Yesterday's News 04-16-2018

Sorry for no post on Friday, but headed to Chi for a concert.

MikeNM

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April 16, 2018

A Centrist Manifesto - An argument for pragmatism over idealism isn't likely to garner much favor in the current debate, but it's a voice I think is more popular than its place in public life is given.

The Molar - A look back at an odd education-only iMac.

The Next Step - The Register runs down the early details from Google's next . . .

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Yesterday’s News 4-12-18

This blog fueled almost entirely by caffeine

MikeNM

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April 12, 2018

Fake It ’Til You Replace It - I suppose that it shouldn't be that surprising, but many Android OEMs are not applying security patches. Instead, they're just assuring users they're okay, meaning even the security conscious might be at risk.

Speaking Of Updates - Apple begins notifying users that their old apps are going to stop . . .

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What Should Facebook Look Like?

Why "Break It Up" is a stupid response.

MikeNM

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April 12, 2018

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I'm already pretty annoyed with the narrative around the Cambridge Analytica data and Facebook. Granted, Facebook should have done more to ensure the data gathered by skillful developers exploiting weak data protections. That said, if this is your smoking gun for the last election, you weren't paying much attention. CA would probably . . .

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Yesterday's News 4-11-2018

Turns Out The Replicants Run Mostly In Python

MikeNM

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April 11, 2018

Old Infrastructure Is Insecure Infrastructure - Considering that it would be quite costly to do something like this when the system was developed, it shouldn't be surprising that it is trivial to trigger a broadcast of emergency sirens. Interesting though, and shows why there is no security through obscurity.

Right To Repair - Even if it . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-10-2018

Finally Had A Day With More Links

MikeNM

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April 10, 2018

The Great Filtering - How filter bubbles work, and more information doesn't necessarily make you immune. I like the term epistemic bubble, and defining it against an echo chamber. Echo chambers are actually the more significant problem because even alternate streams of information are undermined. It's not just liberals and . . .

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Waiting For The Big One

Headline chosen entirely for the gratuitous inclusion of a Peter Gabriel song.

MikeNM

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April 10, 2018

In looking at the stories about Macs moving to ARM, I get a weird itch that we're looking at a rumor that will recur until it's eventually correct. It's not a terrible prediction; Apple currently makes their own chips for iOS devices. Windows and Linux both are making moves toward supporting ARM, and ARM chips are . . .

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Yesterday's News 04-09-2018

It's less impressive that I make this website solo

MikeNM

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April 09, 2018

Becoming The Media - Watching Facebook try and figure out how to be a media company is pretty hilarious. They tried swallowing up the entire discourse of modern society without a single thought. It turns out there's more to being the media than chasing the ad buy checks.

Signing Prince - Though I doubt that anyone needed to help him . . .

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