Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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  • Fri, 15:56: Apple Accuses Microsoft of Using Epic in Legal Attack - yeah, because Microsoft and Tim Sweeney of Epic have *never* had massive public fight about UWP apps and the Microsoft Store being too controlling for Epic https://t.co/i4gx2CZ8rW
  • Fri, 16:22: RT @marypcbuk: @cobrabay @sbisson @JenMsft I've wanted to punch almost every OS I've ever used, if that helps
  • Fri, 16:44: cannot unsee!� https://t.co/powKthM7kP
  • Fri, 16:44: RT @chadneal: @QuinnyPig @digitalocean Being a hiring manager in Colorado, all we had to do was add where the pay band starts for a given r…
  • Fri, 16:45: RT @McfaddenGeoff: The side entrance to my lab building has been bricked up for decades. The grounds keepers recently converted it to a stu…
  • Fri, 16:45: RT @sarahkliff: A man whose father died of the virus last fall uses an Excel spreadsheet to organize the outstanding debts. It has 457 ro…
  • Fri, 16:47: RT @schock: Because using a technology known to systematically discriminate against people with darker skin as a checkpoint to access unemp…
  • Fri, 16:50: given how many orgs I see with lofty aspirations and no actual plan for hybrid work, the flow charts in this look very useful �https://t.co/ypncVhTM3n� https://t.co/XYtIAI4SW2 https://t.co/YSyVpaiT9c
  • Fri, 16:51: RT @dansinker: I'm back in Esquire again, writing about what it's like to be a parent with a kid that can't get the vax now that it's sudde…
  • Fri, 16:53: RT @mjackson: How much is it costing you to use free software? How do you decide when it’s actually cheaper to start paying for it?
  • Fri, 16:58: RT @MalwareTechBlog: I work for a company where everyone works from home, is salaried, and nobody has any set or minimum work hours. CFO na…
  • Fri, 16:59: RT @MalwareTechBlog: The problem with simplifying business down to just numbers is you miss so much nuance. On paper paying out less money…
  • Fri, 17:15: RT @jeremiahg: Funny how government isn’t demanding that ransomware groups add golden master keys to their crypto implementations.
  • Fri, 17:16: RT @nunixtech: WSL would not have such impact without a community and side-projects that interact and make it better🙌 @wslutilities are st…
  • Fri, 17:18: RT @xdavidhu: Hungarian grocery store named "STOP ABC" makes @Tesla stop, because it thinks there is a stop sign. Thats both very bad and v…
  • Fri, 17:18: RT @DavidHenigUK: The BBC should be held to account over unethical action by a journalist and a subsequent cover-up. And other organisation…
  • Fri, 17:18: RT @SunApology: '“Defund the BBC,” was last night’s pontification from former @TheSun editor Kelvin Mackenzie, who once put Diana’s covertl…
  • Fri, 17:19: RT @tconnellyRTE: The EU has put off a decision to exempt vaccinated UK travellers from travel restrictions into the EU due to concerns abo…
  • Fri, 17:20: RT @BarristerSecret: Oh boy. It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these. Presumably this is in honour of the paperback publication of…
  • Fri, 17:21: RT @SaraSoueidan: “The fact that so many people publish their thoughts and share knowledge, is something I’ve always loved about the web. […
  • Fri, 18:07: RT @ruchowdh: I promised we'd share our homework on our image cropping decisions - here it is. We did a bias analysis of our saliency alg…
  • Fri, 18:13: RT @marypcbuk: @scalzi @Natanael_L also, Socrates was popularly known as 'the stingray' (narthex) because after talking to him for a while…
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @qrs: @Pinboard @jwz Smart contracts should be considered self-funded bug-bounty platforms. https://t.co/6TlLPHY47l
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @Pinboard: The whole thread is great. Criminal activity is what keeps the cryptocurrency bubble inflating (with money laundering the pri…
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @Pinboard: For E2E, the benefit of thwarting mass surveillance so far outweighs the costs that we accept them. But there's no benefit fr…
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @Pinboard: And let's not even start on "smart contracts", the next wave of cryptomania. In the best case, smart contracts are a way to w…
