He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You still love him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States.
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:.
I have noticed lately at least a few weeks that upon launching the Steam client, it will occasionally want to update a bunch of my games for no reason. They are not actual game updates, just bullshit updates with no significant data to download. This has become annoying.
I have the plastic bag of things he asked for in the passenger seat. I curve down snaky highways for twenty minutes in the middle of nowhere, then boom: new asphalt and landscaping. The driveway leads to a series of squatty buildings, a gazebo, quacking ducks, and a brown lake.
Revelations over the weekend about its reckless sharing of user data sent its stock price plunging on Monday, and fresh calls for regulations on the social media network are looking more real than ever. In a blog post on Friday, Facebook said it has suspended the accounts of Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL, while it investigates their alleged failure to comply with an agreement to delete the ill-gotten data. The particulars of this case are relatively complex, but the most important thing to understand is that Facebook collects an enormous amount of data about its users, and it lost control of that data.
The apocalypse is always usefully cast into the future — unless you happen to live in Mauritius, or Jamaica, or the many other perilous spots. On Monday, the American Association for the Advancement of Science hit us with a report that is supposed to change the conversation around climate change. They are experts on this crisis and they should be taken seriously. But what is that thing?