A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
The internet is a source of as much mis-information as it is information. In that you are censored with every click. What is truly horrifying is that some think this is horrifying. Back away from the tech for a few weeks.
While I would most definitely have to find a new profession, I view a world without the internet as refreshing and may go so far as to call it the beginnings of a utopia.
Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You
Whore yourself out much??????
Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients
While the theory of preventative care is great for marketing and selling the privacy intrusion to legislators, it has a negative impact on the bottom line. Ultimately the data is far more valuable to an insurance company than a healthcare provider.
Don't expect a call from your doctor, only an insurance rate increase notice in the mail.
America 'Has Become a War Zone'
To the point others have already made. Considering the last 20 years, violent crime is on the decline while gun ownership is on the rise. No one is saying that the two are related but more importantly, they are not likely related. Therefore, more gun laws and controls would be "barking up the wrong tree".
But you can bet that if we enact new gun laws the already declining violent crime rate will be used as justification after the fact.
Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration
Considering the lifespan of typical vaccinations, there are likely far more "unvaccinated" than vaccinated in the western world. Probably just a given on the rest of the planet.
WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users
Started using Whatsapp a few years ago and after 6 months I realized that group threads completely replaced Facebook for me, so I deleted my fb account. Main reason for using it over standard SMS is that it allows me to emulate SMS internationally (important for many) for free. SMS is $0.50/msg!!!
However, my group (mostly family) recently made the switch to Telegram instead. Opensource version of the same thing.
Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
Beg to differ. No matter the IT position, no 4-year degree = no employment as far as my employer is concerned. They don't seem to be concerned with the area you majored in but only that you have a CSci degree.
When I started here I already had 18 years experience, 15 of which were technical and every day of those were critical to having a successful interview but without the degree and the appropriate documentation to prove it, I would not have even made it to the interview process.
Right or wrong more employers are heading in this direction.
Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata
Replace GUN with CAR in the above rant and it still works. (If you compare annual automobile deaths vs gun deaths, CAR is far more concerning).
Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page
Besides the drive from Toronto to Halifax being that much quicker, you can reign over something like facebook.que instead and leave .ca to real Canadians.
Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?
Similar here, Started using it because my immediate family is international, but now:
- One group for myself and my kids and their spouses (International). Completely replaced my only need for Facebook, deleted > 1 yr ago.
- One group for a few friends
- Became my defacto IM platform because of the above.
Would You Put a Tracking Device On Your Child?
One a 3-year old can use?
Verizon Drops 10,000 911 Calls During Blizzard
Funny, we left Verizon for AT&T recently and the vastly improved coverage will keep us there.
FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality On December 21
So your saying the FCC dosen't censor television? huh.....guess I learned something today.
AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" Ads
As a current Verizon customer, I say the same thing. According to their map I am in a 3G full coverage area yet I have spotty or no services at all for miles around. When my contract expires in December, I'm out.
Heart Monitors In Middle School Gym Class?
Drinkin the koolaid!!!!
US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked
The higher death rates are from two things - guns and a lack of a comprehensive health-care system.
Dude. A little to much time on the Huffington Post.
US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked
The only health care program that really works is the single payer option.
Really!!!!! Where? how? Canada? UK? NOT!
GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested
Probably because guys like me will still be driving my already 40+ year old vehicles. Of course that could be overcome with RFID or GPS base license plates.
Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance
Really? You don't expect those taxes payments to come out of your wallet? huh.
Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US
Like Canada's cross country express, the cost of maintenance is going to drive the price of tickets, unless of course our tax dollars used to build it will also be used to keep it operating. That would likely make it a very expensive way to travel also. I can usually fly from Atlanta to Chicago for under $200 return. Considering it would make a probable 6-8 hour one way trip into 2.5 I'm not likely to chose rail. Granted those are not likely begin/end points for rail but the point is that the cost of air travel vs time to travel is pretty hard to compete with.
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