264 posts • joined 8 May 2012
Hahaha - oh, you're SERIOUS!?
"We urge you to pass the bill, which both protects national security and reaffirms America's commitment to the freedoms we all cherish,"
Translation - "We've identified what you're doing as a revenue stream with massive potential - we can do it more surreptitiously, please hand it over to us so we can bill you for it."
Re: And in other news
I beg to differ.
Flora & Fauna have adapted & evolved throughout the existence of this planet and, I would posit, have withstood extremes from the universe than mankind could only inflict in it's imagination. No, humanity is not treating its home in a respectful manner, that much is evident. What tickles me is the tragically flawed & self centred assumptions of human ego - that it thinks, given the Earth's ancient & tumultuous history, it will have such a ruinous effect on the planet is (to me) ultimately self-serving & smacks of NIMBY syndrome. Nature doesn't give a shit - it's not afraid for itself, doesn't care about timelines or agendas and certainly will not be bothered by Homo Sapiens fractional contribution to its ever-changing being - it will roll along as it always has & always will - with or without our ultimately self-centred fretting. That's the certainty of Nature - and that is something I appreciate being a part of. That I'm a member of the human race just makes for a good joke.
Here endeth the brief world-view of Mitoo - thanks for your interest.
And in other news
Climate change means mind-numbing minutae about climate change from Lewis Page is likelier.
"The planet is fine - the PEOPLE are fucked." - George Carlin
... is now far to full of his own shit for me to take seriously any more.
I would suggest...
...to the humourless, fatuously indignant wowsers who complained to grow a funny bone - that would be a far more productive use of their energy. Science needs character - and characters. Never apologise for being yourself. (unless you're a politician, in which case no amount of apology will redeem you.)
Sad to see ...
... the wheels on that emotionally stunted phobia bus still going round & round. Idiots with nothing better to do, apparently.
Re: On a personal note.
Perhaps I wasn't clear - it's the sense of isolation that is the issue - real, personal contact & interaction (for me at least) is important during depressive episodes. An algorithm that blindly makes assumptions on word combinations & then sends it to 'followers' (not necessarily friends/confidants or people in proximity to assist) has a likelihood to promote that mood during the episode. One could receive an abundance of supportive & uplifting tweets, but they can mean little absent the immediate physical presence of a real human being. I seek the presence of real people & good friends whenever I need a boost - that's much more tangible for me.
I can only guess you haven't been through the experience - lucky you!
On a personal note.
I do not have a twitter account.
I do manage depression (it runs in the family).
However, if I did have a twitter account & was on the receiving end of the Samaritan-bot, I do believe such a non-human and non-perceptive response would only serve to provoke any emotional disharmony I may be feeling. While the Samaritans may be well intentioned, in this instance their approach and thinking has been ill-considered, clumsy and rather lacking discernment - and may well serve as a trigger for the very event they wish to prevent. An inhuman response to a human affectation is not, to my thinking or experience, appropriate.
One of the downsides.
The interwebs and its availability offer a freedom of expression unlike any other medium today - one of the caveats being that its also available to idiots. In which case, the best response is none at all. My only surprise is that people are still surprised by the dull-witted on-line behaviour of such folk.
For searching local drives...
.. I never cared for spotlight, always found it rather clumsy & omissive. I found a simple shareware app a while ago in my search for an alternative (no affiliations here) called "find any file" - which does a far better job, imho.
Let's play "Finish That Sentence."
"I've never been someone who is a scaremonger ..."
... but now seems as good a time as any!
To (sort of) quote Jeremy Clarkson
"... it's okay, because it's a Jaaaaaaag."
Yes it was ...
... Jobs himself who pilfered that line. Are we paying attention, Sir Jony 'Ive forgotten about that?'
Chief Excremental Orator?
"You're BENDING it WRONG "
So what's the right way of bending it, then?
To put it bluntly ...
... fuck off, Carl.
Never used it ...
... and now I never will.
The Russian -
"believed to be"
"it's been speculated"
"It's been claimed"
Any actual, substantial evidence beyond finger-pointing & political innuendo?
