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Why William Gibson Is a Literary Genius

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rgloeckner
26 days ago
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Interesting discussion here. Gibson influenced me a lot few decades ago.
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Point and Print Default Behavior Change

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Our investigation into several vulnerabilities collectively referred to as “PrintNightmare” has determined that the default behavior of Point and Print does not provide customers with the level of security required to protect against potential attacks. Today, we are addressing this risk by changing the default Point and Print driver installation and update behavior to require …

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rgloeckner
48 days ago
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Ok
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jshoq
48 days ago
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I am really glad to see this change given the attacks out in the wild. Some users may have issues getting printers configured but the security risks outweigh the inconvenience.
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Seattle, WA

Flawed Data

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We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!
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rgloeckner
63 days ago
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JayM
62 days ago
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Heh. Yep.
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alt_text_bot
63 days ago
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We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!

CNN Has a Strong Contender for the Worst Chart You’ll Ever See

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Katelyn Gadd:

This chart is a work of art. I hope multiple people got paid well to make it and I hope they get hit by a bus.

The longer you look at it the more things you find wrong with it.

This chart is a violent crime.

Update: Andy Baio’s FTFY.

Link: twitter.com/antumbral/status/1407861007209222151

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rgloeckner
95 days ago
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What is the agenda here?
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An Inside Look at How Surveillance Advertising Makes Creepy Connections

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Robert G. Reeve, on Twitter:

I’m back from a week at my mom’s house and now I’m getting ads for her toothpaste brand, the brand I’ve been putting in my mouth for a week. We never talked about this brand or googled it or anything like that.

As a privacy tech worker, let me explain why this is happening.

Fascinating thread. This whole industry is just sick — staffed by the marketing equivalents of peeping Toms. It’s perverted, the whole industry.

Some takeaways: Be conservative about which apps you grant location privileges too. (Double-checking is easy: Settings → Privacy → Location Services. Always interesting to see which apps have actually used their location privileges recently, too.) Pay for purchases privately when you can, using Apple Pay or cash. Check your credit card accounts and opt out of everything marketing related.

Link: twitter.com/RobertGReeve/status/1397032784703655938

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rgloeckner
120 days ago
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Not so in europe and btw, which ads?
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Microsoft: Behold, at some later date, the next generation Windows

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Meanwhile, fans may enjoy Linux GUI apps on Windows Subsystem for Linux

Build Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella opened day one of the company's Build 2021 conference, virtual again this year, with a pitch to be the platform for platform creators.…

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