This Is Why We Write

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 31, 2018

It was back on the old Typed version of this blog that I last wrote about why I liked to write. It was shortly after Macgasm had folded, but before I wrote for Make Use Of. The seven months I have been without a professional home for my writing. My posts here have varied in their frequency, and there’s still a scant . . .

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Link Post - Tuning The Channel

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 30, 2018

Morning, Computer - I think that in the next few years you're going to see this becoming a trend. Pulling back from the firehose isn't a bad thing, but Ellis stumbles on something even more useful here. The idea that we curate our own content means that you have to actually curate it. Twitter and Facebook became terrible because the . . .

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Link Post - Voting For Dummies

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 29, 2018

Techdirt - There are so many reasons that electronic voting machines are stupid, but the latest to-do in Texas turns out to be user error. If your state foists these on you, be sure to read instructions carefully and don't let impatience screw up your vote.

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Link Post - The Four Billion Dollar Photo-Op

MikeNM

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October 29, 2018

The Verge - In what shouldn't surprise anyone, it turns out that the Foxconn deal was a little less lucrative than pitched in the press conference. The deal has already been altered now that the political capital was delivered, and it turns out that likely Wisconsin is going to join several other states in giving Foxconn a donation for . . .

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Link Post - Debunking The Hack

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 28, 2018

STH - A thorough analysis of how the Bloomberg story about hacked motherboards is technically implausible if not impossible. It appears that in some cases the story conflates previously known hardware vulnerabilities like Spectre/Meltdown and exploiting BMC with a custom chip for spying, and in others, they are explicitly playing into fears . . .

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Link Post - Wellness Traps Can Kill

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 25, 2018

Nuerologica - It's little more than the return of patent medicine, complete with unaccountable ingredients listing, and worst than that it can kill. This poor guy survived the massive overdosing on Green Tea, but his health isn't likely to be the same. Regulations might not always protect you, but the supplement industry repeatedly . . .

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Link Post - Filed Under Things Only The Richest Company In The World Can Do

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 25, 2018

NYT - While the process that allows Apple to take a slower and more thoughtful approach to aggregation matches their ethos, it probably isn't the panacea the media industry needs for its problems. As TFA says, their model isn't making a lot of money for the linked stories. It's also likely that aggregation costs more than the 30% . . .

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