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May 8, 2018, 11:38 PM
 
At worst, ship them to other states. Lots of time and money to train a sniffer dog.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
that's baloney
Not if it came from Chinatown.
     
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May 9, 2018, 10:04 AM
 
Would you get more sick from eating that or eating this:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...uce/588800002/
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May 9, 2018, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Would you get more sick from eating that or eating this:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...uce/588800002/
That's why I never eat lettuce.
     
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May 10, 2018, 10:53 PM
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44068305

"Lolade had seen this happen before, so she instinctively knew what to do. She downloaded Facebook onto her phone.
"I installed it to record what I knew was going to happen," she said. "I always said to myself if I had a police encounter I'd record it on Facebook Live."

This is instinctive? So she apparently never had a FB account before and instinctively downloaded FB, created an account, and learned how to use FB Live all before the police came? Yeah, right!!
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May 10, 2018, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
That's why I never eat lettuce.
I eat lettuce, but I always cook my lettuce, a weird concept for most people in the Western world. Simply plop freshly washed lettuce in a pot of boiling water with oil inside for 4 seconds and remove. Add condiments and enjoy.
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44068305

"Lolade had seen this happen before, so she instinctively knew what to do. She downloaded Facebook onto her phone.
"I installed it to record what I knew was going to happen," she said. "I always said to myself if I had a police encounter I'd record it on Facebook Live."

This is instinctive? So she apparently never had a FB account before and instinctively downloaded FB, created an account, and learned how to use FB Live all before the police came? Yeah, right!!
I assume she had a FB account already, and just downloaded their app for live streaming. Unless I missed it, the story doesn't say she was new to FaceBook.
     
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May 11, 2018, 05:29 AM
 
I guess so, but when the news said she downloaded FB, it seems to me that she was new and she created an account right there and then. I never knew that their app for live streaming was a separate app. I don't use FB.
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May 11, 2018, 06:13 AM
 
There was a separate app, Facebook Mentions, but was for celebrities/politicians. Facebook live is the left icon on the top of the newsfeed.

https://www.facebook.com/help/mentions/811931498826453
     
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May 11, 2018, 10:43 PM
 


I remember this from South Park.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I literally don't think he could. That portion of the business is going to be dictated by market forces and the pressure on the board to maintain profitability for the shareholders. Their goal is to get the most possible labor at the lowest possible price. They're pulling from a labor pool with limited options and low skills, so they can be "abusive" and give poor pay and benefits without worrying too much about low quality or high turnover. And when quality gets low or someone nuts up and quits, they're easily replaced by the next person desperate for a job. Unless Bezos personally writes everyone a check each month, I don't think he can demand that Amazon pay higher wages than are necessary to maintain the workforce that they need.
Costco seems to et away with it.

They could also move away from using temps and actually hire people.

Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
And I'm also assuming that his wealth lies mostly in the value of the stock that he holds, and not in a salary that he receives, so it's not like he could even direct the board to repurpose some portion of his salary toward worker's paychecks. Maybe an occasional bonus?
I don't disagree with that being the reality, but the part that was being underscore is the complete lack of imagination (and self-absorbtion) for the man who created online shopping as it is today.
     
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May 13, 2018, 06:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg, on March 8 View Post
I just received an offer promo thingy from YouTube. Ironic thing is, it appeared in my Gmail spam folder.
And another one from the Gmail Spam Can:

"Improvements to our Privacy Policy and Privacy Controls"

This one was actually sent out by Google, and it ended up in my work's Gmail spam folder.
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May 13, 2018, 06:54 PM
 
Everyone will be seeing a lot of privacy policy updates. From all the larger services. New European privacy laws are about to kick in, causing all the revisions.
     
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May 14, 2018, 10:13 AM
 
I wondered about that. In the past few weeks I've gotten updates from Google, Kickstarter, Under Armor (??), eBay, Etsy, GoG, Airbnb, Zillow, and more maybe?
     
