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UK Men Arrested For Anti-Semitic Tweets After Football Game

benlad Re:Perhaps not (598 comments)

There is an American citizen who recently claimed asylum in Russia, he doesnt appear to have freedom of expression. I think that chap will have to blow off his steam in Russia.

about a year ago
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Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google

benlad Re:Going to change everything (162 comments)

We have a similar problem at the moment. That is a not a problem with robots.

about a year ago
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Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google

benlad Re:Going to change everything (162 comments)

A "tool which completely replaces a human" would mean we wouldn't *need* jobs. Structural unemployment of 100%! You sound quite negative, but I think it sounds like a utopia.

about a year ago
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New MIT Camera Takes 3D Photos in the Dark

benlad Re:Definition of "Dark" (45 comments)

You could say a normal camera can take pictures in the dark with a flash. This one uses a laser.

about a year ago
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Galileo Navigation System Gets Go-Ahead From EU Parliament

benlad Re:What it will be used for... (178 comments)

You seem to have decided on all the details of how this would be implemented and then disagreed with it. Well done.

1 year,7 days
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Galileo Navigation System Gets Go-Ahead From EU Parliament

benlad Re:What it will be used for... (178 comments)

You could reduce congestion by taxing busy roads more than lightly used ones.

1 year,7 days
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UK To Use "Risk-Profiling Software" To Screen All Airline Passengers and Cargo

benlad Re:Still the same profiling bullshit (222 comments)

E.g. with a metal detector and patting them down.

about 2 years ago
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UK To Use "Risk-Profiling Software" To Screen All Airline Passengers and Cargo

benlad Re:CAPPS, CAPPS-2, No-fly lists, etc. (222 comments)

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results, but is used as an indicator. Have lots of accidents and you pay more for insurance.

about 2 years ago
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UK To Use "Risk-Profiling Software" To Screen All Airline Passengers and Cargo

benlad Re:It Believes (222 comments)

It appears that you have got your assessment criteria from Beverly Hills Cop.

about 2 years ago
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UK To Use "Risk-Profiling Software" To Screen All Airline Passengers and Cargo

benlad Re:Still the same profiling bullshit (222 comments)

When you lock your house front door do you also add a little duct tape in case the lock is picked?

Nonsense. A closer analogy would be, locking the door and questioning people carrying lock picking equipment.

about 2 years ago
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UK To Use "Risk-Profiling Software" To Screen All Airline Passengers and Cargo

benlad Re:It Believes (222 comments)

One could only actively avoid the risk profiling if profiling criteria are known. I would imagine profiling criteria would not be in the public domain. I can see how risk profiling could improve detection rates.

about 2 years ago

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