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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

sahuxley The Transfer of Data and Free Speech (206 comments)

A corollary to this is whether communication through any mechanically-assisted means should be defined as speech. I think this has a huge implication on copyrights. As we become more integrated with these devices, the line between what we say, think, and digitally transfer becomes gray. What if instead of describing a movie or song to someone, we're able to transfer our perfect memory of it directly to their memory?

about two weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

sahuxley Re:If he sold phyiscal copies (465 comments)

So we're throwing a man in prison to keep one form of entertainment flowing? That seems backwards.

about a month ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

sahuxley Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

But it's more important for the government to protect one business model of one form of entertainment than this man's freedom.

about a month ago
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Is Remote Instruction the Future of College?

sahuxley Separate Testing and Education (81 comments)

Remote education such as the internet is very good at distributing materials and information. However, it is very bad at testing individuals' comprehension and understanding for a variety of reasons. Currently, Universities do both and they bundle the costs together in one large tuition package. I think a good solution going forward would be one that offers these two services separately.

about a month ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

sahuxley Re:As Jim Morrison said... (1198 comments)

I think you hit the nail on the head, but that's why I disagree with this article. Most nerds, believe it or not, realize the results of their personal choices as you do and don't irrationally point their frustration at innocent people. I think it's unfair to say that all nerds reach this irrational conclusion "as a matter or mental self-defense." I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but this is a sweeping generalization based on one crazy man's acts.

about 4 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

sahuxley Re:no (437 comments)

Really, slashdot? This comments gets a 5, Insightful? It's an unsupported assertion.

about 4 months ago
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GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

sahuxley Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (216 comments)

Redundant internet options are a good thing. This is a smart move by GM in the face of giant ISP mergers and poor net neutrality legislation.

about 4 months ago
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Dropbox and Box Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google

sahuxley Re:Google (92 comments)

Google has no interest in omitting data collection to mitigate other sites' security flaws.

about 4 months ago
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Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

sahuxley Re:I think they are right - for now (399 comments)

I'm personally not going to buy a smartwatch until it can replace my phone. Once I have that, it's not much of a change in routine for me to plug it in each night.

about 5 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

sahuxley Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

None of that is necessarily true if it's rooted. http://gizmodo.com/google-glas... Also, "most people" aren't doing something that they mind being recorded doing. The problems come from the situations where they do mind.

about 6 months ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

sahuxley This might sound crazy... (405 comments)

...to some of you but police officers are also there to protect you from those who might want to take your money or otherwise commit a crime against you. I'm aware of the potential for abuse from these systems, but if we decide they can't watch us in public, where can they watch us? What deters a robber that knows for a fact there will never be a cop around to catch him in the act?

about 6 months ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

sahuxley Re:No expectation of privacy (405 comments)

Taken to this extreme, how would police officers ever observe anything? I'm all for privacy, but if I get mugged in the street and a cop drives by, I sure as hell want them to be looking out and come to my aid.

about 6 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

sahuxley Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

Go into a bar or strip club and point your camera phone every direction you turn your head. See how long it takes for one of those "idiots" to knock you out.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

sahuxley Let them know you'll make them look good (218 comments)

A manager of mine once told me he hired me because of this. Of course, you have to nuance it a little. I told him something like "I'm good at communicating the ideas of the project in ways that non-technical people can understand and appreciate the value of it. A lot of times in these positions if you're doing your job perfectly, nobody notices because the system just works. It's important to make sure we get credit for this as a team."

about 6 months ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

sahuxley Re:Deal (667 comments)

"I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism (Pastafarianism), and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence." From this: http://www.venganza.org/about/...

about 6 months ago
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Your Car Will Soon Sense If You're Tired Or Not Paying Attention

sahuxley Re:Not If I don't buy it (178 comments)

It's punishing people for doing damage or committing a crime before they've done it, on the increased chance that it might happen.

about 6 months ago
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Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

sahuxley The False Promise of Neutrality (125 comments)

To me, the problem is that it breaks promise of neutrality, and deceives anyone who believes it's a neutral piece. I don't fault anyone for spinning their story in a way that benefits themselves; that's inevitable. But don't show me a NPOV policy that implies otherwise.

about 6 months ago
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'Data Science' Is Dead

sahuxley Re:100% disagree (139 comments)

I agree with you, but I think there's merit even in those quantifications that turn out useless. This sort of science, at least the way you describe it being done, is really shooting in the dark. Sometimes you find an interesting and meaningful correlation or analysis, but more often than not you're juggling and sorting numbers to no useful end. People will always pay to keep taking shots.

about 6 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

sahuxley Re:Globalize where? (193 comments)

A bit of a sidetrack, but this is what most disappointed me about the whole NSA surveillance thing. We (the US) have probably the greatest ability of any country to protect freedom on the internet and be a force for free speech and expression in the world, yet our trampling of the 4th amendment is squandering that. We *claim* to bring freedom to other countries with guns and bombs, yet fail an opportunity to bring it to them with technology and computers.

about 7 months ago

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