After running the Oregon Coast 50k in late October, I had a few days to spare before taking off to Argentina, and I took a little detour on the way home. From Florence, I drove east towards Eugene and Sisters, taking the McKenzie Highway (OR 242) to see Dee Wright Observatory, and then the ultimate destination – Painted Hills unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell.
Quite a bit, apparently. Data anonymizing doesn’t necessarily guarantee your privacy.
When the authors mapped locations, dates, and prices of someone's non-anonymous purchases against the whole database, it was usually easy to find a single, unique pattern. With three points or more, it was virtually a certainty. [...] There's a 94 percent chance that you're the only person who did so. Taking away price altogether made these matches harder to find. But with four purchases, it was back up to 90 percent.
I’ve seen a few discussions about iOS HealthKit recently, and most seem to miss the point of the app. There seems to be a notion that HealthKit is trying to compete with apps that do data visualization, that it somehow wants to take over managing all the wearable sensors, or even push Apple’s wearable fitness tech. While I don’t know what Apple’s intentions, all these assumptions don’t seem right and miss a major reason for HalthKit’s existence – to be an information broker.
After Apple announced they will stop developing Aperture, Adobe was nice enough to offer a Lightroom plugin to migrate Aperture libraries to Lightroom. I previously wrote some custom scripts around the Aperture library, and can appreciate how much pain they must have gone through to deciper the library Aperture (hopefully they had some help from Apple). The Aperture libraries aren't always consistent and can vary depending on how old they are, or how many times they crashed, so there were bound to be some bugs in the Aperture Importer plugins.
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