Shit like this makes me glad I havent been on FB for several years. But maybe I'm just not a FB kind of guy. I have very little free time and what little i have i prefer to spend on things like sex with my boyfriend. Am I weird because id rather get laid than go online?
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Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'
Re: "rest size"
Any gay man will tell you that rest and working sizes don't have much of a correlation. Youd be surprised (or maybe not) how often 8cm at rest becomes 15 at work while 10 at rest becomes 12 at work.
Add in the already stated fact that resting size can vary widely minute to minute and youre left with the fact that resting size doesnt really tellnyou anything....
The infamous AI gaydar study was repeated – and, no, code can't tell if you're straight or not just from your face
Re: Mouser mat
Being ambidextrous (I can write with either hand), a left handed mouse doesn't even register. What makes my brain completely short circuit is when left handed people simply pick up a right handed mouse, move it to their left, and use it with their left hand! I come along, click with my index finger, and cant figure out why im getting these errant right clicks!
Too complicated for me.
Thank god I'm a Grindr and Scruff kind of guy. It's so much simpler. You set parameters of what you're looking for and you're done. If someone bothers you, there's this neat thing called "block".
Most guys are perfectly happy to kiss a chorus of frogs in order to find their prince. This might lower the bar in terms of app performance.
But wait, there's more!
Given that most of the Mediterranean basin has been visiting each other for several thousand years, how exactly do these corpanies discern the differences? The same might be said of the Baltic. Hanseatic League anyone?
There's another issue: "Eastern European" is not one thing. The peoples living in that area belong to very different groups. They arrived at different times, speak very different languages, and had less mixing with each other than with their Germanic or Romance neighbors.
One of the elephants in the room
Ok, let me see if i understand this correctly.
A contingent of alterkakes who manifestly know almost nothing of anything even vaguely tech-related seriously think they can orchestrate and/or vet & oversee those they hire to orchestrate a system of age verification that will prevent a 15 year-old from finding online skin.
If this is correct, her majesty's government's clearly been spendinf too much time with us yanks.
Steamer closets, flying cars, robot boxers, smart-mock-cock ban hypocrisy – yes, it's the worst of CES this year
Re: I wonder if many Americans read?
Agreed. I've taken a 2-week gig with an average workday of 11 hours plus a 3 hour round trip commute so I'll have the funds to pay next month's bills. Im lucky in that I can charge what the market will bear.
Many people are overwhelmed just making ends meet. They dont have the discretionary time/energy to worry about the security of their personal data, even if they know they should.
Im not saying this is the largest piece of the puzzle, but i dont think it gets the attention it warrants.
"It just works."
This was the largest single factor in my buying an 8Plus. Half my income is from freelance work. I do not have time to futz with a phone. Everything has to "just work". When I bring up a PDF form for a client to sign it must come up IMMEDIATELY and without any questions being asked of me. It must save the form with the signature without asking me anything because 99% of the time the situation does not allow me to address any questions from my phone.
I have this with my iPhone. No amount of time and energy spent got an Android to do this. "It just works" is why most of my colleagues have iPhones. If Apple loses this characteristic it'll lose its chief advantage over android, at least among my colleagues.
Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz
The problem is that you can't fix stupid. Most people believe they already know far more than most people about damn near everything. The glaring lack of any supporting evidence for this belief is irrelevant in their minds, such that they have.
Most simply won't accept the idea that someone from IT might know a tad more about hw, sw, and security than they do.
All you can do is keep them from accessing anything that might cause damage.
Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning
Re: Riddle me this?
I've a friend who features the yearly naked Orthodox priest calendar on his rainbow FB page. Yet his adverts are mostly for Turkish men seeking "real" moslem wives. Go figure.
Most of the "targetted" ads aimed my way are for things ive never had need to research or buy. They're just completely random.
One would think someone would notice thIs untargetted nature of supposedly targetted adverts. Or I missing the plot?
"It just works"
Add me to that category of fanboi. I was Blackberry man until I was forced to Android. There were constant issues of one type or another. Eventually I noticed that my colleagues with iPhones had far fewer work-related phone problems than I did. I made the switch to iPhone a month ago and am overall more satisfied than I was with android.
Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere
"And Chrome OS just works, reliably and securely (by mainstream OS standards)."
I think this is it in a nutshell. People know that google's spying on them but they believe Windows does the same AND borks their data & machine. With Chrome your data & machine remain relatively unborked.
Then you factor in the fact that people spend more and more of their time on other people's schedules. They have a limited amount of time write their email/video chat with g'pa/reap the benefits of porn, etc. They don't have time to futz with anything, even if they have the skills and desire to do so. Shit has to work the first time, every time and personal preferences aren't even in the equation.
I naively bought a T431, thinking it'd be am improvement. HA! I agree 100% about the trackpad. I'd dearly love to take a hammer to it. My x200s is leagues better save for lack of lit keyboard and shitty contrast. And while we're at it, the x200s proves a damn trackpad isn't even necessary to begin with!
Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help
Re: Not in IT...
Having worked in a large bureaucracy in a position that required fluency in several languages, I can see how those howlers could cause serious problems. However, the admins to whom one must explain this are usually monolingual English speakers who have no knowledge of language interplay and no knowledge of the topic of the document in question.
There's no hope of getting through. One must work around them.
Size matters. Weight, too.
While I prefer an SE-sized phone, that requires carrying 2 devices and the requisite paraphernalia. That gets heavy when you're a freelancer who walks ~5 miles/day. All of my colleagues who have a 6,7,8+ have been able to ditch the tablet they were using for client paperwork.
Even my Android fanboi friends admit each iteration requires more tweaking than the one before. The thing is, some of us don't get to choose how much time and energy we can spend learning a new system. The software has to "just work" from the get go, even at the price of living in a walled garden.