Why does the Matrix come to mind?
Why does the Matrix come to mind?
Interesting to see this as the next article after https://science.slashdot.org/s... - 1% or so and he could keep a million people from becoming homeless...
Neither does mine, but that doesn't mean it's not a useful tool to help in keeping up with non-local friends.
I specifically avoid using the News Feed on Facebook because it keeps missing posts from friends. Instead I have a "Following" list with everyone I want on it. It still occasionally misses posts, but it's a lot better than the News Feed. Don't tell me what I want to see, I can skim over the stuff I don't care about - the scroll wheel works very well thankyouverymuch.
...but you *know* everyone is going to call it "Boaty", regardless of what the Powers That Be want...
...go ahead and put ads in it. If the first thing I see is an ad, or one pops up, my immediate next click is on the window close button. I'm there for the content, and if you disrupt that, you're history as there's no point otherwise.
...7 in 10 people don't understand the Internet
In fact, that's exactly what I've done:
* it avoids the ads
* It avoids any chance of Amazon taking away books
* I only buy books that are either non-DRMd or can be made so
The Kindle, however, is the best and most stable ereader I've found, which is why I went back to it. But everything gets onto it only over usb under my control.
Because messenger is part of the facebook page, everyone on facebook uses it? Someone is very optimistic... Facebook will get financial information out of my cold, dead, hands.
I've had my GPS lead me on "scenic routes" a few times, and realized it fairly soon, even in an area I was unfamiliar with (a dirt road is not likely an optimal route). Usually I followed it to see where it would go, at least for a while, but if it didn't get back on track before I got bored with it, either backtracked or cut over to where I knew it would get there.
Yes, and that's a lifesaver, but many of them need to be logged into again, and then it flashes up bazillions of windows for a while while recreating them and it's generally a nuisance.
Close firefox? Only when the system crashes or I have to reboot for some reason. Too damn many windows I have to restore.
...Galaxy Quest ought to rate higher than Die Hard here...
Gave up on trying to call into the IRS and went down to the a nearby (well, 40 miles) office yesterday early afternoon. It wasn't actually crowded surprisingly, but the guy that handles real things (as opposed to taking checks and other minor receptionist duties) wasn't there, so I had to come back today. Got there bright and early and got it taken care of with a "they say up to 180 days for your refund". The receptionist had said "he can push it through" but apparently not really. Oh well, hopefully it won't take that long. They recommend filing a local police report, so I stopped in on my way to work and did that too. That actually took longer because they had to call a cop in off the street to take the report!? Although this tax refund fraud isn't usually taken beyond that to real identity theft, I filled out a form with a password that puts a flag on me so that if they deal with someone who claims to be me, they ask for the password to make sure it's really me and not an imposter.
But at least my state refund got deposited last week...
A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce