A great series of articles illustrating very succinctly why it is pretty much impossible to completely avoid the "big five" Internet companies unless you want to disconnect from civilization altogether.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Never underestimate the law of unintended consequences.
And don't assume that an addict is going to quit just because you made his favorite drug impossible to get. They're quite likely to switch to something else, and in this case, that something else was more dangerous than what they were forced off of.
Monday, February 18, 2019
This should come as no surprise, given the fact that the Chinese government has been stealing military and technology secrets for decades. And an important reason why nobody should buy Huawei equipment. Getting something for a low price should not be enough justification to reward theft.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Things like alignment of objects, shapes, colors, layout, etc. They start out simple, but get much harder as you go on.
h/t to Daring Fireball.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Nice display. Too bad you have to deal with Dell's gang of idiots if you want to buy one. But I'm sure we'll soon see these sold elsewhere (Amazon, probably) in the near future.
I've always thought streaming media is no substitute for physical media, and here's yet another example why. When you "buy" content to stream, you are simply renting it. Your ability to play the content goes away when the publisher decides to take it away, whether that's because they removed the content, revoked your access or went out of business.
At least legitimate owners of UltraViolet codes also own the corresponding movies on DVD or Blu-Ray. I realize that it is illegal (thanks to brain-dead laws) to rip a movie you have purchased, but in the final analysis, that is the only way to retain control of the content that you purchased.