I love a good rant, especially when it’s well justified. The carriers want to rip you off. When it comes to paying for tethering on top of your data plan, Mike Elgan hits the nail on the head telling you how it is.
When you carry a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android phone, you’re accepting the fact that you may be giving up a certain level of privacy. Most people are completely ignorant of this, and many others choose to ignore the whole situation. Data mining doesn’t just look at one data set in order to analyse a subject, it looks at a multitude of factors. Phones have turned from simple calling devices to full blown portable computers. The avenues of attack on privacy have increased exponentially.
Other than that it’s a dead end because the registrant is whoisguard protected, which isn’t a problem other than it just doesn’t give us much information to pursue this nefarious troll. If you’re going to scam the scammer, you’ll have to take the bait.
If you’re thinking of ATM skimming as clunky hardware that’s easy to detect, think again. Taped on hardware and bulky card swipe gadgets are a thing of the past. Good thieves use expensive equipment that works and they don’t get caught. They’re like ninja’s in that no one really knows if they exist.
If you are 54 or under you will need to start asking some very direct questions of those candidate’s you are planning on voting for in the next election!
Reddit has become a lolcat site over the course of a few months. While there are subreddits still flourishing, I’ve pretty much given up on reddit. http://news.ycombinator.com/ it is.
John Gruber must get a lot more hits than me, because he’s really fired up about copy & paste hijacking.
When you copy some text and paste it somewhere else, do you expect to see the exact text you’ve copied? 5-10 years ago, you would say uh, yes. But today, the answer is a maybe at best.
You probably won’t be the least bit surprised when you get text formatting, a specific font, color, and maybe even a break line or graphic stuffed into your clipboard. This is very annoying in email when you’re typing in one font and pow, you paste something and the line spacing, color, font, size, and everything else gets garbled.
The latest trend in… well whatever you call this line of shenanigans, is copy & paste hijacking. Not only is a bunch of meta forced upon you, but now you have to deal with automatic link attribution?
Seriously… WTF? Enough is enough.
The first thing I do when I’m copying any text from a “fancy” site is copy it to a location where all that crap is dropped like the dead weight it is. The URL bar is a good start.
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