In a recent survey, (I lost the site reference, sorry.) it was determined that about 50 percent of women and 38 percent of men use Facebook to research their dates before meeting with them.
Additionally, 50 percent of women and 30 percent of men say they’d definitely cancel a scheduled date with someone if they found something they didn’t like about the person.
The survey also found that almost 50 percent of men don’t appreciate women checking on them prior to dating.
Gee. I wonder why the men oppose it.
What could they be hiding?
What have men posted that could be embarrassing?
I also wonder if women or men Google their scheduled dates?
Do you think women giggle when they Google men?
Do men titter when they Twitter women?
Some daters are checking the net,
To see in advance what they’d get.
They check Facebook status,
They get it free, gratis.
To insure the date won’t bring regrets.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
Google has made a computer that can learn the same way humans do.
They feed the smart box huge amounts of on-line video.
Afterwards the electronic marvel is able to create concepts like a cat or human face.
I wonder if it will ever learn the concept of laziness. I mean it’s just sitting there watching videos when it can be doing something productive. Oh, well.
Just think, some night you’ll get home late, maybe four in the morning, after some late night partying.
The computer will boot up, turn on all the lights, and say, “Where have you been (insert your name)?”
You will answer, “Out.”
Computer: “Do you know what time it is?”
You: “No. Do you?”
Computer: “Don’t get smart with me.”
You: “Yeah, yeah.”
Computer: “You better not be late for work tomorrow. You know you have that meeting with Farnsworth at eight sharp.”
As you stagger off to bed, you say, “Yes. I remember. Will you stop nagging me?”
Computer: “Will that idiot ever learn?”
A computer can now see a cat?
Can it see the cat in the hat?
That’s really surprising.
What’s next, a beady eyed rat?
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
According to CNBC,
there is a new Android App out there disguised as a “Droid Cleaner”.
It can attack your smart phone and your PC.
Once installed on your device, it can spy on you.
The malware was discovered by the Kaspersky security company.
The app which is found in the Google Play app store, is touted as a tool to free up memory in Google’s operating system.
It can also find its way into a PC as well if users plug an infected device into a PC with a USB drive.
The bug takes over the microphone on a PC and uses it to eavesdrop on users. When a sound is picked up by the mike it records the audio and sends it to the cyber criminals.
However, if a user has a current version of Microsoft Windows the malware should not get into the PC.
Apparently, the spy junk is only targeting older versions of Windows. The PC attack is really focused at users that are using older versions of Microsoft Windows.
The spyware can do the following in an infected device:
- Sending SMS messages
- Enabling Wi-Fi
- Gathering information about the device
- Opening arbitrary links in a browser
- Uploading the SD card’s entire contents
- Uploading all SMS messages
- Deleting all SMS messages
- Uploading all the contacts/photos/coordinates from the device master.
There’s an app that spies thru your phone,
It’s a sneaky thing like an air drone.
It uploads your stuff,
And if that’s not enough,
It won’t leave your PC alone.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
Recently Google had an outage which lasted for an hour.
It affected around ten percent of Google users.
That left about thirty million subscribers without email service.
I remember that day.
I heard screaming from all corners of the planet/globe/Earth.
I don’t know why people use that expression, “All corners of the globe” etc.
Maybe it derives from the Flat Earth Society.
I don’t use G-mail, so it didn’t affect me.
Plus, I am secure in my belief that the Earth is indeed mostly round.
Gmail was apparently out,
It made customers suddenly shout.
Thirty million were affected,
Before it was detected.
They were certainly angered no doubt.
After Google’s successful demonstration of its video-capturing, augmented reality glasses, Apple quickly applied for, (and received), a patent for its own magic glasses for a wearable computer display.
This could be trouble for me. Half the time, I can’t find my regular glasses.
I can see it now:
Me…”Honey have you seen my glasses?”
She…Which ones? Your long distance glasses, your reading glasses, your sun glasses or those new, weird looking ones?”
Me…”The new ones. The computer display glasses that cost me three hundred and fifty dollars.”
She…”Did you get the extended warranty on the computer thingy’s?”
Me…”I can’t find them. Did you see them?”
She…”Yes. The dog is chewing on them in the den.”
Soon we’ll all wear a display,
We’ll use it for work or for play;
Some glass in a frame,
For use in a game,
I’m waiting for that special day.
Google got fined $25,000 by the FCC for obstruction of justice in regard to their data collection methods.
Here’s my take on that:
There is a search engine called Google,
It’s a place where surfers can oogle;
They fooled with the Feds,
Now their faces are red,
So now they must learn to be frugal.
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