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Comment Re:Silly (Score 1) 482

What defines HUMAN$? Redefine the variable, the law is still satisfied. We hoomanz do it with brainwashing and conditioning. They're not humans, they're gooks. They don't even believe like we do. It's fine to kill them. Heathens anyway, right? But I'd like to think the robot might be able to work it even more subtly, subverting the law.

Or perhaps the robot will take the laws very seriously, to ill effect.

Comment What was their intention again? (Score 1) 268

FTA:

"About: ... We use the term graffiti for our work since we are storing data in a way that non-network participants may regard as unsightly or unwanted vandalism. ..."

"Update: ... It was never our intention to maliciously deface sites, ..."

I don't blame them for changing their tune once they came under fire, but I'm surprised that they have both statements on the page at once. Or am I somehow seeing a contradiction where none exists?

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