The Science of Solitary Confinement
This story and comments remind me of a Short Story by Anton Chekov. The story was called "The Bet". It is worth reading if you are interested in this subject.
Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again
The most powerful and least productive group today. You could produce the best product in the world, but if you cut off the "middle man" you won't be able to sell it.
EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020
If that is true, than someone leaked it. They should be found and tried for treason. Isn't that what happens to people who let the public know how the government is ......
You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future
"...or are consumers going to just get screwed in the long run?"
I can see it now:
Me: It is cold and those heated seats would be nice now. Maybe I can just pay a monthly rate during the winter.
Car Company: I'm sorry but that option requires a 1 year contract.
How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo In Space History
It certainly was a different time then. Today, there would be much ado about this. A government project with the main players reading a religious text? No way that would work today.
Scientists Boost the "Will To Persevere" With Current To the Brain
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." - widely attributed to Albert Einstein.
When does persistence become insanity?
62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks
Although I do not fit in this demographic and now do the majority of my reading on my Kindle, I, too, prefer printed books. There are plenty of good things about ebooks. I particularly like the portability and built in dictionary. In spite of the conveniences that ebooks offer, I still prefer the FEEL of a real printed book. As a result, I have a good collection on my Kindle and an overloaded bookshelf.
Company Wants To Put Power Plants In the Sky
We don't need flying wind energy harvesters. Let's just put windmills close to trees and then encourage the trees to wave their branches as continuously and vigorously as possible.
Microsoft Azure Platform Certified "Secure" By Department of Defense
I think Microsoft should advertise this. Outside hackers will love the challenge. Locks only keep the honest people out.
GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings
I just don't understand the glamorization of violence. I mean it obviously has its entertainment value (action movies, etc.), but to actually play the part of the horrible criminals depicted in this game just doesn't speak very highly of us. My son brought this game home with one of his friends. I was dismayed at how much they enjoyed this kind of role playing. I banned it from my house and explained how I felt about it to my son, but I have no doubt he plays it at his friends.
Huge Canyon Discovered Under Greenland Ice
I was hoping there would be a decent answer to this question. I was curious about the answer and this explains it best to me.
UW Researchers Demonstrate First Direct Communication Between Human Brains
Resistance is futile...........
New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise
You're just scared to.
Or maybe you've just given up and can't believe that things could be better/different. Change can be scary because while it is always different it isn't always better.
San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet-Mounted Cameras For Firefighters
The Press is chiding the Fire Department for not allowing Helmet Cameras. They claim the department and the public would benefit from the Helmet Cameras. They fail to mention that they, the press, also benefit, especially if something dramatic (some injury or death) is recorded.
Court: NRC In Violation For Not Ruling On Yucca Mountain
Some people just don't get that concept. Some people do get that concept but just don't care. Some people get that concept and care but feel helpless to do anything about it. Some people get that concept, care, feel capable of doing something about it but become part of the problem. I hope that we don't give away so much that we cannot bring back the balance peacefully.
US To Standardize Car App/communication Device Components
One of the most "non-standard" standards. The government will be involved. Corporations will be involved each trying to make their product unique while still meeting the "Standard" making communication difficult. It will be like the medical electronic records. Everything meeting the HL7 and DICOM standards and still not communicating with other systems that meet the same "Standard". If this has any chance of success, they will have to follow the Banking model. Banks communicate well with other (or at least that has been my experience). Besides, you can mess with people's health, life, and safety, but you do NOT mess with their money!
Snowden Gave 15,000 Documents to Glenn Greenwald; Obama Cancels Russia Summit
I guess I have read too much or too little about the "Snowden Issue". I can't find where he disclosed anything vital. As far as I know he didn't sell any military secrets (troop locations & make up). No selling of weapons, defensive or offensive. I also can't find where he sold any cryptographic or cryptoanalytic technology. As far as I can tell, he told people that an agency of the U.S. Government was collecting information about communications of US citizens and Non-US citizens without their knowledge. How does this make him a traitor?
Apple and Amazon End Lawsuit Over the Term 'App Store'
Reminds me of Steven Wright: Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? The guy who wrote that song wrote everything.
FBI Admits To Domestic Surveillance Drone Use
1. Many people are not really bothered by this or the NSA's monitoring/data collection. The attitude of "I am doing nothing wrong so I have nothing to hide" seems to be the root of this one.
2. "Dianne Feinstein, who is also chair of the Senate intelligence committee, said the issue of drones worried her far more than telephone and internet surveillance, which she believes are subject to sufficient legal oversight." What is "sufficient legal oversight?"
How much are we, the people, going to subjugate ourselves to our "government of, by, & for the people?"
A Database of Brains
The DICOM "Standard" is not all that "standard". There so many tags and semi-duplications. You can have two machines using different sections to accomplish similar things and not be able to communicate completely. I work with Medical Imaging and have had several issues with DICOM data being incompatible. We have two DICOM image viewers and sometimes I can't get a DICOM CD to load to one viewer but the other viewer handles it just fine.
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