It’s hard not to comment on this one. Apparently, some members of the US Congress have their panties in a wad over Amazon’s facial recognition software.
The Congressmen were angry at the results of a report which showed that Amazon’s facial recognition software, Rekognition, had identified 28 legislators as potential criminals.
My only response is: Well, aren’t they?
I mean, they’re members of congress — of course they’re criminals.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee that parked this truck was carrying a sidearm. Never mind the fact that the only reason a parks and wildlife employee should be armed is as a representative of an oppressive, authoritarian, fascist government, let’s ask an even more fundamental question:
If he couldn’t hit a target as large as a parking space with his truck, why should I have any confidence in his ability to properly use his sidearm?
After a lot of thought, I am going to be stepping away from this blog for a while. I have been trying to keep up with some arbitrary self-imposed goal of posting something every day for several years now; but I’m not willing to keep up with it any more. There’s too much real life going on.
We’re members of our zoo, and I can no more go to the zoo without my camera than I can breathe; I imagine on occasion, there will be new photos or thoughts about stuff. I’m also keeping an accountability blog over on The Fat Guy Running. And of course, I plan to keep in touch with all my awesome blogging buddies.
Thanks for everything.