“I am a little worried that smash’ll be out of reach for my lifespan though and that mega sucks if I’m being real with yall,” Taylor said. “It’s kinda dumb to want a video game so much that I’d beg for it over my passing and would feel greedy and scummy because there are 3 games that fall into this category (Isaac: Repentance, DMC5, Smash) because I’d be holding my death over their hands.”
Nintendo apparently found out and gifted him with playing the demo. After a 3 year battle with bone cancer, Chris has decided to end his treatment and this was a very nice gesture in his final days.
Pretty likely that it was this article from Monday that pushed it over the edge: You can’t offer to murder cops on Reddit unless you’re on r/TheDonald
I read somewhere that Amazon accounts for 90% of cloud hosting. Microsoft 5%, Google 1%, and 4% to every other cloud provider.
I don't have a source, but this article alludes to that fac: https://thenextweb.com/offers/2016/03/11/amazon-web-services-dominates-cloud-services-market/
> AWS had more than 10 times the computing capacity in use than the next 14 largest cloud companies combined
EDIT: To clarify, I believe this stat is specifically for public cloud hosting. Private cloud and hosting (e.g. Google's own servers) were not included in the stat.
> I seriously didn’t see that coming, that’s bananas
It was probably because of this article.
Love your flair choice btw <3
That's his ultimate play. He outsources his own job to Pogba.
It's the last one in the US, not the world. And their Twitter account is hilarious @loneblockbuster. Sample tweet "A lot of people don't know this but we own a large portion of Netflix. Just kidding our electricity just got shut off."
Edit: After further review, u/certified_anus_beef s comment below mine is correct. The Twitter account is not associated with the store in Bend... https://thenextweb.com/shareables/2017/08/04/the-last-blockbuster-might-be-the-funniest-account-on-twitter/amp/ . It's still a super funny Twitter account
A Congressional staff member edited the Wikipedia for Devil's Triangle during the hearing. It's "officially" a drinking game now. See? He wasn't lying! https://thenextweb.com/insider/2018/09/27/devils-triangle-wikipedia-entry-edited-by-anonymous-member-of-congress-after-kavanaugh-hearing/
I'm being told that articles like this one are the reason the action is actually being taken. So again it's not that they did it but that it got out and is making Reddit look bad in the media.
> I wonder how many players are aware that Reddit even exists
Reddit is the 3rd most popular site in the US and gets more traffic than Facebook or Youtube. This isn't some secret club that only a few people know about
I highly highly recommend you look into his recent comments about the biased fake news media being against him and how we need alternatives...
Edit: Here's a link, it provides direct sourcing but it seems relatively opinionated, just the first link on a Google search - https://thenextweb.com/distract/2018/05/24/dear-elon-musk-stop-spreading-fake-news/
> After the deletion and restoration of Toy Story 2, the team was likely hoping for an uneventful path to release, but it was not to be.
> In the Christmas of ’98, after the release of A Bug’s Life and the promotional tour was done, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and legendary story man Joe Ranft all came to the production team to take a look at Toy Story 2.
>It was not a good film. They dedicated the winter vacation to re-writing the project almost entirely from the ground up. Production shut down on December 15th and came back after New Year’s in January, when the story team re-pitched the movie.
>Lasseter and Lee Unkrich ended up co-directing the film along with Ash Brannon as it was seen in the theaters.
>Among the things that stayed? The main characters, of course. Buzz, Woody, Hamm, Potato Head, Rexx. Andy’s room stayed. The Al’s Toy Barn sequence stayed. That’s it, nearly everything else you see in the film as it is new.
Only conspiracy I’ve heard is about mattress companies being used for laundering scheme.
> will provide more jobs than each of the manufacturing, utilities or government sectors.
Came to say the same. That's a ludicrous claim. The article cites a report behind a paywall for that claim unfortunately. I don't have to read a report to know that is preposterous.
With the below data in mind, does anyone think 'marijuana' is going to be the top of this list?
changing a wikipedia entry doesn't make it true.
edit: It seems a Congressional Staffer did it
also not entirely sure but Renate Alumnus could mean that Renate is ... the village bicycle.
