* Posts by Justicesays

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Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

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Re: Well, looking forward to the data breach

"I fail to see how that can be possible."

It's as possible as every other fucking clueless desire that comes out of their empty heads.

They decided it would happen, therefore it will.

If we are lucky they will pass the "no gravity for MPs" bill in the next session...

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Well, looking forward to the data breach

That reveals which MP's and MP's family members are looking at pr0n.

And I guess you could cross reference that with the ICR database leak to see exactly what sites they are looking at.

In fact, maybe that legislation itself is some kind submissive/exhibitionist self abuse by conservative MP's!

In which case we should ban that filth.

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Just how screwed is IT at the Home Office?

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So how are these aging systems going to handle

the at least 10x uptick in British citizenship applications by all the long term EU citizens that have married UK citizens, lived here for 20+ years etc but never bothered applying for citizenship as they didn't previously have to?

Year to March 2016 Applications: 148,497 Grants: 134,659 On basis of residence:68,415 On basis of marriage: 28,323

I see the latest figures are so far from before the Brexit vote, and even then were up 139%.

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UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats

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"laws passed by well-meaning people are being misused"

If you think the people passing those laws are "well-meaning" then I'm afraid things are worse than you think!

Normally, the obvious flaws and ways in which those laws can be abused are brought up well before they are passed.

Those concerns are ignored , or dismissed with something about "guidelines" or "intent".

Subsequently, the law is abused exactly as predicted.

Turns out they don't poll the MP's who voted on it for the "intent" of a law when it's being applied, I mean, it's pretty black and white. If they didn't "intend" it to be used in a certain way they could have put it in the law.

And guidelines are only guidelines after all, I mean, if they were actual rules then the law would have included them , right?

So either voting politicians are somehow surprisingly naive for a profession known for it's infighting, backstabbing and flexible application of both rules and morals. Or they know exactly what they are doing.

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CompSci boffins find Reddit is ideal source for sarcasm database

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Ok....

Training systems to detect sarcasm by looking at examples of sarcasm that have to be in tags to be obvious to the reader.

Seems smart to me.

Sorry

<sarcasm> Seems smart to me </sarcasm>

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(You can't) buy one now! The flying car makes its perennial return

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Sadly requires

A (short) airstrip to get airborne, and land, so this isn't a VTOL helipad job.

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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

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Maybe I'm not as smart as these card tech guys...

But I'm pretty sure the card will have copies of your fingerprints on it somewhere! Much like your (touch screen) mobile phone that also features a fingerprint sensor.

Make sure to only handle the card with one hand, and use a fingerprint from the other...

Or have a special "wipe-down" wallet with fingerprint removal slots.

Hey, something to take over from the "tin foil" wallet to (not) block NFC.

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Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute

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Bunch of mealy mouthed morons

What they really think:

"Give everyone us the power to share get anything with from anyone."

"That will require AR glasses and those will be much more technologically challenging than VR headsets. In fact, the set of technologies needed to build them doesn't yet exist."

I'm sure Hololens and Google Glass are fascinated to discover that they don't exist in the FB world.

And their idea of an alternative sound feed is haptic sound translation done via skin and intensive training?

Sure, that might have, perhaps, medical applications for the seriously disabled (or military applications...).

But really most people just want subtitles or a dub (subtitles would work for deaf people as well) ...or some way of injecting the entire language directly into their brains without all that tedious learning!

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How to breathe new life into your legacy kit now you've gone hybrid

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Mushroom

"You could even decide that now you have several terabytes of slow storage, it's time to throw away the old tape backup system and move to disk-to-disk."

Yeah, switching your backups to a bunch of ageing disks in an array approaching EOL , with no offsite/duplicate/archive option, is definitely the best idea.

Just ask KCL.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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If any crims want to know if someone has a firearm in your area...

Ask someone at the (undoubtedly morally upright and well protected ) YDM agency.

Or maybe just pay someone over at the Met, looks like they are in the business of providing that info for cash.

