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Submission + - Botting in games about to become easier/creepier (plosone.org)

Atrox Canis writes: Researchers have been working on Brain to Brain Interface (BBI) technologies for some time now. But a team out of UofW recently conducted an experiment on an extension of this tech. From the abstract...

"An upgraded brain-to-brain interface has allowed researchers to transmit signals from one person's brain over the internet and use those signals to control the hand motions of another person. Remarkably, the system allowed the participants to collaborate on a computer game."

I foresee this becoming a tool for remote management of gaming bots. Imagine a bot farmer in WoW spending his/her days remote controlling dozens of bots (read humans) for farming and selling in-game gold. Don't laugh! I've been convinced for years that bot farmers will try anything. /s

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Submission + - SUV offered as hotel during SuperBowl weekend (craigslist.org)

Atrox Canis writes: A friend tipped me to this ad in Craigslist. It seems pretty tongue in cheek but the hotel prices are going through the roof in the DFW area so who knows. I checked earlier and even one of the bargain motels is renting rooms for $600 a night.

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