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Comment Re:Only one question? (Score 1) 262

...If you asked me if I get distracted in the workplace by noisy co-workers I'd answer yes. If you asked me if I've ever solved a problem by overhearing a conversation from a noisy coworker, I'd answer CONSTANTLY....

What if I asked you whether or not you are a nosy co-worker who should concentrate more on your own work and less on the work of others?

Comment A new way to collect ad fees (Score 1) 45

Described to network executives as "the Watch List," the app will recommend shows based on the content viewers access through their Apple TVs.

FTFY - Described to network executives as "the Watch List," the app will allow those execs to purchase recommendations and allow Apple to monetize the Apple TV service.

Comment Who cares about the benchmarks? Really, who? (Score 2) 134

Who are the people for whom the benchmarks are the most important thing about a browser.?

For me, my concern is more with the disaster that the Firefox UI has turned in to.That affects me whenever I use Firefox.

How fast does a page load? They all load quickly enough, once I disable advertisements.

Comment Kudos to Hangzhou Xiongmai ... (Score 1) 67

... for doing the recall. More IoT companies should follow their trailblazing lead on this issue.

... It said the biggest issue was users not changing default passwords ...

Given the disastrous ramifications of not changing the default passwords, IoT devices should be little more than bricks until the default password is changed to something better.

Comment Re:Counterpoint... (Score 1) 48

A few years ago, I got a network request from the college-bound daughter of a client of mine. I thought, "Oh that's nice. She's starting early to build her professional network." So I clicked the acknowledgement. I then got a message stating something like, "Great! We'll notify her that you are interested in joining her network!"...

That happened to me. Once. Then I was on to LinkedIn's egregious tactics. It is when I started to become suspicious of LinkedIn and what they were using my data for. Now that Microsoft (and Windows 10 data harvesting) owns LinkedIn, there is no way I'm going to increase my involvement there. Indeed, as I mentioned earlier, I'm decreasing my involvement.

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