Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds [Mashable]

“Niantic was not prepared.”

No they weren’t, not by a long shot.

The game itself was a nice start. Getting people out and about. When the update went out that locked out jailbroken/rooted devices, it meant I could no longer play (still can’t, although I can get the app to load and login, but never get a GPS signal, even though I’m happily able to play other AR games like Ingress. And I’m only L22 if I remember, so way behind most active players now)

Source: Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions | Ars Technica

Microsoft patching systems as far back as XP? WannaCry is BIG, and the problem is…. there’s going to be systems out there still not patched due to laziness or no internet connection and are vulnerable.

Seen a couple of XP boxes around — some self-service tills, ATMs, and payphones all use XP…

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

Source: WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions | Ars Technica

Deleted your @uber account and using @lyft? Does it really make a difference? Probably not. Here’s why..

But, as this article indicates, it doesn’t really make a difference. Why? This is why:

Both Lyft and Uber actively work against the interests of their employees.

Although Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was widely criticized for his ties to Trump, one of Lyft’s major investors is Trump’s tech adviser Peter Thiel, who notably funded an anti-First Amendment crusade that brought down our late sister site, Gawker.

Meanwhile, conservatives are starting a #DeleteLyft campaign. But joke’s on them! Ethical decision-making is impossible under late capitalism, and choice is an illusion. It’s Coke vs. Pepsi, and as even as a Diet Coke enthusiast, I can recognize they’re more or less the same damn bubbles in a different shiny can.

 

Lyft successfully capitalized off this weekend’s #DeleteUber campaign, besting its biggest competitor in the App Store for the first time ever.

Source: Lyft Beats Uber for First Time in App Store, But Under Capitalism All Choice Is Meaningless

 

So, for me, at least, I’m keeping Uber installed, but going to install Lyft as well and see which ones are nearby. Take a read of the referenced article and make your own decision.