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Sep 19

tbridge:

tj:

blameaspartame:


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …"


{uncharacteristic lack of words}

I’d normally finish the quote, but I think in this circumstance, that would be unwise.

But seriously, how do your Google ads end up like that? Because wow, man, haven’t you ever heard of Private Browsing?

tbridge:

tj:

blameaspartame:

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …"

{uncharacteristic lack of words}

I’d normally finish the quote, but I think in this circumstance, that would be unwise.

But seriously, how do your Google ads end up like that? Because wow, man, haven’t you ever heard of Private Browsing?

tj:

blameaspartame:


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …"


{uncharacteristic lack of words}

I’d normally finish the quote, but I think in this circumstance, that would be unwise.

tj:

blameaspartame:

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …"

{uncharacteristic lack of words}

I’d normally finish the quote, but I think in this circumstance, that would be unwise.

“Let’s begin with a really important point: In general, cryptography is an awesome thing. Cryptography protects our data from hackers, trespassers, and all sorts of wrongdoers. …Under the old operating system, Apple could execute a lawful warrant and give law enforcement the data on the phone. Under the new operating system, that warrant is a nullity. It’s just a nice piece of paper with a judge’s signature. Because Apple demands a warrant to decrypt a phone when it is capable of doing so, the only time Apple’s inability to do that makes a difference is when the government has a valid warrant. The policy switch doesn’t stop hackers, trespassers, or rogue agents. It only stops lawful investigations with lawful warrants.” —

Apple’s dangerous game - The Washington Post

tiffanyb

It would be adorable if it weren’t so enraging that Orin Kerr apparently thinks there’s this bright line between “wrongdoers” and the government. It’s like he’s completely slept through FISA, the NSA, Ferguson, and like… everything else that’s happened in the last several years.

That is some Rip Van WInkle level shit.

A lot of people forget that Apple was a company founded by hippies. And it’s currently being run by a gay man Of A Certain Age who probably remembers very well when people like him had to hide important truths about themselves from the government. (Which, for the record, was not actually all that long ago.) Try being a gay service member under DADT served with a search warrant for your phone, even for an unrelated matter.

Warrants are supposed to function as an important check on the powers of law enforcement, but it’s well-established precedent that anything inevitably found in the course of execution of a search warrant, even if unrelated to the original warrant, is fair game. That is not a chance any of us should have to take with our phones, which contain not only gigabytes of data about our own private lives, but access to data about our friends’ private lives as well.

It would be hard to do with Android (the reason Apple can do this is because they have so much control of the platform) but it’s something Google should be examining as well.

tbridge

There need to be scare quotes around lawful in that last sentence.

(via tiffanyb)

Sep 18

18 awesome things about the Washington Nationals | For The Win -

5by5kevin:

tbridge:

If you’re looking for reasons to root for the Nationals, possibly because your team is having a substandard year, this list is a good place to start. These are good guys, doing good things, and they’re a real joy to watch.

I’ve seen a lot of baseball, I’ve watched a lot of teams. This one is head and shoulders above the pack with what they bring to the field every day. There isn’t an easy out anywhere in their lineup, and their pitching staff has stuff that just withers the opposing batters.

Root for DC. We’re not a great sports city, but we’re trying damn hard to be one. We’ve supported the Capitals as they’ve risen from obscurity to perennial playoff opponent (and first round exit), we’ve rallied around the Wizards, who despite their awful name have put the guns-in-the-locker-room days behind them, and we’ve got D.C. United who have one of the most amazing coaches that I’ve had the privilege of being served a half-smoke by.

Sure, there’s an awful football team here, but given the awfulness of the NFL everywhere, that shouldn’t count against us.

This is a watershed season for the Nationals, and I strongly encourage you to join the bandwagon.

Nah, I can sum up why you should cheer for the Nationals in one word: BEARDS.

Seriously, Jayson Werth’s beard gets most of the glory (deservedly so) but at least like half the team has quality beards and that is something we should all be able to get behind.

We also lead the league in runs bearded in.

18 awesome things about the Washington Nationals | For The Win -

If you’re looking for reasons to root for the Nationals, possibly because your team is having a substandard year, this list is a good place to start. These are good guys, doing good things, and they’re a real joy to watch.

I’ve seen a lot of baseball, I’ve watched a lot of teams. This one is head and shoulders above the pack with what they bring to the field every day. There isn’t an easy out anywhere in their lineup, and their pitching staff has stuff that just withers the opposing batters.

Root for DC. We’re not a great sports city, but we’re trying damn hard to be one. We’ve supported the Capitals as they’ve risen from obscurity to perennial playoff opponent (and first round exit), we’ve rallied around the Wizards, who despite their awful name have put the guns-in-the-locker-room days behind them, and we’ve got D.C. United who have one of the most amazing coaches that I’ve had the privilege of being served a half-smoke by.

Sure, there’s an awful football team here, but given the awfulness of the NFL everywhere, that shouldn’t count against us.

This is a watershed season for the Nationals, and I strongly encourage you to join the bandwagon.

I don’t know where this came from, but I am glad it is here.

I don’t know where this came from, but I am glad it is here.

(Source: vicieinatv, via inapprehension)

MLS’s new logo: Reddit (yes, Reddit) may have a way to solve the league’s new problem | ProSoccerTalk -

I really kinda like the new MLS crest, and this set of logos is a lot of fun.

washingtonnationals:

Denard Span doesn’t care about your batting average.

This is D-Span.

washingtonnationals:

Denard Span doesn’t care about your batting average.

This is D-Span.

“What’s followed since has been one of the most impressive rebuilding jobs in recent memory. The Nats have gone from losing 102 games in 2008 and 103 in 2009 to being division champs and postseason favorites for the second time in three years. They boast arguably the deepest and most balanced roster in the league, which some close to the team think is even better than the 2012 squad, and they’re a worthy pick to bring a World Series to D.C. for the first time since Walter Johnson’s heyday in 1924, and just the second time ever.” — National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite «

amassofhumanity said: Why do opposing teams and their fans dislike/hate Bryce Harper? Is it simply because he's good at the baseball or do they not like his personality?

Both!

“It would have been more cost-effective to buy an image processor from whomever, but creating a custom one gave Apple an edge that paid off much larger dividends in the long run. The same goes for the 64-bit A8, though we haven’t begun to see that show its cards yet.” —

Using The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On A Real Disneyland Trip

I really dug this review.

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Sep 17

This is how I feel about Caching Service right now.

This is how I feel about Caching Service right now.

“Look, there’s no problem with loving the Nats and wishing the O’s their best. Or being an O’s diehard who smiles when the nearby Nationals clinch on the same night. There’s no problem with staying an O’s fan even while maintaing allegiances to the Redskins, Capitals and Wizards. But to live and die on every pitch of both teams? That’s traitorous. It’s cowardly. It’s also impossible. On a majority of summer nights, the teams are playing at the exact same time. You can’t possibly fully devote yourself to both teams. Instead of being a great fan of one team, you become a mediocre fan of two. Still, these people exist.” —

No self-respecting sports fan should root for two teams | For The Win

I find the ownership of the Orioles frustrating on their best days, and on their worst they’ve crippled the future revenues of the Nationals with the permission of the commissioner and the Nats are going to own their asses in court.

PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation -

tj:

Seriously, folks, this is important.

TUAW has posted two articles about it in the past 24 hours, because if you do this, it’s probably going to break some things, and you CANNOT UNDO IT.

Take a few minutes and read. If you have questions, feel free to ask me.

ps - and don’t forget to make a local backup of your iOS device(s) before you upgrade. Especially your pictures.

QFT.