Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Bitcoin tanks

I had some friends ask about my thoughts about investing in bitcoin when one was at around $15k. I had not traded directly even in equities for years but knew it was very volatile and high risk. It had been … Continue reading

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Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis

Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis Nov 15 2018 – Media Bias / Fact Check The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s “Find my Server”

While building a new Windows Server 2016 Image sysadmins discovered Windows Location Services is on by default and tracking location of the server instead of having it an option to turn on. I guess MS thinks sysadmins will need “Find … Continue reading

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MIT experiment let internet users control a human

Niccolo Pescetelli is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab who created the online game BeeMe. (Pixaby) (Pixaby) — Would you let random strangers tell you what to do over the internet? Then this game is for you! CBC Radio … Continue reading

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Restaurants have strict standards to protect customers. Tech platforms don’t

CBC Radio · Oct 14 2018 · Oct 14 2018 https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/restaurants-have-strict-standards-to-protect-customers-tech-platforms-don-t-1.4879520

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Lack of critical thinking – a downward trend in the United States and elsewhere

Nov 4 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Canadian and Global Citizen — Intellectual Thinking: Being More Aware! An intellectual is a person who engages in critical thinking, research, and reflection about society and proposes solutions for its normative problems. Some … Continue reading

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Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?

Oct 5 2018 – CBC The Current — Jaron Lanier says evidence shows addictive design was deliberately used for platform — We are lumped into groups of millions of like minded users based on data collected from us from many … Continue reading

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