Motorised piece of luggage to ride on (not made from Sapient Pearwood)
Do you remember Flattr? Me neither.
Flattr was a micropayment system for blogs, allowing you to mark a blog article for payment when you liked it. A fixed amount you budget for micropayments per month was then being distributed equally across all flattr’d articles. So assuming you budget 10 EUR per month for flattr, and you clicked on 20 things a months, each thing would earn their creator 0.50 EUR that month.
In reality, Flattr existed mostly to generate and finance Podcasts by Tim Pritlove, of course.
The Guardian has an article about a Shared Space Experiment at Amsterdam Alexanderplein.
I generally recommend people use a current stable Chrome. It’s the most secure browser. Please also install uBO and use 1Password.
Turns out, that recommendation can also be backed up by data. Check the “Results” headline.
Note also how they did not test Safari on Apple, because that hurts too much:
Instead of fuzzing Safari directly, which would require Apple hardware, we instead used WebKitGTK+ which we could run on internal (Linux-based) infrastructure. We created an ASAN build of the release version of WebKitGTK+. Additionally, each crash was verified against a nightly ASAN WebKit build running on a Mac.
Yup, Apple development and testing happening on Linux.
A few years ago, I published this article on G+:
This month there is an article on First Monday: 100.000 false positives for every real terrorist: Why anti-terror algorithms don’t work which discusses the problem in more detail, and even better, links to tons of background material.
Occam’s Taser: The most painful explanation is usually the correct one. This is definitely an Ops theorem. — Scott Lyon
via Tatiana Azundris
The New York Times has a nice article about Data Center Infrastructure vs. Hurricanes, suitable for muggles.
Yet another data center, west of Houston, was so well prepared for the storm — with backup generators, bunks and showers — that employees’ displaced family members took up residence and United States marshals used it as a headquarters until the weather passed.
“It wasn’t Noah’s ark, but it was darn close,” said Rob Morris, managing partner and co-founder of Skybox, the company that runs the center.
This is made by Cherry, it seems. But it’s not quite authentic without spikes on the keycaps. Because if you don’t bleed when typing Klingon poetry, it is just pointless posing.