— My ISP
— I run my own DNS
They imply it only collects the public data available-- not the private data. It is therefore only useful as a tool to make associations with, and make inferences, using otherwise beniegn data points.
The fact this is publicly available data is key here. An NPR article I heard earlier wasn't clear on that fact. If it's simply data mining what is already out in the public, I can see how it wouldn't be valuable. If it has some sort of high level access that can see conversations marked private, that's a different story.
I was expecting a Warrant canary.
Yes, this is a poor choice of words. Canaries are used to detect outside influences. That is not what this is. Google is testing on these volunteers. Everyone knows a test subject is a guinea pig. Therefore, this is actually a "guinea pig channel".
The jobs aren't going away because people here are being replaced by better technology, the jobs are going away here because people are being replaced by workers in other countries who can work for less. These actions are of course being rewarded by the boards of the companies who are doing this.
Simply not true. Improvements in automation have made it more economical to automate than to send jobs overseas.
Also, the world doesn't have an endless supply of people willing to work for pennies. Sooner or later, people in developing countries will demand a higher standard of living. When that happens, labor costs increase dramatically.
...unless enough interested people have the same hardware to work on it together.
An article earlier this year revealed that 70 security camera vendors are using the same hardware. The firmware is compatible between all of them.
It ends up being one step away from "a wizard did it."
The ending is a bit thin. At least there was foreshadowing. It wasn't like they wrote the whole movie, couldn't figure out an ending and just said "Deus Ex Machina" and it was over.
You can breath the air, hunt/gather food, drink readily available water, and easily fashion a shelter in the Americas. None of the this can be done on mars.
On the bright side, there are no native Martians to contend with.
What is the difference if you are not prepared? Will you fail at it?
I tried to kill myself by jumping off of a building, but I can't even do that right. I ended up doing a double back flip and landing on my feet. On the street next to me were two kittens. One turned to the other and said, "See, that's how it's done."
Slight spin on an old Steven Wright joke.
I would love to volunteer, but don't want to abandon my kids.
That is why I loved the movie interstellar. It's one of the main conflicts in the film.
When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.