SELECT audiofiles FROM alexa WHERE customerid = 123456789 would be pretty much the same on any database, friend ... it's getting the 123456789 right that's the stumbling block.
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Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…
"That's a big assumption that you know what anyone else should consider to be in their interests."
That's really what they think though.
They think they are just so clearly and obviously right, that the only way someone could disagree with them is by being duped by propaganda, being an idiot, being a racist, etc.
Often that works for them - groupthink and peer pressure are things, after all.
But with Trump, Brexit, etc. it didn't work ... and that scares them, mightily.
"Wait, didn't some government just persuade you to vote against your own interest and vote for theirs instead?"
No, they didn't.
Again, if you believe that propaganda was required to get anyone to disagree with you ... well, that speaks for itself.
Believe it or not, people can and do disagree with you without being dupes of propaganda.
Ah yes, the inevitable downvotes for pointing inconvenient stuff out.
I just find it amusing.
El Reg on Engelbart: "We debunk you! You didn't do *anything* of note, you weren't showing the first of anything, fie upon you, XY carrier!"
El Reg on Berezin: "Awesome, first word processor evah! Er, for some values of "word processor" ..."
"This…does not compute. The Data Secretary was functionally identical to the IBM MT/ST, introduced in 1964. Like the Data Secretary, it was not a modern word processor that allows you to type an entire document and then print it out. You typed one line at a time on an IBM Selectric typewriter—fixing typos along the way—and then saved each line on a device that used quarter-inch magnetic tape. When you were done, you put a blank piece of paper in the typewriter and told it to spit out all the lines you had typed. "
"Evelyn Berezin’s Data Secretary was the first computerized word processor only if you use the word “computerized” very narrowly: the MT/ST was originally electromechanical and only later used circuit boards in its main processing unit. The Data Secretary used ICs from the beginning.
I understand that the Times obit section is trying to be more conscious these days of women who didn’t get credit for their accomplishments back in the day. In this case, however, they’ve overreached."
The specific shenanigans listed, yes, they are certainly bad. Burn the ISPs at the stake for them, fine with me,
The article headline that is here though? Well, yes, generally if you are poor, your stuff is less shiny. That's an injustice in itself? No.
Slower broadband does not exactly make me think of the poverty of Jean Valjean or Cosette.
Re: I thought they were going to talk about the Internet?
As it happens, "de-platforming" has also involved domain name registrars, network providers, and payment processors (yes, it all has to be paid for, so that's part of the plumbing).
So when people said "well, let them go set up their own websites then!", ah, no, apparently not ...
Or to drive down the price of originals
"“We’re building the technology to reverse this trend, and to create inexpensive and accurate reproductions that can be enjoyed by all.”"
A truly spot on reproduction should drive down the price of the original too, shouldn't it?
Oh, I suppose not ... it's kind of like "Well, *this* ascorbic acid comes from rose hips!"
Well ... if a business refuses to just pay a fine of 18 min profit, then it probably *is* a matter of principle. No?
Not saying it's a *good* principle. Just that it's likely not a matter of pure short term money only.
You can't have it both ways - "oh, c'mon, it's 18 min of profit, it's *nothing*, pay up" with one hand, and "you worthless money grubbers who only care about money, that's clearly why you won't pay!" with the other.
Re: Surely you mean...
Drupalgeddon 1 and 2 *really* sucked.
In addition to the fact that there will always be some first victims, no matter how itchy your upgrade trigger finger ... Drupal does not have any easy one click updating (not that that is always a safe thing to do anyway, but it *guarantees* that updates are non-trivial).
Then there was the sequel ... it's hard enough to get your client to do something - and quickly - about a security exploit, when it's a non-trivial upgrade. But to have to come back just a few weeks later ... "um, yeah, you remember that Drupalgeddon thing a couple weeks ago? Ahem, um, well ... "
Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry
Re: Hardly any mention of Software...
Roopee, good point bring up the hoarding of software.
I used some stacks of 15-20 year old software boxes found in the office to build my first standing desk ... the boss then bought me a real standing desk, not seeming to appreciate the aesthetic appeal of my creation ...
Ah, the Iomega ZIP drive ... I remember that, the vast, vast portable storage space! Had one of those for ... well, a very long time after I used it for anything.
I had a no name Taiwanese laptop from the 90s until I think 2012. Could only bear to get rid of it when it wouldn't power up anymore. To get the CDROM in it to even sort of work in Linux (in the 90s), I had to guess at memory addresses and tell a seemingly random CDROM driver to use them. Those were the days ...
'Pure technical contributions aren’t enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects
Re: Google - FBI
>Wait a mo! Didn't the FBI. Recommend that Java script should be
>disabled some years back!?
Yep. Just like everyone used to recommend that you keep the family computer in the living room.
I still do ... while everyone else's kids carry internet connected computers in their pockets. Funny what people get acclimated to.
Re: Anyone wanna take bets?
"Anyone who uses the phrase Rainbow Hair or SJW deliberately and with full knowledge of the derogatory meanings pretty much labels themselves as either grossly ignorant or part of the Alt-right and part of the problem."
Seriously? Using the term "SJW" makes you part of "the alt right", in your mind?
The pot calling the kettle black.
"There is nothing wrong with giving a little bit of room and thought to people who act/behave/are a little different to you,"
Unless, of course, they use the term "SJW". *That* difference, we will not tolerate.
Re: In related news....
"Funny thing about Sears: they upgraded all their POS terminals so the screen was closer to eye level, but their aging staff got cricks in their necks from tilting their heads back to see through their bifocals..."
As a wearer of progressive lenses, let me say (in more than one sense) "ouch" ...
I suppose I could make the obligatory retort, suggesting that the POS screen be at phone level to attract a younger staff ... cricked necks indeed ;)
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
Re: Hold on a moment...
"they're just words - don't cling onto them so dearly because the next generation will be changing them anyway."
What if the next generation *doesn't* change them? Does throw a wrench in that frisson of superiority?
"its a constant battle between the progressives who are willing to modify words to convey new and better meanings and the regressives who cling on to their old definitions,"
In any case, what is new and better here? How is insisting upon different words to describe the *same* controller -> controlled relationship "better"?
Re: Regarding Hamilton...
"Why is two divorces relevant? Is the fact that he's been divorced twice more likely to make him go rogue?"
Maybe? Who knows what the statistics are.
Thinking it through, it makes it at least more likely that he is either 1. a poor judge of character, or 2. disloyal himself. Both of which seem risk factors ...
Re: Point me to site encryption instructions for the ...
And unless you want to renew it yourself every couple of months (or rig up a script yourself to do it), just get a host that integrates it into cPanel and auto-renews it for you.
Hey, he did say for the lazy and hopeless. We have to stick together.