Science and Technology links (June 12th 2021): the long-lost Egyptian capital has been found, we finished sequencing the human genome, first drug approved for Alzheimer's in 20 years, first disks with a speed of 14 GB/s and more at

Science and Technology links (May 22nd 2021): faster and leaner computer chips, faster disks, the Little Ice Age might have been caused by ice coming down from the Artic, we rejuvenated the blood of old mice and more

Science and Technology links (May 1st 2021): grow your own food to combat climate change, we created new neurons inside live mice brain, a drug prevents scarring following injury, smelling food can be as bad as eating it (if you are a worm) and more at

New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

Science and Technology links (April 17th 2021): Moderna built the vaccine from data, not from the virus itself, people with red hair have odd biology, women enter menopause later and later, and more

Science and Technology links (March 27th 2021): college students may not gain critical skills, genetic analysis can predict COVID 19 clinical outcomes, wearables can help you lose weight and more

We released version 0.9 of the record-setting JSON library simdjson. The high-performance On Demand front-end introduced in version 0.7 and optimized in version 0.8 becomes the primary simdjson front-end in version 0.9.

Science and Technology links (March 6th 2021): we are giving monkeys human genes, fewer people have stokes, and more

Science and Technology links (February 13th 2021): life in Alpha Centauri? Freely available supplement makes middle-aged mice stronger, inexpensive transparent wood

Science and Technology links (February 6th 2021): a billion people now use an iPhone, a common body building supplement made old mice look younger, wine and cheese daily might be good for your brain, more signs of extraterrestrial life?...

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