See also YouTubers Life.
See also YouTubers Life.
Some recent views on kids and tech. Putting them here to refer back to as I work through the ideas.
Aired: 2018 March 19
Do we need to “do something” about the effects of smartphones on teenage children? The backlash against the omnipresent devices has begun. Parents on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly worried that smartphones pose a threat to the current generation of teenagers, who have grown up with a phone almost constantly in their hand. Smartphones make our teenagers anxious, tired narcissists who lack empathy and the ability to communicate properly in person. Or so the story goes.
David Baker examines the evidence behind the case against smartphones. He hears from the academics calling for action to curb the addictive pull of the screen and from a former Silicon Valley developer who won’t let his children have a smartphone. But he also speaks to experts convinced this is just another moral panic about technology’s effect on the young.
Could there be a danger in blaming smartphones for the rise in teenage anxiety, especially among girls, at the expense of finding the real cause?What, if anything, should we be doing to protect our kids? And who can we look to for guidance in fashioning a healthy relationship with this incredibly powerful piece of kit?
Producer: Lucy Proctor.
Show link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w05zk
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Aired: 2018 March 09
Megan Morrone talks to Dr. Michael Rich, Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) working on longitudinal studies of how kids you media. Dr. Rich is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rich talks about the benefits of having a television, the right age to start watching YouTube, and how to talk to your kids about online pornography. Plus, how kids (and adults) can master technology before it masters us.
Show link: https://twit.tv/tri/337
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Show link (and higher quality download): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvsyw
Local copy, for posterity (right-click to download if BBC website no longer has the episode).
Or listen here:
I used to assume the Google Opinion Rewards question “which of the following places have you visited recently” was largely about refining their mapping data, since they regularly assume I’m in a place that I’m just walking past.
But what if it’s about testing how good your memory is? They know the last time I was at Canadian Tire, so what if this is not just about refining location mapping, but about how long it takes me to forget about a
place I’ve spent money at visit to a potential advertiser.
Feed that back into the advertising profile they have of me, and Google could start suggesting to advertisers how soon after a visit to their store I should be targeted with an ad to reinforce their brand.
From Fortune.com’s “Jeff Bezos Sold $1.1 Billion Worth of His Amazon Stock”:
From one angle, Bezos’ steady selloff of Amazon stock could simply be seen as part of the same sort of diversification strategy a typical investor might pursue, since the company is performing well. But the sales could also reflect caution about the future of the broader stock market…
The analysis is sorely lacking in this piece, as it doesn’t even consider the fact that Bezos announced just a few months ago that he would sell $1 Billion worth of his Amazon shares per year, to fund Blue Origin.
If you set up your parked domain at the address ../folder name, instead of the default of /folder name, the hosted site’s root folder will be placed in your root folder, and will not refer to a subfolder in its HTML code.
If you are using rsync to backup to a remote server, you nee rsync installed on both systems.
That’s what nothing I read said for at least the first four hours of trying to get a mac-to-windows rsync backup setup over ssh.
It’s still not working properly, even with rsync installed twice on the Windows machine — one via cygwin, the other via DeltaCopy. I keep ending up with rsync error 127.
The ssh server I’m using on win is Bitvise.
If anyone has experience with this, let me know. I’ll outline how I got it working if that ever happens — I expect it’ll be by installing linux on a vm in Windows, but I’d like it to be simpler than that.
I upgraded a Kindle book by buying the Whispersync For Voice enabled Audible book. I did this through Audible’s matchmaker service.
The problem: Kindle will not update with the last location heard on the Audible app. The Kindle iOS and web apps will sync with each other, and Audible will always recognize the last position read in Kindle (iOS and web) and ask if I want to continue from that location.
Audible tech support suggested deleting/reinstalling the app and rebooting the phone.
The eventual (and accidental) solution: for unrelated reasons I restored my phone from a backup, which forced me to re-download the book. I was then having issues playing the book at all, so in desperation I changed the Audible setting for “Download by part” to Single-Part from Multi-Part, and downloaded the book again.
Something I hadn’t seen before–when you change that setting to Multi-Part, a message pops up warning you that keeping audiobooks as a single file is better for syncing across devices. I do not remember seeing this when I originally changed it to Multi-Part. I also don’t know why I assumed at the time that Multi-Part must be better…probably because of the way Kindle books are broken up into locations.
Syncing now works both ways.
Previously in pretending that words don’t mean what they mean…