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The Fixer 07

In the last exchange between Ned and Franklin before sending the souped up cell phone, there was a warning. It fit right into the game dialog. “You know that this makes you a party to espionage, Franklin. Somehow you poked … Continue reading

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The Fixer 06

A few days later, and thousands of miles away, the chief of the crawler team was thoroughly surprised when a military vehicle belonging to a small European nation pulled up in front the small cluster of buildings the team had … Continue reading

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The Fixer 05

They had given up on that morning’s workout, and were changing back into street clothes. “Ned, when did your AI wake up and start working independently?” Ned had pulled on one sock and stopped for a moment with the other … Continue reading

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The Fixer 04

In Tim’s line of work, a few good successes brought trust and access that ensured continued success. Granted, he was handed inquiries from the committee, but usually he knew about them long before through private comments and off-the-record guidance. Lots … Continue reading

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The Fixer 03

Ned’s employer was a senate staffer. Most people called him Tim, but his name was Tymek. His parents saddled him with the traditional Polish variant of Timothy in honor of his grandfather. Tim’s family had been involved in banking and … Continue reading

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AI Is the Wrong Path

People talk about AI and the prospect of electronic sentience, but they have no idea. It was a tech support house call. When I walked into the lady’s computer room, her machine told me everything was alright. That is, it … Continue reading

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Of Cattle and Sheep

Does it require an explanation so long and detailed that nobody will read it? The US health care system is a time bomb in the first place. It is broken and the fix is not what everyone imagines. If you … Continue reading

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