Are we sure Zuckerberg is trying to impersonate a human?
Seems like Facebook's deep-fake program would have flagged that.
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Well, osteopaths can obtain doctorates from their 'medical schools' so they can use the title.
And they are now also commonly reimbursed for treatment - as are chiropracters - by medical insurance, including Medicare.
The rest of the world may have a more rational approach toward quackery.
And I think the subject is coming up as people move out of the expensive Silicon Valley to work remotely from places with a cheaper cost of living.
In economics they taught us that prices rise freely but are 'sticky' coming down. I'm sure - or maybe just hope - that applies to labor also.
In the US charities have gotten away from actually giving money to the original intended recipients. Now it goes to consultants to 'educate' the 'clients'.
Another favorite is for charities to donate money to each other, with about 10% ofeach contribution going for the office overhead. Do that often enough and you get to keep all the money while reporting that you only are keeping 10%.
There was a case here in the US where the scammers hooked the dean of a university and played him for multiple payments.
Yes, a Nigerian Prince kind of scheme and he kept paying hoping it would come true.
And one of my reports IT Manager, sold some cheap furniture on Craigs List here in Tennessee. He told me someone in California had bought it, accidentally send a cashiers check for acouple thousand - and he was just supposed to send back the extra cas after shipping.
He didn't think it odd that someone would buy cheap, used furniture, and pay more than it was worth to ship it. And he was convinced that a Cashier's check was guaranteed to be good.
My take is the same as yours. This is exactly the sort of enticement phishing can rely on to get people to click through. Getting them to click is the whole point.
But I do understand why the employees who fell for it would be less than thrilled.
Here in the US some providers and phone makers have been reported as preinstalling the Facebook app on their Android phones, with no provision for uninstalling it. The app/apps can be disabled. Users reported that even without logging in to the app - or even having a Facebook account - the phone was still transmitting data to Facebook.
I wonder if that is still the state of affairs on the Android side?
Firearms have been created for hundreds of years with only the most rudimentary technology.
They may not have been particularly accurate in aim, but they certainly got the job done.
On the American frontier, in primitive conditions, they managed to turn out some pretty accurate rifles.
I turn musical unstruments as a hobby, but I imagine with my lathe and gundrills I could turn out a pretty effective firearm.
And you could probably make a pretty effective mortar using a potato gun. For those unfamiliar, it's basically a piece of plumbing pipe and hairspray propellant that can shoot a potato a good long distance.
Towards the beginning of my career, our small department had two secretaries who did our typing from dictatapes.
There was also a steno pool, a huge room filled with typists, all typing from hand written sheets.
When I left less than ten years later, the steno pool was gone.
I'm afraid I helped put them out of a job with some programs I had written: quantities keyed in on a pc generated detailed, multi-paged equipment bids that were sent directly to a printer.
Previously each item had been written down on a yellow tablet, the individual price entered and the amounts totaled with the help of an adding machine. Steno pool no longer needed for that.
If copies of the logs are being downloaded and stored at Tesla, going through Tesla may be the only option when the car is destroyed.
I'm curious as to how the deputy can be 100% sure there was no one at the wheel. I'm puzzled as to what that can be based on? The only thing I can come up with is he was told that by the men's wives or there was a witness to the crash.
It disappointing, but not surprising, that it never occured to one of the reporters present to ask that deputy that question.
100% sure no one was driving the vehicle? Deputy Herman told the Wall Street Journal "We're almost 99.9 percent sure."
I admire the precision of the statement and the fact that that niggling 1/10th % has been eliminated.
But I'm curious: did alcohol play a role here? With two couples together on a weekend and the men deciding to take a spin late at night as the wives watch them drive off, it would seem to be a probable factor.
It's refreshing to see Oracle paying infrastructures costs upfront. What we usually hear are demands for government money and tax breaks before they'll build.
I moved to Nashville nine years ago for work. Anyone relocating here will find a reasonable cost of living, a much more cosmopolitan city than they probably expect, an airport that is a joy compared to most, beautiful scenery and some great food.
And, of course, I'm here to give the area some culture.
The scam calls coming to my phones now outnumber legitimate calls.
The phone companies probably consider them a separate profit center, and have little incentive to cut them off. The tools they offer are useless in that they still deliver the call, thus still requiring you to check the phone each time.
This is the first time I've ever heard of this type of action by the federal government. I'm not sure why this was done secretly, not even notifying at least the website owners ahead of time.
It would be interesting to hear more on why the FBI thought the action justified: the article seems to imply that it might be under national security purposes?
Is that what happened though? In the past sex and race were two of the criteria that advertisers were allowed by Facebook to specify for their target audience.
Showing real estate ads to users based on race got them in to trouble previously because it was a clear violation of civil rights laws.
Have they now removed those criteria? Were they used in these cases?
That, to me, would seem to be the burning question here.
The US military has run scenarios over and over of the Chinese attacking Taiwan and the US loses every time. The US military thinks that they will invade in the "near" future.
I'm sure the Chinese read the same articles I do, and I imagine they see the new administration as a window of opportunity.
Do you think the US will commit their forces to what they see as a doomed endeavor? I don't.
It will be interesting to see how this turns out. If unionization succeeds in Alabama, I imagine it will just be the first domino that topples the rest of the Amazon locations.
I'm not a big fan of unions as they operate in the US - I've belonged to the Teamsters and the CWA - but then, I never worked for Amazon either.
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