* Posts by Thomassmart

9 posts • joined 3 Dec 2017

Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere


Re: euphemisms for the women now, have we?

Funny coincidence, "mouse" is the Chinese version of our feline euphemism. "Bird" being the male chicken equivalent.

'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU


Not defending the companies in any way, but I haven't seen this mentioned in the comments:

I believe it costs more to advertise to a larger group of people. The assumption might be that "women wouldn't be interested anyway, so why waste advertising budget on showing them the ad.". Again, not defending this view but it could be part of the reason (which is still sexist/discriminatory).

Virtual reality meets commercial reality as headset sales plunge


Usually that's related to badly made environments/experiences, not modern hardware

Crappy IoT on the high seas: Holes punched in hull of maritime security


Cybersec shwibersec

I'm currently in this industry, can confirm cybersec is a complete joke. Half the owners don't even know what they have on the vessel that's connected. I've seen automatic software updates (that were enabled) completely brick a device that left the ship stuck in Port for 2 weeks (costing a small fortune to do so and in lost revenue). That these ships aren't being pwnd and crashed into harbours on a daily basis still amazes me and it's probably one of the reasons they are not doing much about it yet....

DropEverything! DropBox DropsDocs to DropStocks


I used Dropbox for a while, actually have 10gb or so in my free account because you used to be able to get more with certain activities.

Now I use spideroak. I pay 120$ a year for unlimited zero-knowledge encrypted storage. Currently using 9 TB. :)

We won't need to go outside if these haptic tricksters have their way


Where is my

Matrix brain spike tech?

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city


Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

....and recommended Linux as a better solution, and probably something about bitcoin.

Germany says NEIN to purchase incentive for Tesla Model S


*cries in Singaporean* a tesla would cost in excess of 200,000 euros here due to import taxes and the required certificate.

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