Note that there’s a few things “off” with the web page, so I don’t expect it to last… I think this is an accidental early post of Monday’s news item (GW usually teases these things on the Monday before preorders) – in any case, I’ve captured the screenshots below:
In any normal job, if an employee — who was on his final warning due to disciplinary issues — punched his boss, he would be sacked on the spot, and very likely arrested. Everyone would think that was fair and normal outcome. If you’re Jeremy Clarkson, however, you get a suspension and thousands signing a petition calling for your reinstatement because according to those I’ve seen on social media, it’s a “political correctness gone too far” issue.
The Dug puts into words (far better than I could) some thoughts which came to me on the way home about the borderline racist fury coming from the UK press about the possibility of a large bloc of SNP MPs at the next Westminster election:
The fury and bile originating from the UK media vastly outstrips in volume and quantity any anti-English sentiment found in Scotland. That’s not to say there is no such thing as anti-English sentiment in Scotland, it does exist. But it’s identified for what it is – an unacceptable prejudice. Anti-Scottish sentiment is dressed up as fair comment and is plastered all over mainstream UK newspapers.
Horowitz says that he’s now running Google’s Photos and Streams products — two new names for existing elements of Google+ that conspicuously don’t reference the social network. The name changes could possibly suggest that Google is planning to kill or significantly alter the brand, but the company has yet to make an announcement to confirm or deny this.
The photos part of Google+ has been fantastic for a number of years – and worth much, much, much more to me then the “social” side. At one point my entire photo library was in Google Photos, but having to use Google+ as part of that made it less than ideal.
Hopefully they’ll let you deactivate the “Streams” product if you don’t use it, so I can stop getting spam invites to events and groups.
I’m so disappointed I only recently found out about Community. It’s one of the funniest shows I’ve watched in ages! Caley (who’s already watched some of it) and I have been binge watching it on Netflix when we get a chance; we’re part way through season 2 right now.
Season 6 comes out in mid-March1, so I’m hoping to catch up to the end of season 5 by then!