Yesterday's News 4-23-2019

The News From What Has To Be Earth's Dumbest Timeline

MikeNM

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April 23, 2018

The Oldest Experiment - The Nautilus has a story about one of the oldest running experiments in science, counting sunspots.

Always Share Prince Demos - Prince's original demo of Nothing Compares 2 U sounds better than some people's finished records. Always liked his version better anyway.

Reject Book Covers - The . . .

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Yesterday's News 4-19-2018

A Weird Mix Today

MikeNM

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April 19, 2018

The Science Of Engine Failure - Ars Technica breaks down how jet engines fail and shows the causes of similar incidents to the blown engine on the Southwest flight.

Taking The Fight To Xenu - Brian Krebs explores the ways that Scientology uses fake reviews to drive people to its rehab centers.

Another . . .

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Yesterday's News 4-18-18

Can I blame a glitch for not putting this up until after work?

MikeNM

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April 18, 2018

Tax Crash - Government IT is in quite a state. While the military and intelligence services seem to be at least recruiting smart people, the actual day to day functions need a significant overhaul. I wonder if like the ACA site, this is because the contracting business is dominated by people who know how to work the bid system rather than . . .

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Yesterday's News 4-17-2018

A Vending Machine For Lists Of Links

MikeNM

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April 17, 2018

Pirates Run The Navy - The Navy is involved in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over alleged software piracy. While no one is likely to walk the plank, it is a lesson in managing software in large organizations. Make sure agreements are signed and in place, before you do rollouts, or you can cost your company significantly more money.

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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