Re: Google Wise Monkeys
Do No Evil?
1977 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010
"The T in FTC is for "trade". This is not a "trade" issue, one between a seller and a consumer, it's not a product warranty or something alike"
If i give you money. And you give me a thermostat. That's a trade...
Generally we just add charges onto customers like that. Their trade prices disappear first, then we charge more for effort of dealing with them. If their behaviour still doesn't improve they'll face higher and higher prices until they decide to buy from someone else.
I read more news than ever (It's a hobby) solely because it's so readily available and easy. Remove links for the big media companies from Google News and i'll end up reading from smaller sites more or possibly less news. It should seem obvious to the big media pushing this law change that it has failed twice for a reason. Even i will benefit more from reading less news (3 times a day probably is excessive).
"Really? Just how smart is it? Will it actually prepare the veg for me getting in or does it just let me know I'm running low on milk and mechango?"
Currently the way these smart appliances works is as follows: It stops getting security updates after ~6 months and allows hackers and miscreants into your WiFi network, or even worse - people who use the cameras to watch you. Then you throw it away, disable the stuff that makes it so expensive, or replace it.
"Nobody has because the remain camp weren't devoid of ethics and veracity during the referendum campaign"
You don't consider lying and threatening voters to be bad ethics? What about having the head of the CBI sacked because he has a different personal opinion? Punishment budgets? Lying about an EU Army. Fucking remainers and their selective memories. Go ahead, vote me down.
"Most memorable of all was the way it sang out "der-der-der DER-der!" from each PC's internal speaker for every arriving email all over the open-plan office of 150 staff, and absolutely nobody knew how to shut the fucker up."
Didn't the speakers have a volume dial on them? Inquiring minds want to know.
"One of the more dangerous ideas - hopefully slowly dying as the old gits die off - is the notion that when systems go titsup there's a magical paper alternative just waiting to take over.
That's a complete load. We deal with hundreds of orders a day and we have a paper system ready to go for emergencies. So do our largest supplies and last i heard so do our competitors. I can see why you posted anonymously.
"Well the article is about the seagate storage more than the playstation so really it should be a drive enclosure."
It's about a Seagate hard drive for the Playstation 4 (As the title makes clear). I'm surprised with 92 million consoles sold that a stock photo of a PS4 controller: A - Doesn't exist, or B - Wasn't used for another reason.
"Did Facebook have an app like that for Android also? If yes, what is Google doing about it?"
Yes, the BBC reported that the app is also available on Android. And no, Google has so far said and done nothing about this. Facebook is happy to apologise for getting caught, while carrying out the slurp on Android phones.
I'm reminded of a joke about a man who found a magic lamp containing a genie who grants 3 wishes, but with consequences.
The man asks first to never have to work again.
Poof - He's now missing a leg and gets disability.
For his second wish, after evaluating his new disability, he asks to never have to waste time going to the toilet again.
Poof - He now has a stoma and piss bag strapped to him.
Finally he wishes that his dick will touch the floor.
Poof - His other leg disappears.
Targeted advertising is more benefit to the ad slinger than the customer. It's the friendly name they give to the fact that they know what you look at, what you buy, what you wank to - but in return the adverts we give you will be for those ugly socks you buy from China, instead of "busty milfs available in your area" and the dick enlargement ads everyone else gets.
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