Why is a floppy disk like Jesus? Show more
It died, has become an icon of saving, and won't be back unless the apocalypse hits.
Google is trying to patent use of a data compression algorithm that the real inventor had already dedicated to the public domain. This week, the U.S. Patent Office issued a non-final rejection of all claims in Google’s application.
New blog post: "Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
Pictures taken within a 30 minute drive of my parents' house, in Porsanger, Norway. I'm flying up there for a two-week vacation starting this Sunday.
Systems like #Ziosk and #Presto allow customers to channel frustrations that would otherwise end up on public platforms like #Yelp — which can make or break a restaurant — into a closed system that the restaurant controls. This protects the business and gives them access to valuable #data, but it also effectively puts the customer in the position of evaluating and effectively managing their servers.
AT&T launches new #watchtv streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price #theverge https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/21/17487922/att-watchtv-streaming-service-announced-pricing-features-channels
New leak consists of 1.2 million documents which mostly cover the years 2016 and 2017. They offer an account of the meltdown experienced by Mossack Fonseca in the wake of the unprecedented investigation that brought its practices to light.
Investigation of these new documents has enabled journalists to tie many loose ends, to uncover even more wrongdoing, and to reveal new twists and turns in what was once a hermetically closed world of offshore dealings.
This comic from thingswithout.com really sums up what I want out of rants in person (and really on the internets too, but it's harder to judge where people are in this cycle). https://toot.cat/media/xPwn8bPLedRlLCsfiV4
"In perhaps the creepiest example, Facebook applied for (and received, last year) a patent for a tool called Techniques, for emotion detection and content delivery. It would use the camera in your phone to take pictures of you as you scroll through content. Facebook would then use facial analysis to measure how much you did or did not like the content in question, so as to determine what kind of stuff to send your way."
Dad, husband and software developer. Will use this account for general topics not related to any particular place or subject.
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