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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Dan541 Re:No such thing as future proofing, of course . . (508 comments)

I think it's childish this idea that automation is taking the jobs away

History has also shown us that it doesn't happen. I remember the 90s when computers were set to take away all the office jobs, the same paranoia happened during the industrial revolution.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Dan541 Re:Plumber (508 comments)

Dr Emmett Brown promised us Lawyers will be gone next year.

about two weeks ago
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ICANN CEO Wants To Make Progress On Leaving US Control

Dan541 Re:ICANN has changed (73 comments)

If you don't believe me, ask the question: Is hate speech free speech?

"Hate Speech" doesn't exist.

Hate Speech = Whaaaaa me no like what you say......

about a month ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

Dan541 Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

Does uploading a coroner's report into the death of a "patient" who purchased fake medicine count as personal?

I never post anything I wouldn't be prepared to defend in court, but it doesn't stop the cease and desist letters, DDoS and other tactics (threats of harm). This gives people another tool to try and hide the truth.

about 2 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

Dan541 Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

"should some random dude be able to remove _my_ information that I _want_ to be available?"

I don't know if you were implying otherwise, but it's probably worth making it explicitly clear that they can't easily do so, because Google require proof of ID to honour a request.

What if I'm writing about someone, do they have the power to hide what I've written?

about 2 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

Dan541 Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

I have received cease and desist letter from scammers, one case the scammer was going after me because they didn't like a coroners report that criticised them for selling fake medicine to the now deceased victim. These people will never take me to court where evidence would be examined, now thanks to the EU they don't have to.

about 2 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

Dan541 Re:Would never work (338 comments)

In the real world people are less likely to lie on paper than in a digital form.

But it's still possible for them to lie if they are using paper.

about 3 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

Dan541 Re:Would never work (338 comments)

The only reason you ever want a snail mail, when you need a verify the senders and receivers identity. If you digitize it, it's all lost. You could have made that in photoshop.

Because nobody would ever lie on paper?

about 3 months ago
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Waste Management: The Critical Element For Nuclear Energy Expansion

Dan541 Re:No thanks on Nuclear proliferation... (281 comments)

Coal is guaranteed to kill people in the best case scenario.

Nuclear MIGHT kill people in the worse case scenario.

about 3 months ago
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Waste Management: The Critical Element For Nuclear Energy Expansion

Dan541 Re:No thanks on Nuclear proliferation... (281 comments)

Nuclear plants might be safer/cleaner than coal and all, but when they fail (and they always seem to, due to people attempting to cut costs and corners) it leaves areas of land unusable to us humans.

We've moved on since Chernobyl.

Nuclear is the still the safest source of power available in existence, even if we had another chernobyl or two Nuclear would still retain the title of safest and cleanest energy source.

about 3 months ago
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Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

Dan541 Re:Old idea (102 comments)

It has been done before. I think it was in the 90's I saw a briefcase scooter/gocart thing.

I remember the demo being a blue plastic briefcase with a two stroke motor.

about 4 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Dan541 Re:FB filters spam better than some email provider (260 comments)

And that's the problem. Internet mail became less useful to people when spammers learned how to defeat Bayesian filters.

I get more spam on Facebook than I ever had in email. Spam or not emails are also much easier to sort, organise and archive.

about 4 months ago
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How Japanese Scientists Are Monitoring Fukushima Babies For Radiation Exposure

Dan541 Re:Exposure .... (95 comments)

The "pro-nuclear" "crowd" makes up bullshit "victimstance" to try to pretend there is nothing unsafe about 3 melted down nuclear reactors.

What meltdown?

It seems like lying is a prerequisite for joining the anti-nuclear brigade.

http://www.theage.com.au/comme...

about 5 months ago
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MtGox Sets Up Call Center For Worried Bitcoiners

Dan541 Re:Regulation of currency (240 comments)

I'm still waiting for cash withdrawals since July, the writing was on the wall back then. In fact I was in the process of bailing out of Mt Gox when my last few transactions got stuck.

about 5 months ago
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How Japanese Scientists Are Monitoring Fukushima Babies For Radiation Exposure

Dan541 Re:Exposure .... (95 comments)

The anti-nuclear crowd like to terrorise people with irrational fear.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

Dan541 Garbage Truck. (195 comments)

The garbage truck sorts my paperwork for me.

about 5 months ago
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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

Dan541 Re:Bill specifically about Glass is a bad idea... (226 comments)

It is perfectly reasonable to text while stopped at a light, not so much while moving.

