Longtime Linux Advocate Don Marti Tells Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 1 of 2)
Oh a neckbeardy guy who doesn't buy anything and rants about advertising fat cats doesn't like advertising, I'm so surprised.
Trolling aside, what is the big fucking deal with targeted ads.
Sure, it's stumbling into the future, but let's look at this idyllically. If all the data that Google is already mining from my activities could actually show me products I actually want without shopping around, why would I be upset? What if Google's algorithms see that it's been three years since I bought a new tent -- for example -- and provides ads for renewed waterproofing or a fancy new tent. That sounds pretty awesome to me. Saves me time, energy and lets me outsource my anxiety about tent leaks and think about my next camping trip.
This guy is a fucking moron spewing a pile of non-sequiturs. This is as bad as Republicans wanting to go back to the days when Andy Griffith was the most dangerous man on TV. They can't turn back time, and neither can this guy.
If you want to live a private, ad free life, then go off the grid and raise some goats. I'll buy your delicious cheese via a well-targeted ad and we can all be happy.
Nissan's Autonomous Car Now Road Legal In Japan
Well that's good, nobody wants to drive through a radioactive wasteland and not see the sites.
GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours
This isn't Reddit.
It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe
Actually, since there was some extra space, NASA threw on a couple Jethro Tull songs.
It was the 70s, everyone was high.
Video Gamers See the World Differently
Far too much credit.
I'm a pretty good shot and I can hit a milk jug consistently at 300 yards. But that's a Winchester rifle and a lifetime of practice. I've made shots at 500 yards with a .270 rifle and scope, but I wouldn't count on it if I had to make the shot.
Anyone hitting even a large, gamer-size target at 200 yards with a shotgun is pretty amazing. The best grouping ever recorded is just under an inch at 100 yards (.798 inches). And those groupings are from professional shooters with $4,000 guns, scopes and military training. Typical slugs can go that far, but the drop from bullet weight is going to be quite significant: about 2 feet. There are slugs that don't drop out to 200 yards, but at $5-10 a shot, no farmer is going to be using them.
So, unless these gamers got dropped on a mercenary training ground with some kind of ex sniper sitting on the porch, they're going to be fine beyond 150 yards.
Pick up a gun and shoot, it's not as easy as it looks on YouTube.
Using Truth Serum To Confirm Insanity
He also had a 100-round drum clip for the AR-15 and two Glock pistols.
Wounding 70 people with that and the shotgun is quite doable by one person when you account for spread, firing speed (even though the drum clip jammed), secondary wounds from bullet penetration and ricochets.
People that don't understand guns always say there must have been a second gunman in scenarios like this. But the fact is that with a bit of practice, even a bolt gun can shoot several rounds a minute.
Also, if Holmes had any of those magic bullets they used to kill JFK, he'd have a +5 THACO.
Half of India Without Electricity As Power Grid Crisis Deepens
I heard a radio program about this, and most shopkeepers/bigger businesses do have backup generators and pay plenty for them. But without, they run the risk of losing their entire inventory. Ten years ago, when this area was accustomed to 3-4 hour outages each day, it was idiotic to make that gamble.
One shopkeeper I heard interviewed hit the nail on the head when he said (paraphrasing), "They say we are a developed country, but is that really true?"
Sure, you can take calls and McDonald's orders from around the world, but keeping the lights on is pretty basic for "developed" countries.
Link's Awakening at work? Challenge accepted.
id Software's RAGE To Ship With Mod Tools
Finally, I can quickly change all voice over dialogue to my bad Sean Connery impression.
10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year
So this is where Woot.com gets all their crap?
Japan Reluctant To Disclose Drone Footage of Fukushima Plant
They do, Elmo will teach them the beauty of sharing.
Scientists Work To Grow Meat In a Lab
And FTA, he's got no funding. I don't see why venture capitalists or those 99%-ers give to stuff like this. Vaccines are nice and all, but getting people enough food to live and not killing the world would be much more beneficial.
I've been dreaming of these quivering walls of meat for years -- I even wrote about it in a science-fiction class -- but I don't see it happening before I die, and I'm not even 30. This kind of thing is just like genetically modified crops, it's just to strange for some people to get their heads around. I wish they would wake up and see that what they are eating is a horrific Mengelesque monstrosity borne from greed, and worse than any lab-grown chow could ever be.
Has China Already Flown a Space Plane?
I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords, ni hao.
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
Ugh, site got /.-ed anyone have a link to the cached version?
Recently Discovered Habitable World May Not Exist
That's no planet, it's a space station!
Destroy Entire Websites With Asteroids Bookmarklet
I tried this in Google Reader and successfully crashed my work computer.
That and trying -- unsuccessfully -- to think of something witty for Slashdot has put me really far behind.
Jimmy Legs Could Indicate Parkinson's 50 Years Lat
"She's got the Jimmy legs!" Frank Costanza
Woman Claims Wii Fit Caused Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome
Where do I sign the petition to get Wii Fit out of every single old folks home.
Microsoft RickRolls Wi-Fi Network Leechers
Call the RIAA!
Russia Confirms Failed Missile Launch Caused Norway's Light Show
Cthulhu is coming!
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