Author Archives: David K.

Send us your naked photos: An inside look at Facebook’s misunderstood efforts to tackle revenge porn

“What you see is that we will shut this type of content down on our platform, but then people will hop to other platforms and spaces,” Davis said. “What would be great across industry is for us to share intelligence … Continue reading

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Truck Spills Dice, Deals 216,000d6 Bludgeoning Damage to Atlanta Freeway

Trivium Games claims that this spill amounted to the largest dice roll in history, a record previously held by the United Kingdom for Brexit. Source: Truck Spills Dice, Deals 216,000d6 Bludgeoning Damage to Atlanta Freeway This article wins the internet … Continue reading

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Search warrant overrides 1M users’ choice not to share DNA with cops | Ars Technica

Police in Orlando, Florida, obtained a warrant this summer to search DNA site GEDmatch and review data on all of its users—about a million people, The New York Times reports. Privacy advocates are now concerned that police will continue to … Continue reading

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Christian comedian John Crist admits to ‘destructive and sinful’ behavior after multiple women come forward

Popular Christian comedian John Crist, who just landed a Netflix special, admitted to “destructive and sinful” behavior and canceled his upcoming tour after multiple accusations of unwanted sexting, harassment and manipulation. Source: Christian comedian John Crist admits to ‘destructive and sinful’ behavior after … Continue reading

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So Goes Mobile, So Goes Desktop

After many years of decreasing usability, and increasing-user hostility, the same annoyances making the mobile web suck have wormed their way into the desktop experience. You know what? I’m just closing these tabs these days. I don’t even care to … Continue reading

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DHH “not yet feeling the awesome” of WSL

This has been one of my all-time favorite Twitter threads. David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Rails, is trying to “live” in Windows, and set it up to do Rails work. He’s blogging the “experience,” and it’s not going very smoothly. … Continue reading

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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

When my scientist colleagues and I invented the internet 50 years ago, we did not anticipate that its dark side would emerge with such ferocity — or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it. Source: Opinion: 50 … Continue reading

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I Was the First “YouTube”

Back in the early 2000’s, I was getting pretty deep into Linux. I also had a job which allowed me to have the castoff computers no one needed any more, after upgrades. Linux has always run just fine on older … Continue reading

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Warren on our Corporatocracy

I’ve been talking about corporate charters for a long time now, and people either don’t understand what I’m talking about, or think I’m crazy. We give people a charter to create a company, which grants them special, legal protections to … Continue reading

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.NET Core 3.0 concludes the .NET Framework API porting project · Issue #130 · dotnet/announcements

With .NET Core 3.0, we’re at the point where we’ve ported all technologies that are required for modern workloads, be that desktop apps, mobile apps, console apps, web sites, or cloud services. That’s not to say that we don’t have … Continue reading

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