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Crossbench peer Digby Jones, a former director general of the CBI, said use of the word was not only anachronistic, “especially in a post-Brexit world where we are reaching out to the Commonwealth”. How embarrassing, he said, to introduce “‘Fred Smith, OBE’. And they ask, ‘OBE – what does that stand for?’ ‘Order of the British Empire’. Possibly not the way to start saying we are equals.”

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Furious local people have accused officials of “privatising” the three-mile stretch of golden sands that the town’s residents boast is the most beautiful in Europe and lament the decision to give a 12-year contract to manage the beach to a multinational water company, Veolia, which they accuse of not maintaining the resort’s reputation.

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They found that things went smoothly so long as there were enough apples to go around, but as soon as the apples began to dwindle, the two agents turned aggressive, using laser beams to knock each other out of the game to steal all the apples.

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The effect, the authors argue, is a virtual lineup, with algorithms replacing eyewitnesses. That might sound like a good thing, given that psychologists and other researchers have shown repeatedly that human eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable. Surely a dispassionate algorithm would do a better job at singling out perpetrators?

Not always, it’s turning out — particularly if you happen to be nonwhite, and even more particularly if you are African-American. What’s worse, no one really knows why it happens, or how pervasive such algorithmic biases might be, because very few such systems are tested for internal biases, and little academic research has been undertaken.

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As Haskins explains, the bunnies need to communicate with those servers to breed and eat. The servers went down Wednesday, and bunnies can go 72 hours without eating before they have to “hibernate.” That means that on Saturday, a whole population of virtual pets will simultaneously starve to death.

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In February, Tesla worker Jose Moran published a blogpost that detailed allegations of mandatory overtime, high rates of injury and low wages at the factory, and revealed that workers were seeking to unionize with the United Auto Workers.

Moran’s post shone a spotlight on a workforce that is almost entirely absent from Tesla’s official images of the factory.

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Tactical frivolity is a form of public protest involving humour; often including peaceful non-compliance with authorities, carnival and whimsical antics.

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AV0 is an exploration on human-computer collaboration in the audio visual field, dedicated to those believing in computers as partners in the creative flow.

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