It's not a fault...
...it's an undocumented feature. Really!!
Or maybe it's just corporate rot setting in. Jobs would have gone thermonuclear on his own senior staffers had he survived to witness this.
(tentative note to Apple PR on this one: too much spinning makes you dizzy and fall over a lot.)
This whole debate has been poisoned by politics & pecuniary interest. Google will do what is to Google's advantage - that's the empirical fact here.
Re: "I literally think about him every day."
@ David Lawton
Running, yes. Leading - debatable.
"I literally think about him every day."
Possible translation - "I don't know what to do next - please come back!"
"illustrated instructions on how to delete Bono's free tracks"
Bono: "Every time I clap my hands, a U2 track dies."
Me: "Yesss! Keep going!!"
Re: Will it fly?
Will it blend?
"The free content ad network..."
Free of content ... jeez guys, get it right.
I don't get how this works
Shareholders are suing Apple for reputational damage which supposedly reduces shareholder value - shareholder action is made public, thus affecting Apples reputation even more, thus reducing shareholder value even more - I'm confused!!
Re: And in other news...
@ Buck Futter
I said nothing of iThing sales, I was talking of their release events. Read more carefully.
And in other news...
...the world is still turning.
I really don't think the circus event thing works for Apple anymore, at least not since they lost one of the worlds best ringleaders - seriously, you need that certain something to sell the Apple show and - it just ain't there no more.
All the celeb hacks over the years, and all the ensuing embarrassment - and people still do this? Digital pron of yourself will never be safe anywhere - ANYWHERE!
I wish these [REDACTED] would just stop [REDACTED] with information. Someone should take a [REDACTED] to their [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] really hard until [REDACTED][REDACTED][REDACTED] with a teaspoon.
End of [REDACTED] rant.
Corporate p.c. bollocks
Would it not be more sensible to simply employ people based on capabilities, skills & talents appropriate to position, regardless of race, colour or creed? Rather fatuous announcement, Mr Cook, not well thought out.
and thank you for being. Not sure I'll ever laugh as hard again.
One who employs terror or terrorism, esp. as a political weapon.
Sounds like a fair description of the current US regime to me.
What's that noise.....?
Makes me think of this brief but brilliant p*sstake from some years back!
At least now...
some of the government knows what it's like when the government invades their privacy. Sadly, however, we are talking about the american senate - I would bet real money at least half of these over-privileged berks think irony is a property certain metals have.
Re: Hi Apple
No...because "they just
I wouldn't mind paying...
...if the content was worth it.
It's not - so I don't.
Public referendum necessary
Nothing like a mass debate to relieve these sorts of issues.
If I coat my car with this...
...will it absorb the emissions from a cops radar gun? That WOULD be useful!!
Until this old prick produces anything REMOTELY resembling valid content or authentic journalism, he can piss off.
"The motivation for filing these patents are likely varied"
Yes, monopolisation & monetisation.
...practice some selfie-control and don't take stupid or embarrassing pics of yourself.
"Don't you have anything better to do?"
Roboform not 'on form'
Something not quite right with their overly defensive P.R. response, despite proof of execution. A more trust inducing way would have been holding their tongues, verifying the exploit, correcting it post-haste and, oh I dunno, THANKING THE GUY for pointing out a critical flaw.
Re: Dear Judge. Can I call them scum sucking assclowns?
They could try calling them "Non Practicing TittieEnts" & then claim it was a typo. (With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien)
Re: Everyone, use Tor.
Dude, it was a light hearted jab at the NSA - remove your tin hat temporarily & at least & have a giggle at their expense.
Everyone, use Tor.
Seems straight forward to me...
The market is saturated & overheated with tech-hype - that in combination with the current supply side economic mentality (as opposed to a demand driven one) and a lack of spending ability for a lot of people.
That, or maybe folk are just tired of feeding the monster.
Thinking out loud.
Another possible tracking effort in the works? Didn't they get a grumpy response over this sort of location gubbins a while ago?
(My tinfoil hat's in here somewhere...)
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