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  1. Jan 2024
    1. less secure sign-in technology

      What does that mean exactly?

      All of a sudden my Rails app's attempts to send via SMTP started getting rejected until I enabled "Less secure app access". It would be nice if I knew what was necessary to make the access considered "secure".

      Update: Newer information added to this article (as well as elsewhere) leads me to believe that it is specifically sending password directly as authentication mechanism which was/is no longer permitted.

      This is the note that has since been added on this page, which clarifies this point:

      To help keep your account secure, from May 30, 2022, ​​Google no longer supports the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password.

  2. Jul 2023
  3. May 2023
    1. Citing the work of a number of prominent scholars on the style of kwela she states, “Academics who have written about kwela have been no more precise, or more in agreement with one another, about the boundaries of this musical style” (Allen 1993, 58).
  4. Dec 2022
    1. For compliance reasons, you will not be able to see contacts who submit spam complaints in your exclusion list.  We do not offer the ability to export a list of spam complaints from FBLs at the moment. This is also for compliance. 

      "For compliance reasons". That's pretty vague. Compliance with what?

  5. Nov 2022
    1. The campaign against her has employed tactics that can only be described as bullying.

      "The campaign" is significantly ambiguous. There was a student protest movement. There are also a number of critics of Stock. These are not all one thing.

      "can only be described as bullying" is also extremely problematic. First, it is unscholarly. In a discussion of academic freedom and related notions of freedom of speech, it is vital to be precise about actions which are merely unpleasant (e.g., refuting counterspeech), aggressive but still legitimate, individually bullying (e.g., a threat), and individually not-bullying but collectively so (e.g., a hostile environment). It's also important to distinguish responsibilities. If lots of people oppose you independently but vigorously, that might have the net effect of a hostile environment with none of the opposers being required to cease their opposition. (The employers might have some obligations to mitigate, of course.)

  6. Sep 2021
    1. One workspace.platform.source of truth.Endless solutions.Orchestrate powerful business solutions with a single source of truth. The only limit is your imagination.
  7. Jul 2021
  8. Apr 2021
    1. Going through different search systems brings us some fruits in the form of indistinct mumbling about the untimely closed I/O data streams, TTYs and PTYs (pseudoterminals) and all the rest of it.
  9. Mar 2021
    1. If eye movement were consciously controlled, the dreamer’s eyes could become a vehicle for getting a message to the waking world.

      iirc this is relatively old news, the more novel bit is being able to communicate with sleeping people

  10. Nov 2020
  11. Oct 2020
    1. vague

      The word 'vague' seems to repeat quite a lot in descriptions of Constantia's gestures and behaviors. She reminds me of Laura from the Garden Party, having her own inner world nobody knows of. But she's more reserved and reticent, which might stem from her insecurity and dependence on her older sister's views.

  12. May 2020
    1. Free data-driven attribution model Use Google’s advanced machine learning to more accurately distribute credit to all ad clicks that led to a conversion

      In other words, "just trust us" to magically figure it all out.

      I'd trust you more if you explained more about how do it. Maybe if I clicked "Learn more"?

    1. Like #2, vague descriptors like "often" raise questions in buyers’ minds. Always be as specific as possible -- "40% of our customer base," or "Almost every prospect in your industry I’ve spoken with in the last quarter", for example.
  13. Apr 2020
  14. Mar 2020
    1. It's so frustrating how grey this all is at the moment - I'd imagine most sites still wont be compliant come May 25th.
    2. Had a read through a few of the linked articles above... Wow. Messy, headache inducing stuff, and still so much vagueness.
  15. Jan 2016
    1. the national history

      "the" has nothing to reference here. Since it is factually inaccurate that there is only one nation on Earth, despite what may be the author's wish to the contrary, "the" should be replaced with the subject, "DPRK" or similar.

  16. Sep 2013
    1. Rhetoric is the counterpart of Dialectic. Both alike are concerned with such things as come, more or less, within the general ken of all men and belong to no definite science. Accordingly all men make use, more or less, of both; for to a certain extent all men attempt to discuss statements and to maintain them, to defend themselves and to attack others. Ordinary people do this either at random or through practice and from acquired habit. Both ways being possible, the subject can plainly be handled systematically, for it is possible to inquire the reason why some speakers succeed through practice and others spontaneously; and every one will at once agree that such an inquiry is the function of an art.

      All I could think of was Crow's one liner from the Cave Dweller's Episode: Could you be a little more vague, please?