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  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Meanwhile, machine learning is being applied to the Vatican Secret Archives... Not quite as dramatic as it sounds at first blush, of course: just a fancy OCR system for handwritten Latin text. But shades of Laundry and "Nine Billion Names...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Aff, trust a writer to spot the non-native speakers! Sadly I have no such excuse, and this sort of thing does annoy me when I notice it ("tow the line" instead of "toe the line" gets me in particular). Plus...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Ordnance Survey. Measuring where to make things go boom rather than collecting local laws I plead UK newbie....
  • Commented on Test Case
    You're right, it isn't a lot different from the current US system, particularly given the seemingly free reign given to force binding arbitration in many situations. I am a newcomer to the UK after living for 20+ years in the...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Please feel free to use this however you will, although you might want to check with those more expert in such things if the scenario passes any sort of legal smell test. And if you really want to crank up...
  • Commented on Test Case
    While initially appearing to be a test of the laws as they apply to automated vehicles, the true significance of the case lies elsewhere. While the EULA is immediately thrown out during the civil damages cases by the Courts of...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    I had the good fortune to visit a NASA facility earlier this year, and although no one said it outright, it seemed pretty clear at that time that Pence was the final authority in the administration about NASA stuff (this...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    No, not the same class: I was OC both years, Jenny-Ann Reidy and Barbara Harry were my teachers. Probably my only distinguishing feature if you weren't in my class was I was the smallest kid in the year. Outside class...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    We must have overlapped there, then: I was there in 80 and 81 if I count my years right. It may be more firmly in my mind as "public" because my younger siblings went there through into the early 90's....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Which goes to show how experiences can differ and things change over time. I went to Woollahra School in the early 80's (I'm guessing after you, since it was by then Woollahra Public School, not Woollahra Demonstration School) and the...
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