"The FAA has announced new rules that people can use cell phones and iPads. In related news, people were already doing that."
JIMMY FALLON, Late Night (via inothernews)
[flew back and forth across the country last weekend, and it just reinforced the idea that the FAA is like that crappy boss you worked for.
The one that had all the rules and procedures which made no sense and only served to make your job more difficult without creating any value or having any purpose in the real world, other than somebody thought of them at one time and therefore they are etched in stone forever…]
"As a corporate entity, Google is obsessively, almost religiously devoted to a single, towering mission. Everything it does, from core products such as Android and Chrome to far-out flights of fancy like robotic cars and computerized glasses, furthers a single goal: to get more people to use the Internet more often."
Fact: Learning something new adds 2-3 days to your lifespan…and Fact: you’ll live forever if you look at this blog seriously
okay please tell me how you forgot this blog too, it’s mind blowingly interesting
Bing gets a new logo and modern design to take on Google
Microsoft’s Bing search engine is getting a new look. A year in the making, Bing is dropping its curly blue logo for a modern design that closely matches the rest of Microsoft’s recently redesigned product branding. “The logo, obviously, is a big deal for us, a lot more angular and fresh and sharper than we’ve used in the past,” explains Microsoft’s Lawrence Ripsher, a design lead for Bing’s User Experiences, in an interview with The Verge. After “literally dozens” of color experiments, Microsoft has selected an orange Bing logo that’s almost golden in its appearance.
"Google has been recreating — and taking control of — what had become the last piece of digital real estate users could legitimately feel like they controlled: their inboxes."
Delete Yourself From Web Services With JustDelete.me
JustDelete.me is a directory that allows you to permanently remove yourself from different web services such as Facebook, PayPal, Amazon, etc.
Why can’t you just go to the listed sites on your own and delete yourself that way, you ask? It’s not that easy.
A lot of sites have dark patterns — interfaces created to trick users into agreeing to terms they otherwise wouldn’t — and JustDelete.me is designed to work around those patterns.
For example, Facebook’s Account Settings menu only offers people the option to deactivate their accounts, so many think that it’s not possible to completely delete themselves from the site; the “Delete Account” button can only be found if you hunt it down. With JustDelete.me, you can click the Facebook link and be taken directly to the “Delete Account” page without all the hassle.
JustDelete.me even color codes web services by how difficult it is to delete yourself from each site, with green being the easiest, and black being impossible. (Good luck deleting yourself from Craigslist.)
Image: Screenshot of JustDelete.me
This might be a helpful thing.