* Posts by jospanner

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IBM quits facial recognition because Black Lives Matter

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Re: Hillarious

ok white boy

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Re: Oi Cressida!

(ref downvotes) Europeans love to gasp with shock and condemn racism in other countries, but become violently defensive when their own is criticised for the same reasons.

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"not understanding"

The letter from Adolf to Ford about hating Jews was just too difficult to read, presumably.

Historically speaking, capitalists love a bit of fascism. You can always profit by it. It's why Adolf's cabinet was made of formerly centre-right conservatives.

Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam

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We all live in a fascist regime

A fascist regime

A fascist regime

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: "the concept of saving face"

You must be fun at parties.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Please don't pretend that the dems are any better.

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Brits, Euros, other people in the comments as if our own governments aren't bought and paid for by the richest people in society.

A place where rioters get kangaroo trials sorted out in a matter of hours, but the cops whose negligence killed dozens at Hillsborough get away with fitting up dead working class people for two decades.

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Re: what do you expect when ...

And boy what a result it's had.

Nationalist murderer in charge of the country.

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Re: Just one nose-picking minute

Both parties are corrupt aristocracies.

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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Welcome to capitalism. Turns out it doesn't work all that well.

Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

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Capitalism prioritises profits over all else.

This is what you want, right?

Equifax finally coughs up the money for its 2017 monster hack… to the banks for having to cancel your cards

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This is both utterly pathetic and completely predictable.

You thought the finance industry and its hangers-on was going to give actual money to actual people? lol

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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lmao gottem

Podcast Addict banned from Google Play Store because heaven forbid app somehow references COVID-19

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Re: AI is rubbish, developer doesn't read emails?

Knowing Big Tech? The latter.

If American tech is used to design or make that chip, you better not ship it to Huawei, warns Uncle Sam

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Re: Globalization: Who's fault is that?

Welcome to one of the main contradictions of capitalism.

There is no place in this economic model for healthy workers.

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

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Re: Red Bullshit

You aint no anarchist, bruv

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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Government and other forms of authority will always tend to expand. Almost every reduction in government and authority has come at the expense of people's health or lives. This isn't the sort of problem that you fix by voting Lib Dem.

Libertarian socialism - the idea that authority is fundamentally a problem to be overcome - is the way forward.

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Re: Lookie likey

Oh that's easy. They just ban the use of such things in public.

Never try to catch authority out on a technicality, they'll just legislate it out of the way.

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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If this sort of thing doesn't terrify you, or if you think that the government won't abuse it, remember that the government has no reason not to do what ever it wants with this information, and that governments have no inherent moral restrictions.

British police have raped women who have then had children, all in the name of stopping ecological protests. They harvest data from every possible source. There are cameras everywhere, and now the police are trialling facial recognition tech.

The purpose of the state is to further the interests of those who control it and benefit from its monopoly on violence, and those people are inevitably the rich and powerful.

If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.

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Re: Of course, being centrally controlled

You give the state an inch, it will take a mile.

Police drone fliers' wings clipped to prevent them bumping into real aircraft

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Because these things are for spying.

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother

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Softer, more inclusive bureaucratic neo-liberalism.

*clap* MORE *clap* WOMEN *clap* CEOS *clap*

Tesla sued over Tokyo biker's death in 'dozing driver' Autopilot crash

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It needs to work properly or not at all.

Although I am a curmudgeon when it comes to this sort of thing. I love my old car without any assists or other nonsense. Technically less safe? Sure. But that is my responsibility. VW didn't lie to me and say that the car would drive itself...

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Yeah this seems like a reasonable case.

If the Tesla's "autopilot" makes drivers think that the car can drive itself, when it can't, then this is clearly a Tesla problem.

Don't sell the car as having an "autopilot" mode. This is like if seatbelts came with a notice that said "protects you regardless of whether you wear it or not!" It's not babying, it's actively misleading.

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They were attending an accident, what do you want them to do?

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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Reasons why Jo is a libertarian socialist #2845672

Billionaires showered with wealth as experts say global economy set for long and deep recession

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Re: whenever governments grab MORE control...

Bring democracy to the workplace. We should own our workplaces. We work there, we make the wealth.

ICE cold: Microsoft's GitHub wrings hands over US prez's Trump immigration ban plan

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No one cares about your right-wing libertarian nonsense.

Stay indoors, you utter child.

Europe calls for single app to track coronavirus. Meanwhile America pretends it isn’t trying to build one at all

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"explain away why a very, very small number of people should be allowed to hoard vast resources in defiance of every logical argument about efficiency and societal well-being."

Capitalism is a very inefficient system, yes.

State-capitalism or free market capitalism, it's awful at distributing resources to those that need them.

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

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Nothing re-affirms my belief in socialist libertarianism and my belief that the police are arseholes than being pulled over for riding my motorcycle for fun.

How am I spreading a disease by going out for a ride? Or a drive? This is not a gathering, this is me, alone, on a bike, with a helmet on, with a face covering on, hooning around at under 60mph, officer. Bugger off.

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Re: Nothing to Heil nothing to Fear.

1 dimensional political analysis. Literally.

Cloudflare family-friendly DNS service flubs first filtering foray: Vital LGBTQ, sex-ed sites blocked 'by mistake'

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"Family Friendly" is 9/10 code for "Ban the gays and the transes" and, interestingly, does not seem to care about violence.

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Re: A question

It's PC gone mad, you can't even do a hate crime nowadays.

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Re: vital?

Getting support from a third party, ie, *not your parents*, is essential to figuring things out.

Your parents might very well be chill with LGBTQ people. A hell of a lot of people's aren't.

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"I got my understanding of biology in primary school and never bothered to look further than this"

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Re: So?

As someone who grew up trans, let me put this in the most polite terms:

Fuck off you nazi shit.

Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft speech-to-text AI systems can't understand black people as well as whites

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Re: "it assumes race creates an accent and speech patterns"

Just sounds to me like people are more upset about being called racist than actual racism.

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If you didn't think to train your system on the set of data that actually represents your customer base because you just assumed everyone was like you?

Yeah that's gonna be racism, classism, ageism etc.

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Re: Learn To Spoke Proper England

You just seem to be very upset that working class people exist and want to speak in the way that's most natural to us.

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Genuinely great watching the white middle class southerners show how they just expect everyone else in the world to bow down to them. The sheer arrogance of people for who society is engineered around throwing a hissy fit when asked to consider that other people exist.

You designed the system based on your own biases. The problem is that it isn't being used by *you*, it is being used by a wide set of English speaking people. Stop being so self absorbed and understand that different regions and cultural groups have different accents and vocab.

If that upsets you, tough. Grow up. Other customer facing jobs have to deal with the difficulties of human interaction. You're not special.

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Re: Sigh.....

Speech tech is designed by people who speak like that. Why should we accept that there is only one "valid" accent because the designers were lazy and were used to everyone else bending over to suit them?

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It is English, you just didn't bother to consider it cos your idea of English comes exclusively from white, middle class English southerners, because you are actually quite ignorant.

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Re: "I can't understand a lot of Scots. Does that make me racist?"

It's not just 'incomplete', though, is it?

Certain groups get favourable coverage in these things for a reason, and others get ignored.

It's because you didn't think to include them. And you didn't think to include them *for a reason*. It's because you didn't consider it to be that important, if you even considered it at all.

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Re: Racist, really?

Yes, racism implies a power relationship.

The words "<Ethnicity> sucks" have a very different function depending on the power of the person saying it, and the power of the ethnicity it is being said about.

You might not *like* being challenged, but it doesn't equate to someone having legit worries about their security or safety.

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Re: Racist, really?

Do you also think that segregated drinking fountains can't be racist? You know, cos they're just drinking fountains?

Netflix starts 30-day video data diet at EU's request to ensure network availability during coronavirus crisis

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How about no.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband

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Re: I voted for BREXIT

Oh mate, the EU? Bricking it. That's why they're demanding we give back Gibraltar. Because we're the ones in control.

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Re: This won't be

Dying to hear what Major excelled at.

RIP Katherine Johnson: The extraordinary NASA mathematician astronauts trusted over computers

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Re: this is a role model

If she took time for family after helping get people on the moon she'd be deemed 'economically inactive' or some bs.

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