Or you could just check the local recycling bins for leaflets.

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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Re: So? - Addendum

Maybe the key thing to having an OS that "people recognize" is having your new OS actually being recognizable as the same OS?

And making an OS "easy to use" might involve having, I dunno, a single place for settings, a single application style , obvious icons for performing tasks rather than expecting people to click and prod the edges of the desktop.

Linux window managers now bear much more resemblance to windows 7 than windows 10 does at this point.

But in any case, ChromeOS is apparently what is being given to kids in US schools now, so presumably that will be what the future spenders there are familiar with...unfortunately this means Google will also be familiar with them.

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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Re: Crooks caught in a RAT* trap?

"It did burst their little bubble didn't it. I smiled a lot after watching that"

So you think that Ad hominem attacks are fine, and a good way to negotiate or win arguments?

Fine.

You twat.

"Unfortunately some of our politicians seem to be as petty as the ones over there"

And Farage has the distinction of being petty both here *and* over there. His action was the fucking *definition* of petty.

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Re: Crooks caught in a RAT* trap?

"He would be one of the better people to negotiate with the EU "

Sure, I find that calling the people you are about to negotiate with a bunch of lazy tossers is definitely the best way to begin important negotiations.

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

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Re: chrome is google spyware, and I've seen a lot of crappy software that tries to install it

Case in point, my fathers laptop got malware that ran a version of Chrome in the background in some kind of sandbox , browsing (presumably) click to pay sites automatically.

Became obvious when it's dodgy programming meant it filled the disk with literally millions of files.

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Riddle of cannibal black hole pairs solved ... nearly: Astroboffins explain all to El Reg

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Re: re first star to collapse into

In fact, normally the gravitational pull would become rather less overall, what with all the gas being blown off by the supernova event (in the case of mostly hydrogen/helium stars).

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Re: It's not just cloud services...

Beware, the creatures from the IoT!

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Drone complaints to cops are up twelvefold in three years

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Hmm...

"someone in Suffolk complained to police that a drone operator was spying on neighbouring teenage girls sunbathing in their garden"

I notice, not their teenage daughters sunbathing in their gardens, but "neighbouring teenage girls".

Drones disturbing their own "inspections" were becoming a problem?

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IBM: Those 2 redundancy schemes? We need to 'improve margins' and right quick

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Re: Cut staff levels to zero for maximum profit with no costs!!

" IT departments cost a lot of money, including the people who work in them. None of that money can be directly correlated with the profit that the organisation makes as a whole. Unless the organisation has IT as its core business, IT is just a necessity, just like payroll is"

In modern society, IT is pretty much core to most businesses, but those same businesses seem happy to risk their existence by trying to cut it as much as possible. Saying it's a necessity , like payroll , is kind of understating it, if your payroll doesn't run on time, you will normally be ok for a few days with complaints from some staff your could sort out on an individual basis. IT is a necessity like air for many companies, if it stops then your entire company could die out in a short time.

And suing your 3rd party provider is about as effective as suing a company who failed to maintain your life support, doesn't help you (your company) , but your relatives (shareholders) might get a payout.

Looks like you have to pay top dollar for execs, because who wants their company to be run badly?

But paying bottom dollar for IT just makes sense...to those highly paid execs.

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Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules

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Re: Use https

Did you try it before posting?

Guessing no...

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Coppers 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech

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Re: More accurately...

"Police forces (excluding Manchester and the Met) don't cover much up at all, certainly not at the lower ranks."

Who said anything about "Covering up"?

I'm just going on the actually discovered violations

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8713194/Hundreds-of-police-officers-caught-illegally-accessing-criminal-records-computer.html

Looks like 79% wrist slapping, so I'll stand by the "likely" outcome.

And it seems the senior officers suspect it's happening a lot more than is being caught or reported.

But maybe they just don't trust the police eh?

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More accurately...

