Re: Bollocks to this creepy shit.
"complicated trust relationship with speaker companies"
What could possibly go wrong?
240 posts • joined 26 Feb 2014
"how Zuckerberg is going to get rich on people who make 1$/day?"
Let's say they get a billion people who earn a dollar a day; average discretionary spending of 1c per day would be worth $3.65bn per annum.
I could imagine some corporate advertiser might want to reach a market of that size.
I like watching music videos. I find YouTube is currently the best place for this; in the 1980s -1990s MTV was best for music videos - I even used to tape 120 minutes; early 2000s it was Rage for me.
Now, when I'm watching music videos on YouTube I really hate it if I get a lyric video or some kind of static image - i.e. a lot of the user generated content, so I skip it.
Most recent music videos on YouTube seem to be on a channel associated with the artist / their label.
If music were to be taken away from YouTube, where would one go to watch the music videos?
"took delivery of my first physical bitcoin."
Haven't you heard that some of these asteroids out there consist of such rich yields of bitcoin that it will soon be economic to mine them? Particularly if they strike Earth
Some reports have suggested even without an asic!
I think the 2038 flyby may offer rich pickings:
"just some more inconvenience trolling from those at the top of that particular game"
First they came for 10 middle eastern airport's passengers travelling to the USA, then they came for those travelling to the other 5 eyes countries from there.
After this, it just became natural to apply this everywhere. Winston Smith was not surprised when his flight back to Airstrip One was encompassed by these new guidelines. He felt accepted.
"One, SOP for lost bags is to search them in case they're contraband or assembled-on-the-spot bombs."
A couple of years ago we managed to pick up the wrong bag after a long haul flight. We had about 6 hours in a nearby hotel, somewhat puzzled about being unable to open one of the cases, but not that bothered.
Back at the airport in the morning for our next flight we were told that we had someone elses bag, and also our bag had been found - apparently the only thing in our bag which had attracted Custom's attention was 2 cans of beer.
"So I should be ok if my portable devices have ARM or AMD CPUs."
I must say, the click bait that got me to read this article was the thought that Intel had done something terrorist related.
Note to El Reg - Intel as an abbreviation for Intelligence is not such a great idea on a tech news rag.
"Or Ferrari cars for that matter (they wont let you review one if it's going to be tested against another manufacturers vehicles)."
I know there had been some kind of a kerfuffle which impeded the 3 car comparison which finally happened in the first episode of The Grand Tour, but didn't they make it in the end?
I got my first small laptop (netbook) after seeing this:
Those were the days. Where is she now, when I need her?
The battery on my first eeepc is now dead; the 800x600 screen is too low nowadays.
Why can't I get a small laptop with better than 1366x768 resolution today without going into premium price ranges?
I can find a cheap tablet of that size (eeepc size) with a full hd screen, but it won't run Linux.
Maybe a manufacturer will surprise me, next year.
"The most likely target of these scams are millennials, according to Microsoft research last month that found that age group are far more likely to fall hook and sinker for the cons than greybeards.
This could be thanks to the proliferation of blue screen of death tech support scams on popular torrent sites like Kick Ass Torrents and The Pirate Bay."
This looks very much like cut and paste journalism from this esteemed organ:
"The proliferation of tech support scams on torrent sites could suggest millennials are more likely to encounter the ruses, though this is not mentioned in the report"
Incidentally, the aforementioned 'Kick Ass' may have been offline for some time.
Hence, an onanistic article.
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