This sounds like FIFA for the 2022 World Cup: 50°C in the summer? No problem!
It may well be that Google+ will continue on for as long as the company exists, but it now appears to be only a minor feature in their product line. (For example, it's no longer easy to share from all Google properties since they removed the share button from the navbars.) Since Google has a history of giving minor products less attention and resources than they require, I'm not optimistic about the overall success of Google+.
Will it go the way of Reader, Buzz, or Orkut? Or will it be hanged with a loose knot, slowly being drained of its lifeblood but never actually dying?
They (the clinic) said because she is 16, they cannot release any information about her to her mother. “My husband and I are livid that she was vaccinated without our consent,” the mum wrote.
The original reddit post is here:
- It's not proposing to do away with all scientific funding; 80 mil is a small part of the overall budget. So people can still get funding to compete for the prize.
- The size of the Nobel is irrelevant; after all, a Sloan Fellowship is only 40k, so this is monstrous in comparison, but the prestige of the Sloan is enormous.
- Prizes do have some value in steering lines of work. Having some number of people working that way isn't bad.
- Complaining about giving money away to foreigners: (a) It already does fund foreigners in the US; and (b) If the goal is to solve the problem, why limit nationality? Medical problems don't know national boundaries, so why should their solutions?
The whole damn thing looks like a politicized boondoggle if ever there was one. The committee composition, the outsourcing of administration…it's really hard to not see this ending up as a mess.
Overall, it's worth rethinking some parts of this, but the article does feel a bit clickbaity.
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