CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
I wish more people had your attitude. Yes we have many problems that need to be worked on, but things could be much worse. I wish we COULD get more participation from the citizenry. The interest just isn't there. We seem to be too busy trying to keep things together (working to keep up on bills, trying to spend quality time with our families, trying to find some quality time for ourselves, etc.) to dedicate any significant time to something like public service. So we let those who want to spend that time do it and we wind up with many who are in it for all the wrong reasons (money, power, fame, etc.) running our cities, states, & country. To be fair, there are plenty of good people in our governments. There just aren't enough of them.
Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans
Strong magnetic fields have also been linked to brain tumors. There is still some argument about that, though. I can't remember if there has been any definitive answers.
U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
I am really surprised by the number of people supporting this. I wonder how many would support having to wear one themselves.
You can rationalize it for nearly any occupation. Politicians should have to wear one 24 hours a day. I am sick of having to hear about off-duty antics and the subsequent investigations. With a camera, it would be simple to ascertain whether he/she slept with him/her. Someone already mentioned teachers. The list could go on and on.
At this rate, apparently we will not be safe until everyone is wearing a camera all the time.
If this is the price, I don't want to be safe.
Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind
"You will be simulated."
Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars
No. The submitter finished early
Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?
First World, Third World...Why don't we ever hear anything about the Second World?
Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD
This is more than "just being a kid." We all have to cope with boredom. Expecting things to be customized to our particular level of interest in unrealistic. I have been ADHD since childhood and it causes problems from time to time. Fortunately, I work at a job that has plenty of distractions as part of the job. Hopefully, I usually remember to get back to the tasks I have been distracted from. I tried the drug solution for awhile and it did make me more able to concentrate, but I didn't like the stifling of my creative side. ADHD/ADD are real but often overdiagnosed.
The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension
It's what makes "Ludicrous Speed" possible.
Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered
Imagine the size of the Beer Can to barbecue it!!
Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'
Can't eat the plants either! Everything on this planet has an impact on everything else on the planet (and beyond). Extinctions happened prior to mankind's arrival and will continue long after we, ourselves, are extinct. I'm not saying we shouldn't try to be responsible in using resources, but we should live our lives.
Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes
Kind of like us animals. After an injury we have limited options to choose from. Just seeing which "preset" works the best.
Harvesting Energy From Humidity
and you can create X-rays by rapidly unrolling scotch tape in a vaccuum. I don't see conventional X-Ray machines, let alone CT scanners, leaving the scene to make way for "Scotch Tape" X-Rays. I also don't see me getting rid of my USB charging cord to make way for dehumidifier chargers. It is interesting that people have found these things out though. It gives me hope that there is still enough inquisitive nature left for true innovation.
US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles
We are going to allow ourselves to be regulated into oblivion.
US Pushing Local Police To Keep Quiet On Cell-Phone Surveillance Technology
Liberties have always been sacrificed to presumably enhance security. Every day we are bombarded with news about how vulnerable we are. Government takes advantage of this. They sell us on sacrificing (what seems to be) trivial liberties to make us safer. Look at how our children don't think twice about being behind a locked fence at school. That is supposed to make them safer. I think that environment will make them quite comfortable in prison camps. I think we need to take security seriously, but not rely on the government (at any level) to provide it. No matter what measures we take, bad things will happen and people will get hurt and killed.
I remember my dad telling me that locks only keep the honest people out. Come to think about it, maybe that is why the government is always able to get in...Even when measures are taken to keep them out.
Xanadu Software Released After 54 Years In the Making
"...If seven maids with seven mops swept it for half a year, do you suppose..."
Whom Must You Trust?
I was reading this to find out how to determine whom to trust. I didn't learn much on that topic (Basically, trust no one.) I did, however, learn plenty about "who vs whom."
US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU
Government is a leaving, breathing thing. It subsists on liberties. The more liberties it consumes, the bigger it gets. The bigger it gets, the more liberties it needs. It has no sense of moderation and will consume liberties until there no more. Then it will die. Then, like the Phoenix, another will rise from the ashes and start the whole process again.
13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed
Here there be dragons. Lots of them.
FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate
There are those who know what is best for all of us. When they see mere mortals doing something that doesn't fit in with their world view, they decide to do something about it. I worked with a guy who thought no one should drive faster than 55mph. He got great satisfaction from not moving aside for anyone trying to pass him. This guy thought people shouldn't use their phones and drive. He probably got great satisfaction from depriving people of their signal. Remember, we are all control freaks to some extent.
Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?
I think we are capable of that without the assistance of artificial intelligence.
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