Qwant - The search engine that respects your privacy
How does a dating website actually get off the ground? How do they attract an initial pool of users? The effectiveness of such a service depends on already having a large enough user base that there is some likelihood of finding someone you get along with. Do they just create a bunch of fake profiles and advertise the shit out of it until they attract enough people? This has always confused me.
i love how we pay for youtube with our time and attention in terms of being subjected to both advertisements and an increasingly untenable panoptic surveillance hellscale and google still has the fucking gall to remove basic features and ask for a monthly fucking subscription for them
Earworm of the day
Every morning I wake up with a different tune in my head. It's a strange and wildly varied mix of songs, many of which have no emotional or cultural context in my life. Many are songs I hate, songs I don't even know I knew, or even bizarre tunes like the alphabet song or a Nokia ringtone from 20 years ago.
Today's earworm is Grace Jones - Slave to the rhythm
Not so bad. It's just invasive. Like a loudspeaker in my head. My partner hums a tune, it's there for the day. Damnit.
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet
Went and did a big shop at Woolworths tonight. The machine kept screwing up, and eventually decided not to scan anything at all. They just gave us the rest of our shopping for free. It was like $50 worth of stuff. Win. I think the people who work there just spend their entire shift fixing those machines these days.
Aussie ex-pat will 'never return' after digital strip search reveals sex tapes | Micky
I woke up this morning with this in my head. It has continued steadily through the day. Some remnant of childhood I suppose. Sesame street was a great show, it really had something for everyone.
Sesame Street: Green Grow the Rushes Song
Rant, smart tv, sbs on demand
Whoever designed this nightmare of an app needs to die. It's the only solution. Or I need a new TV. Or a laptop dedicated to running the TV. But that solution is ridiculous. Then again, mum bought a new LG smart TV and it's great, fast and responsive and great picture. You just have to get used to a popup every 7 seconds trying to force you to accept terms and conditions to let Alexa listen in on your life. Bah humbug. Maybe I need a tiny computer to manage this.
Rant, smart tv, sbs on demand
Having an old smart TV SUCKS!. The software doesn't receive updates anymore. The SBS on demand app was last updated in 2012 and it's TERRIBLE!. You search for a show, and get a disordered grid of 167 episodes all jumbled up. Can't go by season. Can add an episode to a playlist, however, once you manage to find the first episode, the list next to it starts at the most recent episode, forcing you to slowly press the down button for an hour to get to the second episode.
Greenpeace docco on ties between coal sector, lobbying groups and the LNP. Worth a watch.
Dirty Power: Big Coal’s network of influence over the coalition government
Scientist discovers widespread bot network being used to spread false arson claims in Australian fires to undermine causality between bushfires and climate change, and to stoke violence against environmental activists by blaming them for the fires.
I love Jack Russell Terriers. I love all of the dogs. Dog is love.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.