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Hm.  If I made a drone that flew a few feet off the ground and looked like a spinning blue turtle shell, I wonder how many drivers would freak right the fuck out upon seeing it.
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Who the what now?  Come again?
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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Okay, I'm pretty amused by how many people think Microsoft can use a firmware update to add a bluetooth radio to the Xbox One.
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So wait, is "Scalebound" basically "Grand Theft Dragon"?
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Have you played "Simpsons: Hit & Run"?
Homer cadges rides (you can see him sitting in the back) rather than carjacking.
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Finally took a look at why Box Sync was crashing under OS X 10.11.

Okay, yeah, I'm okay with blocking silently self-modifying Python scripts embedded inside of signed apps.
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"You may quote me."
-- Elwood P. Dowd
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Hm... I think I may need to write a new kind of adblocker.

It wouldn't modify the page contents or user experience at all.  It wouldn't actually directly block any ads.

Instead, it would look over a user's shoulder, observing and tabulating ads, and then doing a "follow the money" analysis of it all.

And then it would present that data to the user in a report intended to be used for boycotting.

Instead of cutting the ads off on the "receiving" end, take the longer view and cut them off on the "sending" end, by actually making them pure cost with no financial upsides for the advertiser.  Once they're 100% downside, they'll go away (because the advertisers will either stop or go out of business).

That'll fix things right up, given enough time.
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That feedback is actually useful in tuning this.

Hm.  Hm!  Maybe this is a thing to combine with a smartwatch app?  Whenever the smartwatch indicates a higher stress level or something, make particular note of the ads active at that moment.
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Boy howdy, Miracast can be fussy.
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Huh.  Someone tried to steal my EA/Origin account (it had an old and insecure password that I hadn't changed in a while, in part because it's not terribly valuable).

It didn't work, because they confirm things like changing the email address on the account, and the original owner can push a "no, this is bullshit" button to put a stop to it.  So I did that, and then turned on 2-factor and "be paranoid if a request comes from an untrusted host" and all that sort of stuff.

I thought that would be the end of it, but now I've got some confused person asking me why they can't get in and could I please forward them the password reset email.

Kinda... wow.  That's a level of idiocy that... wow.
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Here is my best guess as to what happened: some cybercriminal cracked into the account a little while ago, but was very careful not to leave fingerprints.

Then they went and found a buyer for the account, telling them they were brokering a sale from the original owner.

They gave the buyer the credentials, and told them to immediately change the ID, email address, password, security question, and so on, which they did.

When they changed the email address, EA confirmed it with the old email address, and I rejected the change and jumped into action.  And now the buyer thinks the original owner is going back on a "legit" deal.

That's the most generous interpretation of events I can come up with, anyhow.
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It's possible that the seven most beautiful words in the English language are "Your order from Exploding Kittens is shipping.".
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Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cortana R’dmond wgah-nagl ftaghn!
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I already had; I was in the preview program and was running it on three different machines and a bunch of VMs.  (I like to be a thorough tester.)  But yesterday, more people were thinking about it.
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