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May 14, 2018, 10:59 AM
 
Every single service that does business in Europe has to update and/or inform about their systems' compliance with privacy regulations.
     
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May 14, 2018, 11:21 AM
 
It is a major PITA at work these past weeks.
     
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May 14, 2018, 01:02 PM
 
That damn law was passed more than two years ago, and I’m fairly sure that there was no stipulation that all the work to implement it had to happen the last few weeks.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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May 14, 2018, 01:56 PM
 
The extra privacy protections may decrease revenue. With free services, the customer is also the product. The true customer being advertising metrics.

Financial motivation to delay implementation.
     
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The extra privacy protections may decrease revenue. With free services, the customer is also the product. The true customer being advertising metrics.

Financial motivation to delay implementation.
The main effect will be that it creates a greater barrier of entry for new companies to enter the market. Established big companies have both the resources to implement this, and have the “trust” (often undeservedly so) of existing users.

Long story short: this will only marginally improve privacy, but vastly reduce new competition.

That’s how regulations work most of them times.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
The main effect will be that it creates a greater barrier of entry for new companies to enter the market. Established big companies have both the resources to implement this, and have the “trust” (often undeservedly so) of existing users.

Long story short: this will only marginally improve privacy, but vastly reduce new competition.

That’s how regulations work most of them times.

-t
Indeed. So I have a smallish email list that I use for marketing. Now I have to email my list before the 25th asking them to opt IN. If anyone doesn't reply I have to opt them out. Since no one really cares about replying to this sort of request I expect to loose around 90% of my mailing list this way.

Hey ho.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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May 15, 2018, 05:45 PM
 
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Since no one really cares about replying to this sort of request I expect to loose around 90% of my mailing list this way.
You could offer a small service credit incentive to anyone who replies. A free defrag on next service, or MacKeeper removal.
     
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May 15, 2018, 07:39 PM
 
I’d postulate that 10 customers who’ve opted in to receive your updates are worth a lot more than 90 who auto-filter your mails to the spam folder.
     
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May 16, 2018, 11:04 AM
 
Laurel.
     
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May 16, 2018, 12:41 PM
 
blue.
     
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May 16, 2018, 07:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Laurel.
Very first time I heard Yanny, now I can’t hear anything but laurel even with other samples removing the different levels.

Probably due to my power tool hearing damage.

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May 17, 2018, 03:34 AM
 
This is what happened to me with the dress. Saw white the first time, it then switched to blue ever since.
     
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May 17, 2018, 11:09 AM
 
the nytimes has a slider. I hear laurel on every step except the very right, where I hear Larry. Never Yanny. What is up with my hearing?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/s...ny-laurel.html
     
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May 17, 2018, 01:45 PM
 
Very interesting!

Right at the yanny end I hear “Gary”, but it’s like a little kid who can’t form Rs yet... “Geah-wee”.

Here’s the interesting bit. Once I hear it that way, I can take the slider back towards laurel and it doesn’t switch to laurel until about a third of the way through.

Sorta like an optical illusion that once it clicks the other way, you can’t unsee it for a bit.

For me, this is repeatable.
     
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May 17, 2018, 02:03 PM
 
Playing with the NYT slider, I can definitely hear when it's becomes "laurel", but it never quite sounds like "Yanny" on the other end. On that end, for me, it always sounds like Yaley. Yale - E.
     
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May 17, 2018, 02:09 PM
 
I asked a friend who hears yanny with the original, and the pronunciation she gave was “yawn-ee”.
     
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May 17, 2018, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Here’s the interesting bit. Once I hear it that way, I can take the slider back towards laurel and it doesn’t switch to laurel until about a third of the way through.
Ditto.
     
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May 18, 2018, 11:08 AM
 
Not sure where I last posted about an incident such as this, but, searching on Bing using Safari on macOS 10.13.4 for:

What to do with old wreath

So, the first result
"REPURPOSING A CHRISTMAS WREATH - StoneGable"
"www.stonegableblog.com/repurposing-a-christmas-wreath"

When I clicked on that link, I got a whole bunch of redirects that eventually led me to:
http://ready4maintain.genaralwindows...sRc17pjt8LJGaI.
with a message like "Flash Player is outdated"

WTF? I don't even HAVE flash player!

