ODFO, mr. Coward. The Cambridge Dictionary uses "Legos" in one of its examples, so I'll take their word over some rando's on the Internet.
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We challenged you to come up with tech predictions for 2024 (wrong answers only) – here are some favorites so far
Microsoft, having heard the feedback from its valued customers, releases Windows 12 with a simple option to turn off all telemetry. No account is needed to set up the operative system for home users.
Also, the new Windows includes a selection of skins that gives the user the option to get the complete look and feel of Win 2000, NT, XP, Vista or 8.1.
Edge is not installed by default. Instead a launcher allows the user to download the latest version of FF, Edge, Chrome, Opera or Brave.
Abstract: The anomalous wheel wear suggests that loads and terrains representative of actual operational conditions were not adequately simulated during life testing
NASA built an amazingly resilient rover because they can overengineer what they do, but it doesn't mean the author's phrasing is wrong, going by NASA's own assessment.
Because they don´t know any better?
I wouldn't expect my dear dad to even *realize* adblockers are a thing, if I don't inform him. How could he find that out by himself and move as to install the appropriate add on or program?
Like him, most people accept online ads as a fact of life, because it has been like this since the times of TV and newspapers, and because it is not obvious that one can deal with them. Plus the fact that it requires a smidge of investigation most people is not willing or able to do.
It is not like one can see ads for adblockers, is it?
‘How not to hire a North Korean plant posing as a techie’ guide updated by US and South Korean authorities
Re: Vehicle ID based charging
Odd how ICE vehicles managed to recharge their energy storage for decades without apps, cards, RFIDs or transmitting any information to anyone... but in this brave new world being inconvenienced for the sake of data slurpage seems to be the new normal.
... and before anyone asks, yes, I am a sad luddite
Re: more BS university studies
>> there are large chunks of UK farmland that aren't suitable for growing crops
It is ok, because there are vast swathes of land around the tropics that are basically unused... you know, they are simply covered with useless rainforest. Thanks to the increase in biofuel prices, clever enterpreneurs are turning these uselss lands into corn and oil palm plantations, which is sooo much better for the environment.
>>Yet Zuck seems to think we're ready to go through all that [Google Glass] again.
Sadly, I think they may be right: in the decade since Glass, a generation accustomed to have their whole life online and their nose glued to a phone screen, reached adulthood.
I'm afraid for them having cameras pointed at them all the time, and all their data beamed instantly to Facebook, won't seem as onerous a to us old farts.
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- Correction, a seventh-floor open window
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