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Comment I don't mind (Score 1) 68

I don't mind having some software monitor my activity and provide opportunities to make like simpler. I quite like the idea. I have a huge problem with that information being sent off and collected in some far off place. I'm already quite spooked by the lack of privacy in Windows 10. But I'm also a bit spooked by Google and a bunch of other vendors who seem to expect to have access to quite personal information. I'm not a fan of big government - but this is one area I would like a bit more clarification on, if they are listening.

Comment Re:London financial hub threatened? (Score 2) 197

"the movement of capital" - what are you on about? Really? For reasons of compliance certain EU centric activities must be conducted within the EU. Banks are already moving jobs from the UK to the UK so that they can start the process of accreditation and remain compliant. Second. "Brexit" is the divorce. It takes two years. Then. Only then. Comes the negotiations for what role the UK will play in the EU. Passporting in the city of London will end before there is an option to negotiate an alternative. In the words of one analyst I know - you'll not see anything sudden happen. What you will see is that over time new projects will not come to London. Over 10 years you will find London slowly slipping in dominance.

Comment 300TB (Score 1) 60

I understand there are tools to work with these data, but even so, 300TB is a lot. Wouldn't it be better, assuming they want to encourage future generations of particle physicists, to open source the tools and provide better instruction on how one should manage these data? That seems like half the problem. No way will anyone in high school download 300TBs to play with. Even if they could, what would they use to play with it?

Comment In the long-long-term? (Score 1) 31

I'd be interested in the long term consequences of dialing up importin-7 - sure, recall of most recent events might be improved, but are they more likely to forget distant items as new information is stored? Brains are pretty darn sophisticated but still, without clever mnemonic tricks, memory is limited.

Comment Not quite (Score 4, Informative) 157

It would seem like AT&T are moaning about other contractors, like Google, removing AT&T equipment. This is nothing about trying to prevent Google from hooking up fiber. They kind of have a point as well. Who decides when something is legacy, needs retiring and removal? Sure, I hate AT&T as much as the next guy, I enjoy my ridiculously high speed fiber and feel sorry for those who don't have it. But at least read the article.

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