unclear how or if the Trump administration intends to respond
No doubt by trying to undermine or repeal the First Amendment. Pesky thing's always getting in Trump's way.
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That's fine until they drive into you because, well, they haven't seen you because they're not looking where they're going.
Or until you drive into someone else because you're looking in your mirror to see where the inattentive fool has gone.
No single answer to this one. Except perhaps whatever you choose to do, be safe about it and don't drive like a twat just because someone else is.
The people responsible for driving these things on the road should be highly qualified.
And, if data entry while driving is a requirement, hire someone else to do that, instead of putting the driver in the situation where you practically require them to be distracted.
Yeah of course Uber will say publically the driver should be fully concentrating and in control at all times, while management is privately hammering their lone drivers to do two conflicting jobs at once. Scummy cunts of the highest order.
Not a blank screen though, is it. It's the car windscreen (or Leftpondian "windshield") and the safety driver should be observing it just as if they're really driving the car.
I remember an angle to this was that Uber required their safety drivers to do a bunch of other stuff while the car was driving - filing reports and so on. Not clear if that argument was voided, or if the prosecutors just decided it's easier to go after the driver than the company with billion dollar backers.
But regardless, if your job is a safety driver you concentrate on the road at all times. Don't do other shit behind the wheel. You know, just like you should when actually driving.
If Uber want other stuff done, don't do it. If they complain you've not done it, remind them the safety driver's number one job is to cover Uber's arse from errors made by the automated system, i.e. killing pedestrians, because that really doesn't play well in the court of public opinion.
If they still insist, quit and report them for egregious safety violations. Easier said than done, I know. But better than killing someone just so you could keep your shitty job. And from the initial reports it was a shitty job. To much to do, no time to get it done safely, pressue from management to do it anyway, leading to exactly this situation.
Letter O is common enough in UK vehicle registrations. One of my past cars' registration ended MRO.
UK number-plate format rules do allow a letter O to appear in specific sections of the registration. Permitted sections depend on the format rules for the registration year of the car. The format rules used to change roughly every 20 years to allow for more registrations.
The current format rules are good for 50 years, and, again, allow letter O in specifc sections of the registration.
Isn't this standard politics for a politician and/or party expecting to lose?
Fuck things up so much the next administration has spend their term undoing the damage and further disenchanting the voters, causing that administration to get kicked out at the subsequent election.
It's probably not morons that invent this. They know full well how crap it is. They are deliberately making junk products that are just viable enough for a lot of gullible morons to buy them and believe they're secure. In that they don't fall apart while still in their packaging. This crap costs pennies to make and they have massive markups.
Too many people today have no idea how stuff works now, or what is needed to make something physically secure, and are quite willing to believe whatever they see on TV, internet, Facebook or whatever.
No, I'd say the inventers/sellers are smart enough to notice the world is full of gullible morons, and cynical enough to manipulate them for profit.
These things exist solely to part fools from their money, not to actually secure anything.
Goes with the progressive dumbing down of society. If schools taught kids to actually think critically about things, even better if parents taught their kids to think critically about things, shit like this would be a lot harder to pass off as viable.
Just because it has been enforced doesn't make it right.
And in your example the prosecution has to prove it was me driving my car, and not someone else. Burden of proof is on the prosectution, not the defendant. At least in this decreasingly civilised part of the world. For now.
Yes, the cops will give me a hard time and I'll have to provide a strong alibi or evidence that I wasn't involved, but it's still on the prosecution to prove I was driving.
But all this is deviating from the point that an IP address alone should never be considered reliable evidence of someone's involvement or culpability.
I call that an unenforcable contract clause.
Given that many domestic routers are controlled by the ISP not the service user(s), and the frequent discovery of router security holes, as well as the ability to discover, connect to and compromise a router from outside a service user's property, there's no way a user could provably be liable for what happens at their router.
Nope, not realy. It won't prevent an infected-but-unknown-to-the-system person entering the high-risk venue and spreading the virus inside. It justs enables tracing everyone after the fact.
False sense of security, and potentially the thin end of a perpetual tracked-by-the-state wedge. But hey, it's Singapore. Something like that'd never be considered here. Wait... No. Of course it would.
Could just carry and use some handgel. Use it after you touch something. Won't take long to become habit.
Bluetooth proximity is simply the most convenient option available to approximate mass contact tracing. It's probably the one thing most people have on them that can talk with other things.
Is it perfect? Of course not.
Will it work for everyone? Of course not.
Is it super accurate? Again, of course not.
But it's probably good enough to cover 70-80% of a population. Get an alert, get tested, isolate until you get the test result. Testing of course is where it all falls apart, because here in the UK it seems nigh impossible to book a test now (trying all day to book one for my 10 year old son - absolutely nothing available).
Squash it enough*, say inside some kind of exotic high-strain metamaterial, and the theory is it should become superconducting a room temperature.
Such a material is metastable at best, and likely to undergo highly explosive RUD with the slightest defect in the containment material. This has been shown with the diamond anvil experiments. Stable under the vast anvil pressure, but relax the pressure and boom.
* For some vast, currently unachievable value of "enough". Think a lithium-ion battery or hand grenade is explosive? IThey'd be like firing a cap gun in comparison. The strain energy stored in the containment metamaterial would be many orders of magnitude greater, not to mention the compression energy stored in the metallic hydrogen.
Well, for instance they could add it to corporation tax. Costs saved by outsourcing, and not invested by employing in this country, could be made to count as profit - a profit attracting a higher rate than other pre-tax profits made in the UK.
Where there's a will and sime imagination, there's a way.
All taxes are passed on to the end customer. DST was never gonna be any different. Not without it being written into law that DST must be paid from profits, and there can be no price increases of any kind to compensate for profit reductions due to DST.
Which obviously was never happening. Can't upset big tech or do anything that actually reduces their vast profits.
Yup it'll be an epic cluster-fuck car-crash train-wreck manifesting as a completely blocked border with no trade able to go in or out, with SE England and NE France a pair of gigantic truck parks.
Meanwhile, Bojo and Barnier dick about waiting to see who blinks first. Hint: no-one will blink first. They never do. This will go to the 11th hour when both sides will finally see sense and pull an agreement out of their collective arse. Which of course does nothing to help the little people dependent on being able to, you know, plan for stuff in advance.
No arguments here. Most schools seem to actively avoid anything that teaches critical thought and actual individuality, instead forcing kids to toe the line and never dare to question "authority", from day one in primary school.
Seems like an attempt to ensure they are used to doing exactly what they're told and not questioning anything once they get to secondary school. And so they don't beat up the teachers. Grow them meek and unquestioning.
Guess it makes for easier-to-control adults. Mindless drones are so much easier to keep in line.
But wait... refugees entering the EU are legally required to seek asylum in the first EU country they reach. Pretty sure that's not the UK, no matter what route is taken from the Middle East, North Africa or wherever.
Economic migrants are not refugees, and that tends to make them illegal immigrants anywhere in Europe.
Any illegal immigrant not seeking asylum is, well, illegal, and should be returned to their country of origin.
This isn't some mindless "UK first, no immigrants" rant. Brexit or not, any refugees passing through France should have sought asylum or been returned well before getting anywhere near the Channel. It France seemed quite happy to let migrants pass through on their way to the UK, and yeah, following Brexit they have zero incentive to change that unoffical policy.
Two shall be the metre count of social distancing, and the metre count of social distancing shall be two.
Three shalt thou not count, neither count thou one, excepting that thou then proceed to two.
Four is right out. Once the number two, being the second number, be reached, then thou art socially distance from thy foe, who, being safely distanced in My sight, shall maybe not snuff it.
CGI huh? Seems Red Dwarf was quite prescient:
Cop : [to Sebastian-Lister] Come out of the shadows, Voter.
Sebastian Doyle : What's the beef? Did she steal your lunch box?
Cop : M... mm... many apologies, Voter Colonel.
Sebastian Doyle : You know me?
Cop : Of course, Voter Colonel.
Sebastian Doyle : Who am I?
Cop : You are Colonel Sebastian Doyle, Section Chief of CGI, Head of the Ministry of Alteration.
Sebastian Doyle : Remind me a little: what do we do at the Ministry of Alteration?
Cop : You... change people, Sir.
Sebastian Doyle : In what way?
Cop : You change them from being alive people, to being dead people. To purify Democracy.
Some civilised countries (I use the term loosely) have a thing called Faster Payments where people can send money between banks usually pretty much instantaneously, max 2 hours.
There's also BACS. Even CHAPS is only 3 working days. This is UK banks though. Don't know about banks of other countries.
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