ReHacked #101: Twitter rolls back AMP support, German state planning to switch 25k PCs to LibreOffice, How to get wealthy without working too hard and more

“Expertise is great, but it has a bad side effect. It tends to create an inability to accept new ideas.” Dean Williams

ReHacked #101: Twitter rolls back AMP support, German state planning to switch 25k PCs to LibreOffice, How to get wealthy without working too hard and more
Women of the sea -Korea’s oldest free divers on their underwater treasure hunt. (C) ABCNews.

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Twitter rolls back AMP support, no longer sends users to AMP pages #internet

How that might affect you. Previously, if a mobile user clicked on a link to your site, Twitter would redirect them to the AMP version of that page if an AMP version was available. Now, that won’t happen and users will just load the native mobile/responsive version of your content.

German state planning to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice - The Document Foundation Blog #software #opensource

The north-German state of Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch to open source software, including LibreOffice, in its administration and schools.

In doing so, the state wants to reduce its dependence on proprietary software, and eventually end it altogether. By the end of 2026, Microsoft Office is to be replaced by LibreOffice on all 25,000 computers used by civil servants and employees (including teachers), and the Windows operating system is to be replaced by GNU/Linux.

Megaprocessor #hardware #fun

The Megaprocessor is a micro-processor built large. Very large. It’s 2x10 m.

How I got wealthy without working too hard #career

  • Don’t do a startup.
  • Specialise in something that every company likes a lot. Avoid niche tech, go for huge popular things (eg. AWS, JS, Python, React).
  • Take a $ 500-1000 / day, full-remote job (If you don’t know how to find them, there’s a chapter about it).
  • Don’t live in big cities (go for smaller, more liveable towns).
  • Leave any job that requires too much work or too many meetings. Meetings are the mind-killer. You’ll quickly find another gig because you specialized.
  • Take 2 months for holidays in-between contracts.
  • Do this for 7 years while investing most of your salary in a diversified portfolio. Don’t go too crazy with Crypto.

JOY.JS - make happy little programs #software #fun

Swedish study suggests hiring discrimination is primarily a problem for men in female-dominated occupations #society #psychology

There were 3,200 fictitious job applications sent to 15 different occupations, including four male-dominated professions — vehicle mechanic, delivery/truck driver, IT developer, and warehouse worker — and six female-dominated professions — customer service, cleaner, childcare, accounting clerk, preschool teacher, and enrolled nurse. The remaining occupations included B2B sales, telemarketing, chef, waitstaff, and store clerk.

Granberg and his colleagues found that women had higher positive employer response rates than men on average, an effect that was primarily driven by female-dominated occupations. There was no evidence of discrimination against women in male-dominated professions or in mixed-gender professions, but the researchers did find evidence of discrimination against men in female-dominated professions.

Pangea Aerospace successfully hot fire tests the first MethaLox aerospike engine in the world #engineering

The engine is extremely low cost to produce, as it is completely additively manufactured (metallic 3D printing) in only two pieces. Pangea Aerospace has been able to improve solve the thermal problem of this kind of engine (they are very difficult to cool down) thanks to additive manufacturing and new materials, such as GR Cop42 (a NASA developed copper alloy). For Adrià Argemí, CEO and cofounder of the company it is a major milestone “we have unlocked aerospike technology at a very low cost. We have been able to hot fire successfully several times the same engine, demonstrating that the technology works and that we are ready for further challenges.”

Microsoft Edge has new bloatware that absolutely no one needs #software #privacy

Microsoft released its all-new Edge browser last year, powered by the open-source Chromium engine instead of the custom Microsoft-made rendering engine found in the original version (and Internet Explorer). The browser has generally been received well, as it adds plenty of helpful features on top of the speedy Chromium engine, but not all of Microsoft’s ideas have been winners. The latest example is a new feature that adds interest payments for online purchases to the browser itself.

Microsoft announced the new functionality on its Microsoft Edge Insider forum, which adds a “Buy now, pay later” option to your list of payment methods when checking out in an online store. The functionality is powered by a third-party company, Zip (previously Quadpay), and allows you to split up payments for $35-1,000 purchases into four installments over the course of six weeks. There are no interest fees, assuming you pay each installment on time.

Sci-Hub: Researchers File Intervention Application To Fight ISP Blocking * TorrentFreak #copyrights

Last December, academic publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit demanding that Indian ISPs block access to Sci-Hub and Libgen for copyright infringement. The ongoing case now includes an intervention application from a group of social science researchers who say that blocking the platforms would result in a great societal loss to the country.

Sci-HubEleven months ago, academic publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit in India demanding that local ISPs should block subscriber access to Sci-Hub and Libgen.

In common with similar injunction applications in other regions, the companies accused Sci-Hub and founder Alexandra Elbakyan of engaging in massive infringement due to the making available of copyrighted content without their permission.

