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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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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.

about 10 months 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 could reduce congestion by taxing busy roads more than lightly used ones.

about 10 months 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)

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

about a year 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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