Humans, on the other hand, can do whatever they want to the hosts, which can mean shooting them, stabbing them, and raping them. At the end of each day, the bots are patched up and their memories are mercifully wiped; the same Western-themed adventure starts anew the next morning. In the first four episodes, the show does not depict rape onscreen. Westworld is adapted from Michael Crichton's movie of the same name.
But unlike Crichton's Jurassic Parkthe threat here is more existential than physical. Both executive producer J. Abrams and HBO president Casey Bloys have called the criticism about excessive sexual violence accurate and valid, but defended Westworld. At the roundtable, Newton and Wood also acknowledged the horror of those scenes, but emphasized that the intent is to force the audience to contend with sexual violence.
I mean, when do you ever really get a narrative where you get to see it from those different points of view? Newton also stressed there was nothing gratuitous about the sexual violence on the show. Last Tuesday she took to Twitter to criticize the Trump campaign's Skittles refugee poster, calling it a "disgusting ad. The political disagreement — very common on Twitter — came to a head when leslymill replied to Kathleen's tweet with an unsolicited photo of a child holding a knife and a newly severed head with the caption, "your heading for a deep hole.
After seeing the photo, Kathleen reported the tweet to Twitter using its report forms.
This is not uncommon. For Kathleen — who asked to remain anonymous and use a pseudonym so as not to receive more targeted abuse — the harassment is unsurprising, but unnerving. Kathleen's case also raises questions about Twitter's ability to help protect its users from unwanted graphic imagery Bozoma saint john dating jimmy iovine documentary hbo cape the kind frequently used by abusers and trolls to threaten.
Reached for comment, Twitter directed BuzzFeed News to a passage from an August blog post on countering violent extremism. The passage notes that "there is no one 'magic algorithm' for identifying terrorist content on the Internet. In leslymill's case, horrific images of death are often used in rebuttal to opposing views, or to express sentiments like "This Is the Real Face of Islam. When asked to Bozoma saint john dating jimmy iovine documentary hbo cape if the company evaluates graphic images such as beheadings on an individual basis, granting exceptions for newsworthiness, Twitter directed BuzzFeed News to a past statement noting that when evaluating media removal requests, "Twitter considers public interest factors such as the newsworthiness of the content and may not be able to honor every request.
The account subsequently tweeted that it had been asked by Twitter to remove a picture, though it is not clear whether that picture was the one Kathleen reported. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed Google's search engine was biased in burying bad news about his rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump made the comment at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after mentioning a Google poll, which he said he was leading "despite the fact that Google's search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton. Trump did not elaborate on what "bad news" he believed was being suppressed, though he typically appends "crooked" to Clinton's first name and has made her private email server a central talking point of his campaign.
Google did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed News request for comment on the Republican nominee's latest allegation. Though his claim that Google stacked the deck against him appears to be new, Trump has also repeatedly complained that the electoral system is, or could be, "rigged" against him.
This summer he repeatedly warned of voter fraud, and put out a call for "observers" to watch polling places and safeguard against cheating. After Monday's debate, Trump also claimed that his microphone was faulty and speculated that the alleged problem could have been intentional.
Less than a week after high-ranking lawmakers accused Russian intelligence agencies of trying to interfere with the presidential electionUS officials have tried to offer a reassuring response: Hicks said that our locally run election process, with each state managing its own systems, and comprising over 9, jurisdictions, presents an overwhelming obstacle to any would-be hacker.
Although hackers breached online election databases in Arizona and Illinois recently, Hicks stressed the difference between websites and voting systems. No voting machines in use are connected to the internet, he said. Hicks added that the attack on state systems served as a wake up call. Andy Ozment, a top DHS cybersecurity official, agreed that our decentralized election system protects against outside interference.
Ozment acknowledged that parts of the US electoral system, just like any digital technology, are vulnerable to tampering.
Several lawmakers referenced how Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff had publicly accused Russia of engaging in sustained efforts to influence the US election, but Ozment declined to comment.
No member of the executive branch has confirmed that Russian agents perpetrated the hacks, nor have they pinned the attacks on any other entity.
However, attacks or malfunctions that could undermine public confidence are much easier. Andrew Appel, a computer science professor at Princeton University, urged election officials to Bozoma saint john dating jimmy iovine documentary hbo cape touchscreen machines that produce no paper record. This protects not only against deliberate and malicious interference, but also miscalibration and software bugs, he said during the hearing.
Appel has demonstrated how it's possible to install a vote-stealing program onto a voting machine in 7 minutes using just a screwdriver. Norden doubts that a Kremlin-hatched election scheme could determine who ends up in the White House. But he expressed a different concern, echoing lawmakers like Feinstein and Schiff: Rather than manipulating vote tallies, tampering with voting machines could sow distrust in the electoral process. The ACLU had brought a lawsuit challenging the law on behalf of three people investigated for alleged violations of the law during the election.
At the appeals court, they were backed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Snapchat, among others. For Cassandra Smolcic, the trouble began at her dream internship. Handpicked to spend a summer working on movies at Pixar, the year-old logged marathon hours, and more than a few all-nighters, at her computer and tablet. At first, she managed to ignore the mysterious pinching sensations in her hands and forearms.
But by the time her internship ended and a full-time job offer rolled in, she could barely move her fingers. For Skylar, a year-old in South Florida who loves her laptop, phone, and tablet, the breaking point came at the start of sixth grade last fall.
Suddenly her neck, shoulders, and back felt strained whenever she rolled her head, as if invisible hands were yanking muscles apart from the inside. To be a perpetually plugged-in, emailing, texting, sexting, swiping, Snapchatting, selfie-taking human being ina little thumb twinge is the price of admission. There are the media-anointed outliers: Patrick Lang, a San Francisco hand surgeon, sees more and more twenty- and thirtysomething tech employees with inexplicable debilitating pain in their upper limbs.
At best, we learn to endure our stiff necks and throbbing thumbs. At worst, a generation of people damage their bodies without realizing it. What we do know is Bozoma saint john dating jimmy iovine documentary hbo cape now more people are using multiple electronics Bozoma saint john dating jimmy iovine documentary hbo cape cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops — for more hours a day, starting at ever earlier ages.
Source for computer injury prevention tips: Growing up in the Rust Belt city of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Smolcic was the kid who was always sketching characters from movies and cartoons. She made clip-art greeting cards and banners, and high school newspaper layouts, on desktop computers. At Susquehanna University, she went all in on graphic design as a career after she took a computer arts course on a whim.
Consider the minimum biomechanics needed to work a smartphone. Put aside all the other risks — of getting depressed and lonely ; of sacrificing sleephearingeyesightand focus ; of dying while snapping selfies on cliffs, or texting while walking or driving. The act of just using the thing is precarious. But a forward-leaning head shakes up this graceful arrangement: The upper body drifts back, the hips tilt forward, and pretty much everything else — the spine, the nerves below the neck, the upper limb muscles — tightens up.
Slouching is all too easy when we hold a phone in our outstretched hand or reach for a mouse. When we type on our laptops cross-legged or sprawled on our stomachs, our necks and shoulders strain from leaning into the low screens. Our hands are uniquely capable of grasping objects, a useful trait for our branch—swinging primate ancestors.