Thanks Shoshana - beyond that specific beef of mine, solid article - keep up the good work :)
yeah, that makes sense, although my understanding is that Internet Explorer (or Edge now, I guess) is not nearly as dominant as it used to be, lots more people using a non-default browser (esp. Chrome and Firefox), more businesses are supporting browsers besides Edge, etc. Mostly moot point for me, given I’m not… Read more
I’m surprised that the author never brings up what seems like the worst part of this “robbery” - while small businesses undoubtedly benefit from hurting their competitors (or driving them out of business altogether), the company that gains the most direct and significant benefit is Google (or Facebook or possibly some… Read more
I agree that’s the most likely scenario. On the other hand, I think there are dramatic weather/climate-related disasters that used to be (relatively) rare, but are going to (continue to) become more common, maybe in some cases even “normal.” (We’re already breaking records left and right in terms of temperature.) In… Read more
So protesting is idiocy then? I for one am not shaking my head or going about my life - I can no longer easily buy toilet paper or visit friends and family.
I’m not really qualified to answer, but iirc Second Life wasn’t a game, or at least not much of one; wasn’t it more “just” a virtual reality space where people could do whatever they wanted? I know there were ways to attack people/buildings, but I thought that was more secondary to Second Life, whereas in Minecraft… Read more
And for anyone who struggles with reading comprehension: despite conventional wisdom, whatever effect Russian interference had - and will have - on our elections pales in comparison to all the ways we’re fucking things up ourselves (and by “we” I mean both Republicans and Democratic Party elite, not to mention… Read more
Yeah! Who cares if they’re doing even more than Walmart at facilitating a race to the bottom in terms of trampling on workers and unions, crushing smaller businesses, tax avoidance, or anything else! Who cares how the sausage is made? Not you, apparently.