Big Data: Meet Big Government

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, you think we can go back to gathering in crowds again, huh? Yeah, but no. First, most of the country very much does not have this pandemic under enough control to do that. But even if we did, our…

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Flatline: This Level Of Social Distancing Has Reached Its Floor

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, as I’ve pointed out a few times, our “social distancing” efforts are working. And they’re pretty much the only thing that will work in this situation. But it’s likely that we’re reaching the limit of how much they’ll work.…

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Voice Assistants: Big Sister Is Watching You

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Well, mostly just listening at this point. But don’t get cocky. I’m no fan of the Internet of Things, or “cloud” services (as should be obvious from Escrow: Keep The “Cloud” Honest). But voice assistant devices bring them to a…

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Escrow: Keep The “Cloud” Honest

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, I work with computers and online hosting systems; this will be relevant … There is no cloud. There are just computers that other people control. This matters when manufacturers decide to start making and selling products that refuse to…

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