In case you guys haven't seen this one:
There and back again
First edition copy of The #Hobbit returned to UNT after 45 years
$1229 for a 44 Mb external drive https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1985-09/1985_09_BYTE_10-09_Homebrewing#page/n163/mode/2up
The New York Times fancy new 'Privacy Project' homepage is stuffed to the gills with third-party tracking scripts. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1116354502032932865
This page is a compilation of common mistakes made by bash users. Each example is flawed in some way. http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls
"In Sydney, planning regulations, according to a recent Reserve Bank study, now adds 55 percent to the price of a home. In Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane the impact is also well over $100,000 per house." https://quillette.com/2019/04/10/the-end-of-aspiration/
Why GNU grep is fast https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-August/019310.html
HEADS UP: For #OpenBSD -current users: There was a problem in amd64 snapshots that went out that affecting the bootloader, likely due to a LLVM/clang commit which was backed out in the interim. New snapshots should resolve this.
If you found yourself unable to boot, you may need to prepare new CD/USB install media to upgrade.
"Celebrating 50 Years of the RFCs That Define How the Internet Works"
https://quillette.com/2019/03/31/historical-amnesia-and-kunderas-resistance/ If you want to make data vanish these days, don’t try to hide them, just come up with four other bits of data that differ greatly and start a data-fight. This is historical amnesia through information overload.
'This is a major structural flaw of the new fully-divided media landscape in which Republican media covers Democratic corruption and Democratic media covers Republican corruption. If neither “side” feels the need to disclose its own errors and inconsistencies, mistakes accumulate quickly.' https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million
'Jacob Vigdor of the University of Washington talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the impact of Seattle's minimum wage increases in recent years. [...] He summarizes those results here arguing that while some workers earned higher wages, some or all of the gains were offset by reductions in hours worked and a reduction in the rate of job creation especially for low-skilled workers.' http://www.econtalk.org/jacob-vigdor-on-the-seattle-minimum-wage/
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko