Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Adam Hesterberg
548 followers -
Pesto: Mathcamp, atheism, MIT, ET, Princeton, math, Set Mao, board games, puzzles, US, ILO, Seattle
Pesto: Mathcamp, atheism, MIT, ET, Princeton, math, Set Mao, board games, puzzles, US, ILO, Seattle

548 followers
About
Communities and Collections
View all
Posts

Google finally killed Gchat ("Google Talk"). As far as I can tell, the only relevant differences in Hangouts are:
-You can only see ~half as many messages, or ~two thirds as long a message, in a conversation at once, presumably to make room for more white/gray space.
-You can't save your status messages.
-There's no fast way to see chat history: you have to scroll up, wait for a few more messages to load and extend the scrollbar, and repeat.

grumble
Add a comment...

Die Ehe für alle ist beschlossen. Damit gibt es Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit in Deutschland jetzt für alle, die sich lieben. -Martin Schulz
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Tom Coburn (R-OK), 2012-05-02, The Daily Show: "There is no way we can, in five years, we can borrow enough money to fund Medicare. We won't be able to."
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
If you're in the US (or most of the rest of the civilized world): another country just ordered Google to censor your internet. Google has already (reluctantly) agreed to abet that country's censorship of its own internet; but that country says that keeping the information it wants to censor from getting to its own citizens isn't enough.

If that other country were some third-world dictatorship, I'd be opposed but not surprised. But this is France, attempting to get away with this by appealing to a newly-discovered "right". Even granting that that "right" is less scary than implied by the catchy new name they've come up for it (the literal interpretation of a "right to be forgotten" is a right to erase part of the minds of everyone who knows you), why is it any more reasonable than a theist's "right" to stop you from speaking ill of their prophet? Do the Nazis who invaded France have a "right to be forgotten", and if not, why do other criminals but not them? 

(Google is holding its ground in defiance of that French court's order to stop Americans from saying things to other Americans in America.)
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded