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Daily Archives: January 16, 2023
Switzerland’s ski industry is dying: “warming at more than double the rate of the global mean and its glaciers lost 6 percent of their volume in the last year alone”
Link. In the US many XC ski resorts have closed. Emily and I finally surrendered to snowshoes.
Experian security disaster: “until the end of 2022, Experian’s website allowed anyone to bypass these questions and go straight to the consumer’s report. All that was needed was the person’s name, address, birthday and Social Security number.”
Link. The identity theft market suffers from a glut of potential victims.
1887 ‘Children’s Blizzard’: between 250 and 500 people died in the blizzard.
Link. Casualties of Krakatoa, 5 years late.
“Kennedy controller, also urgently: Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance! Delta 1943, CANCEL TAKEOFF CLEARANCE!”
Hacking (good way) Mastodon: Steampipe relationship graphs.
Link. Udell is having fun.
More reasons why we need an App Store other than from Apple.
Link. Apple really sucks at managing the App Store.
“By default, when Apple does something new these days, I fully and quietly expect it to be broken.”
Link. They could never ever do anything like Aperture again.
Stills from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Tron — as imagined by Midjourney.
Link. “If, as Mr. Gurdjieff taught, creation leads to the development of one’s soul, whose soul is being developed here?”
The last days of humanity.
MLK and gay rights: neutral leaning towards acceptance?
Link. Not bad for his day.
Red states attack their own Blue cities.
Link. If you live in a Red state you should look at moving to a Blue state.
BOA Lifetime warranty: independent of shoe warranty
Link. I just learned Boa does it’s own warranty. I have Boa on mountain bike and snowshoe. They send a repair kit.
Twitter via RSS
Link. I use Feedbin.
Amazon selling cheap 16 Terabyte Portable SSD: “micro SD card slotted into a circuit board acting as a USB-C adapter”
Link. Amazon is scammy.
Managerial Positions Created to Avoid Mandated Overtime Pay.
Link. Had not occurred to me but seems inevitable. “businesses are not required to pay overtime to salaried managers who make more than $455 per week or $23,660 per year”. Need to make that 40K/y.
FCC broadband coverage maps lie: “dependent on self-reported data from ISPs”
Link. Not a surprise.
Ocean heat: “This year’s record surpasses the ones set previously in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2017”
Link. 2018 disappoints.
Changing section 230: making services liable for user content.
Link. It’s hard to see how Mastodon would survive — liability insurance, legal costs…