Author Archives: David K.

Hitting a Little too Close to Home

I ran across an article about the all-time most-favorited HN posts, and I clicked through a couple. If there were ever a contest to capture the essence of the modern internet in one screenshot, this would have to be in … Continue reading

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Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work

A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon.com Inc. delivery stations and Whole Foods stores in the Chicago suburbs: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a jump on rivals seeking orders, according to people … Continue reading

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The Trap The Democrats Walked Right Into – The Weekly Dish

Yes, we still have an election. But barring a landslide victory for either party, it will be the beginning and not the end of the raw struggle for power in a fast-collapsing republic. In a close race, Trump will never … Continue reading

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On Monopolies, Apple, and Epic – iA

Google has built a complete monopoly on search. Amazon uses the sales data of its resellers to continuously expand and solidify market dominance. Facebook copies the competitors that they can’t bully into being bought to keep their dominant market position. … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Quick Order Buttons

You know, for when you run out of VOIP phones, and you need to quickly order some more. Truly, Amazon’s AI/ML is on-point.

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Tesla Will Build ‘GigaTexas’ to Crank Out Cybertrucks | WIRED

The site will be the first to crank out the company’s Cybertruck—the company near-dystopian all-electric pickup announced last fall— and Semi, now both set to debut in 2021. (emphasis mine) Source: Tesla Will Build ‘GigaTexas’ to Crank Out Cybertrucks | WIRED … Continue reading

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‘Wormable’ Flaw Leads July Microsoft Patches

Microsoft today released updates to plug a whopping 123 security holes in Windows and related software, including fixes for a critical, “wormable” flaw in Windows Server versions that Microsoft says is likely to be exploited soon. While this particular weakness … Continue reading

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On the Twitter Hack – Schneier on Security

Whether the hackers had access to Twitter direct messages is not known. Source: On the Twitter Hack – Schneier on Security It would seem to me that Twitter probably has at least a really good guess right now, and the … Continue reading

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On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses – Reuters

Source: On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses – Reuters Every time there’s a hiccup now, the government slathers a bunch of money all over all the current-crony companies, when the entire point of a corporation was … Continue reading

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Twitter DMs of Obama, Musk and Biden Could Have Been Stolen in Hack, Experts Warn

“Absolutely, 100 percent that the DMs could have been compromised,” Jackie Singh, founder of Spyglass Security, told Newsweek. “I mean it looks like they had ‘god mode’ with seemingly few limitations and we don’t know how long they had it … Continue reading

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