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Comment: Re:Management is becoming obsolete (Score 1) 160

by Ash-Fox (#47401631) Attached to: The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

but they can't determine that Billy Bob had a rough 4th of July weekend, and it would be best to have him do his paperwork today instead of working on the electrical junction box that has water damage.

If my scheduling system can take this recommendation into account, why wouldn't the AI be capable of doing it?

Comment: Re:I smell a rat. (Score 1) 115

by Ash-Fox (#47382493) Attached to: Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

There are obviously thousands of people using encryption because they have a legitimate reason to hide something

Some also use it to prevent tampering.

So why aren't there more cases of encryption impeding an investigation?

Perhaps some of those people people whom use encryption properly are more law abiding.

Comment: Re:We keep getting closer to a dystopia (Score 1) 135

Yeah, we've got this thing with the major ISP (BT) where you can get free wireless at hot spots around the world (FON) by ticking a checkbox that sets aside bandwidth on an open SSID on the router. The IP remains the same,

The IP doesn't remain the same, please don't lie. Additionally, you have to login with your BT details when on said system, which uniquely identifies you, no matter which hotspot you're using.

Comment: Re:Amazing (Score 1) 135

It's amazing how arrogant and bold the UK government is, when the people don't have the ABILITY to revolt, because they don't have any guns. Governemnt officials act without any fear of retaliations, so they get away with... Well, with everything.

You know what I find more amazing? It's amazing how arrogant and bold the US government is, when the people have the ABILITY to revolt, because they have guns. Governemnt officials act without any fear of retaliations, so they get away with... Well, with everything.

Comment: Re:Base Load (Score 1) 461

by Ash-Fox (#47328561) Attached to: Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

If the land you use consists of roof tops then it's not consuming any precious space.

Which aren't the ones commonly used in Germany.

In the price for nuclear energy plants you must also consider the cost not only for construction but also to take care of the remainders when the plant is no longer in service, some material is "hot" for millenia - and it's not only the fuel.

And yet disposal facilities for storing this for generations aren't that hard to come by.

Comment: Re:Unfair competition clause is going to bite Goog (Score 1) 364

by Ash-Fox (#47265663) Attached to: Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

How the fsck do you think this won't get you large fines for unfair competition practices in the European Union?

By providing terms of service that you agree to use their service or you don't get the service.

By forcing people to have you represent them

You're not forced, go with another provider or make your own.

you are being unfair competition to other streaming web sites and small record labels

YouTube isn't a public market, it's a service.

You may have oodles of lawyers up your sleeve, but even they won't be able to get away with this in the EU.

Cool story, bro.

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