Interesting read on how the original cookie specs anticipated and tried to block tracking abuses, and how ad companies worked around it to create the privacy mess we have today.

Interesting read on how the original cookie specs anticipated and tried to block tracking abuses, and how ad companies worked around it to create the privacy mess we have today.

The Original Cookie specification from 1997 was GDPR compliant

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Covid measures metaphor

Covid measures metaphor: Think of each measure (masks, distance, limiting crowds, ventilation, etc.) as a slice of Swiss cheese. Sure, there are holes in each slice, but you stack them together and they cover each other’s gaps.

A Swiss cheese approach to pandemic safety

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Also, a nice visual display of how coronavirus spreads in indoor scenarios and how different actions reduce the risk.

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

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A Metro train in Rotterdam overshot the end of its track, but caught on a …

A Metro train in Rotterdam overshot the end of its track, but caught on a giant whale tail sculpture instead of falling 30 feet to the ground. No passengers were onboard, and the driver escaped unharmed. Now they have to figure out how to get the train down safely.

The sculpture, incidentally, is called “Saved by the Whale’s Tale.”

#wtf

Saved by the whale: Runaway train caught by fateful sculpture

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L.A. Comic-Con is officially re-cancelled for the year

Whew! L.A. Comic-Con is officially re-cancelled for the year, with some of the guests already scheduled for 2021. Tickets can optionally be refunded or saved for next year. The more I think about it, the more I think they were hoping to get at least some revenue in this year, even if it ends up being just a super-early pre-sale for next fall.

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Covid news, Africa (+)

Wow. Comparing these numbers for an *entire continent* to the numbers in the US alone is amazing: “Slightly more than 34,000 deaths have been confirmed on the continent of 1.3 billion people….Africa is doing a lot of things right the rest of the world isn’t”

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-22/defying-predictions-africa-coronavirus-response-praised

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covid, reptiles, funny

Manchester man boards bus wearing a snake wrapped around his neck and mouth.

Officials’ comments on what constitutes a suitable face covering: “While there is a small degree of interpretation that can be applied to this, we do not believe it extends to the use of snakeskin – especially when still attached to the snake.”

BBC: Snake used as face mask on bus

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Anyone need a graphics card? I’m selling a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 on ebay …

Anyone need a graphics card? I’m selling a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 on ebay here: http://ebay.us/iwFCHk?cmpnId=5338273189

(This is the one I was talking about that works perfectly in my main gaming PC but wasn’t fully compatible with the other box that has a vintage 2013-era motherboard. If you have a modern mobo, it should be fine.)

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