Items for September 2022

Milky Way's graveyard of dead stars found

Tags: space, science

Tale of the Jackalope

Tags: culture, history, science, america

Sacred Spaces: Ultimate Play The Game

The birthplace of a gaming legend

Tags: games, cities

The word “condom”

For a long time, the word "condom" was unprintable. Neither the original OED nor The Century Dictionary featured the word. Several venues for discovering the origin of "condom" have been tried. It surfaced in texts at the beginning of the eighteenth century, but we cannot be sure that the word was coined in England.

Tags: language, history, humor

Le correcteur orthographique de Chrome et Edge fait fuiter vos mots de passe

Tags: big tech, security

CDC Admits Post-Jab Myocarditis “Misinformation” Is Actually True

Once again, the problem isn't relative risk, but how we were lied to, and hunted down for trying to speak the truth.

Tags: pandemic, science, free speech

Over 280,000 WordPress sites may have been hijacked by zero-day hiding in popular plugin

Tags: web, security

Craftspeople be like, "This is a simple 12-step mechanical repair job, only takes about three hours and common tools you can find in any specialty shop. Anyone can do it."

Tags: tech, updates

Survival of the Richest

Tags: disaster, politics

Arrests of protesters prompt free-speech concerns

Campaigners criticise police action at events to mark King Charles III's ascension to the throne.

Tags: uk, free speech

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business

Tags: vintage, computers

Here's Why Craigslist Still Looks the Same After 25+ Years

Craig Newmark's explanation of the site’s evolution (or lack thereof) is surprisingly simple. (via Slashdot) Note the remark that to an engineer, functional is beautiful.

Tags: business, web, design

Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline

Tags: internet, climate, disaster

Two thoughts on the old queen

Tags: uk, politics

Facebook Engineers: We Have No Idea Where We Keep All Your Personal Data

Tags: big tech, privacy

En Europe, les feux de forêt de cet été ont causé des émissions record de CO2

Les incendies qui ont frappé l’Europe ont provoqué les émissions de carbone les plus élevées depuis 2007, d’après les données du service Copernicus pour la surveillance de l’atmosphère.

Tags: europe, climate, disaster

New Site

How not to build a site; or How I intended to build a simple one-page site and accidentally a static site with blogging and a gallery.

Tags: web, design, programming

The Black Knight of the Round Table (And more medieval images of diversity)

The medieval world was a much more diverse place than it is often given credit for. Some of the best evidence of this is in the illustrations and imagery from the period.

Tags: middle ages, representation

Anthony Fauci Should Have Resigned a Long Time Ago

Tags: america, pandemic, politics