There's only one silly error really: assuming they can't be caught.
No, the silly error is a failure to work out their final return on their investment, should they be caught and punished.
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Every time I use the 'phone I get some mindless machine on the other end telling me to press button #1 to hear further stupid choices. Isn't it intelligent enough to know that I have used the same telephone for the last fifty years and it doesn't have buttons, just a dial.
He looks nothing like the AI man, he has not even bothered to shave.
In my youth, the AI man came round from the Ministry of Ag. and Fish with a long glass tube, with the necessaries in his brief-case, to inseminate the cattle. This saved on the cost of keeping a bull. So it can be said that we never got any bullshit from the AI man, things seemed to have changed.
I got worried when they dropped the rule that only four-engined aircraft could be used for transoceanic flights, that was after they had booted out the navigator and flight engineer. I'm staying home if they introduce a Tesla type system, especially if it is as short-lived as Dragonflies are, as they only fly in the summer and spend most of their lives at the bottom of a muddy pond.
The postman has always had a Christma box and despite the strikes this year he's still getting one. Anyone who provides a personal service gets a tip or a Christmas box --- apart from the Amazon driver who threw my parcels down on the drive, outside my front gates. His tip is that I haven't yet sent the security video to Amazon.
I have always assumed that Uber are an anti-trust conspiracy of minicab drivers. The last minicab I used to get to Heathrow, some 25 years ago, stank, even though the rear passenger window was missing. The driver neither spoke nor understood English, French or Arabic, and demanded a tip at the end of a hellish journey.
Uber's own advertising obviously doesn't work for I don't know which counties suffer their presence, and I have no desire to find out.
IMHO Advertising executives are less useful to society than minicab drivers.
My supposedly updated GPS in my car will, on a specific route, try and persuade me to leave the main road and follow a route that the main road replaced some 30 years ago. This can add half an hour to the journey. It also has a penchant for several overgrown farm tracks that might once just have been roads in the days of horse and cart. I refuse to be enslaved by an inefficient bit of software. I still use a printed map.
I presume that government ministers will not use their scrambled telephones. GCHQ can lay off half its staff because there will be no cipher traffic to monitor and let's re-establish Civil Censorship of the mails in case anyone has the temerity to send a coded letter.
(With memories of my late mother who worked for part of the war excruciatingly censoring the Irish mail)
Years ago I opted out of having my medical records shared beyond the local surgery. Recently I find that the hospital, the duty doctor that 111 put me in touch with, all have access to my medical records, they can read my prescriptions, tell me the results of blood tests, etc. So much NHS regard for patient opt-out.
I was wrong to have opted out, for the local sharing of information is very much to my advantage. However, this shows how poor and meaningless privacy is to the NHS and our choice matters not a fig to them.