Dear Apple, Hulu, Netflix, Disney, Amazon, CBS, NBC, and everyone else trying to create a streaming service: we're not going to pay for eight of these. Work it out.
https://xkcd.com/2224/ too true, I'm looking at you Firefox, for breaking my plugins : scrapbook, interclue, lazarus
Yes, still sore after all this time...
Taavi Kotka , former CIO of Estonia, on the low £100m price tag for being the most tech-savvy government in the world: “If you don’t use Accenture or McKinsey, you’d be amazed at what you can get done.”
"Study casts doubt on carbon capture." Oh boy does it.
The degree to which non-geeks don't understand backups, why they matter, how to do them, and how to care for them, is deeply, existentially terrifying to me. There is an entire generation of family photos (and videos) whose copies exist only on one aging Windows PC, owned by a grandparent, with a few highlights posted on FB and other datafarms, who carefully prevent their long-term preservation by archiving services like the #WaybackMachine.
THIS is why open block chains can’t be used for critical functions such as, e.g., elections. (For elections, there are other, more important reasons, like the lack of software independence.) https://twitter.com/etherchain_org/status/1082329360948969472
Spain's Happy Little Carless City - Reasons to be Cheerful https://reasonstobecheerful.world/spains-happy-little-carless-city/
Wherever you find advocates for saner transportation, their dream scenario usually hinges on the same outcome: making cities blissfully free of cars.
What a time we live in...
Flash Memory Wear Killing Older Tesla's Due to Excessive Data Logging: Report https://www.tomshardware.com/news/flash-memory-wear-killing-older-teslas-due-to-excessive-data-logging-report
Mother (on phone): My windows computer isn't working properly - have you done something to it?
Me: 1: No, I haven't done anything
2: You do know that I don't use windows myself
Mother: Stop making excuses and come to fix my computer.
Me: My brother might be there sooner, ask him if so.
Mum: Your brother NEVER visits.
Me: My daughter will be there tomorrow.
Mum: She won't be able to do anything.
Today is international day against DRM. https://www.defectivebydesign.org/ Support publishers like BWB.co.nz , Manning.com and many others that publish ebooks without DRM, that you're free to read, lend or give away like a physical book.
The trouble with “move fast and break things” is that the people saying it never intend that *their* things get broken — they want to break *your* stuff, and the repair bill isn’t their problem.