“I’ve always felt that one of the least interesting things for a wine writer to do is to try to describe how a wine tastes. I feel that even more strongly now.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/06/reader-center/wine-industry-climate-change.html
Ring (the Amazon surveillance device) used video captured on Halloween for PR
EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.
It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.
It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.
"Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/us/politics/barr-whatsapp-facebook-encryption.html
"Five reasons people are not engaging with climate change and what to do about it"
"Athletes turn to plant-based and vegan diets to gain edge in a growing sports world trend", including Tom Brady https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2019/08/08/vegan-plant-based-diets-take-over-sports-world-alex-morgan-tom-brady/1921383001/
According to the-federation.info the #fediverse has crossed 3 million registered users (and this is excluding Gab)
"Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer" https://localghost.dev/2019/09/everything-i-googled-in-a-week-as-a-professional-software-engineer/
"Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" by @nolan https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
HTTP Security Headers – A Complete Guide
(submitted by BCharlie)
I'm a programmer who loves a good panini
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