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MC is walking this back. Now only applies to physical products.

No, Mastercard wonít stop digital subscriptions from annoyingly auto-renewing

Traffic / Re: DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:24:42 PM »
I've seen occasional tech headlines in the reader mentioning the A fitness gear, but that's about it.

He's dead, Jim.

Traffic / Re: DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
>any good

They were hilariously bad when they first rolled out. So bad that even the fanbois admitted they had to go back to G maps.

Silicon Valley takes hilarious shot at Apple Maps

Apple Maps was initially so bad, in fact, that Cook was forced to apologize and tell Apple users to download Google Maps instead.

Water Cooler / Re: Terminator Scenario
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:24:45 AM »
Swiss Scientists Have Trained Their Dog-Like Robot to Better Fend Off Its Human Oppressors

Scroll down to the self-righting pix.

Web Development / No image-only nav
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:01:42 AM »
US Courts: Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:39:44 PM »
I posit that the May govt survived because no one else wanted to be placed in charge of this hot mess.


I've seen one now. It looked reliable, but as Gimp says "who knows?"  It showed 53% in favor of staying EU.  That's a slim margin and well within the lying poll territory.

JANUARY 16, 2019  Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid: sources | Reuters

Lampert's not through skinning the cat.

Traffic / Re: DuckDuckGo Switches to Apple Maps
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:19:38 PM »
Too bad nobody gives a damn about either DDG or A Maps.

I saw the MS-Walgreens article but I think they're just posting fluff to show market analysts they're still in the game.  Remember my tip about businesses with "Ye" or "Olde" or "Towne" in their name, or it's going to cost you bigtime? (You pay a lot for every extra "E" !!)  That headline drops some markers in my bullshit-meter:
strategic partnership
to transform

BTW, I also never read an article where an author has just published a new book on the subject. Worthless almost *every* time.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Welcome To Privacy Hell, Also Known As
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:02:28 PM »
What's this Streisand stuff about?

Secure & Ad-free Internet Anywhere With Streisand and Pi Hole

>I'm sorry, you must have mistaken me for someone who wants to f### with IP numbers, hhh.

Gawd, I'm being sucked into the swirling vortex of ip numbers more & more.  I had to do *gasp* DHCP Reservations the other day because of the smarthome stuff.

Searche my feeds. Nothing really concrete, just some jockeying by the players. Still vaporware.

As tech companies move into health care, hereís what to watch in 2019 - The Verge

Surprisingly little on AMZ's medical-business quest has crossed my reader since they bought PillPack seven months ago.

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