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What is with some people's tendency to use ... instead of a straight up period?

Like, I understand when you're looking for a response but this happens in the middle of an email...but not like this use. It's used in place of a period.

Can someone explain this tendency?

Moonchild's Psychedelic Holiday is a good song for me, maybe for you too :)

Follow up question:

Imagine this were a service like Facebook or Twitter. Same two questions

Would you prefer a free service that uses advertising based on:

Interests you periodically select during a survey sent out every few months/once a year

Or

Interests the service's organization infers based on your usage of the service?

Would you prefer a free service that uses advertising based on:

Interests you periodically select during a survey sent out every few months/once a year

Or

Interests the service's organization infers based on your usage of the service?

Imagine the company provides a service similar to Google or Amazon. The survey is a barrier to entry in this situation.

Should you be concerned about uploading your passwords to its server?

The answer to this question is still "Yes!" Here the author demonstrated yet another way for the server to access your data, the issues being structural.

palant.de/2019/03/18/should-yo

Got a wireless keyboard velcro'd to the computer it's used for (HTPC)

And now I'm looking for other things to velcro

I forgot I have a bunch of velcro and now my router/wifi AP is mounted to the wall :)

I kinda like typing really fast on my phone because I can hear how fast my fingers are moving and every time they tap on the screen they make a satisfying noise

This isn't to say that they shouldn't be regulated, it's just to say that if we're going to regulate "internet companies" that these regulations should apply uniformly (within reason if course. If you're a company with sub 300 users or so, I don't think you could reasonably fine them $16,000 per individual per day of not disclosing a data leak, it's a fool's errand)

I think it would be a mistake to regulate internet companies based on their size and declare companies like Amazon and Facebook as "utilities" before they're put to legal action, as that will legitimize their practices. I believe it will signal to the public that the US Government believes that these companies are above the rest in terms of their social value.

It's not surprising to me that Google can track you outside of you simply being logged in or a few cookies. I imagine this has to do with fingerprinting either using canvas or some other method.

I wonder how different this would be without fingerprinting.

Measuring the Filter Bubble: How Google is influencing what you click spreadprivacy.com/google-filte via @wallabagapp

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