according to H.R. Haldeman the Nixon administration saw heroin as a tool for disenfranchising blacks and pot as a tool for disenfranchising 'hippies'.
of course the disparate rates of drug sentencing made disenfranchising vast numbers of black citizens a huge part of the actual effect of cannabis hysteria so it is likely a part of why the policy has continued so long.
exactly, fake news works because people see it shared by their friends on facebook etc and trust it because of that.
fool one person, have them infect some friends with their gullible folly and then it can spread as a chain reaction though large groups of people
If my name was William Robert White I could put that on a job application rather than Billy Bob White.
I probably would in a situation where I was worried the diminutive of my name might get treated like the actual name Jamal.
There is still plenty of room for improvements with specialized design and software even if physics is limiting the improvements in general purpose cpus.
New interconnect technology like on chip photonics, specialized hardware like artificial neurons, and new software designs to take advantage of new capabilities provide plenty of room for future growth.
Even if hardware stays still there is plenty of improvement to be made in algorithms, coding and working with ever larger networks.
I'm betting on A.I. and autonomous cars.
This is just the sort of disruptive paradigm that all business should follow.
We're opening a new store, to get it established you're going to give away your stuff through us.
"Only a brain-damaged operating system would support task switching and not make the simple next step of supporting multitasking." -- George McFry