This is pretty much a direct rewrite of the linked story, including some of the original phrasing. I know it's Friday but there's limits.
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Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug
Re: DRM and excessive copyright strike again!
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.
Boss of venerable sect with millions of devoted followers meets boss of venerable sect with... yeah, you get the idea
Re: Google becoming Big Brother...
Reminds me of when they started blocking the REFERER header from search results. "It's better for your privacy if the site doesn't know exactly what you searched for, even though we decided the site is one of the best matches for your search. And we know everything that you search for. But it's totally for your benefit, and the fact that it helps push people toward being more reliant Google Analytics for metrics is a happy coincidence"
I'm normally the first to hate on Google, but I don't see how is this their fault?
It sounds as though Netflix are allowing people to register accounts with email addresses without bothering to validate that they have access to those addresses?
That's insanely irresponsible, if that is actually the case. I hope I've misunderstood something.
Re: ArrZarr: Use python
It's export, you have to change the locale to use a delimiter other than a comma. Then saving it as a ".csv" will correctly delimit it with pipes, semicolons, whatever..
There seems to be some weird hardcoding around the extension name - Excel can't actually process a CSV file with newlines in a text field unless the file is actually called blah.csv, which it will open without invoking the Import Wizard. Using a different extension name and going through the wizard ends up actually breaking the line.
Yeah, the tech is wonderful. Nothing can possibly go wrong. And if it does, the police will obviously admit they were wrong straight away. And would never twice wrongly arrest the same guy based on faulty image recognition
I remember our entire system spontaneously going down midday in the insurance company I worked for years ago.
They were getting some kind of maintenance work done in the server room, and one of the guys propped a piece of panelling up against the wall - failing to notice it was also leaning on the big red emergency shutdown button...
I remember a few years ago when Google stopped passing the HTTP_REFERER from search results to the destination page, initially just for logged in users, and claimed they were doing so to protect user's privacy.
(Which in itself was laughable - if Google thinks my online store is a good match for what you searched for, they'll direct you there, but it affects your privacy showing me what you were searching for. Yet it's fine that they store details of that and all your other searches?)
Wondered exactly how they'd trample all over users' privacy once they'd roped enough people into logging in