Sadly I predict that many comments here won't get that. They will instead call him a pussy because he couldn't stand the heat, and acted like a girl by leaving. Let's see if I'm right.
If people sling misogynistic, sexist comments like that at him, then I'd say he was absolutely right.
Referring to women's genitals or their gender to insult a man is doubly sexist and inappropriate.
It certainly made sense in Korea, where Samsung has a 46% market share and Apple ~24%.
In the US? It's almost exactly the opposite - Apple has nearly a 50% market share, and Apple half that.
What the hell were they thinking?
Aren't many emoji combinations or modifications of other emoji? I seem to recall this was done (for among other reasons) to accommodate different skin colors and such?
This was the best I could find after a bunch of googling:
Or you can just switch off notifications all the stuff you don't care about, and set it to sync rarely. Problem solved.
I have a wakelock analysis program installed and Facebook is never in the top ten.
I've never seen a serious, credible libertarian advocate pure absolute 100% anarchy, just like I've never seen a serious, credible businessperson advocate 100% unrestrained laissez-faire capitalism. What I have seen is such people making arguments for a step closer to those things, an alteration or rethinking of the current balance or list of priorities.
What I've seen time and time again is that "libertarians" vocally object to regulation that hurts their profits and government programs that don't benefit them, and are very quiet about regulation and programs that do benefit or protect them.
See: industrialists who want to dump shit in the local river, but also want the police to bust down the doors of someone who is making copies of their widgets.
See: rich people who don't want social welfare programs, but want the city to plow their private drive.
See: the handicapped guy at my local makerspace whose rear window is covered in libertarian/Ayn-Randian stickers, but parks in the handicapped parking spot, and filed a complaint with the state when his space wasn't cleared fast enough last year, costing the makerspace $6,000 in fines.
See: rural residents who hate "tax and spend liberals" and demand their representatives vote against any sort of social programs or things that benefit cities.....but live in revenue-negative states and are more than happy to take from the public till for the thousands of miles of roads one or two people a day drive down, huge fancy new medical and community centers, etc...not to mention the massive farm subsidies. Rural politicians survive mostly by pointing a grubby finger at other politicians for supporting programs that don't benefit Joe Midwesterner, while quietly making sure Joe has smooth roads everywhere he drives his assault-vehicle-sized pickup and a nice football stadium for Joe's kids to play in, and the shiniest fire trucks with NBC gear in case the "towelheads" decide to dirty-bomb his town.
(Seriously: DHS pays for fire trucks in the middle of nowhere to get positive-pressure, nuke/bio/chem filtration systems. It's insane.)
These "baby with the bathwater" excuses for argumentation really get tiresome. They don't remotely represent what any thinking person actually believes. Thus, they are strawmen.
And you've created your own strawman: libertarians who don't act out of pure selfishness.
The dude was head of a company that made one of the top-selling software packages of all time. He sold the company to Microsoft.
When someone googles your name and they get "minecraft creator sells to MS for $2BN", there is no way to not tell people.
Furthermore, when you're worth that kind of money, you *have* to change your lifestyle for personal safety.
CC companies and their clients aren't that stupid. If you try and sign up for zipcar with a prepaid credit card, it won't work.
Ditto for any recurring billing CC service.
Wuala is also something I've *never* heard of despite being generally well informed in this arena.
When you have virtually zero brand recognition, that's not a good sign.
Gmail caches any images in an email, and serves them through their own servers, in order to prevent tracking bugs from having any effect.
The greater concern for me is what happens when you hover over a link that causes action by virtue of the URL being hit? I assume they must have done some filtering-out GET URLs, but...what about URLs that are prettified? Jesus, this is such a bad idea all around.
It's amazing that Doctorow is so thick as to not understand his privilege.
The FBI agent probably dropped it as soon as he realized who Boing Boing was.
Your average home user or small business running a tor exit node is not going to be treated with anywhere near that kind of kindness.
Hackaday is pretty much spot on: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/14...
There's always posturing for PR before BlackHat and DEFCON. This was to get the researcher's name on people's radar.
Many a competent unix sysadmin could come up with something similar.
What's hilarious is that despite how easy it would be to make something like this, the "researcher" just bought a yagi antenna and posed for a picture. They didn't even bother to point the yagi antenna towards the ground, for that matter.
It's preferable for the car that is struck to not release its brakes. Basic physics. The more the struck car moves, the more injuries from the passengers in it. Also, the struck car moves and hits another car, etc.
The struck car's momentum is what mitigates the impact for its occupants. Ideal would be deploying a system to keep the struck car from moving at all. Mercedes has a braking system they've been testing that would probably do the job. It's basically an airbag on the bottom of the car, with a very high friction surface.
Wire transfers are extremely common in Europe; virtually instantaneous, cheap, etc. Customers can do them themselves, person to person.
Here in the US? Anywhere from a day to WEEKS for absolutely no legitimate reason. You generally need a teller or branch manager to do it. At least $5; $40 if the transaction ends up going through the Fed.
It's 2015. Why does transferring money in the US take more than a minute and a few cents?
Most Citi bikes go ununsed as far as I can tell.
I personally would've rather seen cleaner, faster, quieter and more reliable subways than more advert-bikes. But it's not so sexy for citibank to donate a tiny fraction of the MTA's budget for some billboards/posters.
Thank goodness we have urban transit planners, people with degrees in this stuff. They are heavily, heavily pushing bicycle transit and bike shares. Not because it's 'sexy', but because it works.
You can plop down a bike share station in a matter of days or weeks (the biggest hassle are the community meetings) which affords enormous flexibility; it takes months to redo a bus route, and decades to plan a subway line. Bike share bikes convert a fair number of people over to bike ownership, too - and the presence or more bike riders on the city's streets makes the streets safer for everyone.
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955