Дата публикации: 2017-10-12 14:20
The Spaztix Programmable Customizable LED Long Spinning Fidget Finger Spinner (ugh) allows users to display text messages and colorful patterns on it by sending commands from an Android phone app. So teachers can deal with confiscating phones, as well as explaining why this spinner isn’t allowed, but the others are totally kosher. My favorite part of this variant is that it’s still sticking with the message that it’s good for you. It’s Amazon listing insists that you shouldn’t “be deceived by their fun looks these spinning fidget toys are actually backed by science! By feeding your brain extra sensory information, you redirect your mental resources from whatever else you may be thinking to the task at hand.”
Statistics blog FiveThirtyEight declared the spinner boom officially over, just yesterday. It seems safe to say this flashing, phone-connected, potential cheat machine is the final nail in the coffin.
Sharing devices can also weaken your privacy rights if you end up in court. “You don’t necessarily know how things will end and how they might go bad,” Rucker said. Password-protect your laptop and encrypt your hard drive to make sure your data is safe. If you want to allow your partner to use your laptop, set up a separate account for them rather than letting them log into yours.
Using Slack’s API , he was able to send messages to a private channel he created specifically for his desk’s easy button. While the message just lets him know he’s got a visitor, you can get fancy with it and use Slack’s API to attach more info to your alerts.
If the worksheet’s purpose is unclear, the kid is encouraged to place their fidget spinner at the top, give it a flick, and then complete as many arithmetic problems as possible before it stops spinning.
But good things don’t last long in this world. We’ve seen fidget spinners that distractingly show Mario running , we’ve seen weaponized fidget spinners, and now we have the most distracting model of all: a spinner with programmable LEDs.
The fidget spinner is a global phenomenon that has inspired thinkpieces about cultural anxiety , the changing retail landscape , and above all, whether or not it should be allowed in the classroom. Many teachers have embraced the toy as a tool for kids with attention problems but we have some bad news: They’re evolving.
Enter developer Nick Sypteras , who wanted to solve the problem of coworkers requesting his attention while his headphones were on. Working in a cubicle, he wrote, “There’s no way for a visitor to my desk to get my attention other than by waving their hand in my face, making loud noises behind me, etc.” So he broke out the soldering iron, a Staples Easy Button, and an Adafruit microcontroller.
Courts have sometimes viewed all passwords as equal, faulting a victim whose partner hacked her Facebook because she had shared an Amazon password with him. The court questioned whether one password could be considered private, given that she had shared other accounts, Rucker explained. “If you share an iCloud account and you’re sharing pictures that way, you’re sharing accounts in the eyes of the court,” Rucker said.
Abusive spouses have been known to surveil their partners’ online activity. While spouseware –malware that sneakily harvests geolocation, texts, calls, and other information—is an issue, Rucker notes that abusive partners might also track what their significant other is doing on a shared home Wi-Fi network. Using a VPN at home can help keep browsing data private.