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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Falos Re:Eww. (372 comments)

The USA too has armchair derps that will readily engage anyone on news/politics/controversials, and offer their personal opinions at the first chance. They long predate SJWs. I imagine every country has them, online or off. Because human nature.

And I'll take an hour of "caught my dog burping on video" over blognoise any day.

3 days ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Falos Meh (188 comments)

> socnet user is surprised to learn her Facebook dataz aren't under her control
I am shocked. Shocked, I say.

3 days ago
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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

Falos What leaked? (46 comments)

> the personal details
Home address? Worthless shit.
Annual salary? Meh.
"Private" phone number? Oh woe, wail, the end of the world.
Social security number? Only the naive think these are never-leaked-superdupersecure, but now we're talking serious.
Security credentials? Man the harpoons.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA

Falos Re:is this an ad? (142 comments)

Colloquially known as a Slashvertisment. If you're generous, assume the incompetence of Dice/editors.

OT: When [proxy] tools can directly circumvent something, it's blatantly broken. Either yield on it or waste endless resources trying to whackamole the workarounds forever.

When proxy tools merely circumvent in a ethical or conceptual sense, you're still writing bullshit laws or rules. If things like a remote camera/viewer or deadmanswitch get around your policy or ruling or copyrightlulz, you had something retarded to begin with.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

Falos lol spin (236 comments)

Doesn't matter how many extras and benefits you put in the free Porsches you give out, they'll still sit in the garages of those who can't drive stick.

"I couldn't get it on the wifi, there was no 'Preferences'. Other gear icon? Yeah, I think there was one for 'shootings' or something, so what? I don't want it anyway, it didn't come with a facebook app, and all I care about is trying to find out Who Viewed My Profile."

I'm not really mocking the market or the anchors, I target the headliners who sing clickbait about it.

about three weeks ago
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Revitalizing Medical Imaging With Ultrasound-On-a-Chip

Falos Internet of Things (47 comments)

BUT WHY DOESN'T IT BEAM IT TO YOUR SMARTPHONE lN AN APP SO YOU CAN SHARE SCANS ON FACETWEET

these guys clearly know nothing about how to take a simple process and fuck it up

about three weeks ago
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Computer Scientists Say Meme Research Doesn't Threaten Free Speech

Falos Re:A million dollars? (109 comments)

If the money is what you consider the biggest potential impact, then yeah, you're not worth discussing priority with.

about three weeks ago
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Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold

Falos History (66 comments)

I hope this is provisional or whatever and they're not setting a precedent of "we can do whatever we want with seized shit", even though in this particular case it seems reasonable.

about three weeks ago
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'Wasting Time on the Internet' Is Now an Actual College Class

Falos Vague (1 comments)

> an attempt to explore how our minds might work when we're [X]
The resulting metrics will be meaningless. 'X' is a conceptual umbrella, not a specific activity. How "your mind works" when facetweeting on socnets is different than marathoning Netflix, though both wastes they may be.

FTA:
> Students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs
Something resembling parameters, at least.

> critical texts about affect theory, ASMR, situationism
Arguably intellectual masturbation, but even that has the sense of direction. Now, let us observe the echo chamber repost this article everywhere while portraying the opposite.

about a month ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Falos BS (553 comments)

> Every company needs employees who can ... discard [bad information]

Yeah, bullshit, you might think you want your grunts to fix shit and do it the "better way" when you're not looking, but just an hour ago I saw you yell at one about not using the "box flattening area".

We've been hiring drones, we've been making them work as drones, are you surprised the schools are churning out memorization-bots now? Are you surprised that mindless tasks are becoming automated? Repurposed to software or robo-hardware?

about a month ago
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How To Beat Online Price Discrimination

Falos Re:Time for a Firefox plugin ? (163 comments)

They'll howl posturingly. They'll make noise about "deceptive user practices" (to say nothing of their own) but won't really care about whatever small fraction of savvy people are doing it.

Well, as long as it requires enough savvy. If it becomes extremely easy or automated, they'll start putting actual resources behind the noise.

Tweak a couple of words and the above two paragraphs become "same shit new day" about ignoring the clever few who dodge the suckertraps.

about a month ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

Falos Re:Social network not enforcing real names.... (269 comments)

>implying facebook doesn't appeal to the lowest common denominator

Unless you intentionally spelled Dominator and mean something much more interesting.

about a month ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

Falos FTFY (1 comments)

> While this is useful information to have, the mass realizations that phones constantly broadcast MACs are bit unsettling.
Actually I'm thinking the realizations are useful, if it helps awareness about what leaving wifi on means.

about a month ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Falos FTFY (165 comments)

> experts who warn that the new law could be used to target whoever the fuck they want

Shouting "treason!" isn't just analogous, the definition is actually similar.

I miss the days of planting drugs in someone's bag. At least that took a little more work than effortless accusations that are instantly valid.

about a month ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Falos Heh (287 comments)

> the Apple Newton of Automobiles
There's not many websites you could really drop that line on, if you think about it.

It like "this latest iteration was the SimCity2013 of coffee-makers"

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Falos Re:Not right (700 comments)

> malice
I'm telling you, she didn't hate you, your dad clearly said to go with video games.

Maybe you can't tell them apart, but I posit that for every doddering aunt's purchase of that shovelcrap, there were zero cases of malice. Globally.

...I never thought I'd say "doddering" in my life.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Falos Re:less clicks (347 comments)

I think you make my point. Those panels were plenty understandable, relatively speaking. It might still be wizardry to grandma, but anything that you can "look at and figure out" is sufficiently qualified as "user-friendly" in my book.

You can't "look at" shit in these modern GUIs. Vague, ill-defined standards used to let you guess whether something was under "File" or "View", but what the hell is a sidepane full of unlabeled icons supposed to communicate? I can guess at the possibilities of the wrench, but that's some kind of flag over there and I have no idea (or consistency) on what the squiggly arrow means from one program to the next.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Falos Re:less clicks (347 comments)

> uninstalling programs
I got your back.
start+r, appwiz.cpl

When your OS or UI doesn't offer intuitive routes, you turn management into some arcane manipulation of teh majyks. It might seem nice being a wizard, but users need to use, not peruse archaic scrolls for scrawls of regedit controls. The stench of this is distinct from "planned obsolesce" turds, but it's all a bitter stink.

about a month ago

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