"in the 10+ years since the feature was added, we now find that half of the DNS root server traffic is very likely due to Chromium’s probes. That equates to about 60 billion queries to the root server system on a typical day."
This is absolutely bonkers.
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Bought a small household item from a known-name online store. The item arrived in Amazon packaging. Checked the item on Amazon, it's half the price I paid on the non-Amazon store. I got fucking scammed lads. Even when you're trying to not buy from Amazon, you end up with Amazon. Contacted customer support 😐
I fiddle with the controls.
"I wish we could go to June 29, 2009."
"To professor Hawking's Time Traveller's Party? Don't we all. But it's too dangerous to go that far back."
"When's the earliest we can go?"
"The universal antipathogen rollout, when we don't risk anyone's life."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I'm unbelievably on board with this.