One of the reasons often cited for wanting to strip Americans of their right to gamble online is money laundering.The problem with this logic is that money can be laundered in any industry, not just online gambling. That’s discrimination in my book.
If U.S. lawmakers are supposed to be so much higher and mightier that the rest of the world’s leaders, how come they haven’t been able to stop money laundering after all this time?
You see, attempting to make online wagering illegal hasn’t dented money laundering at all.
Why should Americans lose their right to bet online just because the government can’t do its job in other arenas?
In our opinion this is one of the many “excuse reasons” to do away with online gambling.
Lawmakers whom are responsible for wanting to take your right to gamble online away probably know their true reasons for not wanting you to gamble online wouldn’t stand up in court. So they turn to such deflectionary arguments to cover their true reasons.
What might their true reasons be?
Reasons of morality. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Facebook announced in a blog post that it was working to make it easier for uses to tag photos of their friends and family members. To do this, it has been quietly rolling out facial recognition technology to a test group across the world’s biggest social network since late last year.
That means Facebook‘s system will be able to recognize the faces of its 500 million to 600 million users worldwide. The company will be able to identify you simply by your face.
Facebook noted that starting in just a few weeks, its system will scan all photos posted to Facebook and will offer up the names of the people who appear in the frame. All of Facebook’s users are automatically being added to the database.
The facial recognition feature is automatically turned on. Users who don’t want the service must go in and manually opt out of it (see video below).
A day after the announcement was made, data protection regulators at the European Union said they will launch an investigation into it, according to the Bloomberg news service, which also reported that authorities in the U.K. and Ireland are looking into the matter.
“Tags of people on pictures should only happen based on people’s prior consent and it can’t be activated by default,” said Gerard Lommel, a member of the EU’s Data Protection Working Party, according to Bloomberg. Such automatic tagging suggestions “can bear a lot of risks for users” and the European data-protection officials will “clarify to Facebook that this can’t happen like this.”
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.
White skin has evolved over time
It seems we were all black ones (consistent with evolutionary fact of first humans in Africa). White skin was a result of humans moving away from the equator. Also all skin, without coloring, would appear creamy white. Near-surface blood vessels add a blush of red. A yellow pigment also tints the canvas. Lastly, sepia-toned melanin, created in response to ultraviolet rays, appears black in large amounts. These four hues mix in different proportions to create the skin colors of all the peoples of Earth.
As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind them.
From sneezes to fingernail growth, here are 100 weird, wacky, and interesting facts about the human body.
“Hopefully I’m fortunate enough to spend forever with a friend
I’m slow dancing with destiny every day until then”