So, I went back to the search engine results, clicked on the exact same StoneGable link for a second time, and this time, it took me to the StoneGable website instead of redirecting me to that bogus trap page.

Who's at fault for causing that redirect? Bing? StoneGable? Safari? Malware on my Mac?
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May 18, 2018, 11:30 AM
 
stonegable's webhost.
     
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May 18, 2018, 01:39 PM
 
Ztomy dot com apparently (warning: don't go there, it did the same thing with another redirect)
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May 19, 2018, 06:16 PM
 
So, this might be a totally ridiculous idea...

Can we get to upload our own avatars?
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May 20, 2018, 03:08 PM
 
if we were paying, I bet sure. but image hosting costs money, yo.
     
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May 20, 2018, 04:36 PM
 
We can just steal from imgur.

But they all have to be bitmojis.
     
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May 20, 2018, 05:13 PM
 
The discussion happened a long time ago. Avatars + Signatures made for too much noise around the text. After public discussion, we decided to allow only one. Most people chose signatures, so avatars lost out.

This was maybe 10 years ago. I haven't noticed the subject come up since.
     
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May 21, 2018, 03:21 PM
 
The Lincoln forum is the worst.



Even if you specifically don't fill out that info, it still takes up space for every post.

I'm finding more and more car forums that seem to be little more than parked domains. Someone will buy "Chevy-Malibu.com" and set up a forum, fill it with ads, charge vendors to maintain accounts, and let it sit there, with little concern for actual forum content.
     
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May 22, 2018, 02:36 PM
 
Why am I having such a hard time finding articles about the 13" Pro MacBook fan turning off (RPM = 0) when not under load? I tried multiple general internet searches and can't find this information and get a bunch of irrelevant search results.
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May 25, 2018, 10:43 AM
 
Life in the big city...

     
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Why am I having such a hard time finding articles about the 13" Pro MacBook fan turning off (RPM = 0) when not under load? I tried multiple general internet searches and can't find this information and get a bunch of irrelevant search results.
The fans actually switch off?

I was under the impression that they are always running.
     
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May 25, 2018, 07:34 PM
 
Yup, so, there's a blurb about it here:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-....182374.0.html
We analyzed the fan noise under macOS with the GPU benchmark Unigine Valley. The single fan steadily increases its speed over the one-hour test period according to the istat tool. The latter also hows that the fan is deactivated while idling, while the old MacBook models had slowly running fans that were always active.
Also these threads:
1. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...00rpm.2028380/
2. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads...-fans.2064661/

Whereas on the 15" model, the fans stay at 2000 rpm, regardless of load or iGPU vs. dGPU.

But I can't find any news articles specifically devoted to talking about this.
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May 25, 2018, 07:54 PM
 
Anyway
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...nt-of-fentanyl
Police in Nebraska say they've seized 118 pounds of pure fentanyl...enough to kill more than 26 million people
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May 29, 2018, 02:49 PM
 
Apple's servers must be getting hammered having announced iOS 11.4 public supports full Messages iCloud syncing. It's downloading... slowly...
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May 29, 2018, 02:56 PM
 
that's good to know. worthy of it's own thread!
     
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Jun 1, 2018, 05:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Go Leo! Go Leo!

TWit sues TWITTER

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/16/tw...-infringement/
He just got laughed out of court.
     
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Jun 1, 2018, 06:52 PM
 
Here is something that I never understood about this picture:



Why is the shadow for the T-Rex to the right but the people have the shadow to the left?
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Missed a spot:



NeedsaMeme
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Here is something that I never understood about this picture:

Why is the shadow for the T-Rex to the right but the people have the shadow to the left?
Because the AR software puts the shadow at an arbitrary angle without regards for the current location of the sun?
     
 
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