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@daibarnes @dajbelshaw Maybe science β€œfact” is the wrong term. But they both wrote books that were not pure science fiction, and that’s what I meant!

@dajbelshaw @daibarnes even at this point in the book, it’s not what I thought it was going to be. I had thought it would be a futurist tour de force, along the lines of the predictive (and fantastic) science fact books written by Arthur C Clarke and Isaac Asimov.

@dajbelshaw @daibarnes I’m enjoying the return of TIDE. Glad the mention of Homo Deus didn’t turn into a complete spoiler, as I’m about halfway through it at the moment. Taking a break from it to read American Gods, but I intend to go back to it despite what you said! I rarely if ever give up on a book. Probably should have given up on a few over the years, though. I’ll be able to listen to rest of TIDE tomorrow.

@dajbelshaw Out of interest, did you check out a Prius before getting the Auris, and if so why did you choose the Auris?

@dajbelshaw Yeah, I’m thinking hybrid might be the way to go. I have a 60-70km round trip each day. Some hybrids seem to be mostly petrol, with only a small bit coming from electricity. Toyota seem to be about the best option. I have a Civic, so I like Honda, but their Insight hybrid is something like 90hp from Petrol and 10hp from battery.

Electric Vehicles

Who has one?

Anyone with opinions and advice to share?

Thanks

@mrkrndvs saw them live a couple of times. Good at getting the crowd going

@dajbelshaw (2/2)... But one could accuse Apple of fragmentation now. Even iOS 11 behaves differently depending on which device you’re using. I remember a time when all Apple keynotes had a dig at a Android fragmentation, but this was a glaring omission on the latest keynote! Personally, Apple still offers a better experience for me, but I’m not in any rush to buy a new iPhone. My β€œ6” is coming up on 3 years old and it’s fine.

@dajbelshaw That’s very true. For the most part, though, then usually improve on how others have done it. Or at least, the tech becomes more mainstream when they do it. FaceID will be the norm in a while. Likewise AR will be far more ubiquitous now. I just wish they were more consistent with the UI and cables across their devices. iPhones were at their best when there was just 1 or 2 models on the market at a time. It was a strength, compared to the fragmentation of android....(1/2)

@dajbelshaw nice title for the week that’s in it! As an Apple user (and fan, for the most part), I have to say they seem a bit disjointed at the moment. Too many products each with a slightly different UX just seem like the β€œApple way” to me. I think Steve is turning in his grave. There are definitely issues with FaceID, but given a couple of years, it’ll be everywhere. 1st iPhone was the same.

@dajbelshaw interesting read. I see you’re interpreting the β€œnew” T&C as being β€œnew” too, although I’ve been told on a number of occasions here that they’ve actually been like that for a good while now. I like the link to the sunk cost fallacy. I hadn’t heard the term before, but of course I’m very familiar with the concept!

@econproph I’m reasonably careful about what I tweet these days anyway. I don’t put anything up that I wouldn’t want the world to see. I was thinking more about perhaps artists that tweet their original work, and how the ownership maybe be affected under the T&C (which although not new, are effectively new if people are only realising now....I’m not the only one that is just becoming aware of it).

So, has the birdsite changed the T&C again??? I read something yesterday about ownership of tweets. I *think* it means that no matter what you tweet (inc. original artwork/photos), you hand ownership to the Big T. Pretty crap for anyone sharing their own artwork there. Will this be the last straw and boost Mastodon numbers?

@lauraritchie Just came across an app called Twist. I know very little about it, and I don't use it myself, but you might like to check it out. twistapp.com/

@ben0_o I know it's not as feature rich, but Google Cardboard is a cheap way to get a bit of VR into your life. I have one, and it's fun, but the novelty wore off fast enough. Glad I hadn't shelled out mega bucks to find that out.