As an IT professional and technology enthusiast I generally feel quite positive about advances where computers become better than humans at yet another thing. Many people thought that a computer would never beat a human at chess, but now it is accepted that computers will always be better. 702 more words
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It has been deemed that Australia’s churches fight against gay marriage is doomed to failure if the experience of Ireland is anything to lead by. 362 more words
Monday 29 August 2016 saw Four Corners (Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s investigative program) broadcast the results of an investigation into Australia’s cyber security efforts.
The program provides an overview of the state of play regarding cyber attacks, incidents and espionage against Australian companies and government agencies over recent years and interviews major figures (General Michael Hayden USAF, Kevin Mitnick, Alastair MacGibbon) on the subject. 174 more words
Jeanne Marie Laskas has a good article in GQ on how obstacles are legislated. It’s worth reading. From the article:
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. . . Anytime a cop in any jurisdiction in America wants to connect a gun to its owner, the request for help ends up here, at the National Tracing Center, in a low, flat, boring building that belies its past as an IRS facility, just off state highway 9 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in the eastern panhandle of the state, a town of some 17,000 people, a Walmart, a JCPenney, and various dollar stores sucking the life out of a quaint redbrick downtown.