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Comment Re: I'm not sure this is the right response (Score 1) 184

Sure, they broke the law. Do did Batman, Robin Hood, Han Solo, Edmond DantÃs, Malcolm Reynolds and a host of other characters.

As a society, we absolutely love stories where some rogueish antihero skirts the law to bring down or expose some greater villainy. Is it any wonder that we react similarly when it happens in real life?

Comment Re:Great idea! (Score 1) 206

You're paid to work those hours, and I've no issue being tracked for those hours (or slight deviations ... for instance, I work 7:30 - 4:30, but same basic concept)

Hell, I'm already tracked via badge. Most of the doors in my building are locked, and opened via my company badge, which is unique to me. While this doesn't give them exact data on every move I make, it will clearly show what time I arrive in the morning, what time I return from lunch and any time I move into a different area. Anecdotal, but I probably badge through a dozen or so doors per day, which should paint a fairly clear picture of my activities, if anyone cared to look.

And that's fine with me. I'm on their hours, at their facility. But when the company wants to start tracking me after hours, on my vacations, during my sick time, etc ... well then they can fuck right off. But if they want to keep better tabs on me during the hours I'm in the office, I see no harm in it.

Comment Re: What a clusterfuck (Score 1) 676

You are correct, the content is what drives the classification... however it's incumbent upon the person creating that content to add appropriate markings.

If you send me an unclassified email, that has unclassified content with proper unclassified markings, but my response includes classified information, then it is MY responsibility to change the markings, identify the classified material and ensure the network upon which I'm sending the email is approved to handle information of that level.

To send classified information without taking the above into consideration is a massive security violation. You might as well be putting the info into your gmail account.

Comment Re:Great idea! (Score 1, Interesting) 206

Your logical fallacy is strawman.

No one ever said anything about tracking you at home, or while away from the office. Meanwhile, study after study after study continually show that sitting all day, per the office drone norms, is terrible for you.

Wearing a little watch-sized gizmo that tells you to get up and stretch your legs every few hours is hardly the most Orwellian oversight I can imagine. And really, the company has entirely pragmatic reasons for the idea, beyond BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING. Simply put: healthier employees are cost effective. You'll take less surprise sick days; even if your total days off work remain constant, you'll have more vacation time which is planned in advance. You'll also be in a generally better mood, less bitching about how much your back is killing you

Oh, and we already do have a shady organization tracking the air you breathe. It's called the fucking EPA.

Comment Re: The only reboot/reprise/sequal (Score 2) 168

They actually used almost NO CGI for Mad Max.

Every vehicle crash was a real vehicle getting really crashed. When guys were dangling precariously from poles attached to moving cars in the movie, stunt guys were ACTUALLY doing that exact thing.

And the Doof; with his flame spewing guitar and wall of speakers ... yeah, all real. They actually made a 100+ lb. electric guitar that spewed real and actual flames 20 feet out. And they actually strapped that guitar to a mobile wall of amplifiers and drove around blasting music and spewing flames.

There was, of course, a little but if cgi cleaning up the backgrounds, and amputating Charlize Theron's arm ... But everything else, real as real can be.

Comment Re:It's real (Score 1) 517

Whether or not the outcomes are scripted or not, or if the whole things is for show is irrelevant. (I honestly haven't watched enough to really know one way or the other)

These gals put some impact into their hits. I've seen a few NFL players that could learn a thing or two.

Comment Re: Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

The question is less about whether or not there are still meaningful tasks to complete once your job is automated. The question is about whether or not you can get paid for it.

Sure, we could busy ourselves with the arts, ushering in a new Renaissance. But who's going to pay for it? What CEO in the modern work will pay these "jobless layabouts" (as they'll be labeled) to lounge around on the government dime and draw pictures all day?

Personally, I'd love to see people freed up from mundane tasks to pursue higher goals. Be it art, science, academia, etc. a lot if good could come from a world like that. But the world we live in currently will not allow such a thing to happen. Not without some radical changes first.

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.