Changing definitions of sexual consent from just saying “no” to having to say “yes” is good but we can’t pretend that consent is just a word problem.
As part of that future, botmakers must consider what will happen to their script kiddies after they die. When I emailed Darius Kazemi, a prolific internet artist and bot maker, about the question he quickly responded. “I think about this a lot,” he said.
This is expected to ensure that the applications for patents in the field of software will be rejected and only applications claiming a novel hardware component along with software will be eligible for patent protection, says the advocacy groups opposing software patent in India.
Among the first billion prime numbers, for instance, a prime ending in 9 is almost 65 percent more likely to be followed by a prime ending in 1 than another prime ending in 9. In a paper posted online today, Kannan Soundararajan and Robert Lemke Oliver of Stanford University present both numerical and theoretical evidence that prime numbers repel other would-be primes that end in the same digit, and have varied predilections for being followed by primes ending in the other possible final digits.
We are alive at a time when huge systems—industrial, infrastructural—are being remade, and I think it’s our responsibility as we make choices both commercial and civic—it’s just a light responsibility, don’t stress—to extrapolate forward, and ask ourselves: Is this a system I want to live inside? Is this a system fit for humans?
It’s likely that the average Mexican (in or out of Mexico) has never made a tortilla in his or her life. A sacrilege and a horror — the critics might say — to the authentic culinary traditions of Mexico! Yet judging the Mexican people for not hand-making tortillas is like judging the French for not home-baking baguettes. It’s an exercise in cultural and culinary snobbery and nothing else.