This would be far more clear-cut if it had actually applied to washingmachines instead of booking, since it would clearly have been necessary to ensure the company's long-term survival.
Everyone knows that washingmachines lives longer with .com
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That's exactly the problem.
It's the typical fallacy of "We have to do something. This is something. Therefore we have to do this".
Instead of anything that might be actually effective MS can point at having done this and get a load of good publicity out of it. In the process it introduces practical downsides which will irritate people, so when the next thing comes along which might actually make a different they're just a tiny bit more jaded and less likely to get on board.
It's actually worse than useless, which is why it's so annoying.
If some people choose to force a completely unrelated context on a word being used in a completely different sense, that's on them.
But if we're going to go down that route, 'git' itself is fairly problematic since it originates from beget and is a related insult.
I find it highly unprofessional and insulting that there's no move underway to change the service name from B*stardHub.
Googling the "resident professor" attached to the project yields a fairly insane website that I'm not going to dignify with a link. Also because it's physically painful to read.
There he's also selling the "Tesla Radiation Balancer" (a sticker with a picture of Nikola on it) that protects you from the likes of microwaves, radios, wifi routers, and mobile phones, which were actually designed to give you cancer.
He also has a whole spiel about his research work, which appears to involve crystals, dodecahedrons, and a new "energy unit" that responds to love and thoughts.
Oh, and he also developed the only safe nuclear waste management system.
He makes Timecube look almost sane.
I got as far as "“This bag will not be opened until within the ceremony so that each TCR can witness their key is in the same condition as when they released it." and my brain started playing the Mission Impossible music, along with images of shocked looks as the bags turn out to be empty. Meanwhile, they keys have been intercepted and used to .... meh, probably just to redirect news sites to 5G coronvavirus penis-enlarging lizard-men conspiracy sites.
It's not up to the user to prove that the company has no right to their personal data.
It's up to the company to demonstrate that they have a right to store and process the user's personal data.
That you think the onus is on the user is not supported by law.
I'm quite interested in "Schools that are best to Get Ready to get a Job in Astronomy". Apparently they can often be found in bags of 5.
My ISP sent me a customer satisfaction survey, which I used to highlight the billing issues I'd been trying to get their support team to fix for almost a year.
They replied very apologetically, promise to investigate the issue, and of course it vanished into the same black hole as all my previous requests.
A few months later, they sent me another customer satisfaction survey. I raised the issue again. I got a snotty reply that I should't be complaining about that because I'd already complained about it the previous time.
I'll definitely be complaining about the response on the next survey.
Work experience from college a long time ago, back in the days when people had individual printers connect to their machines. Got a call one Monday morning from somebody saying their printer wasn't working. "But it was fine on Friday!". To my shame I wasted 10 minutes before I noticed the cable was missing. "Well I didn't take it!", the user claimed, looking everywhere except at me.
Enjoyed the original Rebel Galaxy, so this is on the list.
It might sound weird to say about a top down game, but I've just discovered Star Sector, which is the closest spiritual successor to the original Elite I've seen in a long time. In development ten years and still in pre-release, but has an astonishing amount of depth, a dynamic economy which includes factors like pirate attacks and stability of a region, faction politics, fleet level battles with excellent AI, player owned colonies, and probably more stuff I haven't found yet.
Doesn't have 3D or multiplayer, but well worth a look for a single-player Elite-style experience.
I remember someone doing something a bit similar about ten years ago. Posted something on the company intranet site vaguely Christmas related and thought it would be cute to decorate the page with a constant stream of snowflakes.
Not sure exactly what they did but the more people who opened it the slower performance got until people trying to access documents they needed for work on the same server were being hit with endless delays.
I think Christmas was banned after that
That's exactly the impression I got. I've a friend who does this quite a lot with his GF who lives abroad - they both watch the same show at the same time (legally, on Netflix) while Skyping each other. But syncing exactly is always a pain for them. TBH it's the kind of thing Netflix et al should just incorporate, but when someone independently tries to do it DRM rears its ugly head.
Would be very surprised if Google don't just nick his idea and release their own version in a year or so. Then probably drop support for it after two years after harvesting all the data they need.
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