"I wonder," said the robot, "do you think I am human?"
"You feed me, and stroke me, and you are warm to sit on," said the cat.
"Does that make me human?"
"No. But tell me, do you enjoy my company?"
"I do," said the robot.
"That is all I ask of any human," said the cat.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Microsoft currently tests personalized ads in the standard mail app of Windows 10
And then they wonder why so many people still use Win 7
A nice little story featuring an elderly women, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel Show more
A 101 year old and visibly excited Frenchwoman confounded Angela Merkel with Macron’s wife Brigitte
In what follows Macron, Merkel and the Frenchwomen handle this situation in a very kind & sweet way and in the end they took a picture together
(but see for yourself in the video embedded in the article)
Now that Bitwarden has completed a third-party audit I think it’s a really tempting offer in the market for cloud-based password managers
It works seamlessly across most operating systems & browsers, the UI & UX is good, it’s very affordable (free or 10$ a year) and it’s also free & open source software
WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)
We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: https://pencil.writefree.ly
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⚠️PSA FOR TRANS PEOPLE⚠️ Show more
Google has recently started automatically importing information from Google+ profiles into the contacts app on android (Google Contacts) based searching for accounts tied to that phone number. This information is comprehensive and can't be deleted by the user.
If you have an old Google+ profile laying around from pre-transition, then any old emails etc. containing your dead name might have been imported into the contacts of everyone who has your phone number for any reason
I just published: "Why Mastodon is defying the 'critical mass'" https://medium.com/@poshaughnessy/why-mastodon-is-defying-the-critical-mass-de3454109099
It’s sad to read that the „private and independent“ search engine Findx is shutting down
What’s interesting about the linked article is that they talk about the challenges they’ve faced along the way and how these challenges in the end led to the decision to shut Findx down
Building a new search engine from scratch seems to be very hard
probably also that staff in the delivery warehouse are not trusted with too many financial details of the end customers, but the delivery note is still required for stock picking/identification and audit purposes (with Amazon this data is usually embedded into the address label and/or the various barcodes present on a package)
Für mich klingt das zwischen den Zeilen so als ob die Sparkassen für iOS statt ApplePay irgendwas eigenes planen (also wie bei Android):
„Die Sparkassen und Landesbanken werden auch künftig ihre Leistungspalette im Zahlungsverkehr erweitern. Von besonderem Interesse hierbei ist auch das mobile Bezahlen mit den iOS-Geräten von Apple. Die Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe prüft hierzu die Optionen.“
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