Google marks Artsakh IP addresses as Armenian, but Twitter marks them as Azerbaijani


That must be very frustrating, to live in Artsakh and to see twitter greetings in Azerbaijani, specifically when you are struggling for your freedom, and get bombed by Azerbaijani military.

I know the feeling. When I am driving in Artsakh, I tend to not open Google Maps, but use some Open Street Map software.

Because once I open google maps, then this is time to panic! Why there are Azerbaijani/Turkic locality names around? Where am I? Didn’t I get lost? Will they shoot me now? Oh, may be that’s google? But wait, then what this locality name means? Yes, I can read Latin letters, but what this locality name correspond to? Aaaaa… God save me! Please.

But openstreetmap shows a line of contact, shows Armenian locality names, and I see native homy letters. That feels safe. Everything is as it should be.

So, no, nobody can force me to use google maps, instead of OSM. (: No. Not possible. No. (:

#google #twitter #maps #osm #openstreetmap #artsakh #nkpeace #panic #dont_panic

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why doesn’t graphics on ios lag as much? apparently, it’s because when you put the finger on the screen, it stops every process, except of a couple of important system services. even if you run a browser, and you put finger on screen, it stops unless you raise the finger.

android, on the contrary, tries to divide resources between processes.

this is why we often notice lags on android, and this is why ios seems to work smoothly. we cannot say - faster. it’s not faster, because other processes don’t even work for some time. it’s responsive, and looks faster to the user.

well, at least, this is why it’s often happens, when android user cannot call, or answer the call, while the same situation is not very much common in case of ios.

#android ios #google #apple #programming #operating_systems #scheduler #priority

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Election politics is very much a type of marketing, and politicians are starting to use personalized marketing’s capability to discriminate as a way to track voting patterns and better “sell” a candidate or policy position.

Psychological manipulation—based both on personal information and control of the underlying systems—will get better and better. Even worse, it will become so good that we won’t know we’re being manipulated.

#elections #politics #psychology #surveillance #manipulation #facebook #google #tilt

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Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations

via @{dolphin ;}

#apple #google #microsoft #gnu #linux #cyanogenmod #free-software #freedom #software #communities #corporations

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