  • Fri, 18:22: 👀👀  https://t.co/HWM04bOBd4
  • Fri, 18:23: RT @zittrain: A study I co-authored with @KendraSerra and @lessig (w/more thanks below to the many who helped!) in 2014 found that 50% of t…
  • Fri, 18:23: RT @AJEnglish: Latest updates: May 21 - Israel-Hamas ceasefire came into force in Gaza early on Friday - Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa…
  • Fri, 18:24: RT @mrhestew: @tomwarren The seating arrangement is a huge boon. With a largely-remote team before the pandemic, making them feel as much a…
  • Fri, 18:25: RT @dalmaer: OH "Multiplayer mode is happening where real work is being done, which is mostly still on desktop computers, and thus on the W…
  • Fri, 18:28: RT @joemullin: Here's one I'll be watching: WA state Attorney General has sued Landmark Tech, a patent troll that's been threatening small…
  • Fri, 18:28: RT @joemullin: Landmark has sued hundreds of small businesses, and it's threatened *many* more. In an 18-month period, Landmark sent out 1,…
  • Fri, 18:35: Manage contracts using a Microsoft 365 solution | you may have seen this as a demo at Ignite, here's the full scenario to do it yourself with SharePoint Syntex https://t.co/TkVorNx13U
  • Fri, 18:41: RT @joshsimmons: I just got out of an @OpenSourceOrg board meeting and I'm so happy I could practically cry 😭 We did a LOT of self-work in…
  • Fri, 18:42: RT @jlazarus001: Guidance from Georgia State University: - no vaccine requirement - no mask requirement - faculty may not ask students thei…
  • Fri, 18:44: RT @farbandish: I feel like a corollary of “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” is: “anyone told they’re…
  • Fri, 18:45: RT @lindsmccallum: the DMs are now "my verification application got denied, is there anything you can do?" spoiler! the answer is still n…
  • Fri, 18:46: RT @edzitron: https://t.co/IctGJBU20b The guy who claimed to have been a janitor and gone into the executives' office at Frito Lay with the…
  • Fri, 18:52: hustle pr0n that erases the women doing the tedious development work, eh... https://t.co/QK3IPrlAj8
  • Fri, 18:55: RT @dsymetweets: Do you use PyTorch but would rather use F# or C#? TorchSharp is an under-development open source tech for using LibTorc…
  • Fri, 18:59: RT @clemensv: By the way: If you are missing sessions for your favorite topics in the #MSBuild session lineup, you should definitely make t…
  • Fri, 19:00: RT @iansherr: Cook explains why the company's on one P&L: Jobs told him a story once that he found Apple losing a billion dollars a year, b…
  • Fri, 19:01: Apple really does run on the myth of Jobs but they have someone good enough at execution to make that work� https://t.co/NMOEospDf3
  • Fri, 19:01: RT @iansherr: But he poke holes in the analysis by pointing out the allocation for administrative costs of the App Store was way too low.
  • Fri, 19:01: RT @iansherr: Cook keeps pushing on how the accounting to "allocate" the costs of the App Store that people have attempted to do are all wr…
  • Fri, 19:01: RT @iansherr: Allowing sideloading would be "terrible for the user." "If you look at it today, we review 100,000 apps a week and review 40,…
  • Fri, 19:01: RT @inafried: Apple attorney asks @tim_cook what Apple does when developers disagree with its positions. “We listen. We don’t have a tin ea…
  • Fri, 19:01: RT @inafried: Do you believe the App Store is profitable @tim_cook “yes I do” but reiterates the company has never tried to determine how p…
  • Fri, 19:02: RT @MrThomasRayner: 📣New project announcement!📣 During the last internal @MicrosoftLife Hackathon, I worked on 🧹BroomBot🧹 (https://t.co/Qd
  • Fri, 19:02: RT @MayorofLondon: We’re supporting 39 brand-new community-run spaces all across London—delivering on my manifesto pledge to create more lo…
  • Fri, 19:03: it seems to be a day for politicians not knowing the classics (but true to Shakespeare, the teenage mother also committed suicide so maybe...)� https://t.co/Fson9Vbrqo
  • Fri, 19:03: colour me utterly unsurprised� https://t.co/T3OoZrLgfG
