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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:42:39 PM »
4/4 gym sessions

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Water Cooler / Re: DIY hydraulic press
« on: April 21, 2019, 06:24:50 PM »
>all my pals laughing at me for making something, with friends like that who needs detractors?

I don't know, so few people try to do anything on their own these days.  I respect the effort.

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Water Cooler / Re: DIY hydraulic press
« on: April 20, 2019, 06:28:00 PM »
That's pretty clever!  I like how the cheapest solution was a total overkill with a ten ton jack.  I suspect the acrylic will hold up just fine as long as you are careful not to put too much pressure from the jack, but you are squishing fruit (and veggies?), so you'll probably stop quite a bit before then.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Android based e-ink tablet
« on: April 20, 2019, 06:12:19 PM »
>Why e-ink?

Mostly to reduce eye strain and lower light exposure in the evening hours.  We bought a Nook years back it was pretty nice for reading.  Something larger, more modern and android based would be nice for reading newspaper.

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Hardware & Technology / Android based e-ink tablet
« on: April 20, 2019, 03:02:05 AM »
I'm thinking I'd like to get a largish e-ink tablet to read from, something around 10 inches.  They run on the more expensive side which makes me reluctant to make the purchase.  We'd be using it mostly to read the newspaper.  Anyone here have experience with one?

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Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:15:24 PM »

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Linux Based PinePhone Coming Soon $149
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:08:04 PM »
Looks promising, that company has done a lot with low cost SBCs.  I think it is important for them to keep the cost under $150; if it is too high then there wont be enough adoption.  Personally, I'd love to have a true Linux powered phone.

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Water Cooler / Re: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
« on: April 18, 2019, 11:20:02 PM »
That is an amusing stat, but I have to wonder if it is real or just people having fun with a survey?

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Water Cooler / Re: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
« on: April 18, 2019, 06:02:56 PM »
>11% of webmasters think an STD is a web standard

A majority of webmasters have little need to think about the other type of STD.  :P

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Water Cooler / Re: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
« on: April 18, 2019, 04:33:34 PM »
JavaScript seems to be the tech herpes atm -- spreading like mad now that it infects servers as well as clients.

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>it contains code that causes the app to automatically click on advertisements without the user's knowledge.

I am slightly surprised that a company owned by Baidu would try something so blatant.  I guess they could blame it on a rough employee. 

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Water Cooler / 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:08:15 AM »
http://time.com/12410/11-of-americans-think-html-is-an-std/

And:
23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot
18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal
15% said they believed “software” is comfortable clothing
12% said “USB” is the acronym for a European country

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Traffic / Apparently Zuckerberg has been leveraging Facebook data
« on: April 17, 2019, 01:56:45 AM »
Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

I'm shocked!

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News.

The documents, which include emails, webchats, presentations, spreadsheets and meeting summaries, show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook’s trove of user data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over companies it partnered with.

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In some cases, Facebook would reward favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users. In other cases, it would deny user-data access to rival companies or apps.

For example, Facebook gave Amazon extended access to user data because it was spending money on Facebook advertising and partnering with the social network on the launch of its Fire smartphone. In another case, Facebook discussed cutting off access to user data for a messaging app that had grown too popular and was viewed as a competitor, according to the documents.


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Water Cooler / Re: Russia Says ‘New World Order’ Being Formed
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:17:43 PM »
IMO corporatism, or even worse, the Russian style oligarchy is really the biggest threat to the United States right now.  Other dangers are easy to see, but this one is like cancer.

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Traffic / Re: Ex Mozilla Exec Says Google Sabotaged Firefox for Years
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:58:35 PM »
Good article and not really a surprise.  In my mind Google has been the new  MS for a long time now.

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