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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. Facebook paid less than $29 a user when they bought Instagram.

Catch up on more of Facebook's shadiness here, here, here and here

Link: daringfireball.net

Posted 2019-02-15 09:10:00

Goodbye Opportunity, the little Mars rover that could

Link: Goodbye Opportunity, the little Mars rover that could

Posted 2019-02-15 09:00:00

Yesterday trailer

Link: youtube.com

Posted 2019-02-14 20:00:00

Mechanical spider Bluetooth speaker

Link: coolmaterial.com

Posted 2019-02-14 17:00:00

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.

Link: axios.com

Posted 2019-02-14 14:30:00

1969 in photos

Of course Apollo 11 features but the photos of the Twin Towers (World Trade Centre) being erected is something else.

Link: theatlantic.com

Posted 2019-02-14 14:00:00

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!

Link: youtube.com

Posted 2019-02-14 11:00:00

Nike AF1 inspired tyres by Lexus & John Elliott

Link: instagram.com

Posted 2019-02-14 08:36:00

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.

Link: youtube.com

Posted 2019-02-12 18:00:00

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.

Link: kottke.org

Posted 2019-02-12 15:00:00

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