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are you worried yet?

J. Kevin Robbins

Joined: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 1299

Scary technology

I'm about ready to drop off the grid and move to a remote part of Wyoming. I shudder to think where all this is leading.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." -- Ted Nelson
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 62291

When it popped up the 5th ad before I got past the 1st screen, I stopped reading.

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Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19357

I've been in so many of those handbaskets that now I don't bother about it any more. Wherever the handbasket is going, I'm going there too.
Robert D. Smith
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Joined: Oct 04, 2013
Posts: 179
Not so much afraid, but angry I suppose. As I see it, with the initial orgs using technology against its own people, is a violation the spirit of the (U.S.) constitution and the Bill of Rights. I understand the giving up of freedoms for "security." But as ex-military and consultant to the department of defense, I also realise that security is a falsehood. As my father put it, "a locks only purpose is to keep an honest man honest".


There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Ray Bradbury
Jim Venolia
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Joined: Sep 07, 2013
Posts: 154

My deslider doesn't grok this slideshow, and I don't do slideshows. Anyone care to list the worrisome items?

It's a no-brainer. We just need to take it to the next level to turn this into a win-win situation. The best practice is to get rid of the low-hanging fruit first. Ping me with an agenda so we can go flag up on this thing
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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