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New evidence shows that the key assumption made in the discovery of dark energy is in error

Taken at face values, the luminosity evolution of SN is significant enough to question the very existence of dark energy. When the luminosity evolution of SN is properly taken into account, the team found that the evidence for the existence … Continue reading

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Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in systemd • The Register

Another point of interest is that systemd, a replacement for init that is the first process to run when Linux starts, is now approaching 1.3 million lines of code thanks to nearly 43,000 commits in 2019. “Everybody who has ever … Continue reading

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What the World Sees, Versus What’s Going on Inside

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The Continuing Saga of Gigabit Internet Service

So I already wrote about trying to get my old router to support my new internet speed, with no success. What I didn’t write about was that, in my frustration, I had placed an order for another, different new router … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 2019

Here’s how my Christmas Day went, after a lovely morning of opening presents with the family. I just upgraded to Comcast — I mean, Xfiniti — gigabit internet service, and got rid of all TV service. (I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Far Cry 4 Humor

I’ve been playing through Far Cry 4 again, just because it’s one of my favorite games ever, and I need a break from RDR2 and Witcher 3. I had to stop and note how funny it can be. In one … Continue reading

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Can end-to-end encrypted systems detect child sexual abuse imagery?

A few weeks ago, U.S. Attorney General William Barr joined his counterparts from the U.K. and Australia to publish an open letter addressed to Facebook. The Barr letter represents the latest salvo … Source: Can end-to-end encrypted systems detect child … Continue reading

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Daring Fireball: The Other Shoe Drops: Away Fires CEO Steph Korey After Months-Long Search for Her Replacement

But one of the strangest things was that while it was ostensibly a story about the company, the actual story felt almost entirely like a hit on Korey, personally. No other executive’s Slack messages were quoted as evidence of the … Continue reading

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Behringer WING – A complete overview – YouTube

Looks like Berhinger has done it again. This board looks like it would be even more of a pleasure to run than the Allen & Heath D-Live, has at least as much capability and capacity, and it’s still less than … Continue reading

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ADL International Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019 – YouTube

It’s time to regulate Facebook, Twitter, Google, et. al. I love just about everything about this, but the money quote, for me, is this, at 15:40… “… when discussing the difficulty of removing content, Zuckerberg asked “where do you draw … Continue reading

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