Steve Jobs ruined computing, part 68,000
The killing blow was the double whammy of the iPhone and the World Wide Web. Before the iPhone, a smartphone was a very small computer. After the iPhone, the adjective "smart" applied to a phone or any other appliance meant something that was still an appliance but now has an extremely dumbed-down computer controlled by someone else inside of it.
Gavin was so badass!! <3 <3 <3 I miss him so much.. I really wish there will be people to keep his legacy alive, uncompromising with ethics, justice and truth as he was...
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Look what we found, when we were unpacking some of the boxes which belonged to our late founding director #GavinMcFadyen! Zoom in and enjoy. Our favourite pin: "Vegetarians against nazis" is being worn by our very own veggie Tom Sanderson. Oh and "Guide dogs against nazis" is ace
Was neues gelernt: Neben dem Bechdel-Test für Filme gibt es auch den Finkbeiner-Test für Artikel über Wissenschaftlerinnen:
"To pass the test, an article about a female scientist must not mention:
That she is a woman
Her husband's job
Her childcare arrangements
How she nurtures her underlings
How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field
How she is a role model for other women
How she's the "first woman to..."
"We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history. […] The books have the same publisher. They credit the same authors. But they are customized for students in different states, and their contents sometimes diverge in ways that reflect the nation’s deepest partisan divides."
The city of #Bern wants to keep Google and Microsoft out of their schools! 🎆
Schools are experimenting with Collabora (Nexcloud), Kolab, Mahara, Mattermost and Moodle. ❤️
Some, of course, complain for the minor incompatibilities, e.g., with MS Word, but they should blame themselves for not having used Open-Standards in the first place!
Full article (in German only):
If you know other cities running similar initiatives please reply.
> We have computed the very first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1. In a nutshell, this means a complete and practical break of the SHA-1 hash function, with dangerous practical implications if you are still using this hash function. To put it in another way: all attacks that are practical on MD5 are now also practical on SHA-1. Check our paper here for more details.
I kind of like this idea (you know, minus Windows) of having a secondary e-Ink display on the outside for whatever. Notifications would be nice. A touch screen for checking mail. Etc.
„Ich kritisiere Sonos scharf!“
„Es geht um die Lautsprecherfirma.“
Sonos explains why it bricks old devices with ‘Recycle Mode’ – An irreversible kill switch for a discount is a bad deal for the environment
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