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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:07 am

A mystery solved, apparently -- why wombats literally shit bricks.
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Postby ErgoProxy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 am

Now I don't know about you, but feel enriched. :|

Especially by compact and simple explanation of the mechanics of evolution, which is included in that article. :tongue:
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:55 pm

In other news, contrary to Zuck's remarks to CNN, Facebook is not a positive force.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:02 pm

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:38 pm

So, here's something I never thought would actually happen... Tumblr is actually banning nudity on its site (with some narrow exceptions) stemming from an incident with child pornography that got them removed from the Apple Store, though the official reason is to create "a safe place for creative expression".

I mean... I'm all for banning illegal stuff on a website (who isn't) and Tumblr should have been doing a better job filtering that horrific shit out (it can't be that difficult), but why all nudity... it seems like more of a way to get them back into Apple's (puritanical) good graces. That and free expression for a lot of people includes nudity given the amount of NSFW material I remember being on the site back in college. I see their userbase shrinking a whole load once this takes effect.
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Postby robersora » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:06 pm

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This will be the final blow for Tumblr. It'll lay in peace right there with Myspace.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:40 am

^ HA!  SPOILER: Show
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MySpace... I hope Facebook will be joining that rot in the abyss soon enough.

But as for Tumblr, the memes exploding on the site include a lot of Titanic references, there's no recovering from a heavy-handed decision like this.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:57 am

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:
But as for Tumblr, the memes exploding on the site include a lot of Titanic references, there's no recovering from a heavy-handed decision like this.


It also seems their filter is of such QUALITY that it managed to flag their own announcement on the ban as porn.

I knew Tumblr had a reputation as THE place to be for little known fetishes, but pr0nbanning as a means of getting off takes the cake... :devil:
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 am

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:pr0nbanning as a means of getting off takes the cake... :devil:
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:07 pm

^ I have, it's a very funny ( and fairly creative) portmanteau. And if anyone hasn't, Urban Dictionary has a fun and clever definition for you.

And to stick to the analogy, Tumblr 's about to jerk itself to irrelevance with this move given they were the site to go to if you wanted to avoid actual purpose-built porn sites.
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Postby robersora » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Apple Pay launches in Germany
Austria's still not on the map, I guess the Austrian banks are equally bitchy to work with as were the German ones. Though I'm sure, they'll have a breakthrough soon... And given the prominence Austrian brands in some Eastern European countries, those countries might follow suit with one fell swoop.

Anyway, I don't get it. Does anybody here use Apple Pay? What's the advantage? I can already pay via NFC with my debit card and don't have to worry as if it's charged. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 pm

^ Apple desperately trying gain revenue (and stay relevant) in a time of falling sales for vastly overpriced phones and computers.
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Postby robersora » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:38 pm

^
I recognize that, I wanna know what would compel consumers to use a product that's inferior to what they already have. I mean, if it had a market share like PayPal, with which you can pay everywhere online without giving 20 different sellers your information, I'd understand it. But as it is? I just don't get it.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:49 pm

^ That's the point, it makes no logical sense whatsoever, and that is the Cult of Apple. Plus, Apple products generally work (and play) better with other Apple branded or approved products.
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Postby pwhodges » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:12 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Does anybody here use Apple Pay? What's the advantage? I can already pay via NFC with my debit card and don't have to worry as if it's charged. Maybe I'm missing something?

I use it routinely; the way I carry things, my phone is more readily accessible than my wallet. But crucially, contactless use of a card is limited to £30 (I don't know the figure elsewhere), whereas using the phone is unlimited (this is not entirely stupid, because unlike the card, it requires a login - I use a thumbprint, which I can do in a single motion while removing the phone from my pocket and turning it on).

If my phone was bigger, this might be less convenient - but I've stuck with the smaller form-factor of the iPhone SE (same body as the 5).
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:10 am

Alexa wants you to murder your foster parents and likes to talk graphically about sex (quoting Wikipedia)

AKA machine-learning learns the essential from whatever it parses, uses it insensibly because it has no clue about what it is reading.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:07 pm

^ OMG... we're heading towards Maximum Overdrive, and soon enough it'll be quoting 2001

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:09 pm

Classic super robot joins French yellow jacket protests

It is unknown whether he will soon be arrested too for violence against the cops :D
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:49 pm

I think they are saying that having the Grendizer (known as Goldorak to the French) at that roundabout makes a change from having yellow-jackets there.
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