This is old but worth noting. An article in the Register, with the title Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster, someone complains that his picture was used without his permission. But it was him. So don’t feel bad if you think all hipster look the same.
Yes, I know another rant about lack of privacy. But it does matter.
Currently, as Mr. Sanger says, no hard-wired power-interruption switch is available on ANY portable electronic device I can think of off hand. […] Therefore, when you see an entire industry doing something bad, you must immediately follow the money. Clearly, there’s money being made from spying on customers and selling the data.
Read the whole thing.
I do not like powerpoint. I mostly avoid it in my classes for sound pedagogical reasons. It is useful for displaying images that supplement my lectures. This article discusses many of the issues I have with powerpoint and tells an interesting story, even if the title of the article is hyperbolic click-bait.
This is a useful—and, unfortunately, an increasingly necessary—skill. Read more.
This should give people pause. But don’t count on it.
“Researchers have devised a simple attack that might cause a Tesla to automatically steer into oncoming traffic under certain conditions. The proof-of-concept exploit works not by hacking into the car’s onboard computing system. Instead, it works by using small, inconspicuous stickers that trick the Enhanced Autopilot of a Model S 75 into detecting and then following a change in the current lane.”