If anyone who enjoys educational content on YouTube but hasn’t heard of Nebular then it’s absolutely worth checking out. It’s what the funding for entertainment in the 21st century should look like, and I really hope it continues despite the track record of such ventures
I’m starting to wonder if this is the year the history books will mark as the decline of Western hegemony. I have no doubt China aren’t being entirely transparent about their COVID response but you can’t not be impressed by how they started the year by building a hospital in a week and are ending it by testing an entire city https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/12/world/coronavirus-covid/a-chinese-city-will-test-all-9-5-million-of-its-residents
TIL Genes are purposefully named to avoid similarities with dates because of Excel. How completely and utterly stupid. Why do we have such a low bar for functional software‽ https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates
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“Analysis of the algorithm has alarmed many Tory MPs and councillors after it suggested that many of the homes needed for an annual target of 333,000 would be built in Conservative heartlands such as Kent and Surrey.” — and people wonder why the south east has a housing problem…
There was a young coder whose hacks
His manager often claimed lacked
The requisite clarity
For to clamp vars would he:
Math.min(Math.max(number, min), max);
TIL the U.K.’s Supreme Court counts as government department, albeit one without a minister
I see the world hasn’t much moved on from Victorian sawdust — https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/01/irish-court-rules-subway-bread-is-not-bread
Good on you California for facilitating this, but wow America, clandestine operations for disposing of dangerous chemicals just because climate change is so political! (Planet Money — Sell me your climate bombs)[https://pca.st/episode/09430109-ccdb-46a5-b2f6-bf49b2c58f12]
2020, the year walking around one’s garden is enough to get a biopic — https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/sep/23/captain-tom-moore-signs-film-deal-for-biopic
Nihilistic Password Security Questions https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/09/nihilistic-password-security-questions.html
"When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number" by Alex Hope https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram
One of the most entertaining security stories I've read. Let's hope the author finds some more security vulnerabilities so we can enjoy more fun writeups like this.
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