Allowing Facebook's Libra to go forward is the equivalent to making its CEO dictator of the world by Horrux in conspiracy

[–]lowrads 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I imagine it will make it a lot easier for people to move money around without paying fees to a company like Western Union. Given that the legislatures have been talking about applying penalties to people sending remittances out of the country, it makes sense that a big tech company would want to thwart any limitations.

This was taken December 14th 2012 11:13am Directly over Sandy Hook. They were laying down trails centered over Sandy Hook....before the event started. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Remote sensing satellites in sun synchronous, polar orbits normally make a pass over a particular stripe of the earth every two to three weeks for non-angled passive imaging. The multi-week interval between images termed temporal dislocation. It's pretty common to have too much cloud cover for good imagery at a particular spot for a substantial percentage of passes.

How can you stop a Nuclear Missile? by magnora7 in Education

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Launch delivery vehicles have been obsolete since their inception.

It's much easier to simply smuggle strategic weapons into the target site, or assemble them there, and then have them setup for remote activation. The internet makes this easier than ever. This gives actors millisecond strike time, instead of a factor of minutes.

The main targets of this are civilian, as secure facilities are harder to penetrate. That makes secure facilities more of a target for ballistics, but it also means that more anti-ballistic measures will be protecting those trajectories. This has been discussed since the seventies at least.

Myspace was great for a while... then facebook was cool for a bit... digg had it's time... reddit had so much potential... and youtube wasn't always a sellout for ad money... but between short-sighted profit-driven corporate stooges and asshole users, we just can't have nice things! by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Saidit can avoid becoming reddit simply by not allowing posts to be totally eliminated. Locked and links disabled, of course, but never totally erased.

There are no opinions dangerous enough that they need to be erased.

Incredible video: ‘Replicator’ tech to revolutionize 3D-printers by fred_red_beans in science

[–]lowrads 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems like you could also use it to make layered or composite objects, perhaps with different sorts of properties for each layer.

Don't let this place go the way of VOAT by Hazzman in SaidIt

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The best way to avoid becoming reddit is to limit censorship, even in subsaidits.

It's fine to lock comments or posts, but nothing should ever be deleted, or just wiped out as if it were never there. Disabling links from a post is obviously limiting harm, but the words never should be erased. No one should be erased. No thoughts are so dangerous that they need to be hidden.

Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Considering their reliance upon tourism, CR likely simply can't afford visible kinds of pollution. This is an economic decision as much as anything. Styrene products are simply an import, and a dispensable one at that.