Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Canonical: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for a full decade [Awesome!]
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers: “...somehow we’ve reached a point where people in the medical profession actively, viscerally, volubly hate their computers.”
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
The Sorry State of Climate Science Peer Review, and Kudos to Nic Lewis: "I have had at least one paper rejected based upon a single reviewer who obviously didn’t read the paper…he criticized claims not even made in the paper."
A brief aside in to statins and FH and all cause mortality: "The main benefit of a statin appears to be that the number it gives you on a lab report might just influence a cardiologist to leave your coronary arteries alone."
Need a new FC feature to cart an entire Twitter thread. Some of them deserve to be preserved for posterity. Might be useful one day to look back on the hate being spewed by certain people.
Trump and Big Media: Clash or Collusion? - “[Acosta] and his network failed to extend that same solidarity to me that day in Helsinki.”
Urgent National Frozen Veg Recall after nine dead [UK]
The Road To Pearl Harbor, 1919-1941. [This is a great documentary. Highly recommended.]
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
EU Court Rules Taste Cannot Be Copyrighted
Microsoft says it’s improving patch quality for a complex ecosystem [Are they serious with this crap? Deaf is the only word that comes to mind.]
To this day when I spin up a new file server I call the data volume "VOL1". Old Novell habits die hard.
That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards [This is a good reminder that owning domain names is a responsibility, and should be treated as a long term commitment.]
“We’re constantly looking at the data and adjusting the monetary policy path as needed in response.” [The Fed loves to be seen as a bunch of data scientists pushing levers and twisting knobs in response to economic signals. It’s all just wishing and finger crossing.]
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace: “What we see here are the world’s two most valuable companies engaging in a coordinated assault on the lawful resale of consumer devices.”
Apple's New Hardware With The T2 Security Chip Will Currently Block Linux From Booting. [Not cool.]
Study: Excessive posting of selfies is associated with increase in narcissism - "The use of visual social media may emphasise the perception of narcissistic individuals that they are the main focus of attention."
Neil Young loses home in California wildfires, blasts Trump for failing to address climate change. [This will fall on deaf ears. NY has a multi-million dollar home in Hawaii also and others too I'm sure. Hard to feel sorry for that.]
Sun, 11 Nov 2018
The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online [I didn't know VirusTotal was owned by Google. 🤔]
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The US government has ordered airlines to instruct pilots flying Boeing's 737 MAX on how to handle the potentially deadly flaw that may have caused the Lion Air crash. [Bad sensor data.]