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iFixity: Don’t Buy a FitBit, they break too much.
They had the market, but they lost their way.
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7 hours ago by jgordon
Couldn't get the battery cover off my Apple Magic Mouse
Finally pried it off with slender knife. Then I broke off malfunctioning metal tab and it now stays on with scotch tape. Seems fine.
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7 hours ago by jgordon
Obama's Nobel prize committee had access to scary time travel tech.
"... nuclear negotiations with Iran ... climate change agreement with China...Cuba"
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16 hours ago by jgordon
Private college: "waste of money for white, middle class".
Can't equalize advantage of wealth. Good for poor kids, non-white.
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16 hours ago by jgordon
NYT provides tool for analyzing US campaign finance.
Limited by our increasingly secret (legal) bribery programs.
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16 hours ago by jgordon
Exercise induced genome change limited to active muscle.
Parsimonious reprogramming. I expected global.
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yesterday by jgordon
NK really did hack SONY.
I for one welcome our Great Leader Kim.
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2 days ago by jgordon
"any travel in “support for the Cuban people”" now permitted.
Cuban tourism industry interrupts partying to build hotels. Great news.
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2 days ago by jgordon
About half of Dr Oz TV show is not utter nonsense.
Much higher than I'd expected. Probably explains longevity.
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2 days ago by jgordon
iTunes DRM suit: "jury only needed a few hours to reach the decision"
10 min decide, 80 min play on phones. Very stupid suit.
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2 days ago by jgordon
European mega-scope is go for 2024 first light.
"we will be able to monitor the worlds in our solar system with a fidelity comparable to fly-by missions"
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2 days ago by jgordon
Google transfers Freebase to Wikidata, turns off API.
Could be worse, assuming wikidata can handle it.
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2 days ago by jgordon
Feedbin adds "Updated" section.
First feature that wasn't part of Google Reader.
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3 days ago by jgordon
NYT coverage of China’s Xiaomi is kinda precious.
"Xiaomi does not yet have much of a patent portfolio" No mention of lack of IP payments.
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3 days ago by jgordon
AI era: Economists now think Ludd had a point.
2/3 down has survey. I like it used "AI"
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4 days ago by jgordon
Apple Two-Factor authentication has a terrible flaw.
An attacker can force use of recovery key you don't have.
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4 days ago by jgordon
Drive Genius 4: "run tools simultaneously on multiple drives"
I need that feature. Drives too big to do serially
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4 days ago by jgordon
Rape: 6/1000 or 1/4?
Depends on what women think word means.
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5 days ago by jgordon
Elizabeth Warren unloads on Citigroup.
Both barrels. Citigroup has its claws in deep.
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5 days ago by jgordon
Samsung making chip for iPad maxi?
Samsung phone biz dying, so friends again.
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6 days ago by jgordon
SONY movie hack fallout.
Corporations will split data into Cloud and air gap non-net servers.
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7 days ago by jgordon
"85 percent of prime-age men without jobs do not have bachelor’s degrees."
45% say disabled, truth is 90%+. Mass disability in context of 2014 USA.
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7 days ago by jgordon
Pre-crime: China leads.
Can't go on, can't stop.
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7 days ago by jgordon
Dan Jones, American hero.
Torture report: "the most important act of public service in holding our government accountable in modern times"
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8 days ago by jgordon
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