I just ran into this beauty from Adobe:
When you go to the website it asks you to "Manage options" or "Enable all".
So far, pretty standard.
When you click "Manage options" though, you get the 4 kinds of cookies you can (de)select and then you have 2 options "Don't enable" or "Enable all"...
"Confirm selection" was too straightforward? This seems skirt dangerously close to tricking you into inadvertently allowing all cookies.
hindering one's own apprehension, conspiracy to hinder prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing the administration of law,
Basically all of that is just piling on. Almost every criminal will be on the hook for this.
It is not necessarily "fucking stupid" it is, as mentioned, the market at work. Obviously there is an argument to be made that is has some ethical issues but to me there is also a difference between luxuries and primary needs. If somebody started driving up the price for food or energy, sure let the government step in. Somebody is scalping concert tickets? Not so much. The unintended consequences of such measure are most likely big.
While I'm sympathetic to the idea of reducing scalping it is an issue for the retailers/manufacturers. They need to put measures in place to reduce it. While the retailers maybe do not have much incentive to do so, manufacturers certainly do. Also artists, specifically big ones, could push ticket resellers to do more.
And, it is not as if it is only the scalpers... It needs two to tango. The scalpers can do this because people are buying from them. So, if you ever bought from a scalper, you are part of the problem.
I'm one of those people who has been looking for a PS5 since it launched. Trust me, I could've bought one if I wanted to, but I refuse to buy from anything other than an official source at the official price. Not because I cannot afford to buy it of a scalper but because I don't want to give oxygen to those practices. Would I like Sony or retailers to do more to stop it? Sure, but also my life doesn't end because I have to use my PS4 for a bit longer.
If they're afraid of safety they could, of course, let the next update provide that in a safe way.
Personally I think that if an exercise machine has a large display and an internet connection, it is insanity to not provide access to Netflix, youtube etc. It wouldn't even occur to me to NOT do that. Every gym has TVs all over the place so people have some distraction. Do you think people working out at home would like to watch the wall while working out? And don't tell me people enjoy working out.
Well those arguments would get much more weight if they came from a place of intellectual honesty and consistency. There is a significant overlap between the anti-choice people and the people that are absolutely and totally fine with post-natal abortion, a.k.a. the death penalty.
Also contrast this to stand-your-ground laws. Many people that say that a woman has to carry another "human being" to term if it inadvertently wanders in her uterus unwanted, also say it's fine to shoot someone if they're vaguely threatening you. Trayvon Martin was an actual human being, not a clump of cells, with feelings and a functioning heart and brain and still Zimmerman was allowed to shoot him unpunished.
And don't get me started on police shootings.
So, if Texas Repugnantans are open to discussing protection of all live they can talk otherwise it's clear that protection of the sanctity of human life is not their goal.
I'm always a bit confused why exploited workers don't look at police unions and think "Hey, perhaps a union would be a good idea!"
On the one hand we have unionized police that are practically free from consequences whatever they do, while on the other hand we have non-unionized Amazon workers who can't even negotiate a toilet break...
I'm not saying that unions are the panacea to runaway globalized capitalism but perhaps if there is a significant power imbalance they might play a part.
I'm slightly confused how it makes sense from MacDonalds' standpoint to work with Taylor. I don't go to Mac often but I heard this "the ice cream machine at Mac is always broken" thing so often I though it was a meme, not reality.
How does it make sense for them that every time they make a commercial for the McFluffy, or whatever it is called, everybody is reminded of their crappy service?
If I was a negotiator for MacDonalds I would negotiate fixed rates for maintenance and a minimum up-time requirement, especially if I heard every other day that the damn machines are always broken. I understand that many are franchise holders but that is the point of franchising isn't it, collective bargaining power?
We can't have a society where people have no personal responsibility or obligation to make proper risk assessments. That way madness lies.
Most cars can go (way) over the legal speed limit. There is a reasonable expectation that if you buy a car that can go that fast, some people will go that fast. You can't sue your car manufacturer for the consequences of irresponsible driving though. Note that speed limiters are an extremely easy and existing fix for driving over the speed limit but nobody sued Ford because they didn't build them into each car.
The interesting part about that particular list is that for sure people tried to prevent the information from getting out. But, once it was out, there was no coordinated effort to disappear it again. Or, if there was, it was very unsuccessful.
The Abu Graib pictures were all over, Weinstein accusers popped up on every streetcorner and plenty of books have been written about the run-up to Iraq II. It is also very easy to create an even longer list of scandals that came out like, the mother of them all, Watergate, but also Iran Contra, the Mi Lai massacre, Bill Cosby and so forth.
So, while dark secrets definitely exist, it is very difficult to control them once they're out there. That, logically, actually speaks against the idea that once something is "censored" it must be true. Truth is difficult to censor.
Same here. Internally we almost never use video.
I actually start using it more sometimes, specifically with more informal, one on one calls, and with people I like because I haven't seen them in person for such a long time.
Personally I'm quite okay with this situation. It also allows me to do presentations to customers without going to their office which, in my case, could involve transcontinental flights. I can now do presentation in the morning to India and in the evening to the US. Previously they would've expected me to turn up in person. I do notice that doing presentations online is pretty exhausting though, more so than doing them "live" for some reason.