The FTC and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar fine for the company's privacy lapses
Finally, billions, not millions. Fuck these negotiations: tell them it's $20 billion and take them to court if they don't accept it.
Nail on the head there from John Gruber. A $20 billion fine would equate to approximately $10.
Catch up on more of Facebook's shadiness here, here, here and here
Posted 15th Feb 2019 @ 09:10
Facebook's constitutional moment
This kind of approach from Facebook feels like it's all coming to a head too late. The damage has been done.
I was catching up on an episode of BBC's Panorama yesterday where they looked at 'duisrupters' in the food space but this particular bit, around the 7:13 mark hits the nail on the head:
The attitude and actions of these companies should be worrying us all.
Posted 14th Feb 2019 @ 14:30
1969 in photos
Of course Apollo 11 features but the photos of the Twin Towers (World Trade Centre) being erected is something else.
Posted 14th Feb 2019 @ 14:00
Making gourmet Ferrero Rocher
Ferrero Rocher were a real treat for us when we were kids, usually around Christmas. I sometimes still eat the chocolate, then the wafer and then the filling. There's nothing like a bald Rocher ball!
Posted 14th Feb 2019 @ 11:00
I Am Richard Pryor trailer
Richard Pryor is up there with the best comedians of all time for me. I'd never seen black and white footage of him, he looks completely different.
Posted 12th Feb 2019 @ 18:00
Casio's touch screen calculator watch is almost as old as me
The AT-552 Janus watches by Casio were released in 1984 and support touch screen gestures to allow you to use the inbuilt calculator.
They're not cheap, a minimum of £233 on eBay for a pre-owned one and around £500+ for a 'new' one.
We have a calculator in our pockets at all times now so there's unlikely to be much appeal for this type of functionality but from the demo in the video it looks accurate and it's pretty stylish.
Posted 12th Feb 2019 @ 15:00
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