  • Fri, 19:03: RT @sarah_edo: I'm reading Drive & The Happiness Advantage. It's nice to see validated in research what I've felt for a long while- that h…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @PaulbernalUK: If the BBC had been doing its job over the last five years, none of the ‘shocks’ from Brexit (from shellfish and beef to…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @caro_milanesi: Fascinating line of questioning on what #Apple does to make it harder for customers to leave - There is a difference bet…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @littlewhitty: The same people telling us to move on from the January 6th insurrection are currently doing a 3rd audit for an election t…
  • Fri, 19:05: RT @bodil: I've bombed a million tech interviews, but the only one I think about a lot is the one where I aced everything they threw at me,…
  • Fri, 19:06: RT @christineburns: More than 136,000 people had signed a petition asking the government to include non-binary identities under existing ge…
  • Fri, 19:07: RT @christineburns: Footnote. When I first wrote about this 25 years ago we were weighed down with reasons for the state to know your genit…
  • Fri, 19:09: RT @davidgerard: the *entire* cryptocurrency system uses financial intermediaries, called exchanges. Because their interest is the USD valu…
  • Fri, 19:10: RT @NoraNiLoideain: The insufficient funding for data protection regulators in Ireland and Luxembourg has been mentioned in the European Co…
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @nycsouthpaw: Hiring a cub reporter and then firing her two weeks later in service to a vendetta waged against her by a partisan group f…
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @Otto_English: Wait til Boris Johnson hears about the Times journalist, who was sacked for making up a quote. https://t.co/2nL5RDFfTj
  • Fri, 19:14: RT @brianarn: This is horrible @digitalocean, do better. Even the CEO @yanceyspruill lives in CO (this is public on his LinkedIn, I'm not…
  • Fri, 19:41: RT @wildforest_matt: Rhodes was not simply the patronising racist in the mould of Kipling, carving out the white mans burden with his diamo…
  • Fri, 19:43: the Apple Epic trial is *very* performative https://t.co/zw0X2U5qdf
  • Fri, 19:45: RT @doratki: Judge interrupts: Mr. Cook, what do you think the data shows? Cook: That malware on iOS is 1-2% while it's 30-40% on Android…
  • Fri, 19:45: RT @doratki: Cook says its new small business program, which reduces App Store commissions from 30% to 15% for biz under $1M, "probably ha…
  • Fri, 19:45: RT @doratki: Cook testifies that the purpose of Apple's 30% commission covers a lot of things, like creating developer "tools."
  • Fri, 19:46: RT @doratki: The doc looks at iOS loyalty among smartphone owners who changed to another smartphone each quarter. Cook says 12%-22% switche…
  • Fri, 19:47: RT @doratki: Cook says total net sales (unclear of what tho) in 2020 is $274.5 billion for a ~20.9 percent profit margin. He says Apple doe…
  • Fri, 19:47: RT @doratki: Cook is going through more documents that are not being shown to the gallery, and he says they don't show the App Store's revi…
  • Fri, 19:47: RT @doratki: Cook testifies that Epic's requested relief would be forcing Apple to license its IP and "I can't imagine that," and Apple doe…
  • Fri, 19:47: RT @doratki: Epic's counsel asks does apple compete against google in operating system? Tim Cook: Compete against devices. Samsung, Lg...c…
  • Fri, 19:48: RT @doratki: Epic atty: I assume that as a CEO of a "trillion-dollar-ish company" you don't spend time reviewing documents that aren't impo…
  • Fri, 19:49: RT @doratki: Tim Cook insists that Apple's decision to kick Fortnite off the app store wasn't retaliation or bullying and it was because Ep…
  • Fri, 19:50: RT @doratki: Epic’s counsel points to Apple’s website and says “apple would love” users to open its App Store because it collects the data.…
  • Fri, 19:50: RT @doratki: Tim Cook acknowledges that in China Apple uses a state-owned cloud service provider GCDB and users' content is automatically s…
  • Fri, 19:50: RT @doratki: Apple's counsel asks Tim Cook who is more truthful - himself or Epic's accounting Expert - in providing testimony on Apple's f…
  • Fri, 19:51: RT @doratki: Tim Cook says Apple doesn't have "the option" to defy Chinese law, and notes that "other than the cloud piece," Apple's encryp…
