* Posts by jospanner

25 posts • joined 8 May 2019

Thanks, Brexit. Tesla boss Elon Musk reveals Berlin as location for Euro Gigafactory

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Re: Is Musk aware of the strength of the unions and employment laws in Germany ?

Yay! We're the best at being fcked over!

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Re: @disgustedoftunbridgewells

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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It is extremely depressing to watch.

The fact that Corbyn is the most lied about leader of the opposition in history by the media should be an indicator as to who is pulling the strings.

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Blame the economic model that drives this trend.

Shock! US border cops need 'reasonable suspicion' of a crime before searching your phone, laptop

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Re: America has always been weird about visitors

Between the border goons, the cops who are trained to shoot as their first reaction, and the "good people" of the tiki-torch-and-polo-shirt variety, there is no way in hell I'm visiting the United States. Not even if you paid me.

237 UK police force staff punished for misusing IT systems in last 2 years

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Re: Trust?

"In all but their own eyes, yes, police are civilians."

Weird civilians who have the right to use potentially lethal violence against other civilians.

Ex from Hell gets six years for online stalking and revenge pics rampage at two women

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Re: Sharing

"Never have secrets or trust anyone ever" is not a healthy way to live your life.

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Re: My guess, he's lucky to be alive

"The moral is that you may not get revenge or karma however the only person that can move on is yourself."

And the person can walk away and hurt someone else?

No.

Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers

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Re: How about

1. I would rather be rear-ended than kill someone

2. The person behind me should stop following so close

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Re: I've never worked in AI in any form...

Tough shit. If the system can't manage to stop running over pedestrians then it shouldn't be on the road.

Concerns raised over privacy and security of UK Home Office's £842m biometrics programme

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Re: You! Yes! You behind the bike sheds! Stand still laddie!

"But it's the only way to keep us safe!"

This is all the logical conclusion to building a totally risk-averse society.

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Mmmm, lovely smell of fascism.

Remember operation Optic Nerve?

The Outer Worlds: Ever wished Fallout 4 was more like New Vegas? Here ya go... in spaaace

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Good game. Better than Fallout. Bethesda needs to go away now, please.

If you don't like Epic, then buy on Windows store.

Remember the millions of fake net neutrality comments? They weren't as kosher as the FCC made out

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Re: Are you sure about that?

Horsehoe theory eh?

Sooo how does that account for libertarian socialism?

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament

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Re: Regardless of which side of the fence you are on.

Yeah and how's that going?

'Ridiculous, rubbish, outrageous, complete bollocks': Just some reviews for Amazon's corporate contribution to Blighty's coffers

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It's weird how money has more freedom than people.

Emergency button saves gamers from sudden death... of starvation

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The comment about pissing in bottle just put me off going entirely.

Tesco parking app hauled offline after exposing 10s of millions of Automatic Number Plate Recognition images

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Re: Parking Companies = Cowboys

Can confirm. This is the way to do it.

I got two dodgy notices in the space of twelve months. Both decided to leave me alone after putting up a fight, because they want quick payments from people who don't know better.

ANPR is ridiculous nonsense.

Brit MPs: Our policies are crap and the political process is in tatters, but it's Twitter's fault, OK?

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Re: No s##t Sherlock...

Watching the Lib Dems openly brag about throwing benefit claimants under the bus to get policy through was disgusting. Their actions working with the tories have literally killed people. I hope they stay in irrelevance forever.

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

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Cops are always, at best, complicit.

1312

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You have cops sleeping with activists to gain their trust, more cameras than anywhere else, and trials of facial recognition.

But please dear god don't call it a police state!

US foreign minister Mike Pompeo to give UK a bollocking over Huawei 5G plans

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Re: 51st state

Yes.

What does any of that have to do with them being a royal?

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

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Re: Some people would argue....

Regulation protects the customer, because believe it or not, your profit is not the be-all-and-end-all.

If it was up to the market, we'd still have child labour and workhouses.

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Re: To be fair to AirBnB I don't think they can be held responsible for people doing this

Do you have kids?

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Happy

Re: To be fair to AirBnB I don't think they can be held responsible for people doing this

And yet, people will take the cheapest option, because these sorts of benefits are hard to quantify. It's almost like "the market" is terrible at fixing this sort of problem, isn't it?

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