Category Archives: Web and computing

Would you put the same toll operator in charge of both the roads and who may be visited via their use?

Bell wants the right to block websites in the absence of legal process, putting the onus on startup website operators to take on the largest media corporation in the country to defend their legal and fair use of materials, as … Continue reading

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“AI is destroying our free will …”

AI is destroying our free will. Replacing human curation with data-backed judgment narrows our perspective in a way that chokes our social and economic choices. also … When our choices are constrained to narrow trajectories of consumption, relationships, news, and … Continue reading

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To download a copy of the main Wikipedia article of every country

This works to download a copy of the main Wikipedia article on every country. This will get all the text and the main parts of the format, but images and links are not functional (because the content is contained at … Continue reading

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CIA and NSA funding seeded Google founders first research in that direction

This article outlines an interesting but generally unknown detail at the origins of Google, namely that CIA and NSA funding was at the origins of first research leading towards Google, via university research grants. It also addresses how this made … Continue reading

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How your local cause stalking interest group (e.g., Nazis, anti-Nazis, mysogynists, feminists, socialists, anti-socialists, capitalists, anti-capitalists, etc.) could use off-the-shelf drone hardware to assassinate you using facial recognition

Drones can now be readily outfitted with facial recognition technologies for assassination purposes, as demonstrated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who believe that the general public and also defense policymakers are insufficiently aware of the risk.   What … Continue reading

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Torture is benevolence, designed to helpfully help victims to have opportunities to seek disclosure

Whoever mentions to you the existence of the contents of Chapter 1 or 2 of the standard texts or support materials related to some skills for a project being undertaken is extremely deserving of credit for such assistance, and for … Continue reading

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Guide for “Fair Use” (USA) in non-fiction

For practical purposes, “Fair Use” in Canada is much more empowering than in the US, in part due to a Supreme Court ruling that educational uses (e.g., not for profit) should be interpreted in the most liberal manner possible. For those … Continue reading

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A Show of Force Operation (SOFO) is …

A Show of Force Operation (SOFO) is an activity that is used to warn, intimidate, and showcase capabilities … … The BSSR describes a SOFO as an impressive display of … power and resolve, which is used to convey an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Pain/reward stimuli responses have biophysical bases – therefore the robotic humanoid should welcome what potential they might be permitted within a system controlled on the basis of highly refined (data-intensive and) oppressive psychosocial control

Unedited reflections on efforts to induce robot-esque self image based on biophysical reality of pain/reward response, which I do not believe I have effectively addressed elsewhere: Consistent with many hypnotic-related psychological warfare and brainwashing strategies, this in no small part … Continue reading

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High quality argumentation: Pro-freedom edition

Serve as protector of non-bias, for example by filling the head with nothing in order to prevent thoughts which may be arrived at independently. Seek to enforce black/white alternatives of abandoning a course of action or engaging in an orchestrated alternative. … Continue reading

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