✅ It’s a simple majority vote
For a proposition to pass, it requires a simple majority – more Yes votes than No votes. In other words, a vote in LA counts as much as a vote in Fresno. That’s empowering, but also dangerous because…
🔒 If passed, it’s locked in.
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Every bottle of Rolling Rock comes with a ‘33’ on its back. And since the very beginning, there has been speculation about what it means. Is it some kind of secret code? Is it a simple mistake?
Nobody knows. But what we do know is that there are lots of people out there interested in what ‘33’ could mean. Call them conspiracy theorists, if you will. But here are some of the most popular ideas about ‘33’.
You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig?
List of tips for playing gigs.
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Mike Brown September 8, 2016 Driverless cars
Germany is gearing up to lay down the ethical foundations for self-driving cars, banning A.I. from making decisions that could harm one group of people over another. The country’s transport minister has outlined the basis for future legal guidelines for driverless vehicles, rules that echo Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics, which manufacturers will be expected to work towards ahead of formal legalization.
In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche published Thursday (translated by A9T9 from German), transport minister Alexander Dobrindt stated there will be three key rules:
(1) “It is clear that property damage takes always precedence of personal injury.
(2) “There must be no classification of people, for example, on the size, age and the like.”
(3) “If something happens, the manufacturer is liable”
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