ReHacked #24: you can be cool, but you will never be "use train locomotive as a spare generator" cool

ReHacked #24: you can be cool, but you will never be "use train locomotive as a spare generator" cool
Photo: Ryan Remiorza (AP)

Hello every one, here is another dose of news for you to find out what’s cool and not very cool happened in the world since Monday. Enjoy!

Daft Punk Break Up #culture #music

Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, have split. They broke the news with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma. Asked if Daft Punk were no more, their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the news to Pitchfork but gave no reason for the breakup.

BBC Radio 4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition #software #history #computers

Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection - Mozilla Security Blog #security

Today we are pleased to announce Total Cookie Protection, a major privacy advance in Firefox built into ETP Strict Mode. Total Cookie Protection confines cookies to the site where they were created, which prevents tracking companies from using these cookies to track your browsing from site to site.

How Canadians Derailed a Train and Drove It to City Hall for Power After a Brutal Ice Storm #history

Over the week spanning Jan. 4-10, 1998, a trio of massive ice storms wracked the northeastern United States and parts of Canada. Knocking over transmission towers, the storms deprived up to 1.35 million people of electricity, in some cases for weeks (sound familiar?). Rather than leave town, though, one Canadian mayor stepped up to bring in the biggest mobile power generators they could get their hands on: Diesel-electric freight train locomotives.

Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does #software #android #security

In the announcement, Samsung says, "Over the past decade, Samsung has made significant progress in streamlining and speeding up its regular security updates. Samsung worked closely with its OS and chipset partners, as well as over 200 carriers around the world, to ensure that billions of Galaxy devices receive timely security patches." Samsung has experimented with bringing four years of updates to its own Exynos SoC devices, but now it looks like the company is getting Qualcomm models on board as well.

The future of electric cars isn’t Tesla. It’s golf carts. #technology

Forget Tesla: Millions of people in China are embracing tiny, off-brand competitors.

Effective Git as a solo developer #software

BBC Micro at 40: How it inspired a generation of coders #history

During the 1980s the BBC ran the Computer Literacy Project exploring the world of computing.

A series of home computers known as BBC Micros were created and viewers were taught how to program them.

The project helped inspire a generation of coders.

Common asthma drug cuts COVID-19 hospitalization risk, recovery time #health

The findings were made following a mid-stage study of the steroid budesonide, sold as Pulmicort by AstraZeneca Plc and also used for treating smoker’s lung.

The 28-day study of 146 patients suggested that inhaled budesonide reduced the risk of urgent care or hospitalization by 90% when compared with usual care, Oxford University said.

This website contains figures from the "Map of the Universe" e-print, by Gott, Juric et al. The paper has been published in the Astrophysical Journal (Gott et al., 2005, ApJ, 624, 463), and you can also find the manuscript here (note: Figure 8. of the manuscript has been published as an inset poster, and has to be downloaded separately). #science #space

If you would like to propose any interesting article for the next ReHacked issue, just hit reply or push this sexy “Leave a comment” button below. It’s a nice way to start a discussion :)

Thanks for reading this digest and remember: we can make it better together, just leave your opinion or suggestions after pressing this button above or simply hit the reply in your e-mail. Oh, and don’t forget - sharing is caring ;) Have a great week!


Subscribe to ReHacked Newsletter

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.