What they will get out of this is your biometric voice samples. Right now, if the go'vt wants to track (spy on) you and you don't have a sample already in their database, they have to go through various sources to see who you are. ie. Pix from Facebook and voice samples from either Google (voice) or Apple (Siri). This way, FB can offer up themselves as a one-stop-shop for any 3-letter homeland-security agency wanting to track you via video (pictures to run against video tracking) or audio (a verified voice sample to run against echelon/omnivore/etc).
SO WHAT!?! Tough it out like we all used to "way back when"... Betting the odds beats a financial disaster for the masses. "Back in my day, we didn't HAVE satellites!
My money's on the fact that they're building a massive biometric voice-print database on every single one of us every time we use Google's voice-to-text feature on an android device. Apple's not likely doing the same every time you use Siri. "Somebody"'s going to be very interested in accessing that information some day.
I'm guessing they plan to use your unique voice signature... which is probably already in their database. C'mon... you telling me that every time you use Apple's Siri or Google's voice-to-text, etc that those giants are not saving all that data? My money's on the fact that they're building a massive biometric database on every single one of us. Thanks, Siri
We should also pay a walking tax for wearing shoes instead of putting money into the hands of big oil. After all, if you're not driving around all day in a gas guzzler, you're an enemy of the state, right? These "taxes" are such bull$hit money grabs!
20 feet of solid steel at a 1 micron hole? 20 linear feet of sheet steel at 1 micron thick? What are the exact specs?
"you ain't so purty whens you cries" doesn't seem like good lyrics for a country song...
.. non-hypothesis-based data analysis. Take, for instance, some health data that was overlaid with GIS data at a health authority I worked at a few years back. One of the more curious combinations that popped up was the fact that there were a higher number of Leukemia cases in households that lived under high power electricity lines. We were all about to unanimously blame the cancer on the long-period-exposure to EMF, when someone who lived in the area brought up a good point... properties under the lines were less expensive that those properties away from the lines, and therefore more attractive to lower-income families - the very same lower income families whose eating habits are generally lower on the nutrition scale. ie: higher carbs & fats, with less roughage, antioxidants, etc, which all helps to contribute to poorer health.
Looks like it was printed on an Epson.
or it didn't happen!
'...new record...shows that China has achieved a new milestone in high-speed train tech...,' (said) Zhang Shuguang, aka Captain Obvious.
because slashdot is following the new DIGG format.
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..is just beta territory for the New World Order....coming to a U.S. state near you!
True hacking. Just to see if it can be done; not to do anything malicious. Even though it ranks low on the evolutionary scale as far as hacking is concerned, good work, kid