Huh? Timothy added that to be incendiary. It's not part of the submission. And there is nothing about it in the github repo / article.
Thanks for the screenshot. It explains what you're saying better.
Still, do you think that they changed the search engine, left all those options for smart search on, then went to the OS setting for spotlight and turned that off, then sounded the alarm? Would seem a bit like manufactured outrage to me, but I suppose it's not impossible.
If those options were actually left on, then is a very non-story (at least that part)
Agreed, they have a very good track record but...
They don't make money by selling user information to third parties or by selling ads
Sure, it's not their main cash cow, but they do sell ads, with targeting and analytics.
Which is fine but Windows comments belong on that thread. This is irrelevant to if / how / why macs are phoning home. Timothy just added it to incite comments like yours.
Back on topic: I am kinda curious about the Omniture cookie. Why would they send it when I open the "about this mac" dialog?
They specifically said they turned off Spotlight suggestions.
Even if that were not so, changing search engine should never mean you have to find another configuration option to turn off the old search engine. That's just wrong.
This is actually my only issue. It seems many of the things they found in TFGHR have a legit uses, but if you turn it off, then it should be off.
Try not to feed timothy's' trolling. I am no fan of Windows but that was an unnecessary distraction meant to provoke a coke vs pepsi debate.
Two privacy wrongs don't make anything remotely resembling a right.
What about the top 0.1%? Dont something like 400 people control half the wealth in the nation?
Apparently Redbox will be gaining weight soon
You act like they are uninvited guests. You are free not to use valet services. This is more like employers notifying the employees all their email may be monitored. If this became more of a thing I would think companies that provide valet services would start to require their employees to sign a consent before working.
But really, there is no harm in notifying them. I'm sure most people would rather a valet be on their best behavior and an undamaged car than evidence and a damaged car.
I'd say consumer reports is your best bet: http://www.consumerreports.org...
(sorry for double-posting this)
Consumer reports has a whole section on bulbs: http://www.consumerreports.org...
They tend to actually test things and remain impartial (they dont take any advertising money). They dont have an actual mean time to failure or anything but they do test 12.5k hour brightness and they report what is the claimed life.
What if I need to 3D print the result?
Sorry, I may have spoken too soon there. Certain features of hangouts look like they still require plus, if you are not on an Apps (business) account. But they seem to have almost completely phased this out. In general they seem to have halted the major push for plus. I'd like to think they fired* the head of plus partly because of the failure of the push and the backlash of the real name, and youtube stuff...but I don't know why he "left" ( http://recode.net/2014/04/24/e... ). Anyways, here's what i could find on how to use hangouts:
Here's how to use it without plus: