Tuesday Technology Tidbits - "At the sound of the tone..."
Yes you heard right my friends. The end is nigh as AT&T discontinues their venerable "time-of-day" telephone service. I wonder if you can still hear WWVB's time broadcast over the phone?
"At the tone, 6 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds, Universal Coordinated Time... [BEEEEPPPPP!]"
Google Uber Alles
It's not like you need to be told that, when you surf Google, they track everything you do from your results to your clicks. But did you know that when you use Google apps pretty much everything that's stored in their servers belongs to them? Got a mess-o-data in Google Spreadsheets? Well...they own it! Here's the language from their user agreement:
...you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services...How you like them apples? Can anyone say, "blackmail"?
John, TPM... Yikes is right! ;-)
RAFFI... "Blackle" that's cool. Saving my laptop display from burn in as well! :-)
Actually I don't even know if we have the service here, since I've never used it.
And miss the yelling and screaming that follows? Where's the fun in that? :)