Tim Bray on office spaces
I could never work in a veal pen again, I don't understand why anyone accepts that as a condition of employment.
Amazon's 2018 profits: $11.2 billion; Amazon's 2018 IRS bill: negative $129 million https://boingboing.net/2019/02/15/trump-loves-bezos.html https://t.co/IceBWzfWKF
Pacific Northwest measles outbreak spreads https://boingboing.net/2019/02/13/pacific-northwest-measles-outb-2.html https://t.co/UPoFsQTuUa
The only thing I dislike about the Python approach to asyncio is that all these frameworks are incompatible with each other. Each one is re-implementing core functionality like file IO or database IO. I wish there was a more unified solution to that.
12 months, 1200 children killed by guns, 1200 stories about the lives they led, reported by teen journalists across the country.
Teenagers write obituaries for (american) children killed by guns. This gives a face to blank numbers in an attempt to measure the void it left in the children's families.
I am the coffee.
I am the code.
I am the pseudo-random electronic music. https://musicforprogramming.net/?thirtyone
I am the tooting while spacing out, man.
I am… pretty sure… there's no acid in this coffee.
Germany just deleted Facebook https://boingboing.net/2019/02/07/zuckerbackpfeifengesicht.html https://t.co/XkrD264Ttw
WebKit release notes for Safari Technology Preview 75: https://webkit.org/blog/8594/release-notes-for-safari-technology-preview-75/
"Removed support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable." Endlessly ironic that the thing that was supposed to prevent tracking has become just another vector for tracking 🤦♂️
The next Firefox will block all autoplayed audio, video https://boingboing.net/2019/02/06/firefox-popup-blocker-2-0.html https://t.co/rjgIsuNTHR
Key insights about 2018 data breaches and cyber attacks:
"Nearly half of all attacks came through the application layer, mimicking the sentiment of other annual data breach reports. For example the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report also shows that the Application Layer is the number one attack vector."
legitimate-seeming businesses can't just give you porn links all the time, so the job of most modern recommendation algorithms is to return the closest thing to porn that is still Safe For Work. In other words, celebrities (ideally attractive ones, or at least controversial ones), or politics, or both. They walk that line as closely as they can, because that's the local maximum for their profitability.
Very good article about what is happening under the hood when #Linux is running an excecutable file.
What happens when a file gets executed in Linux? What does it mean that a file is executable? Can we only execute compiled binaries? What about shell scripts then? If I can execute shell scripts, what else can I execute? In this article we will try to answer those questions.
Facehugger sleep apnea mask, Jared Gray https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/182408817919/nevver-facehugger-sleep-apnea-mask-jared-gray
http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a2b00c70: Der Niedergang der Printmedien in den USA, in einem Twitter-Thread einfach erklärt.
http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a2b19992: The future is now!Genetically Modified Chickens Lay Eggs Containing Anti-Cancer DrugEs handelt sich um zwei spezielle Proteine. Jetzt ist natürlich die Frage, wie verallgemeinerbar die Methode ist. Und was die Regulierungsbehörden dazu sagen werden.
Portrait: Masahiro Kikuno, Japanese Independent Watchmaker. A Japanese approach to watchmaking, executed by hand.
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