Re: MS' version of a Clockwork Orange
Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.
1145 posts • joined 17 May 2007
"There is no law preventing anyone to look at them or store them on their own computers."
Well, yes, there is. Maybe you should go back and re-read the article?
Actually, I'll just quote it here for you, save you the trouble:
"The lawsuit, filed on Thursday at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, claims Clearview violated the state's stringent Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Companies operating in Illinois must obtain explicit consent from individuals if they collect their biometric data, whether it’s in the form of fingerprints or photographs."
The First Amendment forbids this.
Let's parse that statement, shall we?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof 1; or abridging the freedom of speech 2, or of the press 3; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble 4, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances 5.
1 - Clearview is not an establishment of Religion, so is not afforded the protection under this description.
2 - Clearview is not expressing any opinion or making any statements that require the protection afforded under this description.
3 - Clearview is not a press publication, so is not afforded the protection under this description.
4 - Clearview is not peacably assembling, or assembling of any sort, so is not afforded the protection under this description (Clearview is also not "the people" so we can double down on that one).
5 - Clearview is not petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now, IANAL, nor am I American, so I can state no claim to the veracity of the above, but the language of the First Amendment is pretty clear. Exactly which onine university did Tor Ekeland get his law degree from, and can I get one too?
"That’s another good thing about Bush being gone, man, cos for the last 12 years with Reagan and Bush, we have had fundamentalist Christians in the White House. Fundamentalist Christians who believe the Bible is the exact word of God, including that wacky fire and brimstone Revelations ending, have had their finger on the fucking button for 12 years."
[Eyes roll back in head]
“Tell me when Lord, tell me when. Let me be your servant Lord.”
- Bill Hicks, Revelations
"Excel may seem unassailable, but the history of computing suggests it's supremacy is just a matter of =TIME()"
There's a problem with this formula.
Not trying to type a formula?
When the first character is an equal (=) or minus (-) sign, Excel thinks it's a formula.
To get around this, type an apostrophe (') first:
"I'm not sure how advisable it is to share research between different institutions at an early stage - there would seem to be a risk that all may end up following a research dead end, so I can see a reason for different groups to work in isolation, and only share the results and methodology once it looks to be reliable."
But if they don't share the research, how would they know they're following a dead end? If dozens, or tens of dozens of research groups aren't communicating with each other and working in isolation it's possible they could increase the likelihood of that pitfall. At least with open communication they can see where the potential dead ends lie and switch focus accordingly.
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (i.e. everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
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