People believe in all sorts of rules for what you should do with your device in regards to battery life. Real rules do exist, but there are multiple rumored ones that are myth. You should ignore those and I’ll explain them here so that you can begin to separate the fact from fiction. Batteries have become easier to manage over the years and some beliefs on their care are simply outdated.
If you keep up with tech news and developments you may be aware of the potential for embedded medical devices to be hacked and used to covertly track and monitor people. Their devices could even be used to distribute malware. Pacemakers and insulin pumps, heart monitors and other devices could be vulnerable. Imagine using medical devices to extort someone with a threat on their life.
Modern technology and the access to instant information has fostered a whole new type of person that knows just enough to be dangerous. You know the type. They have a small amount of knowledge about a subject and become overconfident. They leap to ridiculous conclusions based on what they know without taking into account that there is so much that they don’t know.
First off, I would like to preface this by saying that this doesn’t apply to everyone young or entering the workforce today. There are many very bright and talented young individuals when it comes to technology. I would also mention that the view of this from where I sit may not accurately represent a global perspective on the matter. I just want to dispel the common misconception that our youth, at least in my corner of the world, are technology leaders. Computer technology runs our world in more ways than ever before. People with a lack of serious tech skills entering the technology driven work force and economy are a disaster waiting to happen.
You have never been hacked, or at least the likelihood that what you perceive as being hacked wasn’t really hacking at all. People that don’t know any better often claim they have been “hacked” out of embarrassment for using poor passwords, weak security question answers, or falling victim to phishing attempts. Sometimes it is just ignorance in general.
The vitriol and hate in response to Google’s decision to move away from NPAPI support is just astounding. You would think that Google was trying to steal their first born children. The ranting and the hatred in some of the comments at the Chromium Blog and other threads over the matter is crazy and born entirely from a place of ignorance. These folks clearly do not understand plug-ins or the direction web browsers are going out of necessity.
Most legitimate web sites don’t use the types of ads that we all know and hate. Animated ads with loud sounds and distracting motions, Pop-ups/unders, and other sorts of intrusive advertising that interrupt people are the reason many have turned to ad blocking extensions. Ads that are so intrusive that they actually disrupt the intended use of a website don’t help anyone. Often the types of sites that use intrusive and or misleading ads of a questionable nature to begin with.