Why do you care, that some companies are basing their business
decisions on random data? I cannot care less, if some banks (unless
it's my bank) or insurances suffer losses because of their reliance on
(Big Bad) data purchased from Facebook & Co. This is the way companies
compete -- they try different strategies to the best of their
abilities. I agree, that any conclusion derived from my likes on
facebook cannot be anything but rubbish, but why object it? I see no
troubles with that. This (mal-)practice will be corrected by the
market in the long run. I don't consider the situation when a customer
has no other choice but to register on facebook and build a "likes
history" there before applying to a loan. That would be weird indeed.
But healthy competition will hopefully prevent that from happening.
All companies cannot be "early" adopters. Just like many "early
adopters" in outsourcing made their (negative) experience while moving
to far countries.. some made a profit out of it.
Well, as long as they are not "too big to fail", I don't care.
Just my thoughts.
Quite a legitimate opinion and I do think that it is shared by many people as well.
I can perfectly follow your idea although I don't share it. And here is why.
To my understanding, he notes that due to biased input-data, machine learning does not provide correct results. Therefore, we should not be worried when facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, and others are using Machine Learning techniques.
Have you considered a Smart Pen as a
medium? I think they have some hand writing-to-text apps. I've been
thinking about hooking up a Livescribe 3 to org-mode output. Check out
Nutze dein Stimmrecht, sodass es dir erhalen bleibt.
Du hast drei Möglichkeiten bei jeder Wahl: eine Partei oder einen Kandidaten wählen, ungültig (weiß) wählen oder daheim bleiben. Bevor du aus diversen Gründen daheim bleibst, solltest du dir kurz diesen Blogbeitrag durchlesen.
Frequent readers of my blog know that I care about security and privacy. I do avoid the cloud, I don't use Facebook or Google+, and try to keep my sensitive data unexposed to malware, theft, or other threads.
We all have seen interviews and even movies about Edward. Even so, this interview is particularly interesting because Edward talks about the recent election of Trump and its consequences. Most likely, you will be surprised on how he talks about Trump.
So far, I do think that this video with Edward is the most impressing one. Once more, he emphasizes his altruistic mind, his great philosophy about privacy, and his elaborate talent as a speaker.
I really recommend you to invest an hour of your time to watch this video:
Although I totally copy Sander's arguments, I still recommend using Signal. I strongly do.
I also would like to see an alternative that offers the same level of security and usability while being federated, independent of any central instance and is (also) open source to verify those things.
Unfortunately, I don't see such an alternative yet for the average user.
Please, do work on alternative solutions. Please, do think of federated or at least decentralized services.
But: until there is a viable alternative, I will continue recommending Signal to people. In my opinion, it's the best of the very few solutions we have so far. Switch to Signal now, in case you are still using insecure messengers such as simple text messaging, WhatsApp, SnapChat, iMessage, AIM, facebook, or most others.
There is this well cited argument that cloud companies like Google are able to protect your data much better than you are able to. They have military grade security restrictions, better backup methods, and are able to do this much cheaper.
Darin beschreibt der Autor Ben Schwan, wie IBM durch die Einführung von Apple-Geräten statt Lenovo Notebooks »bis zu 543 US-Dollar pro Gerät« spart. Mit einer Behaltedauer von vier Jahren ergibt das immerhin noch fast 136 Dollar pro Jahr. »Reduziert seien insbesondere die Kosten für die Help-Desk-Betreuung, die Arbeitskosten und die Device-Management-Software.« Google geht auch in diese Richtung.
Das machte dann gleich in diversen Kreisen die Runde. Macs sind billiger als Windows! Macs sind billiger als Linux! Macs sind billiger als Lenovo! Und so weiter.
Nun gut, sowas finde ich spannend. Wenn macOS auf Dauer wirklich billiger sein soll, möchte ich wissen, warum das so ist. Ich sehe keinen offensichtlichen Einsparungsfaktor bei Hardware oder Betriebssystem.
When you're in a business environment, you most likely have to use Outlook for managing meetings. A common problem is that you've got a meeting scheduled with a couple of peers and you need some time extra. For example, you have to walk to a different building or you just want some preparation time, you need a time slot upfront and/or directly after the meeting.
In order to avoid beeing booked for a different meeting which adjoins the other one, you need to manually create appointments before and/or after the meeting. The other option is that your calendar shows a free time where there isn't one. Unfortunately, people avoid this tedious task and therefore, this situation is common practice.
I do have an elegant solution for this issue: an easy-to-reach button which adds appointment before and/or after a selected appointment.
Letztes Wochenende waren wir zur Abwechslung mal Wandern, nachdem mir ein Arbeitskollege die Weinwandern-Touren der südsteirischen Weinstrasse ans Herz gelegt hat. Wandern in Mitten der Weinberge, gesäumt von zahlreichen Buschenschänken, was will man mehr?