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    My mind just blew up.
    A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over three billion, it says. Is this technology a breakthrough for law enforcement — or the end of privacy as we know it?
    The Daily podcast for Feb.10
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/p...ml?rref=vanity

    The Minority Report has arrived!
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    “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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  • #2
    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    My mind just blew up.

    The Daily podcast for Feb.10
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/p...ml?rref=vanity

    The Minority Report has arrived!
    Well considering that you're a cat I don't think you have to worry.
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    • #3
      Never put anything on the internet you don't want people to see.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Never put anything on the internet you don't want people to see.
        I'm not listening to an entire podcast episode so I can't say for sure what's in there (the lead-in does say it's secretive anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more than voluntarily posted images at play. After all, Google Maps drives around putting pictures of everybody's house online...
        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
          I'm not listening to an entire podcast episode so I can't say for sure what's in there (the lead-in does say it's secretive anyway) but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more than voluntarily posted images at play. After all, Google Maps drives around putting pictures of everybody's house online...
          If they're in my neighborhood, and they're not coming to MY HOUSE, they're lost!

          (but, yeah, got the point)
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Archive.org has the whole freaking internet in it's databases.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Archive.org has the whole freaking internet in it's databases.
              No, just what its spiders have managed to crawl. It's a lot, but there's plenty missing too.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                No, just what its spiders have managed to crawl. It's a lot, but there's plenty missing too.
                It was hyperbole

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  It was hyperbole
                  It was pedantry

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                    It was pedantry


                    I'm always still in trouble again

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                    • #11
                      The reporter asked a policeman to see if the app worked with a photo of herself. The app returned no results. A few minutes later, the company called the cop to ask why he was searching for the reporter. The cop lost his licence to use the software. When the reporter later asked the company what had happened, they lied and told her it was a bug.

                      The details of interest are that the company was monitoring police searches and getting alerts about a person of interest and interfering with the search results.

                      I would get worried now, before it’s too late.
                      “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                      “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                      “not all there” - you know who you are

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                        It was pedantry

                        I'm kind of a pedantophile.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                          It was pedantry

                          I don't have a pantry. I have a hold.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            I don't have a pantry. I have a hold.
                            A hold on what?
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              A hold on what?
                              His rum. And his bacon.
                              Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

                              Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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