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Comment What is pushed aside? (Score 5, Interesting) 75

When there is an abundance of information clamoring for attention, something has to give. That something is attention span. As more and more infromation demands our attention, each bit of information receives a smaller amount of our attention

We've become like hummingbirds, flitting from one information source to the next.

No longer do we take the time to digest the information we gather.

Comment The presumption is... (Score 1) 181

... that I am and feel more secure with Microsoft harvesting all that data from me. I don't, and I doubt I am more secure, even though Microsoft's PR machine says I am.

If Microsoft really wants to make my computing more secure, design a better OS architecture that doesn't need all these add-ons in order to feign security benefits.

Comment Perhaps the benchmark is miscalibrated (Score 1) 385

Liberal bias is left of some unspecified center benchmark. conservative bias is right of some unspecified center benchmark. What if the center benchmark has been place in the wrong spot?

If that center benchmark is too far towards the conservative side, then the web (and, subsequently, google's search results) will appear to have a liberal bias.

In other words, maybe the web does not have a liberal bias, maybe the center benchmark that the researchers used is too far towards the conservative side.

Comment Re:In other words...ISP monopoly strikes again (Score 1) 238

Most of the people these days who would consider springing for an Apple-branded access point...

When you start your comment off with an unsubstantiated, made-up factoid, it lowers the strength of the position you are trying to support.

iow, Nice Try. Wanna Play Again?

Comment Re:Fake news, ok, but what about lies? (Score 1) 149

... The biggest lies I see on news channels these days are lies of omission ...

If those news sites are not carrying the wack-o stories you want to read about, then find some news sites that do. Get outside your filter bubble. It is as simple as that. Just don't expect one news site, or even a few news sites, to cover all the stories you want to read about.

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