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There's a new article on consumerreports.org entitled, "CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat," with the subtitle, "After a fatal crash in Texas, we demonstrated how easy it is to defeat Autopilot’s driver monitoring." At first glance, you are supposed to jump to the conclusion that anyone driving a Tesla can easily defeat the driver monitoring system, thereby putting themselves and others at risk. After reading the article, I have reached a different conclusion: Consumer Reports has "jumped the shark." Continue Reading →
With the full understanding that killing 3rd-party cookies in its very popular Chrome browser would impact practically every advertiser, Google, the world's largest seller of advertising, offered its idea of a replacement: FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). To make a long story short, practically everyone but Google hates the idea. Continue Reading →
Sometime next week, Apple will release iOS 14.5, which will require users to give explicit permission for apps to track them. This has had Facebook's knickers in a knot since the feature was announced, and they've been quite vocal about it. Continue Reading →
Parler, an app that calls itself an unbiased social network, will be allowed back in the Apple App Store after it updates its content moderation practices to comply with Apple's terms of service. Mark Meckler, Parler's interim CEO, said Parler has made these changes. Continue Reading →
On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright grabbed the controls of the Wright Brothers' DIY flying machine project and flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. This morning, just 117 years, 4 months, 2 days later, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just did basically the same thing... on the surface of Mars. This solar-powered helicopter flew to an altitude of about 10 feet and hovered for just under 30 seconds. The red planet is currently 179 million miles from Earth. Continue Reading →

Corporate Zoomicide

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Corporate Zoomicide is the career-limiting choice forced on WFH employees when a company really just wants everyone to be back in the office. Over the next 18 months or so, managing the ergonomic and technological changes posed by a split (on-premises/off-premises) workforce will be difficult and stressful, but adapting your corporate culture to set your hybrid workforce up for success may prove even more challenging. Continue Reading →
Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency exchange. It trades under the ticker symbol COIN. It makes most of its money on trades involving Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), but also lets you exchange about 50 other cryptocurrencies. Almost everyone you know who has a substantial amount of BTC or ETH has done at least a few trades on Coinbase. Continue Reading →
Behold the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a bespoke automobile that lives up to its brand name. The base price (before options) is $460,350, which is roughly $120,000 more than the median price of a home in the United States ($340,000) and roughly $120,000 less than the cost of the Nyan Cat NFT ($580,000). Continue Reading →

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