Except to the people behind you who miss the lights as a result of you not paying attention.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

Dan541 Re:Professional Email Address (149 comments)

Generally speaking, you're full of shit. It's 2014, not 1994. Setting up a domain is about as easy as ordering a cup of coffee.

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Which makes using a free domain even less professional.

about 5 months ago

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Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dan541 writes "The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'."

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Only Atheists should be allowed to teach religion,

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dan541 (1032000) writes "I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not. She walked onto a highway because Google told her to and got hit by a car.

Rosenberg, who apparently takes things very literally, was reading the directions on her Blackberry and thus wasn't privy to the warning that shows up when you access walking directions on a computer:"

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Google Blunder Shares Docs

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "Google Privacy Blunder Shares Your Docs Without Permission
by Jason Kincaid on March 7, 2009
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/07/huge-google-privacy-blunder-shares-your-docs-without-permission/

In a privacy error that underscores some of the biggest problems surrounding cloud-based services, Google has sent a notice to a number of users of its Document and Spreadsheets products stating that it may have inadvertently shared some of their documents with contacts who were never granted access to them."
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Trojan, distributed over torrent, blocks torrent s

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "A trojan named Troj/Qhost-AC, has been spotted on torrent sites labeled as a keygen for popular software. But in a strange surprise, the trojan would modify the users host file, rather than generating a key, changing popular torrent web sites like, The Pirate Bay, Suprbay (The Pirate Bay forum) and Mininova, the two most popular torrent sites on the internet to 127.0.0.1, making it impossible to visit these sites. http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/05/trojan-blocks-torrent-sites"
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Game delayed over Koran phrases

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "

Entertainment company Sony has postponed the global release of a much- anticipated video game because of concerns that it may offend Muslims. Copies of LittleBigPlanet are being recalled from shops worldwide after it emerged that a background music track contained two phrases from the Koran.

Since when is our society so sensitive to others? A few years ago that sort of thing would not even be noticed let alone matter."
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Google censorship, Avalible on request!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "The "church" of Scientology has asked Google to remove a website that criticises their organisation. The website Xenu.net has been delisted on this search page: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS292US292&q=scientology+enemy+order Google have admitted to their action at the bottom of the page. I am left wondering, what happened to "don't be evil"?"
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Teenager convicted for possesing data!

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The youngest person in Britain to have been convicted under the Terrorism Act has been sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institution. Hammaad Munshi, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was 16 when he was arrested in 2006. Police found a guide to making napalm on his computer. Now 18, he was convicted of making a record of information likely to be used for terrorist purposes.

These days you can be jailed just for possession of texts, what's in store for tomorrow? Have we gone completely insane here!"
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EU tells UK to deal with Phorm - or else

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  about 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "

The European Commission has sent a message to the British government, and it reads something like this: "If you don't deal with Phorm, we will." Earlier this month, according to Dow Jones, the European Union commissioner for information society and media sent a "pre-warning letter" to UK authorities, voicing her concern over Phorm, the behavioral ad targeter poised to track user activity on Britain's three largest ISPs: BT, Carphone Warehouse, and Virgin Media. BT has already conducted two trials with Phorm — and web surfers were not notified. "It is very clear in E.U. directives that unless someone specifically gives authorization (to track consumer activity on the Web) then you don't have the right to do that," EU commissioner Viviane Reding said. If UK government does not deal with the issue, Dow Jones says, the EC could take action in the European Court of Justice.

I'm lost for words, the EU is now standing up for our rights. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/16/eu_warns_uk_over_phorm/"
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What is the cost of copyright?

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "We see it all the time, Content Producers fighting to revoke our rights, first it was the "blank media tax" then DRM and now DoS attacks, bandwidth theft (throttling) and Remote Control of our systems.

But what if we abolish copyright laws?
Wouldn't we all be allot better off without them?

No more DDOS attacks funded by major media companies, no more lawsuits, no more justification for bandwidth throttling and no more monopoly on media distribution.

What is the real cost of the existence of these laws?"

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People of lower intelligence more likely to worshi

Dan541 Dan541 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dan541 writes "New research has found that people of lower intelligence are more likely to worship a god than someone of higher intelligence. Is it any surprise that someone of higher intellect is more likely to know better than an person of lower intellect?

Professor Lynn said religious belief had declined in the 20th century Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the "intellectual elite" considered themselves atheists than the national average. A decline in religious observance over the last century was directly linked to a rise in average intelligence, he claimed.
People with higher IQs are less likely to believe in God, according to a new study."

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