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19 Minutes Ago, or, Networks Are Not Inherently Emancipatory (What Are Computers For? #34986732)

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Original reportage by Michael Holden of Reuters. Experts Say West Can’t Stop Web Radicalization Tues, Nov 6, 2007 By Michael Holden 19 minutes ago LONDON (Reuters) – From behind a computer keyboard at his London home, student Younes Tsouli used the Internet to spread al Qaeda propaganda, recruit suicide bombers and promote Web sites […]

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Bar-Coding Every Living Thing (What Are Computers For? XXVIIXVII)

From The Globe and Mail, Feb 18 2007. DNA ‘bar-codes’ Help Find New Species Posted AT 1:27 PM EST ON 18/02/07 ALLISON JONES credit improvementyour credit score thisdread recordings uk Canadian Press TORONTO — Canadian researchers have co-authored a biodiversity study on DNA “bar-coding” they say will pave the way for cataloguing the world’s […]

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One Generation Is All They Need (What Are Computers For? #4975)

This nightmare scenario appeared as news in the Toronto Star recently, despite being pretty much just an op-ed. Some of the things he says strike me as not off the mark, and not quite what anyone else has said recently (though look at what the kids are up to in 1984… for some similar concerns, […]

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“Your Mission Is to Save Lives” (What Are Computers For? pt iii of iixvii)

iRobot Corp marketing material, posted without comment iRobot Corporation Skip to content Home > Government & Industrial Robots > Robots > PackBot EOD interest and fees iRobot PackBot EOD More Information PackBot EOD Features PackBot EOD Benefits Your mission is to save lives. PackBot EOD will help you do it better. iRobot PackBot EOD […]

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