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Growing up - I was a big fan of Ambrose Bierce. Looks like I wasn't the only one ...
Kottke links off to a couple of new ones. Great reads.
<blockquote>Whether Google is the best outfit to trust with that tuning and those updates is another story.</blockquote>
Great ending – but read the whole piece – interesting summary of the history and state of WiFi.
... you know when you download an app to take a look ? Why can't I just make it go away .. I mean really away .. If I have decided it is not for me.
... To add Touch ID to the iOS App log in screen ?
<blockquote>It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.</blockquote>
<blockquote>All a fraudster has to do is set up a fake artist account with fake music, and then they can use bots to generate clicks for their pretend artist. If each stream is worth $0.007 a click, the fraudster only needs 1,429 streams to make their $10 subscription fee back, at which point additional clicks are pure profit.</blockquote>
.. and that is just the start ! Somehow this needs to be fixed. Very quickly. Because it is not just about paying for your monthly stream fee – at scale – this problem amplifies this one that I have written about before.
Actually – when you read the full article, it turns out that the writer – Sharks Laguna – in a far more eloquent and detailed way than I achieved here – is hitting at the exact problem I was trying to get to. I just hadn’t managed the analysis. Shame on me.
<blockquote>“Here’s a quiz. What do emails, buddy lists, drive back ups, social networking posts, web browsing history, your medical data, your bank records, your face print, your voice print, your driving...”</blockquote>
Think you live in the US and that you are free ? Think again. Click through to Stowe’s site to see what I mean.
.. ready and waiting to be found and sampled. As Jim says -
This is about songwriting, not performing. Dig through the list. You may discover some new musical gems.
But what Jim didn’t point out is that every single section of the 100 has a link to Apple Music – such as this one to one of my favorite writes.
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“This band behind me’ll tell you that that trophy means more to me than owt else in the whole world. But they’d be wrong! Truth is, I THOUGHT it mattered. I thought that MUSIC mattered. But does it bollocks? Not compared to how people matter. Us winning this trophy won’t mean bugger-all to most people. But us refusing it – like what we’re going to do now – well, then it becomes news, doesn’t it?”