Re: Seen this poo before
The SMS spam messages are worse, in my opinion, because of their immediacy of notification and I call for a pox on all houses who send political spam.
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Yes, they have. There used to be several virtual assistants until Apple bought what became Siri, for example, but then they were banned for replicating iOS functions. Time-based blue light reduction apps existed until Apple added Night Shift. One of those app makers, F.lux, pushed hard to be reinstated and insinuated their IP was stolen.
We can dissemble about browsers, but all browsers on iOS devices are reskinned WebKit at their core. Are they really "third party?"
For a fun read about FOOF, here's Derek Lowe, PhD, discussing why he will never work with it.
Amazon the store: Don't use it.
AWS: well, odds are good that many of the entities who get your custom or with whom you interact have some services in AWS. Just refer to the list of things that go down when AWS loses a region.
Same thing with Microsoft and Azure, Google and Captchas
Machiavellian and Microsoft? Yup. Too many people today (not here) have forgotten BillG's old ways because he retired from Microsoft, gives to charity, and participates in Reddit's secret santa, but his actions definitely earned him his original reputation as an exceptionally ruthless cutthroat in a field full of ruthless cutthroats.
The image rehabilitation he's had over the last 20 years is unfortunate.
A version of Iteration 3 happened in real life already in Arizona in 2018 when an Uber autonomous car killed a pedestrian while the human operator was not paying attention. El Reg reported the human may have been streaming TV:
Prosecutors charged the human, not Uber, with homicide, but the case appears to be unresolved:
I had a LaserJet Series II that finally kicked the bucket after more than 1 million pages (came from my office) and I couldn't find a replacement drum. Its SCSI interface ran to an old Mac Clone since the last PC I had with a parallel printer died well before the printer.
Loved that thing, except for its power usage and noise :)
I used to put pi in the corner of the my personal website on geocities. I had intended to use it like webrings (remember those?), but ultimately just pointed it to the imdb site for The Net before removing the letter entirely. I think I deleted the website before the great geocities purge finally did.
This is federal court, so it's a United States Attorney, not a District Attorney.
The US Sentencing Guidelines have a long document that indicates more stringent penalties when related to drugs, terrorism, sexual explotation of minors, and, in the case of money laundering, sophisitication of the money laundering scheme. I'd wager the US Attorney will push for a long sentence based on the shell company. See page 326 in this document here.
Overall federal sentencing guidelines page:
Don't forget Intel was ALSO paying Dell $1 billion/year not to sell AMD-based systems at that time. Dell, the company, and Dell, the man, each paid small fines. Dell, the company, restated earnings for several years, their CEO resigned and several CFOs cycled through to clean up the mess. Hopefully Intel isn't cheating this time.
Windows 10 VMs on VMware Fusion (note VMware is not "VMWare") or Parallels run really well. Catalina as a VM on VMware Fusion or Parallels is dogshit. It's uselessly bad. I have VMs for every macOS/OS X version that supports running in a VM and Catalina has never run correctly in a VM in any version, beta to today. Native Apple applications (e.g. Music, TV, News) take minutes to respond. I thought it was intentional, but macOS 11 Big Sur beta runs pretty well in VM. Catalina is just terrible.
"this was anticipated but the interesting thing is that Laura stayed at hurricane strength much further inland than any hurricane has done for years now - a swath of Louisiana will not get power or water until the end of the month if we're lucky. That was not predicted"
Wrong. That was predicted. See Advisory 24, among others, here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2020/LAURA_graphics.php?product=5day_cone_with_line
It is also common for major hurricanes to stay hurricane strength well ashore when moving as quickly as Laura. Major hurricanes making US landfall is what is not common, but when they do, they stay hurricanes for awhile. Camille in 1969 made it almost to Tennessee as a hurricane after coming ashore at the Alabama coast as a Cat 5.
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