Why do you have Windows hosts on the public-facing Internet??? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT PROFOUNDLY STUPID THING?!???!?
Neurons always fire faster than sensory input data can arrive. That's the root of intrinsic brain activity.
Everything you see, hear, feel, smell, and taste comes from predictions made from your past experience. These predictions are then compared to sensory input from the outside world and if they're wrong, the brain adjusts. This all happens outside of awareness. This is called the predictive coding model of brain activity.
Hallucination is just a special case in which sensory input is ignored in favor of predictions. Same thing for dreams and daydreaming.
>You're over thinking it. People in general are poor at risk assessment.
Sorry, I think you're under-thinking it.
>You don't need to feel agony of an accident to know you don't want to be in one.
True, but not really the point. If we could feel agony by imagining it, I suspect we'd be a lot more careful in the car.
People continue to use their cell phones while driving because of a limitation of our biology. Here's a quick demonstration.
Imagine right now that you're petting a dog. Can you see (in your mind's eye) the dog's face? Can you "feel" the fur against your fingers and the dog's breath against your face? Can you "hear" the dog panting in your head? Most people can, easily. Your brain is great at simulating these sensations through imagination.
Now, try to imagine agony. Imagine the physical feeling of crashing your car at high speed, because you were on your stupid cell phone. Can you actually experience the agony of your destroyed body in your mind? The answer (for almost everybody) is no. Your brain is very bad at imagining/simulating internal feeling. Our brains are wired that way. So we continue driving with cell phones, even though we know the risks.
These ideas were inspired by the book, "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain," by Lisa Feldman Barrett, chapter 4, "The Origin of Feeling." https://www.amazon.com/How-Emo...
"Another Earth" is not only a great SF movie, but IMHO was the best film of 2011. Great characters, intriguing story, thought-provoking ending. Anyone who hasn't seen it is missing a real treat.
However, throughout the entire production and post-production process, Joel has sent out updates to all the Kickstarter backers explaining that, if MST3K proves successful, Netflix may pick it up for another season. But in order for that to happen, Netflix needs to see that the viewing numbers would support such an investment. Therefore, he has firmly but respectfully asked backers not to share their downloadable copies with anyone. Since you claim that no torrents of the season are available, it would appear his request has, so far, been honored.
...Which is, kind of, y'know, what we've been saying the model should be all this time, right? Respect the artist's work and wishes? Well, so far, it looks like that's what's happening, so he can keep doing it.
You are in seriously [sic] need of some perspective.
I *HAVE* perspective, you twit.
I was around when Canter and Siegel "discovered" spamming, and suddenly the burden of deflecting what became billions of unwanted, exploitative, obnoxious emails fell upon the end-users, the people least equipped to deal with it. (And no, spam is by no means a, "solved problem," or a large chunk of Barracuda Networks' business would no longer exist.)
Mark my words: If BK and its ad agency aren't smacked for this, hard, it will get worse very quickly. Every media source will become an attack vector. And sophists such as you will dryly intone, "Get better security," fully aware that that aphorism will solve nothing.
BK crossed that line. They need to be smacked.
If you had a gun in your house that went off every time someone on tv said "shoot" would you blame the film maker?
If the filmmaker put "Shoot" in the film with the express intention of making my gun go off -- even after I took affirmative steps to keep it from happening -- then... YES. I would unhesitatingly toss their ass in prison for negligent firearm discharge and/or sue them for everything they've got.
Sophistry such as yours is what led to this problem. Leaving your front door unlocked does not absolve a thief from stealing or misappropriating your property. While your insurance carrier may have something to say about how much of the loss they'll cover, the fact of the theft is not erased; the thief will still be charged with a crime.
Burger King made unauthorized use of computing resources that did not belong to them. In this respect, they are no different from any other spammer or purveyor of malware, and their act should be regarded in that light. Computer intrusion laws are fairly clear on this point: Only the system's owner gets to decide what constitutes authorized use. Abusing weak security in the name of delivering a fscking TV ad cannot by any reasonable, honest measure be described as authorized, and Burger King's actions both before and after the fact likewise cannot be said to be inadvertent or accidental.
Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984