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    @phenomlab oh no, that is 1 cent on the video, but you are right, symbols are similar… I just converted it to $1 , since it is more intuitive in daily life…

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    @cagatay the fastest way to do this would be to modify the auto generated sitemap.xml file so that it does not index users. It might be paint to do the same thing with users in terms of guest permissions.

    Let me have a look.

    Edit - you can do this with permissions. Go to /admin/manage/privileges then look in the left where it says guests - remove the tick from the view users permission for guests then click save

    You can test this out using an incognito or non logged in session. Attempting to view users should then ask you to login.

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    And so it starts. Amazon are going to introduce forced ads even for Prime customers on their platform. To remove them, you have to pay more??

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    @crazycells I know that Flarum has (or had) an extension that lists the users. That wasn’t even in the core - as basic as that is.

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    @crazycells yes, I think it certainly has a place - but to enrich knowledge, rather than simply substitute it.

    I remember years ago when I did my exams. You weren’t allowed a calculator or anything like that and had to show your workings on a separate piece of paper which you were given additional marks for.

    These days, they use iPads etc in schools, so the art of writing a letter or needing to perform mathematical calculations in your head is gone. One of my very first jobs was in a newsagent who had a really old till (yes, not a Point-Of-Service like you have today) - all this till did was add up the individual figures, but didn’t tell you how much change to give - you had to do that part.

    Sounds simple enough, but with technology doing everything for us these days, our basic skills (think the “Three R’s”, and see example below) have taken a back seat and I think that’s made us lazy. R's

    Again, my point here being to enrich - not completely replace basic skills we learn as we age.

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    @crazycells said in How long before AI takes over your job?:

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    To me, this is the method to get yourself to the top of the list. Unfair advantage doesn’t even properly describe it.

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    You’ve probably heard in the news that Twitter is evidently trialing a “feature” that enables you to edit tweets. See below

    For me at least, this has been met with a degree of trepidation - ok, even sarcasm if I’m honest. If you read the article, you’ll notice that this is being targeted at those who actually pay for Twitter’s services - their Premium Blue Services to be precise.

    Even Facebook, with it’s multitude of well documented privacy issues over the years offers you this for free - and also the ability to delete a post you’ve created. Whilst Facebook is far from perfect, they’ve at least given you this functionality for free, yet Twitter have the audacity to charge for even the most basic of features. Whilst I fully understand that some services, particularly those that extend the platform’s existing functions with a set of features that enhance the overall capability need to be offered as a paid service to provide the firm with a revenue stream, that (in my view) doesn’t extend to a feature that should be part of the core product suite, and should be free.

    As an analogy, can you imagine buying a car only to find out that the wipers are a “premium” addition? If you’re like me, and produce plenty of typos in text you type - and let’s be honest - with a significant portion of devices connected to the internet being mobile, this is an ongoing trend that shows no sign of showing down, yet alone stopping altogether.

    In this instance, you have to delete an entire tweet just to rectify poor grammar or spelling mistakes which by today’s standards is almost prehistoric. Admittedly, every platform, including this one, will retain the original post along with the edits you made. The difference here is that you have access to the edits, and can remove them completely if you so desire.

    Seeing as it took Twitter years to go from 140 to 280 characters per message (and for the purists out there, I’m well aware of Twitter’s origins and it’s emergence as a micro blogging platform), I’m not expecting Twitter to make this edit “feature” mainstream meaning that every year can benefit from it as part of the core functionality.

    My personal view is that it’s not right or acceptable to make users pay for basic functionality - and the ability to edit a post is paramount in my view. Let’s say that you’ve worded something in a way that could be misinterpreted, or misconstrued. After reading your post, you have a chance to rectify that and this is a feature I see being used on a daily basis here.

    It’s no wonder that various tweets on Twitter often cause a backlash, and a wave of negative comments. The only saving grace is the ability to delete a tweet, but in terms of damage control it may be too late already.

    I guess there’s always the argument that you should think before you post, but sadly, that doesn’t seem to be adhered to in several cases I’ve seen.

    I’m interested in your views around this topic. Self moderation should be encouraged at all times, and it’s not something I’d expect to have to pay for either.

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    Saw this in the news today, and I suspect it’s not restricted to just the UK

    The Royal Free NHS Trust in London, which gave Google the patient data, was previously told the move was illegal following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    Looks like both The NHS trust itself and Google are going to have the ICO knocking on their doors pretty soon - and not without justifiable reason either. The NHS is also in scope for HIPAA so this is going to be an interesting space to watch.

    Either way, the sale of any data that does not belong to you without formal consent is a breach of GDPR in Europe. I’m guessing Google will have a way of wriggling out of this one, but the fine would be four times the annual turnover of the firm, and not the €25m advertised.

    Completely off-topic, but…is it me, or does the below sound like it was taken from a Json Bourne film 😕 (In the last film, the term “IronHand” made an appearance)

    The company’s artificial intelligence arm, DeepMind

    And despite such a warning… Those with Facebook accounts will continue without a care in the world 🙂