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Trivial Posts #26: Fast Scripts, Slow Games, And A Martian Graveyard

Another week, and another collection of internet links that have made me stop and think during the last week. Hopefully they’ll make you do the same. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. When Reality Shows Meet Reality As the reality TV season kicks in on prime-time Saturday night television in the United Kingdom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘ and ‘The X-Factor‘ are set to dominate the schedules and the social media chat. It’s also a time where the power of the producers and scriptwriters of the shows can be seen impacting the

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Trivial Posts #20: Cliffhangers, Knitting, And Error Trapping

What Have I Been Up To? Two appearances online from myself to highlight this week. The first is an appearance in the popular culture podcast ‘From The Sublime‘ where I talk about cliffhangers in modern television (with a specific focus on Doctor Who’. The second is a review of Microsoft Office 2016 on Forbes. Which Is The Better Star Wars Trailer? The nostalgia and new crew style that debuted this week for ‘The Force Awakens‘… or the genuine wish fulfilment of the PlayStation Christmas? Metafilter discusses the weaker trailer Indie Music And Knitting Finding a post on being self-employed and

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What if terrorists used pictures of cats?

Two things to note from the lunacy of ‘social networks should tell Teresa May when someone is being a terrorist online’ and §  the ‘former global counter-terrorism director of MI6’ writing in The Guardian: …even in the United Kingdom there are about 25 million users of Facebook and so let’s say possibly about 125m posts a day. And even if you take out all the pictures of kittens which were put up you’d still be left with an awful lot to go through and …people who wanted to get around restrictions placed on their communications could probably do so quite

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This is how Facebook dies…

…it dies in exactly the same way as every other mainstream social network of the past decade or so. It stops being cool. Jemima Kiss covers the research over on The Guardian: “Facebook is not just on the slide – it is basically dead and buried,” wrote Daniel Miller, lead anthropologist on the research team, who is professor of material culture of University College London. “Mostly they feel embarrassed to even be associated with it. Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their

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Say goodbye to your Facebook Credits

The monetary value isn’t going away, but Facebook Credits, the social network’s universal currency of the last year or two, is being transferred into the local currency of the users. That’s probably a good thing. Facebook need to decide where to focus their energies on, and I don’t think the answer was a new currency and a 30% rake. The answer is mobile. I’d expect the investment to carry on with the Facebook Home project and lots of iteration.

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How does the HTC First compare to other mid-range HTC devices?

In all the talk about the low sales of the HTC First (the so-called Facebook phone), there’s one bit of information, and one question, I’ve not seen answered How do the sales numbers of a mid-range Android device on a US network that runs the Facebook overlay compare to sales of a mid-range Android device on a US network that runs HTC’s own UI layer? Perhaps the HTC First sold in the same rough range as other mid tier Android devices targeted at regular consumers?

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