BoxTurtle

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  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 10:29:49View | Delete

    Yet it was the most reliable version of Windows ever produced.

    Boxturtle (Somebody had to say it)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 07:33:21View | Delete

    That HAS to be sarcasm. Either that, or he was bitten by a Were-asshole during the last full moon.

    Boxturtle (Or bitten by Ted Nugent at any time)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 06:55:17View | Delete

    The corporations take note that you like raspberries and send you coupons from one of their sponsors. They also note that you like “In your face” and will send you an offensive Tshirt catalog.

    Boxturtle (And after examining your tongue, they send coupons for Listerene)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:55:14View | Delete

    Some of those catalogs are interesting. I’d just rather be asked if I want to share my data with Fingerhut rather than seeing a Fingerhut catalog just show up. With my correct name.

    Boxturtle (If ATT phones me one more time to sell me Universe, I’m going to switch to Skype)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:47:44View | Delete

    I simply don’t enable third party cookies. Period. If FDL were to suddenly require them, I’d be gone.

    Know this about Facebook: If you are offered something for free, you are not the customer, you are the product.

    Boxturtle (not on Facebook. Will never be on Facebook)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:43:04View | Delete

    It makes it easier to track you, but they’re already getting all the data they want with what they’ve currently got. Something like that would take a load off the backend systems that actually crunch the data. I don’t mind Krogers tracking me, I’m a customer there. I object when I get ads from a [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:34:17View | Delete

    It’s the ones it does not report that you have to worry about. The ones it’s blocking generally play by the rules. I see a business opportunity. Write a program that will build fake cookies for all the trackers. Enable the cookies to point to any CEO or government official who uses the trackers rather [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:30:31View | Delete

    Tomorrow for DST? I thought it was Sunday?

    Cold rain here as well, gloomy, snow flurries predicted, it should be an absolutely miserable beggars night.

    Just bad luck, yesterday evening would have been a perfect night for beggars.

    Boxturtle (I wonder how the kittens will respond to this. Probably go hide)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: The “War” over Apple Pay by msmolly.

    2014-10-31 05:27:45View | Delete

    Good Morning All! I’ve been following ApplePay, largely because I hate advertising, hate being tracked and see this as you do: A war over our personal information. Because we don’t own it it anymore and the people who DO own it are trying to keep it for themselves. Does anybody really think that Apple won’t [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 07:46:23View | Delete

    WaHoo! Perhaps your good deed won’t be punished as severely as was feared.

    Hope you don’t take too stiff a loss. If I were to sell my home, I’d be buried.

    Boxturtle (Seen Jamie Dimon’s Manhattan apartment? It should be a jail cell at Rikers)

  • Prediction: Nothing will change. Israel will continue building, the WH will continue with muted criticism of the building, and congress will pass more resolutions supporting Bibi over Obama while directing even more money to Jerusalem.

    If we’re not willing to cut Israel’s allowance, then we’re just making noise. I dunno why we bother making noise anymore, as even the US government does not believe in the noise it’s making.

    BDS is still the method most likely to cause a change in Israeli behavior. But it’ll take a decade and it might not succeed before Israel has created facts on the ground that make the movement irrelevant.

    Boxturtle (I’d say Israel is 70% done with their set of facts on the ground)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 06:51:20View | Delete

    see, that’s more like the Red Cross I’m familiar with. If there’s a fire, the RC is there for the family and has emergency housing if they’ve nowhere to go. And coffee for the firefighters. I’d have scoffed at the idea that the RC would be running around empty vans to make it look like [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 06:20:34View | Delete

    How do you think you’d feel if you knew you were on top of two million parts built by the lowest bidder in a government contract?

    – John Glenn I think it’s pretty impressive that we have as few incidents of rapid unscheduled dis-assembly as we do. Boxturtle (Yet India hit Mars on their first try [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 06:14:30View | Delete

    NJ residents should know they have to endorse Christie for whatever he’s running for before they get anything from his administration.

    Boxturtle (And they probably have to kick back half of whatever CC sends anyway)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 06:00:43View | Delete

    Yeah, it’s not clear to me if that was an updated old engine or a new engine. I think it was an old engine, modified to the new design based on the little bit of technical detail I’ve read. Boxturtle (Heaven forbid that we should buy new when we can buy old stuff at garage [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 05:47:59View | Delete

    Given how skimpy female Halloween costumes have become, I doubt there will be many outside parties in the future. Every year, it annoys me when I see Sexy Witch or Sexy Vampire…paired with a matching costume for your pre-teen daughter. If my sister had worn anything like that where my parents could see it, she’d [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 05:42:24View | Delete

    That link is going to take some reading, but it’s excellent for as far as I’ve got. Driving empty trucks around to look like something is being done. Has the Red Cross become a political animal concerned only about fundraising and paying it’s executives well like United Way? That would be sad. Boxturtle (We’re going [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 05:34:29View | Delete

    He could say in two words what a pundit would take an entire interview to imply.

    Boxturtle (Remember his arch enemy, shooter242?)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 05:32:05View | Delete

    He’s waiting on the bridge for us. Likely grilling burgers and chicken, surrounded by cats.

    Boxturtle (Or he’s sleeping in this morning. It ain’t heaven if you can’t sleep in)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-10-30 05:29:58View | Delete

    Good Morning All! I am hopeful that the cell therapy above will translate to humans, but none has so far. The differences in immune systems and the difference between lab work and real life have so far conspired against that. Still, the approach is valid and I believe that eventually we’ll get one that works [...]

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