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Comment: The Terminal Man (Score 1) 69

by stox (#49044185) Attached to: Mood-Altering Wearable Thync Releases First Brain Test Data

sums up one of the potential dangers of this technology.

"Gerhard shows his findings to Ross, who realizes that the seizures are getting more frequent. She explains that Benson is learning to initiate seizures involuntarily because the result of these seizures is a shock of pleasure, which leads to him having more frequent seizures. Ross checks on Benson, and discovers that, due to the clerical error of the nurses not having been able to read McPherson's signature, Benson has not been receiving his Thorazine. She then finds out that Benson, using the black wig and disguising himself as an orderly, has evaded the police officer assigned to guard him and escaped from the hospital."

Comment: Re:Thieves from Asia can file your tax return (Score 1) 119

by stox (#49004327) Attached to: TurboTax Halts E-filing of State Tax Returns Because of Potential Fraud

Back in the "Good Old Days" Social Security cards were clearly marked as "DO NOT USE FOR IDENTIFICATION"

Sadly, when Emperor Reagan was elected, we forgot all that.

Prior to that, it was illegal to use your SSN for identification, outside of the military.

I think it was the military who pioneered the use of an SSN as an ID.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928

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