After blowing $100m to snoop on Americans' phone call logs for four years, what did the NSA get? Just one lead • The Register
theregister.co.uk/2020/02/26/n

BBC World Service - More or Less, Artificial (not so) Intelligence - Author Janelle Shane explains why AI is not quite as smart as we think.
bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz3sb

@killyourfm Listening to your comments on perfect as the enemy of good enough - it reminded me of this very interesting article on technology, and why pushing boundaries are not necessarily the place you want to go:
wired.com/2009/08/ff-goodenoug

*nix: everything is a file!

phone os built on *nix: lol wtf is a file

I love that there's a game on Steam called "everything" so Steam's Twitter has a tweet that says "Save 80% on everything" and they had to then clarify that they meant the game, not literally everything

It's like SQL injection but for the English language

If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse. -- Naomi, age 15

Hmmm. The Nextcloud app does not auto-upload and sync the folder I have marked for auto-upload.

A thing you use for 10 minutes should not last for 10,000 years. And the converse is true, too: things you want to use for years should not break in minutes. And all of it should be designed for graceful re-entry into the material stream.

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current dry wit levels are 32%

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@jonne He's a massive motherfucking hypocrite.

"Privacy is no longer a social norm."

theguardian.com/technology/201

"Zuckerberg buys four new houses for, um, privacy"

cnet.com/news/zuckerberg-buys-

Watch what people do. Not what they say.

Especially what they spend $30 million to do.

#MarkZuckerberg #Privacy #hypocrisy

Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a capital crime.
For a first offense, that is.

Slightly arrogant, very intelligent and very nerdy intern after event with angry client:
- This place could use some Daleks.
Me, considered by said intern to be a stuff bureaucrat:
- I would consider the Cyberman approach with full absorption into the hive mind.

*Passive resistance neutralised, critical voice silenced *

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward"
-- William E. Davidsen

Just had a bad case come down through the Danish consumer protection agency - a company offering short-term, high-interest loans was convicted of illegal marketing because they were basing their entire marketing effort on gambling site ads, directly feeding into the epicenter of gambling addictions.
That is some evil stuff.
Interestingly, part of the basis of the verdict was how they scooped up data to do very specific microtargeting.

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