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Comment Developing? Since When? (Score 1) 42

Two years ago when my mom-in-law died, my wife posted a tribute she made with old home movies, set to Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings." FB flagged the post on copyright. Two weeks ago, at my daughter's dance recital, my sis-in-law tried to post a short clip of her dance routine and again, FB blocked it for music copyright.

Are FB working on a revenue-sharing/monetisation model beyond the obviously extant copyright flagger they have now?

Comment Re: Ha ha I'd love to see them try (Score 1) 42

What's so hard to understand about the term "fake news?" A website posts an article with a misleading headline, incorrect body or both. Someone links it on FB for good or ill, and it spreads. We used to call this propaganda...

I'm as annoyed as most about the outcome of the election, ESPECIALLY since a lot of it turned on fake news as well as the Russian influence. My call for remedy? Decertify the results and reroll.

Comment Re:Quick, not fast (Score 1) 247

Yeah, the Teslas do fade out sooner than other supercars, but the 100D is a legitimate 10.8 - 11.0 second car. That STILL beats out a lot of cars dead stock. And while comparisons to lappable cars is pointless, there are still a lot of people who live and die a quarter mile at a time. Like the kids who used to drag all night on the new loop road they built near us.

Comment Re:Google is collecting exactly the same informati (Score 1) 111

Or, like me, you willingly accepted the bargain. I don't mind *Google* having my info, as it lowers friction across their services and makes my searches/maps better. I don't like the idea they can and do hand it over to the TLA's, but I'm not stupid enough to believe we really have any choice there anyways,

What I do not agree to is foreign governments or actors having that info. I install precious few apps, mainly because 90% of them are garbage, and otherwise to limit my exposure. That, and XPrivacy + hosts blocking lets me sleep at night.

Comment Re:Updates, on Android? Good luck with that. (Score 1) 58

I have a Note 3 running CM11 because reasons. But the newest I can get is 12 and I can't be arsed to go through the hours of reinstalling my apps (even with Titanium it takes a while because...). I use XPrivacy to control permissions so hopefully anything that tries to own me through an app-based vector alerts me. If it's Chrome into the OS itself, well, I guess I'm buggered.

Comment Re:Centrifuge therapy? (Score 1) 126

If thrill rides were a practical solution to kidney stones (jury is still out wrt human trials), then I can tell you why I'd consider it, pain be damned.

Cost. I have a cruddy high deductible health plan. I get a stipend from work but it's not as good as the old "$100 per inpatient day, $50-250 for many OP procedures" plans of yore. I'd wager my out-of-pocket in a lithotripter is far more than a SEASON pass to Disney. And after I recovered from the ride and subsequent blackout, I'd have 364 more days to forget it all!

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