The Oregon stuff, basically. The Republican legislators fled the capitol to deny a climate change related bill but the governor is empowered to send the cops after them.
After saying they would indeed send the cops, militia types (3%ers and the like) stated they'd kill cops if they came to get the legislators. The_Donald celebrated this.
There was an article on Monday that pointed this out and bam, they got quarantined two days later.
I'm actually curious whether anyone knows of another example that is worse without dipping into alt-med/new age/free energy/tabloid sites. (This one popped up in my Google newsstand feed.)
Edit: a few have said that they do not want to give pageviews/ad money to an article so atrocious. Here is an archived version from the Wayback Machine.
A lot of malware replaces ads in your browser
maybe run malwarebytes to see.
And then they deleted it all anyway and started again. https://thenextweb.com/media/2012/05/21/how-pixars-toy-story-2-was-deleted-twice-once-by-technology-and-again-for-its-own-good/
> After the deletion and restoration of Toy Story 2, the team was likely hoping for an uneventful path to release, but it was not to be.
> In the Christmas of ’98, after the release of A Bug’s Life and the promotional tour was done, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and legendary story man Joe Ranft all came to the production team to take a look at Toy Story 2.
> It was not a good film. They dedicated the winter vacation to re-writing the project almost entirely from the ground up. Production shut down on December 15th and came back after New Year’s in January, when the story team re-pitched the movie.
It's run by a few employees of that store, not the official Blockbuster company itself
Edit: After further review, u/certified_anus_beef s comment above mine is correct. The Twitter account is not associated with the store in Bend... https://thenextweb.com/shareables/2017/08/04/the-last-blockbuster-might-be-the-funniest-account-on-twitter/amp/ . It's still a super funny Twitter account
Stanford University researcher trained an AI that picked out gays with 90% accuracy using facial photos. A bit scary actually.
More complete discussion in the article below ...
My favorite is that the TSA paid $$336,414.59 to IBM to have them design an iPad app that tells passengers which line to go in. They later claimed that it cost only $47,000! I'm a shitty programmer and I could do this in literally five minutes.
It's hard to foster a failing business strategy. Motorola lost more than one billion dollars in 12 months despite their phones getting rave reviews under Google. Tech pundits and the internet might have loved the Moto phones but it definitely made for a terrible business.
This is such a funny story in the IT security circles. Oh you did something against policy? THANK YOU SO MUCH - https://thenextweb.com/media/2012/05/21/how-pixars-toy-story-2-was-deleted-twice-once-by-technology-and-again-for-its-own-good/
what is up with their website?
It redirected me literally 8 times, to completely different articles, ending up on https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2017/11/30/microsoft-edge-now-publicly-available-iphones-yay/
How does that even make sense?
It is the case,
There is also a good chance that you also made a comment. Well I mean a bot using your information made a comment.
Technically this is not a good response to OP's question because carlhprogramming was never shut down or "quarantined". It's still active and some of Carl's content is still available. (But r/livestreamstartup - another subreddit he started - has been shut down.)
For those who don't know:
CarlH was the founder of r/carlhprogramming, a subreddit devoted to helping people learn programming. CarlH made all the lessons himself and had quite a devoted following.
In 2010 CarlH asked for help with clearing his name. CarlH had been in a dispute with a former employer and the internet searches for his name were very negative. Since he had such a good reputation there was no shortage of people willing to help and soon he was able to get his search results to become more positive.
The reason we speak about him in the past tense is because three years ago "Carl Herod" was charged with raping and torturing his 9-year old son and sent to prison where he later committed suicide.
Check this out too: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/09/12/eos-platform-botched-airdrop/
> EOS startup utilizes backdoor to access user wallets, retrieve airdropped tokens
Basically someone used a EOS backdoor to steal funds from other users wallets... and then called it a "feature" 😂
You are also correct. After lot of negative media coverage that tesla is not warning users properly about the maturity of the technology, tesla pushed an update which forces drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel.