"those types of actions are only likely to lead them into serious trouble a slap on the wrist and maybe some time off with pay"

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Calling your redundancy programme Baccarat? Immense Bummer, Management

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Let's see...

"IBM hasn’t reported sales growth in five years."

Suit 1: We keep firing the staff but sales aren't going up, shouldn't this strategy be working by now?

Suit 2: What are you complaining about? Just keep filling your pockets and cutting staff and it will all work out...

Suit 1: For IBM?

Suit 2: No, you idiot, for us!

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Uber bans 'brilliant jerks', will train staff on Why Diversity Matters

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Based on the statements of Susan Fowler, they were in the same jobs, but were then ignoring complaints, belittling staff, and covering up and complicit with the activities they are now decrying.

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Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance

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Serious Crimes Act 2017

A "Serious Crime" is whatever we say it is.

Also , suspicion that you might have committed a "Serious Crime" counts.

Suspicion can be based solely on some guys opinion.

We have some super suspicious and paranoid people lined up for doing all the spying.

They suspect everyone.

Regards

Your prying government.

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Ubiquiti network gear can be 'hijacked by an evil URL' – thanks to its 20-year-old PHP build

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"The only genuinely surprising thing here is that UBNT haven't acted... "

I guess the challenge of rewriting all of their PHP 2 code into PHP 7 is somewhat daunting?

Given they probably don't have anyone capable of doing it as otherwise why would they be running 20 year old PHP in the first place...

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Judge issues search warrant for anyone who Googled a victim's name

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Obilgitary

"Far Side" link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Far-Side-Gary-Larson/dp/1449460046/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 *

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Gary is not a fan of his pictures on the internet, but there is a funny judge cartoon in there somewhere.

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Do you use .home and .mail on your network? ICANN mulls .corp, .mail, .home dot-word domains

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Re: .local

I was looking for .localdomain myself.

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UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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Clarification required

What's their policy on non-home office staff stating that they are home office staff and *then* negging on Trump?

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Well here's my "recommendation"

Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic until all their customers leave.

That would solve the fundamental issue here.

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Smut-scamming copyright chaser 'fesses up, will do hard time

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Re: God I love America:

"but he is the elected President of the US"

The "so called" Judges were also actually appointed Judges.

What was your point again?

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Come in King Battistelli, your time at the Euro Patent Office is up

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Well, given the Dutch courts ruling

The ILO, also being an international organization, can presumably just create it's own army/police force and invade the EPO's Dutch office. I mean, it might be against the laws of Holland , but apparently those wouldn't apply.

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Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'

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Did you try ndiswrapper?

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/43752/how-to-install-a-wireless-card-in-linux-using-windows-drivers/

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Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

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"two circular discs, one at each end of a rod mobile device"

Much more likely to get approved now.

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You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

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Re: Secure?

" too extreme even for Mr T."

I pity the fool etc. etc.

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

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Apparently,

Don't do any disaster recovery testing, backup testing, backup scoping but just report that everything is fine with the backups to your lackadaisical management.

Then don't upgrade the firmware on your HP array, wait until a failure happens, have the whole thing totalled when the parts are replaced, and then discover you have no recoverable backups.

Seems to be classified as "Accidental" elsewhere.

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In colossal shock, Uber alleged to be wretched hive of sexism, craven managerial ass-covering

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Re: Not a steady state

The obvious thing would be that they hired a bunch of people, including Susan, with their VC cash infusions. And a good proportion of those were women....and they probably hired/promoted all of the founders "bro" mates as the managers around the same time.

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

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So the solution

To Fake News, and people self selecting online into extremist echo chambers (due to a combination of semi-anonymity and a wide audience allowing "like minded" people to reinforce each others minority beliefs), would be for Facebook to buy Twitter and then shut themselves down?

Because they are part of the problem, and no where near the solution.

It's like he's invented a bio-weapon and is now trying to figure out how it can "do good".

