top Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
"...or they could enable drivers to be more productive during the time they used to spend driving, which could earn them more money."
If I don't have to drive myself, I'm sure as hell not giving that extra time to my employer. It's my time. Now that I don't have to drive, I'm going to read!
top IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay
And all is right with the world again.
top Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0
And how do you think they knew where to put a mole in the first place? They needed to insert him into the operation so they could do their parallel construction of evidence.
top Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again
top Civil Case Uses Fitbit Data To Disprove Insurance Fraud
Apps SHOULD locally encrypt the data before sending it elsewhere. Encryption that requires you to open it, encryption that has not got backdoors.
Then when lawyers request it, they are boned. Depending on your country, that is, and the possibility of the obligatory wrench (xkcd).
top The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought
Maybe this information can undo some of the damage you've done TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.
* Undo the malware drm you put on peoples PC's.
* Restore the ability to run Linux on game consoles that you wrongfully stole back AFTER you sold it. * Unlock the bootloaders on your android phones.
Who knows what else. Probably a LOT of good can come from this. But the most important? Don't piss off your customers!
top A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
top Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter
They are so overbearing toward their customers and fans, they simply aren't worth it.
Someone bring back Tribes already.
top Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device
I'm Wiki Bear!
about a month and a half ago
top Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
I'm not sure what to think of this.
top Companies Genetically Engineer Spider Silk
Spider goat! Spider goat! Does whatever a spider goat does!
top BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
Who says the bittorrent users are rogue? Who says they stole a password? You said it was public wifi. Why do you think they are lying to your face? Were you running around asking people? Just leave people alone, you self entitled jerk. Who's to say their file transfer is or is not legit, and who is to say it is more or less important than your work? Now people have to run VPN connections to keep you from interfering with them? I would not only kick you out of my coffee shop, but I would post pictures of you, and list your mac address across the net, so people know when you've entered the room. Your behavior is inexcusable.
top After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts
This isn't a disease to play around with. Hardcore mandatory quarantine all that have been possibly exposed. Not in their homes, but in a facility. Treat it as more communicable than it is, because it could change. If I was on a plane with that guy, I should expect to be held in quarantine. Asymptomatic or not, people still do contaminating behaviors all the time: coughs, sneezes, spit when they talk, wipe or pick their nose, poorly wash their hands (if at all), nervous sweat at take off or landings, etc etc.
And... For goodness sake, stop people from travelling to and from Africa, would you please? Isolate that dang continent until this is over, as much as possible. The average Joe should not be able to get there, at all. And any medical personnel going there, mandatory quarantine before they can return. Anyone breaking these rules that causes the disease to spread should be tried for murder.
Quit screwing around with ebola, or this is going to be the plague that took care of overpopulation... in a big way.
top Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis
That place is trying to kill us off, for sure.
top NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires
"No, there are good cops."
Yeah. We call them Firemen.
top Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge
Anti-wiretapping laws are there TO PROTECT YOU.
Yes, it is unfortunate that it hampers this kid's attempt at exposing the bullying... But the law is there to protect everyone from being recorded without their express consent. The fact that the recording was used for good does not make it legal, and I know that sucks in this case... but overall, the law is better left intact for the greater good. It's protecting you, all of you, from someone recording you and using it against you. Do you *really* want to lose that protection because of this one case? I hope not. Because once you lose a protection like that, it's gone forever. I say that again, it would be gone FOREVER. And in days... not weeks, not years, you would see people falling prey to the loss of that protection. Then you will look back and think, "What have we done?"
Don't get me wrong, I was bulllied horribly growing up. It was terrible! But losing this one legal protection we have to deal with bullies is not the answer.
Don't know what the real answer is... anything I dream up is just as illegal, as I was bullied myself and can only think of mean ways to deal with them. But losing our rights and legal protections is the *worst* way to go.
top WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time
I think it's obvious. They want the app so they can scan all of the messages to use to feed facebook's knowledge base about you / it's users. Like Google uses your gmail's, FB will use this to further monetize you as a product.
It doesn't need ads. They want the juicy data. Who you talk to, what do you talk about. Then they can use that data to make money.
top Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One?
If they can walk down the sidewalk and instantly categorize everyone around them, no thank you.
These two scenarios would suck, but stay out of trouble and this won't happen:
"Hey you! You have unpaid tickets!" Pounce.
"Hey you! You have a warrant 5 states away for blah!" Pounce.
But, it could also label people by beliefs and behaviors:
Glass says, "Known Muslim" Or "Known Christian" Or Democrat, or union member, or 1/2 black even though they don't look it. Or 'Arrested 12 years ago.'
The risk of them choosing people to abuse goes up the more they know about those people.
So no. Camera, fine. But HUD and immediate detailed info on every face it sees? Hello no.
top Why the NSA Can't Replace 90% of Its System Administrators
Would it be legal to add "Have you ever worked for the NSA?" to your interviewing questions? I'd like to see them all denied jobs in the private sector once they lose their jobs with the NSA. They have knowingly worked to support spying on American citizens. Treat them like the criminals they are.
While we're at it, ask if they worked for SCO over it's last 5 years... don't want that so called 'talent' to ever have an IT job again, either.
Would it be legal to form a do-not hire list based on previous employment? It's not a race, it's not a sexual preference, it's not a gender... It's an indicator of ethics.
top Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?
a) You're in the wrong job.
b) We won't help you.
c) Make sure everything your company or government office is doing is legal, ethical, and morally unquestionable.
d) All of the above.
Oh, the correct answer is "d".
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