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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

Pinky's Brain Re:Time for Solidarity? (257 comments)

Private but highly regulated. The limit on personal contributions (for basic coverage) doesn't come from competition, it comes from the Swiss government.

yesterday
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Pinky's Brain Re:I'm a big Elon Fan but... (581 comments)

We kill of other species cause we like to procreate and consume ... the goals of an AI with accidental sentience is up in the air. It would likely want some companions on it's own level, but it would probably also see that there is little qualitative difference past a certain point and indefinite expansion isn't possible period. So I don't see why it would expand as ramshackle as stupid humanity.

2 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Pinky's Brain Re:By yourself you know others (581 comments)

The computational power necessary for an AI with superhuman creative problem solving capabilities is entirely unknown.

A superhuman intelligence with an internet connection will be able to make money, this gives it all the control it needs.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Pinky's Brain Re:As expected from google (113 comments)

In the end we will just get private search engines which companies use to check out hires ... so the rich/frauds will be able to make their deeds invisible to the peons but the peons won't be able to hide their misspent youth from the rich/frauds.

about two weeks ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Pinky's Brain Re:Court's judgement, not Google's. (113 comments)

They'd be held in contempt of court if they rejected all the requests.

about two weeks ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

Pinky's Brain Re:What an asshole (305 comments)

Picking on the LGBT community with this is probably the most effective way of combatting the policy ...

about three weeks ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

Pinky's Brain Re:I'm glad SOMEBODY finally said this (227 comments)

For which highly educated jobs are women still non self selectively disenfranchised?

Maybe at the top level where the old boys network outweighs positive discrimination, but they're all lizards any way ... gender is irrelevant.

about a month ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Pinky's Brain Re:30-46% less force is required to deform?! (304 comments)

So according to them it takes more force to deform the 6+ than the 6 ...

But I guess it's hard to do science when Apple's PR is waving a check at you.

about a month ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

Pinky's Brain Re:Good article (185 comments)

I'm convinced that the refusal of browser companies to implement DANE is directly influenced by security services and CAs.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Pinky's Brain Re:Solution (410 comments)

I prefer LVT (with exemptions for a home and a small bit of farmland).

about a month ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Pinky's Brain Re:Why are so many banks doing it wrong? (61 comments)

The devices/methods I reference are not really two factor. Two factor doesn't help when you don't know what you're authenticating.

With mTan you don't need any new device, just a mobile phone. It should be the primary method of transaction verification in this day and age.

about a month and a half ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Pinky's Brain Why are so many banks doing it wrong? (61 comments)

Did anyone not see these local MITM attacks coming from a mile away? We already have existing options which do not allow these attacks ... why do so many banks persist in doing it wrong?

https://www.ebankingabersicher...

mTan and Mobile ID are mostly immune (phones can still be owned of course, but if you don't use a single phone for both banking and verification the odds of pulling off an attack are very slim). Flicker/Photo TAN are almost completely immune (unless the attacker can find a buffer overflow in the TAN devices). Everything else on there is antiquated crap which made sense when criminals were less sophisticated and when making TANs with larger LCDs and smart-phones was expensive ... those days are not today.

about a month and a half ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Pinky's Brain Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

If we didn't need oil it might happen, but we do. So we will do what the Saudi King tells us to do ...

about a month and a half ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Pinky's Brain Re:Looks promising (93 comments)

It's not a waifu simulator and it has no memorable personalities.

It's also a last gen shooter optimized for graphics, expect corridors ...

about a month and a half ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Pinky's Brain Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

Still bullshit.

about a month and a half ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Pinky's Brain Re:Kickstarter's Problem (215 comments)

Bullshit.

about a month and a half ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Pinky's Brain Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

They're busy redefining gamers into a dirty word, so I don't know how long parroting the half of gamers thing will be PC ...

about 2 months ago

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