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Forget quantum and AI security hype, just write bug-free code, dammit

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Re: 1980s computer science

"The key concept behind agile development is all the important groups are kept in the loop as the project develops nagging people every day to stop slacking off and do their work."

FTFY

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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Mozilla's development policy

Is to make whatever constant crazy changes to the UI they feel like, and if people complain say "Just use an add-on if you don't like it".

If you have any security or stability bugs they blame add-ons.

Then they change the API and invalidate all the add-ons you were using to undo their changes.

Then they make more crazy UI changes.

Hows about they just leave the UI along and work on an "Crazy UI" add-on themselves that you could add if you like not knowing where any specific button is every week.

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WTF is up with the W3C, DRM and security bods threatened – we explain

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Hey guys, I've found a flaw in your DRM

Turns out it's still actually possible to see and/or hear the content.

Therefor it cant actually prevent people copying it.

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Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'

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"Perhaps we should focus on making kids resilient to failure and capable of dealing with conflict"

Some kind of cluster with a quorum would seem to be required then.

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US government agency pops 16 years of solar weather data online

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Re: solar weather

Wuss.

I'm orbiting the sun right now!

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UK defence secretary: Russian hacks are destabilising Western democracy

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Re: Don't be a cvnt and there won't be a problem

Due to the way political funding works, and the required attributes of a politician in a party based system, it turns out that non-(dodgy crooked bastards) are pretty much incapable of getting elected anyway.

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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"There was no basic trade going on"

I'm not sure what logic you are using to think this is wrong.

How much stuff do you think we would import from Mars were we to establish a colony on it?

Even one that was hugely successful and producing a surplus?

The only thing that would justify space shipping would be super high value, low weight items like "spice".

Elon Musk could afford to have stuff shipped back from Mars.

Normal people couldn't.

The fact the whole economic basis of space travel in dune is super rich people prolonging their lives seems reasonable to me.

Current trends on earth mean space travel is now in the hands of wealthy individuals, not just governments.

Sci-fi settings with "space truckers" moving around holds full of space wheat are typically the unrealistic ones.

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Re: Make something new

"A better candidate might be Anne McCafferys Pern dragonrider series. Sci-fi with some fantasy tropes but well written and not suffering from the same flaws as the teen-aimed dragon stuff now."

Did you try re-reading those recently?

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Motivational speaker in the slammer after HPE applies for court order

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Re: Any explanation on how it cost HPE £17m

Maybe something similar to this case?

https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/hpe-wins-high-court-fraud-fight-international-computer-purchasing-ltd/

Basically grey marketing HP kit against their wishes.

Might perhaps upset the narrative to show HPE as some kind of grasping, evil corporate monster though.

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Re: About time

"Well, I must admit that Democratic People's Republic of North America has a certain ring to it."

That would never happen.

It would be the "Republican People's Republic of North America".

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Lords slam 'untrammelled' data sharing powers in Digital Economy Bill

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Devil

Looks like a great commercial opportunity

First they get every ISP in the country to collect every activity everyone does on-line.

Then they sell that data to commercial companies for advertising.

Sounds exactly like what Digital Economy would be about.

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Additional requirement that didnt make the story was

Integrates with Twitter, providing the President a direct right click menu from which he can select options such as

IRS audit

Smear campaign

Dispatch Police/Secret Service/Killer Drone

Declare War

Nuke

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Europe mulls treating robots legally as people ... but with kill switches

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Re: AI hype?

"The fact that the gap between remote controlled car and intelligent murderous robo-killer is simewhat ggantic would never occur to them."

Well, in fact, the gap between a remote controlled car and a Google Car is mostly just size, and you know the most common winning Robot type in Robot Wars and similar competitions?

Its the boxes with wheels that just ram the opponents until they break or push them into the hazards.

This is why they have added rules to make the robots have weapons etc. in order to not make the show about two blank metal boxes ramming each other.

Co-incidentally, an autonomous car is basically a large metal box robot capable of high speed ramming.

Except not remote controlled (well, until the hackers get at them).

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