Daily Archives: September 4, 2022
“the rhetoric on the Kiwifarms site and specific, targeted threats have escalated over the last 48 hours to the point that we believe there is an unprecedented emergency and immediate threat to human life unlike we have previously seen from Kiwifarms or a
Link. Considered decision.
Apple Studio display: “Thankfully, I’ve not been getting this buzzing, but I’ve had problems with the display’s camera, audio, and USB.”
Link. Other than that Mrs Lincoln…
“floppy disks—along with other dated tech like CDs and MiniDiscs —are still required for around 1,900 government procedures.”
Link. This has got to be culture.
I Have Nothing to Hide: contemplating the end of the personal life.
Link. The vast majority of human life was lived with no expectation of privacy at all. It’s a fragile thing.
Living with the potential Nazi: “And the best thing you can do – maybe the only thing you can do – is to stay in these people’s lives if you can, if it’s safe. As a living refutation of all that nonsense.”
Link. A small minority of humans are naturally Nazi, but a majority are capable of Nazi. Basically, humans are horrible. But capable is not inevitable.
“… Russian economy performed during the Boris Yeltsin years. … worse than America’s decline during the worst of the Great Depression”
Link. I read newspapers then and had no idea.
“Getting a Kindle Kids was a huge mistake. Do not buy this product for your children or grandchildren.”
SMS antispam: Truecaller freemium or $30/y.
Link. I never heard of it. Our advertising infrastructure is broken.
Mints utility provides user info on macos malware.
WaPo suffers a Trump deficit.
Link. We will never be rid of him.
Paxlovid valuable for over 65 and probably unvaccinated 50-65.
Link. Vaccinated under 65 do so well it’s hard to measure improvement.
“a lost arm of the Nile once cut through this stretch of desert, and would have greatly simplified transporting the giant slabs to the pyramid complex”
Link. Expected but good to confirm.
“Twice a day, he replaces the depleted lithium-ion batteries in his sky-blue Piaggio electric rickshaw with fully charged ones at swapping stations around New Delhi”
Link. Cheaper than gas. Science can save us.
Autism in South Korea.
Link. We know very little.
“The areas of the brain traditionally attributed to language have lots of other functions”
Link. A neuroscience of language update by a science writer missing her left temporal lobe.