  • Fri, 19:51: RT @doratki: Oh boy, come on. Apple's counsel points to a news article that was published this morning. Epic objects saying they've never s…
  • Fri, 21:31: RT @ALASKANJACKSON: The comment that smart phones are ubiquitous rubs me the wrong way. 7B folks on our little planet and the best estimate…
  • Fri, 21:35: RT @mtrostyle: The best thing about being a coder in the 21st century is that any problem I’m facing has been already fixed by someone much…
  • Fri, 21:37: RT @Wolven: Me: *placing head in hands and weeping* cyberpunk was a warning, not an aspirational manual https://t.co/5aFMF5smBB
  • Fri, 21:37: RT @pwnallthethings: US just outright declaring war on the UK here https://t.co/m0mChe9gpV
  • Fri, 21:39: RT @eevee: tech cos: we put the most cutting-edge technology into our machine learning neural network algorithm to predict what YOU most wa…
  • Fri, 21:45: RT @stshank: Makers of the ad-blocking @brave browser are now a part of the DOJ's antitrust suit against Google. Subpoenas from both DOJ an…
  • Fri, 21:45: RT @RdeValmont: Quite a lot of people seem to be annoyed that Wednesday Addams is going to be played by a Latina actor, which is a bit weir…
  • Fri, 21:46: RT @DKThomp: This looks like a pretty big blow to the “lead exposure drove the rise and fall of 20th century crime” thesis https://t.co/PLP
  • Fri, 21:47: RT @deviantollam: Wow. It's a long long scroll, but jump back up toward the top of Chad's thread. This is a master class in OSINT. If yo…
  • Fri, 21:47: RT @joshua_eaton: The whiplash between "did I accidentally do something to ruin my career in journalism before I was even a journalist" and…
  • Fri, 21:48: RT @manbearian: Now Hiring! I'm looking for folks to join my compiler team at Microsoft. The team works at the nexus of compilers, code ge…
  • Fri, 21:51: RT @WSV_GUY: PLEASE RT: Important ESU thread. In case you aren't aware, we provide FREE Extended Security Updates if you need to keep runn…
  • Fri, 21:53: RT @chrisgalea: @JakeSherman Romeo and Juliet took place in the 16th century - which is exactly where some of these red states wish they we…
  • Fri, 21:53: RT @carlquintanilla: “ .. nowadays we use #Bitcoin to buy houses and cars, pay our bills, make business investments, and more. .. Oh, wait…
  • Fri, 21:53: RT @rebeccawb: PacifiCorp tells Portland employees to return to the office in less than 2 weeks or take pay cut ... (Sounds like a thanks…
  • Fri, 21:53: RT @flidby: PM unconcerned with fucking everything else https://t.co/53zHr37ofK
  • Sat, 03:13: sophists used rhetoric for money and their own ends; they taught moral relativism. they posited that laws were conventions adopted by the weak to limit the powerful in a tyranny of self interest. where *do* we see that today, eh? https://t.co/1Io0FRuzr0
  • Sat, 03:15: RT @tliston: "We'll just move RDP to a non-default port. That'll be safer..." If that's your strategy, better re-think it. Over the past…
  • Sat, 03:16: RT @ChristineCarril: Friend's water broke during a board meeting. She says, "I need to go to the hospital my water just broke!" Lead in…
  • Sat, 03:18: RT @WSV_GUY: Azure Stack HCI is an Azure Service so you get this Azure benefit on-premises as well. I keep running into customers who are s…
  • Sat, 03:18: RT @WSV_GUY: In short, with Azure Stack HCI you get: new hardware Azure hybrid integration Ability to deploy Azure services on-premises ..…
  • Sat, 03:19: RT @joshua_eaton: Anyway I just want a journalism industry that’s worthy of the journalists in it.
  • Sat, 03:22: I would like this extended to all age groups in time https://t.co/kNW1IicM4O
  • Sat, 03:23: RT @gabrtv: Interested in becoming a product owner on a major Azure service? The Azure Messaging team is hiring a Senior PM for Azure Servi…
  • Sat, 03:24: RT @ne0liberal: Apparently this is Chinese anti-Biden propaganda, but it kinda just makes Biden seem metal af https://t.co/C8q2abiARf
  • Sat, 03:24: RT @timjhogan: ...who did this https://t.co/8xEtndUOM9
  • Sat, 03:31: RT @Karnythia: Not only did presidents die from innocuous things like cherries and milk, we had an entire illicit industry in bathtub gin t…
  • Sat, 03:33: RT @bitcrazed: Hey devs: Anyone else out there writing code, developing apps, building sites, etc. using an ARM powered Surface Pro X? (Ple…
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