Maybe show them this or copy paragraphs: https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/11/20/read-this-if-youve-got-nothing-to-hide/
That's actually one (fringe) proposal for universal basic income, to have the sale of your data fund it: https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2017/12/05/we-could-fund-a-universal-basic-income-with-the-data-we-give-away-to-facebook-and-google
"The things you can't see mattered to Apple." Stems from Steve Jobs dad telling him that even though people don't see the backside of the fence it should look just as good from the front. He talks about it in his biography and is one of the reasons he was crazy about every little detail being right.
Edited to add a source.
“I thought my dad’s sense of design was pretty good,” Jobs told Isaacson, “because he knew how to build anything. If we needed a cabinet, he would build it. When he built our fence, he gave me a hammer so I could work with him.”
Fifty years after the fence was constructed, Jobs showed it to Isaacson, still standing and recalled a lesson about making things of quality that he learned from his father. Touching the boards of inside of the fence, he said that “He loved doing things right. He even cared about the look of the parts you couldn’t see.”
He said that his father refused to use poor wood for the back of cabinets, or to build a fence that wasn’t constructed as well on the back side as it was the front. Jobs likened it to using a piece of plywood on the back of a beautiful chest of drawers. “For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
> He posted a video with damaging claims about a rival business with no actual evidence
Haha fuck off Brilliant Earth shill. There's plenty of evidence linked in the video five comments above you.
There's a write up if you want to learn more. (Journalists contacted diamond suppliers, all of them say they don't have Canadian diamonds, after this video comes out and Brilliant Earth makes their statement, all the suppliers call back and say they were "mistaken" and that all their diamonds were legit).
His store buys second hand jewellery and doesn't compete with Brilliant Earth's "conflict-free" diamonds.
They are a complete different business. They buy used jewellery from the public and sell it to jewellery shops.
As a consumer, you can't buy from them.
It's a joke folks: https://thenextweb.com/creativity/2017/02/06/carads-humanity-super-bowl-ad/
But the point is that they generated real exposure without spending a dime.
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Someone mixed facial recognition and social media with porn. It's pretty scary. And more or less what you're looking for.
There was an article recently published with specific examples.
They were seeing the files disappear. There is a much better source here which goes in technical detail.
>“That’s when we first noticed it, with Woody.”
>“[Larry Cutler] was in that directory and happened to be talking about installing a fix to Woody or Woody’s hat. He looked at the directory and it had like 40 files, and he looked again and it had four files.”
>“Then we saw sequences start to vanish as well and we were like, “Oh my god”
>“I grabbed the phone…unplug the machine!””
There was a great article recently on how the future of political campaigning will be astroturfing Reddit, and just how easy it is to do:
>A Hack PR staffer published a link to a Washington Times article about the campaign, who then purchased every single upvote package on Fiverr.com, for a total cost of $35. The post soon blew up and became the most popular article on r/politics.
This lack of reading and trust of upvotes is actually whats so dangerous about Reddit: Most Redditors equate how many upvotes a post has with how "correct to think this" the viewpoint is. Its assumed that the truth has been crowdsourced, that a post that has thousands of upvotes must have had thousands of people confirm its veracity.
This report from Pew shows that 78% of Redditors get their news from Reddit. Redditors tend to be deeply collectivist, and herd around an opinion based on how many upvotes it has. The most upvoted comments are rarely the best comments or the ones which provide relevant information countering a narrative being built, they are most commonly simply the first ones posted.
Think about how big of an opportunity this is for political campaigners. All you need to entrench a viewpoint inthe largely millennial progressive base of the site is to feed them a headline that conform with their opinion (which is why The Independent is on the front page on a daily basis over and over), and get the first few comments so that they are in agreement with the headline.
This is right on the money. It's basic supply and demand. Probably over 90% of their profits come from 1% of the players who are willing to pay, so lowering prices would drastically reduce their profits. You don't matter to Gumi or SE. Sorry.
British Airways outsourced their IT team to India, so everyone is blaming it for their computer system outage. British Airways is receiving criticism because they outsourced to save costs, even if it means having unqualified employees. Many companies have received similar criticisms.
In recent years, UK-based IT staff have been laid off and replaced with Indian replacements from Tata Consultancy Services, a major outsourcing company. In 2016, British Airways slashed 700 jobs in the UK. According to Mick Rix, a representative of trade union GMB, five of these worked in the equipment and facilities team at the facility that experienced the power surge. https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/05/29/outsourcing-cause-british-airways-meltdown/#.tnw_DqLAOPkU
However, British Airways has strenuously denied that outsourcing was responsible for the outage. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/29/british-airways-ceo-will-not-resign-despite-catastrophic-it-failure
> Jio's free internet in India really changed the game.
But not in a good way, since Jio diminishes Internet freedom by opposing and violating net neutrality.
Reddit has an interesting theory about this which may even be true.
This bill becoming law expedites our march to full-blown dystopia:
>Do you want your insurance company to adjust your rates based on your web browsing activity?
> Do you want prospective employers to use as a criteria who you are thinking of dating?
> Do you want your ISP or any buyers of data to know you are communicating with politicians or political advocates?
> Do you want airlines to raise ticket prices on you without you realizing it, based on their knowledge a family member just died?
> That's what this is about.
> Monitoring activities and data theft will rise significantly, as if they were already not a menace. With gadgets, households and even cars being connected to the internet as part of the IoT (the Internet of Things), it is not that hard to imagine how deadly a cyberattack could possibly be if things turn for the worst; which they will, as history suggests.”
Backups may be constant now, I wouldn't know but there was a time when someone in Pixar typed "rm -r - f" on the sever and they lost all of Toy Story 2. The only backup they had was a copy on a hard drive given to a lady on maternity leave so she could work from home. https://thenextweb.com/media/2012/05/21/how-pixars-toy-story-2-was-deleted-twice-once-by-technology-and-again-for-its-own-good/
I still want to know what happened to the guy who posted the mattress firm money laundering comment. I commented on it when it had around 10 upvotes, then watched it go past 20k. Because it is the most believable thing ever. Then I went to check in on it. And gone. Here is a link to a story on it.
ok for those who don't care to watch a random person talk about a phone for 5 minutes, here is an article; It's a phone with a sliding display.
I think you're a little overoptimistic. I am actually skeptical of AI's capabilities, I mean look at how bad AI is moderating content, recognizing bots, etc. on social networks. Even then, the potential of AI isn't what it can do today, but how it's capabilities will grow exponentially.
From what I understand a lot of programming will end up automated. It's only the top tier that will remain.
willrobotstakemyjob.com says programmers will have a 48% of being automated.
Here is GitHub's CEO affirming similar thoughts.
Related: Google’s AI can create better machine-learning code than the researchers who made it
Retail is already being eaten alive right now by machines from stock/fulfillment to cashiers. The biggest name in retail, Amazon, uses increasingly automated warehouses, and is publicly experimenting with cashier-less retail stores. Multiple fast food names are starting to use self-service terminals rather than cashiers.
Actually this is a well established fact.
Socially conservative people are more likely to believe fake news and other studies have shown them to be more accepting of total nonsense too.
It's attributed to a combination of bias and disinclination to critical thinking. Older people in particular are more likely to be conservative and to therefore believe what they're told to.
Rumour has it that this actually happened to British Airways recently. The story says that they fired all their Western developers and moved all their software dev to India. When they handed over the project the Indians said they understood everything. Cue massive outage because the main system went down and nobody knew how to fail over to the secondary.
Here's a write up I found in a quick Google search - I'm sure there's more information elsewhere.
At that time the Internet had already been growing very rapidly for a few years though. Still cool.
I pirated my first movie in 1999, The Phantom Menace. Those were the days.
OP's article is a short and bad summary of other sources.
They went to her home, got the Silicon Graphics workstation that she'd been given to use, wrapped that in blankets, and carefully drove it back to the office.
> “She and I just stood up and walked out, back to her Volvo, drove across the bridge, got the machine, got some blankets, I hugged it with seatbelts, across the back seat. Drove at like 35 with blinking lights on, hoping to get a police escort. No cops saw us, so it didn’t help us.”
I would like to congratulate The Guardian for purposefully using the marijuana-leaf Canada flag in a relevant setting as opposed to accidentally using it a story that has nothing to do with weed.
Better example is the finnish national anthem being banned on youtube inside Finland due to retardation from TEOSTO. Here is an article about it. https://thenextweb.com/google/2017/11/30/google-youtube-finland-music-videos/
No, as far as I know the refund button never existed. I hate EA as much as the next guy, but all these posts about them removing a refund are total bullshit. https://www.pcgamesn.com/star-wars-battlefront-ii/star-wars-battlefront-2-refund https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2017/11/14/ea-battlefront-2-refund-remove/
I remember a news some time ago, about some who steal money from the company he worked, and spent everything on this game. An amount of about 1 million. Edit: I found it https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2016/12/12/man-steals-1m-spends-it-on-game-of-war-in-app-purchases/?amp=1
Why would you be downvoted for something I neglected to post in the first place? The fault is mine, sorry. I have the source for the refund button right here https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2017/11/14/ea-battlefront-2-refund-remove/ and as for the 70.000+ number, I don't actually know if that's official but I've seen a moderator from EA's AMA post about it. Don't have a screenshot unfortunately and the comment seems to be deleted as well so it may very well be far more or far less, though let's be honest it's more likely to be the former.
They burned $3 million (ref)
Reddit is looking for a new director of community . Maybe they are interested in /u/kickme444 skillset ?
> The hardware in NO way justifies the price.
Because it's not just hardware alone.
That "$500 Apple-tax".. you're paying for the cumulative total of all the 100's or 1000's of little tiny "polishes" and improvements that Apple puts into the entire machine (design, manufacturing, materials, hardware, software, tight integration, Cloud services,etc,etc)
If you read the article about Steve Jobs dad teaching him how to paint a fence: https://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10/24/steve-jobs-obsession-with-the-quality-of-the-things-unseen/ .... is a perfect example of the philosophy that paying attention to the tiny details (even the ones you can't easily see).. is just as important as the big obvious stuff (screens, keyboards) that you can easily see.
That attitude of "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole" .. is exactly why the price is worth it. It's not about individual components or individual software features or individual integrations. It's about cohesiveness and the performance and smoothness you get because all those different facets are all designed to work together smoothly.
You yourself proved that .. by trying a multitude of non-Apple machines.. and then coming back to Apple literally because of the attention to detail that makes everything run smoothly and easily.
‘Devil’s Triangle’ Wikipedia entry edited by anonymous Congressional staffer during Kavanaugh hearing. https://thenextweb.com/insider/2018/09/27/devils-triangle-wikipedia-entry-edited-by-anonymous-member-of-congress-after-kavanaugh-hearing/
Eh, you probably won't on account of they'll make you sign a ridiculously broad NDA. This guy got fired just for posting that they hired him.
caption is generalized too much. What they found was a finer way to control magnetic fields meticulously
Are you dense? That's how NDAs work. There's all sorts of cases of people getting fired from their jobs breaking NDAs. https://thenextweb.com/google/2012/06/29/google-hired-then-fired-this-guy-for-breaking-its-nda/
This is the article from 2018, your username isnt the one mentioned in the article...
Yer all amateurs!! I use Google's latest quantum processor to browse both Reddit and YouTube simultaneously (that's at the same time in layman's terms), the video unit is something Elon Musk has been working on behind the scenes (equivalent of over 9,000 2080Ti GPUs in one), and all of it comes together in a top-secret military VR headset I'm not allowed to talk about. Ha! Top that ya nerds!!
This article linked by /u/jsa542, the OP, goes into more detail about the diamonds' origins. It seems pretty conclusive to me.
Essentially there is an official Canadian diamond certification process and plenty of sites use it, but not Brilliant Earth. Brilliant Earth's diamonds that are listed as Canadian are for sale on a bunch of other sites who have confirmed that those exact same diamonds are definitely not Canadian.
Also, Brilliant Earth has stated that there is no such thing as a certification process to confirm that a stone is Canadian, but that's not true. There are organisations that exist for precisely that purpose, but Brilliant Earth isn't a member of any of them.
I'd have a hard time believing that this isn't illegal.
Just what we needed. Wikipedia with a terrible layout and ads
It was scarier than Get Out. It wasn't that funny. I mean, it had funny parts, but it wasn't a complete comedy.
It now makes me regret that I haven't read any of Kafka's shit first. But at least I know it's shitting all over Jeff Bezos.
Microsoft has more open source contributors on GitHub than Facebook and Google: https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2016/09/15/in-your-face-google/
Microsoft’s the top open-source contributor on GitHub: https://www.networkworld.com/article/3120774/open-source-tools/microsoft-s-the-top-open-source-contributor-on-github.html
Here’s why India wants to build its own WhatsApp and Gmail
About time - this should be a high priority project.
Throwback to when the UK's The Guardian accidentally used a photo of a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf instead of a maple leaf in an article.
It is a very well known thing. You take the well known isolating effects of working remotely, add in a culture of 24/7 bro-ness, and add a bunch of bright, highly perfectionistic people who don't like anything getting in their way at work, and it's a fucking disaster.
My husband went through 5 jobs in under 3 years (not all of them remote). We had a newborn at the time. I had to create a series of rules. It was not good. My sympathies to you. He's very happy right now because he's at a company that understands the challenges of a remote workforce and they have regular retreats and attend a bunch of conferences together. Good project management of any workforce is essential but it's even more so when you have people who have high expectations of themselves and who burn out easily. Now it's his first question in interviews: how do you cater to the needs of your team?
To be fair, there was an article calling the admins out on it which, in my guess, was the actual reason they did. Not saying the admins aren't fascist sympathizers, just that they'll only take action when media attention gets just negative enough to affect advertising revenue.
Don't forget that over the site's history, they allowed some deplorable shit on the site until it gained mainstream media attention, such as the old /r/jailbait fiasco, as with the banning of subs like /r/niggers, /r/greatapes, /r/fatpeoplehate, etc. They even used Ellen Pao as a scapegoat for when the entire site was screaming about censorship when that last sub was banned.
There's a cool project being tested that gives birds food when they drop cigarette butts in it to get birds to just clean up all our shit for us.
> Are mattress stores notorious for being money laundering fronts?
I finally found a recent(ish) copy of Alexa's Top 500 list of most visited websites. As before, I've only included European-founded or owned sites, rather than European-based sites (as otherwise over half the list would be google, amazon, ebay, etc).
Identifying site ownership was tricky in some cases. This article helped with some of the pornographic sites, but not all (for example, xHamster is registered in Cyprus for tax reason but its owners and founders are unnamed). I didn't make much effort to identify any of the many malware sites that appear in the list.
The most represented countries are Russia , UK , Germany , France/Spain/Sweden , Poland  and the Netherlands .
The article is a regurgitation of this dreadful article, written by "a journalist [whose] interests include security, startups, food, and storytelling", but evidently not software development. He claims to have a Computing degree, but when he makes statements like this:
> Java is perhaps the harshest language you can learn as a beginner. In fact, in this respect, it’s straight-up awful.
not only does he have no idea what he's talking about, but he can't even write properly.
No? Even my family is smart enough to know that Apple and Google/Alphabet are different companies.
The exchange the above commentor was referring to was a question about why an ad that popped up in an iPhone app said bad things about him. The Senator in question literally though Alphabet controlled the entire Internet, and by extension the devices you access the Internet through.
> Facebook currently has 2.19 billion active users
*monthly active users
Now, I'm not saying that this isn't impressive. But think about all the sites that you visit at least once per month. ~~By comparison, Reddit has 1.4 billion monthly active users.~~ By comparison. YouTube has 1.5 billion monthly users. (Reddit has 330 million, not 1.4 billion.)
And don't forget to account for all the folks with multiple accounts (sometimes for legit reasons, sometimes not so much).
See these two articles:
A pro-Trump subreddit was full of calls for violence. It's now been quarantined.
You can't offer to murder cops on Reddit unless you're on r/TheDonald
An aside: It was sooooo weird to see /t_d today without their very annoying, huge subscription overlay.
No, the mods here are decent about removing threats of violence and the like. Not so sure about the other sub.
There have been heavy and incessant calls for violence in the past couple of days on T_D.
Had a busy Friday, but it's finally online :)
Also, thanks to the great support of you fine folk (<3), TheNextWeb reached out to me, and I'm now doing a weekly column over there too, where my YouTube channel gets a bit of exposure to their audience (here's the first article). Thank you so much for everything you guys have done.
I'm having a blast, enjoying my hobby - all thanks to you guys! Stay awesome!
> they don't understand a thing about encryption or how it works
Some people tried to make an alternative to Patreon which was shut down by visa:
Here is where they talk about various types of NSFW fiction is being removed at the behest of Visa/Mastercard:
There are a few companies who control the entire financial system in the US and access to it. When they decide something, everyone has to accept it or lose their source of income. This is terrifying stuff.
Here's how we got the data: https://thenextweb.com/tech/2019/06/11/most-popular-social-media-networks-year-animated/ (tl;dr - annual / quarterly reports of the networks themselves)
We used flourish.studio for the animation
All the top tubesites are owned by just a few "people."
The (almost) invisible men and women behind the world’s largest porn sites [slight trigger warning, no nudity]: https://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/03/03/the-almost-invisible-men-and-women-behind-the-worlds-largest-porn-sites/
The owners of xvideos (WGCZ Holding) seem to be really, really good at hiding.
It's kinda sad. I almost hope there's no such thing as karma and rebirth, because as evil as these scumbags are, I really don't want anyone to spend the next 2^255 years on fire in the 18th level of hell.
Matt Drudge went on Alex Jones' show in 2015 and said that they are working to create "internet ghettos," and that a Supreme Court Justice told him that they were looking to use copyright law to shut down any referencing of articles, effectively killing his site.
Google is setting up a Social Media system in China that censors and tracks all it's citizens, UK just banned freaking MEMES, and are now trying to effectively enforce what Matt Drudge said was coming.
But Infowars was shut down across platforms because Alex was a dick 6 years ago.
There's actually an orgin story for his name, if you're intrested. :p
Turn around and walk away in the opposite direction.
Put your money into a low-cost, broad market index fund instead, and forget all about it until you retire. You'll sleep much better at night. Crypto is a major bubble, and the space is just full of scammers and snake-oil salesmen.
You know it's a joke when an iced tea company (Long Island Iced Tea) can change its name to "Long Blockchain" and see their stock price jump 500% on that news alone. No actual product, just the word "blockchain" in their name. Yes, that actually happened:
In Japan you can order a switch with any color combo you want. want a right blue and left yellow? Japan can just order them that way.
that's always fun. Not game related, but my friend worked at google and gave me This which was exclusive to Google employees. Always neat to see internal swag
Berkeley had to take down all their videos in 2017 because of a ruling on the Americans with Disabilities Act, where the judge said they had to provide subtitles or else take them down. Is that what you're thinking of?
If you're gonna criticize something, at least make an effort to research a little. While I agree Epic should have not have launched a barebones launcher, most of those features you mentioned are coming to Epic within the next 1-6 months. So you'll have them all by the time Bl3 comes out. The Epic store itself will be going a major revamp of the social features, too. All oft hat mentioned in the roadmap above.
As for the security issues, I've never once had any problem in my over a year of playing and spending on Fortnite. The possibility of my details getting stolen lies everywhere and that's not something that's gonna stop me from using the store. Oh, and as if the beloved Steam store never had any security issues or hacking incidents ever right?
Tencent stuff is pure fear-mongering. While Tencent might have close ties with the government, American companies are not just handing out data to them willy-nilly. Tencent's involvement is mostly on the financial side. Especially considering Tencent isn't even a majority shareholder. I've been playing League of legends for over 4 years now, made by an American game company, Riot Games, that's 100% owned by Tencent. Yet you never see similar uproar about that game considering it's one of the most popular games in the world? That's right, because nothing happens. American companies aren't sending your data to China just because they have a Chinese investor. It's one of those unsubstantiated rumors that's spreading because it gives people another excuse to hate Epic.
I don't condone exclusivity deals, but I'll be getting Bl3 on Epic if it's an Epic-only release because 1)88% of my money will be going to the devs anyway and 2) Most of the features I like on Steam will be available on Epic by the time the game is released.
You can neither do it on Linux. The comment was childish.
Indeed the guy in the video conflates UNIX with Linux, which is simply wrong on many levels. After searching around a bit, only two writeups of the story (I could find) mention that it was a "UNIX machine", none mention "Linux". So, the guy in the video is literally pulling it out of his ass, it's as if he was trashing MS Windows because someone did a Ctrl-A Del in the wrong folder.
It was most likely a UNIX system, one of the myriads there existed (and some still do)
There was a leak/hack/whatever ages ago, I've changed it a few times since I used the one they have. It's someone who got a dump file with the info and is hoping for a few internet idiots to pay up.
For more info: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/07/12/blackmail-bitcoin-videos/
Hypocritical right-wingers continue to ignore their orange comrade's bigger scandals with email, phones, national security, and golden showers.
> concerns about how apps use the data and images supplied by users, particularly those that are owned or operated outside the U.S.
Wait... what?! It's the US agencies that (officially, thanks to Snowden) spy on basically everyone and security troops that put innocent tourists through hours of interrogation because of thoughtless tweets.
Why particularly outside the US? How much more concerns could anyone trigger???
> You asked for a source of the metric, I gave you it, the source also clearly states that it has filtered out shovelware games.
Shovelware is relative. And again, this has nothing to do with Steam's cut, which was your original claim, which is still unsubstantiated. This is about over-saturation and a different cut wouldn't save those games.
> But the fact still stands, regardless of what the primary topic of the talk was.
What fact though? The fact that the indie market is over-saturated with identical or uninteresting games? Absolutely, but again, that's got nothing to do with Steam vs EGS and Valve's cut.
> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9k8qv5/steam-exploit-left-users-vulnerable-for-10-years > https://thenextweb.com/apps/2019/03/21/valve-steam-vulnerability-malware-steal/ > > https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/08/7500-steam-weakness-let-hackers-take-remote-control-of-gamers-pcs/#5da36523240e
OK, that's bad, but not comparable. Every piece of software is potentially vulnerable to exploits (especially ones that require the user to actually click a malicious link, which seems to have been the case here, if I'm reading this correctly).
This has nothing to do with how Valve handles your personal data though, this is a software bug that could be exploited, which is bad, but again, can happen, even though it shouldn't obviously. But again, that's not comparable to how Epic is handling your data on their end, which is pretty poorly.
In any case, bad look for both here, but still different ball-court...
Some links from authoritative sources for those who are wondering if this legit:
Since they own Waze, Google uses Waze's data to signal stuff like traffic, construction sites, and accidents on Google Maps.
Keeping Waze a separate app gives those who want to be "social" while they drive the means to do so, while those that don't still let Google Maps passively monitor their trip by phoning home to Google servers. This data is sent to users of both apps.
Keeping the apps separate also allows Google to keep Maps' interface cleaner (or at least simpler) for those who are accustomed to it, or who want a simpler interface while driving.
Of course, the biggest reason is likely that combining the apps would be a lot of work, and Google developers are only human (for now..). They're probably a little bit lazy, much like the rest of us. :-)
For anyone that prefers to digest information by article rather than video here is an alternative: https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/06/17/shady-online-diamond-dealer-proves-conflict-free-is-no-guarantee/