Links for 30th December 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Radical alternatives proposed for cannabis controls

    "The report recommends that marijuana should be sold legally, subject to strict standards to ensure it is not strong enough to cause psychological problems. This, it says, would allow a strict age bar to be imposed that would prevent children from buying it, and put the criminal gangs who peddle it out of business." Nice idea. The gov't will hate it.

    Tagged with: UKgovernmentcannabisdrugscontrolmarijuana

  2. Blog Copyright plugin

    "The copyright notice automatically updates the year range as time goes on removing the need to ever revisit your copyright once the plugin is put in place…"

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  3. Can a Robot Consent to Have Sex with You?

    "So if a robot has been programmed to respond to human sexual arousal with more sexual arousal of its own, is he actually consenting? Or is he just going through the motions of pleasure and desire, wishing that he could control his own responses enough to choose whom he had sex with, and when?"

    Tagged with: sexrobotstechnologylawconsciousnesssentiencespeculation

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