The proper way to handle a carjacker

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Why don’t electric shavers charge via USB?

I have this curse. It’s the curse of the half-Asian man. I have an average white-man’s build but almost no body hair. I have just enough facial hair where if I let it grow it would turn into a fu manchu. The kind you see in Korean historical dramas....

Simple fix to protect your Windows machine from Russian ransomware hackers

I was reading Brian Krebs’ blog, krebsonsecurity.com, and came across this odd little trick you can use if you’re a Windows user and are deathly afraid of Russian ransomware hackers. In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in...

Tech behemoths battle to wall off podcasting

Aside from the news up in Minnesota other things are happening in the world and what happened today that has implications for free speech. Apple announced Apple Podcast Subscriptions. The purpose is to compete with Spotify and some of the latest upstarts in the podcast space. This has free...

Intel pulls a T-Mobile

This smacks of desperation. I’m not an Apple user. I’m an old school Apple hater. I don’t like their locked down ecosystem and can’t stand their operating systems. But I am a fan of some of their hardware and I wish I could use it with other software. Intel...

Online advertising model smells like fraud

Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and more shove ads into your content. I always had the opinion that online advertising and the way these companies make money with it smells like bullshit. Online advertising dollars has always been bullshit. Starting all the way back in the early...

Get off Telegram now

When the ads start rolling your speech stops flowing. Telegram will have to convince advertisers that its audience is broad, which could be a challenge following reports that far-right groups and white supremacists flocked to the app after being banned from other platforms. Mr. Durov will also have to...

If I had to work via Zoom

I can barely use a cell phone with all the digital compression. I can’t imagine how bad it would be on a video call....

Fireside: another social platform you don’t need

You may or may not have heard of Clubhouse. It’s all the rage in the social media space and is being closely watched by the podcast industry. I posted about this earlier. You didn’t need that service and you also don’t need the copycat Fireside. Let’s set aside the...

What’s with amateur hour at the White House?

They need to fire who ever is responsible for this horrific video production. Any kid with an iPhone and a table top tripod can do better than this....