After 20 Years of Failure, Kill the TSA #security

"The TSA is failing to defend us against the threat of terrorism," security expert and frequent TSA critic Bruce Schneier pointed out in 2015. "The only reason they've been able to get away with the scam for so long is that there isn't much of a threat of terrorism to defend against."

"Terrorists are much rarer than we think, and launching a terrorist plot is much more difficult than we think," Schneier added. "I understand this conclusion is counterintuitive, and contrary to the fearmongering we hear every day from our political leaders. But it's what the data shows."

Kia EV6 Smashes Tesla's World Record | CarBuzz #technology #automotive

During the seven-day trip, the Kia EV6 was charged for a total of seven hours, 10 minutes, and one second. That was fast enough for it to set a new Guinness World Record for shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. Impressively, it shattered the previous record set by Tesla by more than five and a half hours. For reference, the Tesla needed to be charged for a total of 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds.

"The EV6's record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularization of electric vehicles," said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Kia America.

"The NFT Bay" Shares Multi-Terabyte Archive of 'Pirated' NFTs * TorrentFreak #blockchain

However, that doesn’t mean that other people can’t copy the associated files, which are often widely available. This is made pretty clear by The NFT Bay, which launched just a few hours ago. The site, which is clearly inspired by The Pirate Bay, shares a torrent with “pirated” versions of NFTs.

“The Billion Dollar Torrent,” as it’s called, reportedly includes all the NFTs on the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. These files are bundled in a massive torrent that points to roughly 15 terabytes of data. Unpacked, this adds up to almost 20 terabytes.

Stanford students conquer the Triple Crown of hiking in 2021 - Los Angeles Times #nature #travel #longread

A thunderstorm in Colorado sent the two college students racing for cover down a mountain ridge. A black bear charged at one of them in Washington state. A wildfire’s flames spurred a harrowing escape in Northern California. And a raging infection waylaid the travelers for days in the Wyoming wilderness.

While much of the world was locked down during the first year of the pandemic, Jackson Parell and Sammy Potter were busy planning their escape. The Stanford University students had weathered shared coronavirus infections and quarantines. And after spending months cooped up in online classrooms, they were itching to break free.

So they hatched an ambitious plan: to hike three of the nation’s most arduous trails — the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide — all in a single year.

Experts From A World That No Longer Exists · Collaborative Fund #career #economy

One takeaway from this is that no age has a monopoly on insight, and different levels of experience offer different kinds of lessons. Vishal Khandelwal recently wrote that old guys don’t understand tech, but young guys don’t understand risk. Another way to put it is: everyone has something to teach.

Ford seemed to understand this, which is part of why he was successful.

“The new is always thought odd,” he wrote, “and some of us are so constituted that we can never get over thinking that anything which is new must be [wrong] … The moment one gets into the ‘expert’ state of mind a great number of things become impossible.”

Locked Out of ‘God Mode,’ Runners Are Hacking Their Treadmills | WIRED UK #copyrights

Since October, NordicTrack has been automatically updating all of its exercise equipment—its bikes, ellipticals, and rowing machines all have big screens attached—to block access to privilege mode. The move has infuriated customers who are now fighting back and finding workarounds that allow them to bypass the update and watch whatever they want while they work out.

“I got exactly what I paid for,” Howard says, adding that he already owned a “crappy” treadmill without a screen before he purchased the internet-connected model and is also a subscriber to the iFit software. “Now they're trying to take away [features] that are of critical importance to me. I'm not OK with that.”

Only 90s Web Developers Remember This #internet #history

Have you ever shoved a <blink> into a <marquee> tag? Pixar gets all the accolades today, but in the 90s this was a serious feat of computer animation. By combining these two tags, you were a trailblazer. A person capable of great innovation. A human being that all other human beings could aspire to.

You were a web developer in the 1990s.

Adele gets Spotify to take shuffle button off all album pages - BBC News #copyrights #internet

Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages so tracks play in the artist's own order.

The singer tweeted: "We don't create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason.

"Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening."

The streaming service replied "anything for you". A statement later hailed their "new premium feature... to make play the default button on all albums".

Telnet BBS Guide | #internet #history

The Telnet BBS Guide focuses Bulletin Board Systems – the original Social Network, serving the BBS community for over 24 years! We list both Dial-Up and Telnet accessible Bulletin Board Systems all over the world. We currently list 1004 BBS and related systems with brief and detailed descriptions and a downloadable text-version listing suitable for listing on your BBS or for as a download for others to view and use.

Git ls-files is Faster Than Fd and Find | Clément Joly – Software Engineer #software

Come on an underwater treasure hunt with Korea's haenyeo — the women of the sea - ABC News #nature #history #longread

The volcanic island of Jeju is a wild paradise sitting just off the coast of the Korean peninsula. It is said to be plentiful in three things: rock, wind and women.

Each have been instrumental in shaping its success.

The rock and wind represent the island itself, formed after a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago and regularly at the mercy of a strong gale.

The women are haenyeo, which literally translates to women of the sea.

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