What does a personal home page look in the #Metaverse? A prototype. https://reb00ted.org/tech/20211011-personal-homepage-in-the-metaverse/
The Nest thermostat certainly does things behind your back, but changing votes seems … unlikely. Unless it is a truly “smart” … well, not thermostat. https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-asked-his-top-intelligence-official-to-explore-insane-conspiracy-theory-that-chinese-thermostats-changed-votes-in-the-2020-election-new-book/
When your backyard #hydroponics produce a few pounds of eggplant, it must be moussaka night. In the oven. I’m impatient!
Sci-Fi Author @DavidBrin thinks half of the world's public debts could be eliminated by requiring owners to publicly own-up to their ownership. https://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2018/07/alternate-visions-of-future.html
Blogged: What is the #metaverse? A simple definition https://reb00ted.org/tech/20211008-what-is-the-metaverse/
Facebook Wi-Fi? What fresh (redacted) is this? https://www.facebook.com/facebook-wifi/getting-started
Great post by Richard Whitt on the Mozilla site on the importance of having the legal right to delegate what you can do on-line to somebody you trust, in danger of being left out by federal legislation. How do we lobby them? https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/codifying-the-right-of-trustworthy-delegation-a-crucial-empowerment-tool-for-the-web/
Just realized a big reason for Spanish settlement in California was to establish a reliable provisioning stop after crossing the pacific for the Manila Galleon, transporting highly valuable goods from Manila to Acapulco, and then Spain, once a year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_galleon
In today's lesson about the difference between theory and practice: in theory, there is no need to put a resistor in front of a FET's gate. In practice, as it turns out, if your pump gets flooded and essentially shorts a car battery via your poor transitor, it will melt, causing the gate to short to ground, which will drag your ESP32 into hell with it. So. Added gate resistor, and a poly fuse. Hope that help saving at least the ESP32 next time.
If researchers were only going to find out you are doing a good job, why would you obfuscate their work, #Facebook? https://themarkup.org/citizen-browser/2021/09/21/facebook-rolls-out-news-feed-change-that-blocks-watchdogs-from-gathering-data
The price for "most intriguing corporate website seen in a long time" goes to Yamauchi No. 10 Family Office. https://y-n10.com/
"Facebook advanced matching". Didn't even know this existed. Hashing is all nice, but no salt? So there is full correlation with e-mail address etc that Facebook has about me already. So what's the point of the hashing? https://www.facebook.com/business/help/611774685654668?id=1205376682832142
Learned a new word: "technoference". https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-were-watching-technoference
Blogged: "Today's apps: context-free computing at its finest" https://reb00ted.org/tech/20210905-context-free-apps/
"Fantastic demo" today. Last Friday, somebody else said "This is golden". We're doing something about #surveillance capitalism, and it seems to resonate.
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