Holy shit. 14-21% of Apple's annual profits comes from Google paying them to be iOS' default search engine https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/technology/apple-google-search-antitrust.html
@thegibson That is just amazingly hilarious.
Navigational Instruments: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2020/10/25/navigational-instruments/
@wilfredh Long ago I used it for one domain. If I remember correctly it ties in with GSuite. Basically, one stop shopping. I've never used it, but maybe it ties in with their compute engines now too?
@gert Also, thank you for sharing that.
@gert I was not expecting the discussion of economics at around 27 minutes, but it was very refreshing to hear such frank discussion.
@crowlad I really love the monochromatic composition on that first set of yellow leaves. Depth of field for the win.
In 1998, Bill Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law. At the time, most of the attention was on Section 512 - AKA "notice and takedown," which absolves platforms from liability for users' infringement provided they respond quickly to removal demands.
Over the years, this has been horrifically abused, with everyone from post-Soviet dictators to sexual predators to cults and literal Nazis using spurious copyright claims to censor their critics, often without consequence.
A New Map of All the Particles and Forces https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-new-map-of-the-standard-model-of-particle-physics-20201022/
@vidak Good answer! :)
@vidak You know, I was surprised to find out yesterday that buttload was an actual unit of measurement in use at one time:
I mean, it makes sense, but I had no idea since the modern use is just "woohoo! large amount!" and it has "butt" in it.
Anyway, now my question: If you could be any mythological creature, what would it be and why?
@thamesynne Neat find! Not quite in the same vein, but this reminds me of a "supercomputer" project that Steve Ciarcia discussed across three installments in Byte Magazine in 1988.
so earlier today something reminded me of the ZedRipper - 16 Z80s, each with 64KB RAM, and a terminal multiplexer showing the screen of any 4 of them at once, all in a laptop:
and then i discovered that some researchers, in 1981, strung 256 Z80 processors together, each with 64KB of 300ns RAM and a bunch of high powered support components (including a fast multiplier and an FPU copro!), and a high speed communications network based on 48-bit shift registers running at 10MHz together to investigate multiprocessor / AI applications
For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road
Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:
@chris [heavy sigh...]
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