Re: You get dopamine hits from "likes" and more and more "followers".
How do you add you as a friend on here then? Where is your bio and profile photo?
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A chat forum is not social media.
Why do people confuse the two so easily?
Social media apps are where you have a profile full of photos and/or videos, you add "friends", you can post on your own wall, others can follow you etc etc. Algorithms suggest you content and try to keep you on the app as long as possible. You get dopamine hits from "likes" and more and more "followers".
A discussion forum on a website is not this, nor is it a "platform".
"The browser is a connective tissue between our professional and personal lives and the larger world, as more and more facets of it become digital-first," the Firefox maker wrote.
Nonsense. The browser is a tissue between my professional and personal life - what is he talking about? And what is digital-first? So what is second?
You might think this is just Mozilla being bitter and crying over the fact that Firefox has fallen out of fashion. No one's forcing you to install or run Chrome on your non-ChromeOS desktop, for instance, so we surely must do it under our own free will.
It was nothing about free will. Google strong armed its installation through bundling with other programs, particularly antivirus. It also completely disrespected the way programs should be installed, by circumventing the Program Files directory on windows which in corporate worlds usually is protected via admin passwords. It was all about getting the user "used" to Chrome and thus any new device, it would be installed almost immediately. Google wanted Chrome to be synonymous with the web like the Internet Explorer 'e' icon used to be, and has basically achieved this now.
It also pushed its own browser when you used Google services. Rather than making their products truly cross-platform, they were just lazy/evil and didn't bother to make them work as well in competitor's browsers. Then also developers got lazy and only wanted to bother making things work in one browser (and so many of them are married to Google). Even today, there are some sites where I just can't get them to work properly without going to Chrome.
Yeah... but hang on... Spamhaus' policy is that if there is one bad restaurant in the whole city, then the whole city is dangerous... no... I can avoid the red light district or port areas at night quite easily and go to the safe areas instead. Why not just block the bad areas? Too many good places get caught in the crossfire. And some of these are businesses that suffer real damage with a Spamhaus block, like lost sales and customers. The emails don't work and they just get frustrated and go elsewhere.
It wasn't C4 that was blocked, it was our server. We had a dedicated server with a dedicated IP. Spamhaus' systems, at least back then, do not allow a whitelisting of an IP if it is within a subnet mask that has been blocked. This is an innocent user being blocked because of other people's actions on other IP addresses. We were with Aplus.net in 2003 (I know, my early days of experience with hosting), but still, this system seems too draconian.
The twitter user in the article seems to have Google as his email provider. His website is hosted elsewhere, the domain has been blocked by Spamhaus because the server or subnet it is on has some bad actors, and now his emails are blocked because his domain is in the email headers. This seems just too much...
Dunno what it's worth but I use Vivaldi (which I know is based on Chromium), and then the extension ScriptBlock. I don't see any ads. Scripts are blocked unless I allow them on the site I want. I don't need anything else to have that ad free experience. Pages render correctly for me.
I rarely, on occasion, encounter a browser without any blocking and good grief... it's a totally different world that I'm glad I don't live in.
Yeah, I am aware you can get it more than once. If your body did fine fending it off the first time (let's say if you had no symptoms), most likely it's going to be fine the second time too surely?
And why would a jab be better than your own immune system? It makes zero scientific sense. It makes perfect profit sense.
What stops Apple from updating their terms to make sure that every in-app purchase is reported back to Apple. They can they bill the developer 30% commission for hosting and app vetting on a monthly basis. Failure to pay, suspends the app from the store and on all phones.
There is your "non anti competitive" payment solution, who will also charge you a few percent. The developer got what they wanted but now they have even less revenue.
And make that a double. El Reg took up my suggestion of slanting the exclamation points too. It's a jab at Yahoo!'s branding.
I still have an account, which I opened in 2003. I don't really use it anymore, it's okay for the occasional test message.
How many years before it's closing everywhere not just in China. From what I know, a lot of people in the US still use it for news, but maybe that's an old stat.
I'm using the Magic keyboard with numeric keypad from Apple and it's the best keyboard I've owned. I used to have the Logitech K750 solar keyboard which was gorgeous... unfortunately when the battery died... the keyboard did also (non replaceable).
The Magic keyboard charges through USB-C and probably have to do this about once a month while using it several hours every day. It's a bit pricey but it's been worth every penny for me.
But many of those people DO pay Google for G Suite. So it's not like they are whining about not getting service for a free product.
Personally I only use my Gmail for Google services (analytics, console etc). The Gmail interface feels like I'm back at nursery school. It's just horrible, good that they still allow IMAP access.
I've just today moved one of my primary email accounts to my server provider who has just rolled out their own cloud email service using Axigen https://www.axigen.com
The pricing is very competitive, it includes mobile sync, calendar, todo lists etc, and the web interface is very grown up (Apple mail/ thunderbird like).
Now try sending that text abroad. Won't be so "free" anymore.
Look, WhatsApp has become a necessary evil. Even more so now that Facebook own it, but I'm not going to force a client to use a communication service of MY choice, it's always their choice. Otherwise, you know, they will find another service provider.
This story is more about how lazy people are to add a number to their phone. Is it really that hard to type in someone's phone number.
I miss Pidgin..... but can't use it anymore because all these modern communication apps are proprietary.
Maybe when it comes to laptops although the Air is still the best looking lightweight laptop out there.
But when it comes to desktop computing... I really don't understand what you are talking about. The new Mac Pro looks NOTHING like any of the competition. Only the HP Elite Slice seems to be close to the new Mac Mini.
"Email is the lowest common denominator - everyone has an email address"
Sorry but you are misguided. I know some very old folk who don't have email, never had and never will.
And I know plenty of young people who don't have one either. Their email address is their phone number. Ever since Facebook changed the sign up from requiring an email to just requiring a phone number, more and more young people just don't do email. Or quite a few who have forgotten the password years ago and never bothered to reset, or forgot the security questions they answered. They just live without email, I know it seems crazy but that is how it is.
I don't get why people moan about the subscription model price (they are probably people who would never buy/need it). It's $50 a month where I am for the full creative suite. I use Photoshop on a near daily basis, I use Illustrator occasionally and I also use Adobe Fonts for some of my online work. I use Acrobat too but that could be replaced with a free alternative. Adobe Media Encoder is pretty handy although Handbrake can do some of what it delivers. $600 a year, even if you were only going to upgrade every 4 years on the purchase software (which is a pretty long cycle), is still only $2200 which is half the price of the old boxed set. It's a great deal for creative professionals.
Adobe is kind of at a saturation point. All the people who want CC have it. Investors hate this as they want exponential growth, hence the purchase of other businesses to try to appease investors. Frankly, I couldn't give a rats arse about the investors; they can pull their money but the business will survive. The software allows me to do my work, with many great features, some of which now do several hours of work in one click that takes seconds. Content Aware was recently brought to video in After Effects which has changed the industry in a major way. This sort of thing has been requested for years.
Credit to them for getting it fixed. What other company would go to such lengths and costs to make a customer happy?
Reminds me of back in my school days and being a bit nerdy hanging out in the computer classroom with a couple of mates, just trying to change stuff and see what happens. Was a common hack going around that would set all the colours of the desktop in win 3.1 to black. When the next person logged in, the entire screen was black and the head of computing had to come and reset it.
That's all the Googlers actually try these things out with... the 1TB+ connection in their office with 50 inch monitors or the very latest smartphone... that IS the real world to them. They even get taken home in a Google bus with wifi. They are aliens in their own city. Most of them probably have no idea what latency is as they never experience it.