Links van 6 februari 2019 tot 9 februari 2019

No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium
Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.

Google just terminated our start-up Google Play Publisher Account on Christmas day
Dear Android devs, always remember that Google Play may terminate your dev account at any time, without prior notice, without any explanation and you may have to close your company and seek for a new job tomorrow. This is how it works right now.

Study: Dialysis Is a Bigger Mortality Risk Than Some Cancers – Renal and Urology News
Wel… “Among men, those on dialysis had a significantly worse unadjusted 5-year survival probability (50.8%) than men with prostate cancer (83.3%) and colorectal cancer (56.1%), but significantly better survival probabilities than those with lung cancer (14%) and pancreatic cancer (9.1%).”

European Commission in the UK – European Commission
Lijst van leugens en uitleg. Voor wie zich afvraagt wat de pers (okey, *sommige* pers) in Engeland doet met Europa.

Jabra: we know our Bluetooth headsets don’t work with laptops. Sorry, no refunds.
It was a shock, but at the same time, it was not. I think part of me always knew Jabra was lying the whole time. At this point, I was thinking about the support folks on the other side — with their canned replies and fake politeness. You see, we have exchanged a total of 25 emails with the Jabra Support Team trying to figure out why the $300 Jabra Evolve 75 stops working every time a meeting is started. Did they laugh at me while making me jump their hoops? Or did they cringe?