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Saving the animals from extinction

I mentioned this in passing recently and should probably elaborate. I wrote that, by not following the way of the radical green activists, we might be able save a lot of animal species that have been facing extinction by humans. There’s a … Læs resten

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The French Finger Trap

Or, why designing for bored soldiers can be worthwhile. The story follows: (Youtube)

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You are the product

We all know If you’re not paying for the product, you’re the product but this is only part of the truth. Under conditions of monopoly, you are always the product, regardless of whether you’re paying Which, unsurprising, is one of … Læs resten

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Future breeding goal

If it is true that farmers bred pigs to resemble the Danish national flag, maybe they should work on breeding zebra-striped cows? A scientific paper suggests that zebras also evolved the stripes to minimize the number of flies biting them … Læs resten

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Smart TV surveillance

3 scientific papers examine just how much data is sent back to advertisers and service providers from Smart TV’s and IoT devices: When we watch TV, our TVs watch us back and track our habits. This practice has exploded recently … Læs resten

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Ad injection

Yes, ad blockers are going to have to up their game against this: Tencentvideo will begin to insert and/or replace ads in movies and series, ads that didn’t exist in the original.

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This is getting ridiculous

The Nobel Peace Prize, previously awarded to Barack Obama before he chose to continue a lot of wars and increase the drone attacks, the EU for being, basically, the EU, Wangari Maathai who believed the conspiracy theory that HIV was … Læs resten

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Values

If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies. — Jon Stewart

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The Toolbox Fallacy

The Toolbox Fallacy is the belief that you would be doing something if only this or that was in place, even though you haven’t done it in a very long time. I can’t do X until I have Y. Once … Læs resten

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Bat-talk

Researchers claim to have “translated” the meanings of sounds between Egyptian fruit bats, and more than half of it appears to be arguments. Such as “keep your claws to yourself” and “a little room here, please”. One might expect most … Læs resten

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