this is what is going on in scotland right now.
dont ignore this.
there is NO coverage of the rioting on the news which is why its so important that you dont ignore this.
please stay safe if you live in scotland.
my partner actually went to the yes rally in george square a couple days ago and said they were indeed doing nazi salutes
Really? Because the video footage from the BBC shows crowds of people holding up flags and holding up cameras to take photos. And yet the still of this footage shared above (second photo) has the phone and flag photoshopped out to make it look like a nazi salute!
Be aware that people are posting faked ‘riot’ photos, articles and media to rile up both Scottish Yes and No voters. Fact Check before you re-share.
Well. I’m depressed. I just worked out I write screenplays about twice as slowly as would be acceptable to do so commercially, and would not be able to meet standard deadlines.
Finished the second screenplay in Scrivener. Is it time to actually buy a copy of Final Draft now?
Apple are only going to allow access to the NFC chip in their iPhones by going through the Apple Pay system. Cue lots of people ranting about how this is all about Apple wanting control, a slice of the pie, and how they should be more like Google, and you should all jailbreak your devices and install things that access the NFC directly…
And they’re all Idiots, let me tell you why.
Considering that it’s very very easy to make naive NFC systems that are terribly insecure, I think this is a good call by Apple. I disable NFC on my android device explicitly because I don’t have very good control over what gets squawked out to anyone who initiates an NFC handshake. I want to know that NFC is only being used for things I directly approve of, and only being used in an anonymised token manner. Right now, forcing everyone through the Apple Pay system, is worth it.
Look at what happened with badly designed transit passcards that leaked personal information by NFC. Look at the downsides of how it’s gone on Android. An NFC app could be broadcasting anything at all in cleartext, you don’t know. Google don’t check, and without an NFC scanner of your own to test an average consumer doesn’t know what their android device is shouting out to the world via NFC. Google of course do not care, it’s up to the user or the device seller to sort that out, because Google don’t really consider Android users to be customers they have a direct relationship with. And this is why I have NFC turned off on my Android device. Android’s NFC is a gimmick that opens me up to security and privacy exploits.
Forcing everyone through Apple Pay means that Apple can maintain a respectable relationship with their customer, the owner of the iDevice. It says “Yes we have NFC, but NFC is a risky technology, and we limit how apps can use it to protect our customers privacy”. And this is exactly the kind of thing the have to do now that they get letters from Senate Committees when new devices are released asking about the privacy concerns. Google get the same letters, they just don’t appear to care enough till someone takes them to court about something, or simply view it as the hardware device makers problem not theirs.
TLDR: I do not want NFC being trivialised and everything uses it to start squawking stuff because “why not, it’s there!”. It should be very limited to secure use. NFC is something that for security and privacy reasons, certainly belongs in the walled-garden not the wild-west.
"No matter how bad you fuck up at work, you didn’t fucked up this bad"
Tho, to be fair, I’m pretty sure that forklifts are supposed to be limited to a crawl when moving backwards, for precisely the reasons demonstrated above. And the “I am moving backwards” lights don’t turn on till after he hits the pallets. So maybe it was a terribly placed time for a unique kind of gearbox failure.
Apparently marathoning through The West Wing is what I do when I’m stuck trying to think of an idea for a new screenplay.
It’s hard to explain to a non-writer why ‘The End’ is both the most exhilarating and the most awful thing to write.