Stuck at home all week (or month?) dealing with world-wide panic from a cold virus?
Stock up on discounted and/or free ebooks at Smashwords!
Why not start with
– for FREE?? Adams’ Stepsons
is also HALF OFF until March 7th (all proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society) Destiny in the Future
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This is not a complaint about Netflix in general (well, not necessarily, but anyway). Without Netflix, I might have gone, shall we say, a little…
…this past winter. I’ve been working temporarily in Montréal, several thousands miles of miles apart from my family, and being able to watch movies and older TV shows has been a great escape from the depressing monotony of single life.
But I feel the need to tell Netflix that I do not appreciate their use of the word “original.”
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Most people aren’t aware they are being watched with beacons, but the “beacosystem” tracks millions of people every day. Beacons are placed at
airports, malls, subways, buses, taxis, sporting arenas, gyms, hotels, hospitals, music festivals, cinemas and museums, and even on billboards.
Big Brother is Watching…and Sending You Ads. And Ads. And Ads…
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Seek and ye shall find!
Ah, a place to crash on Mars.
No, not a lander. A hotel.
I won’t mention the web site where this automated (probably Google) ad popped up.
But they often have
extreme -ly interesting tech -nology information.
Just in time for spring break, too!
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