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All I can see here is... Jon Bon Jovi
166 posts • joined 15 Sep 2015
"...we'd probably find it fully occupied already."
If, perchance, they are less *civilized than whatever we currently attach that word to... it'll be the whole Christopher Columbus -vs- aboriginal Americans thing again, and if they are more advanced that we... perhaps we'll not be allowed to get close enough to find out.
"How things are simply made up and spread worldwide by media moguldoms in the service of systems that need them to share things made up by systems that need their services..."
The age of information<age of big data<age of information data... although increasing in quantity, certainly not in quality.
"...how incredibly convenient drones and 30-minute deliveries will be."
Other than HildyJ's emergency that becomes a real concern if it lasts more than 30min... and getting my pizza delivered (and certainly not from them that currently promise it) nothing delivered really reaches a level of *incredible... perhaps a pencil sharpener to the person with one pencil... maybe...
"...but for 1/3 of that I'll be on standby, during which time I can literally do whatever I want as long as I can get to my laptop in under a minute."
Working in an office (now back to about 2/3 capacity), as I was before C19, most often needing to be the boots on the ground/on call... a good half of what I did originally was waiting for some thing/one to screw-up, jam-up or selfdestruct. Now I just do that other 1/3 from home.
"Though we have team members juggling many challenges: parenting, caregiving, citizens and countries still grappling with surges of the pandemic, our employee engagement and productivity is at an all-time high. We are seeing a human transformation right before our eyes."
Perhaps finally discovering how much time is wasted commuting to and from... and socially interacting with cow-orkers... turning those inbetween *times directly into planned productivity... instead of responding to chaotica. Clearly not a service industry.
Dr Falck does not have a chip on her shoulder, despite the fact that the whole idea behind the book stemmed from the fact that as a child she was offered a place at a school for gifted children but her mother turned it down because she feared it would result in her becoming socially difficult.
Kieren barely finished that when spewed <drink of choice> all over the screen.
Unfortunately, Uber in Chitown has cut into and therefore reduced the number of cabs freely hailable on city streets.... very noticeable to me who ain't touching Uber with an 11 foot app... cab drivers say about 50%.
Of course, the previous Mayor/brother? is a big investor (IIRC)... and the police were told to not give Uber drivers the "time of day". To bad, based on how I see moving violations daily (not just illegal but just plain stupid or dangerous)... we coulda cut into the city budget deficit!.
I truly enjoy the freedom/chaos of a random cab hail.
“Giving people this power that can be used for criminality ends up with a force for good,” he argued. “More guns in the hands of more people leads to a lower crime rate. I'm interested in the challenge, not the ethics. What we are doing is traditionally sound … maybe I'll go to Hell for this, but I think it's a good thing.”
This is more of an "argument" he's having with *his self.
"...you MUST come to a full and complete stop..."
When I do that myself I'm quite weary of that arse tailgaiting me *anticipating me not doing that... and I'm not a slow driver by any means. Good luck being a pedestrian on a side street in Chitowne.
I won't believe anyone is safe by default.
The last line of the bill says:
SEC. 14. NO PREEMPTION.
Nothing in this Act may be construed to preempt any State law.
So State laws would preempt it? Even if with smaller fines? Or would that just mean *if it ever gets to the FTC level of enforcement. What's the point of law I'm missing here?
"Assistant users will only be able to send reminders to people in their Google family group or people who have accounts linked to the same Smart Display or speaker and who are both Voice Matched and listed in the initiator's Google Contacts database."
Too many parameters... nobody's a match.
"It's also of dubious use saying it was this or that public body."
Although different law enforcement bodies have been gathering fingerprints for different databases for quite a long time, I figured it's all essentially one big one by now... somewhere... at least the national one... data a'int going down the chain and perhaps nor is access (good idea), but.
"...carriers are against block lists because a potential for abuse exists that can result in good phone numbers being blocked."
Isn't this abuse only a possibility if we all share a list? I see some carriers limit the amount of blocked numbers per line so they don't have to *actually manage one/them, but I thought that block lists were resident on the phone itself... if they aren't I'd imagine they should be... and transferable between phones.
Just pass a law allowing each line's block list to be unlimited.... imagine the size and and thruput of that/those database(s)!
"In my experience the vast majority of cyclists are fine and generally play by the rules. "
I dunno know what *city you are talking about, but the exact opposite is true here in Chicago. I've never seen any bike rider actually stop at a stop sign... except for the one that hit the back wheel of my bike because I stopped.
All that being said, there's clearly a bigger issue with drivers and pedestrians doing thier *thing while trying to read the phone in thier hand... something, it seems, being a scooter rider will, perhaps, not allow... although I'm sure some will just stubbornly insist on one-handed operation... proving the applicability of the word "wanker".
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