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Comment: Re:A bit???? (Score 2, Insightful) 168

by sahuxley (#48213859) Attached to: Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait
Nobody is forcing you to connect to the airport WIFI network. It's just as disturbing to me that you think you should have the right to data on someone else's network just because you use it. If you were paying for such a right and had a contract in place, I could see that. But you are not, and therefore you have no right to tell them what they can and can not do with that data. It's not just you, people all over are using free services and then claiming they have a right to tell the providers what to do with the data those services collect.

Comment: Re:What right do they have anyway? (Score 1) 144

by sahuxley (#48133709) Attached to: Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests
It's their servers and their search algorithm. They have the right to do whatever they want with it. Any information they display on their web page is protected by the first amendment. Of course, exceptions are in place for any speech, including libel or copyrights. Now, whether that's best for all involved is another question.

Comment: DERK HIS JERRRRRB (Score 1) 275

by sahuxley (#47950817) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?
This might not be good advice at all, but why not try and get the development manager's job? That would probably inspire me a ton if I saw a weakness like that and ways to do a better. You've got some good experience under your belt and seem to understand the problem the company is facing. Hopefully, some people here who know more than I do can give you some more specific advice.

Comment: The Transfer of Data and Free Speech (Score 1) 206

by sahuxley (#47838617) Attached to: Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?
A corollary to this is whether communication through any mechanically-assisted means should be defined as speech. I think this has a huge implication on copyrights. As we become more integrated with these devices, the line between what we say, think, and digitally transfer becomes gray. What if instead of describing a movie or song to someone, we're able to transfer our perfect memory of it directly to their memory?

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

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