EU country or an international court of justice.
IANAL; however, if the parent is informative, then I'm an idiot. A plausible possibility, but I'd appreciate an explanation.
I suspected as much; thanks for your answer.
Still, ain't it super computers can help mathematicians?
Insert similies where applicable.
Not sure how that helps. *shrugs* But okay.
Are you retarded like a braindead gorilla?? Of course it will be the last letter you try.. Why on earth would you keep guessing after you have got the correct character?? Then you would be like a drunken anteater!!
Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"