It seems in many ways dumb devices are better than smart devices:
Why? Security, privacy, and quality.
Anything with a network connection can be hacked: smart TV’s, cars, streaming boxes, appliances, routers and every other smart device, or IoT device, … Read the rest
To followup on my rant against american tech sites like Ars Technica and how they completely ignore hi-res audio, I found some proof.
Check out Crutchfield, an american stereo catalog retailer. Crutchfield is known for their help in installing and … Read the rest
The logical end of social media is tribalism based not on bloodlines or geography but on opinion and politics. It feels inevitable.
It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy.
It could trample on the constitution and bill … Read the rest
If a President Trump decides we need to “close up the internet in some way” like Candidate Trump wishes, is it even possible?
[Someone not to ask is Sarah Palin. She’s gotta be steaming mad that Trump stole her act.]… Read the rest
Why the hatred of quality music and sound right now? Is it really the machines taking over?
Consumer audio suffers this weird delusion. It seems to be a digital blindness.
It started in the 80’s but was … Read the rest
One side story to my debates about audio quality is how the mainstream tech press – meaning the people who cover phones, TV’s, smart watches, laptops, etc. – always seem to have their head up their asses when it comes … Read the rest
Recently Taylor Swift made news by pulling her latest album from Spotify and other streaming music services. Her statement calls these new services “a grand experiment” and said she doesn’t feel comfortable putting her music into that system as it’s … Read the rest
In regards to digital audio, there’s a few “tells” in a bad argument:… Read the rest
Hahahahah too funny. Apple is showing off their new stuff, they stream through their servers, we all tune in, and guess what ….. hang, crash, wtf about 1 minute in.
Posting this now as I’m getting nothing from my browser.… Read the rest
Google has finally reversed their “real names only” policy they were pushing for Google+, which was affecting people’s Youtube and even Gmail usage.
I’m sure they will still make it confusing as hell to understand, and of course, as long … Read the rest
Internet snark has become a major annoyance. I often long for the days when only nerds were on the internet. If you haven’t heard it before, snark is the term used for sarcastic, asshole responses in the comments at the … Read the rest
Hand is not ball!
Our little site here is currently under attack from Russian hack-bots so I’ve started to take defensive measures. I’ve had to wipe out all user accounts and some of the various redirects that have built up … Read the rest
Save face? About face? In your face? A Chicago artist has decided to have some fun with digital surveillance – he’s printed and is selling a realistic mask of his own face for your public enjoyment.
The idea isn’t … Read the rest
The top guy at Kaspersky Labs, one of the top security/encryption geeks walking, and one of the more restrained ones, dropped this bombshell during his keynote at their latest security conference:
“I operate under the principle that my computer is
… Read the rest
Check out the Google BBS Terminal aka “what google would have looked like in the 80’s”.
Learn more on my gopher.iwish.edu
Dial into my BBS tonight.… Read the rest
If you are waiting to sign up for Obamacare, wait just a bit longer. They are whipping some IT people mercilessly in a windowless server room right about now, and the website should settle down and work properly in … Read the rest
Recently Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first website was discovered in a cache somewhere. It was from the late 90’s and little Mark was in 9th grade and learned how to make a HTML page and post to some defunct blogging … Read the rest