Re: The times they are a changin’
Even better from a cooling perspective ;)
3031 posts • joined 9 Jun 2009
Yes, but you still need people to buy things. Or maybe that's the idea behind Alexa: getting AIs to buy from AIs so the whole human element is removed.
I think we have just discovered how SkyNet really started. Arnie was wrong, rescuing John Connor is clearly far too late in the game. But hey, it kept the franchise going :).
40mile line of Russia military vehicles at 3 trucks wide all close together, they are asking to be bombed.
No need. It appears they're screwed already. Waiting for the Winter Olympics to finish has moved them into the mud season, and with the low standard of maintenance of the Russian army the consequences were predictable.
In short, as soon as anything on the road itself got stuck they had a 40 mile long problem. Given that they're already having major supply line issues this will not have helped, and I fully expect the Ukrainians to exploit that to the fullest.
Why go for "number of kilometers a Dutch person drives per day" when you can go for "how fast a Dutch person can cycle in a proper headwind"?. That is vaguely measured on an annual basis.
I know the answer is, er, blowing in the wind..
Facebook has access to almost everything and people are giving it freely.
Not entirely true. Zuck has my phone number because OTHERS installed WhatsApp and so shipped my personal data to Zuck without me ever having given permission to do so (because I wouldn't trust me on that). This is why commercial use of WhatsApp in my opinion is a straightforward breach of the GDPR unless you have the permission of every single person in your address book.
Unfortunately, not much can be done about private users doing this which is what Zuck is taking to the bank on a daily basis.
I must admit I kinda like the irony that the first thing that pops up when trying to read the Schneier article on Wired is a box that tells you that someone cares about your privacy and you should really, really allow them to track your every move (indicated by the fact that "accept" is one button and the other "show purposes" is phrased that way because it makes it appear you have no alternatives (whereas in reality they're hiding behind that button) - and, of course, there is no "f*ck off" button which allows you to reject it all, including the (il)legitimate purpose bypass. Oh, and the "neccesary-and-you-can't-switch-it-off" functionality encompasses fun things such as "Data from offline data sources can be combined with your online activity in support of one or more purposes".
Bloody criminals - that's exactly why I use a locked down browser, it's really no longer optional.
Privacy remains a fight :(.
It appears you're heading for a whole new bit of fun knowledge. Gary Larson is a now retired cartoonist who drew fantastic cartoons under the title The Far Side which can still be admired at his website, including some of his experiments with more modern tech.
What the Cow Orking refers to is the "cow" period he had where all his cartoons were about cows.
Look it up, you'll enjoy it - the majority of his work was timeless. Search, for instance, for "Midvale, school for the gifted" or "Custer's last view" :)
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