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A Zuckerberg cannot change its stripes.

sitting in his Harvard dorm room instant-messaging with a friend

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses…

[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don’t know why.

Zuck: They “trust me.”

Zuck: Dumb fucks.

Facebook doesn’t have value for publishers

“Facebook doesn’t have value for publishers,” he said.

Facebook was not immediately available for comment.

Source: NBC News plans online streaming service to attract younger viewers

Google removed 100 bad ads per second in 2017

In 2017, we took down more than 3.2 billion ads that violated our advertising policies. That’s more than 100 bad ads per second! This means we’re able to block the majority of bad ad experiences, like malvertising and phishing scams, before the scams impact people. We blocked 79 million ads in our network for attempting to send people to malware-laden sites, and removed 400,000 of these unsafe sites last year. And, we removed 66 million “trick-to-click” ads as well as 48 million ads that were attempting to get users to install unwanted software.

Source: An advertising ecosystem that works for everyone

Apple to acquire digital magazine service Texture

Apple today announced it will acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles.

Source: Apple to acquire digital magazine service Texture

Apple News meet Paywall

Chrome OS will soon let you run Linux VMs

The feature is exposed through a ‘Better Together’ menu in the Chrome OS ‘Settings’ app. From there administrators can enable or disable the VM feature ad-hoc.

Source: Chrome OS will soon let you run Linux VMs – OMG! Ubuntu!

Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

What we have that I think is unique is patience. We have patience to wait until something is great before we ship it.

Source: Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

How fake tech news works.

  1. Make something up and report story
  2. Make top-ten list of why it will be the best
  3. Make story about others have plans to do it better and cheaper
  4. Make another top-ten list about why competitors will be better
  5. Report fake something is late or having problems
  6. Report fake thing not happening anytime soon
  7. Report competitors losing interest and thinking about not doing it.
  8. Make 7x on ads from clicks on a nothing story
  9. Repeat

Prince 1998 Guitar World interview – Would you ever consider doing something like that?

0{+> : Certainly not. That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon. Also, what they did with that Beatles song [“Free As a Bird”], manipulating John Lennon’s voice to have him singing from across the grave… that’ll never happen to me. To prevent that kind of thing from happening is another reason why I want artistic control.

Source: Prince 1998 Guitar World interview – The Music Interview Archive


The “Best” News Sites. Ok so you told me i’m reading crap, then where SHOULD I look?


  • Quality Original Content (not aggregating)
  • De-emphasizing opinion pieces, fluff articles, click counts
  • Offers an Ad Free Experience (can be Paid Subscriber option)
  • Quality Website (Design, Access to Archives, Full RSS)

General News






macOS Server deprecating most of Mac server

These deprecated services will be removed in a future release of macOS Server, so those depending on them should consider alternatives, including hosted services. Deprecated services are listed below. Links to potential replacements are provided underneath each deprecated service.

  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • NetInstall
  • VPN
  • Websites
  • Wiki

Source: Prepare for changes to macOS Server – Apple Support

in otherwords don’t depend on macOS for server