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 lemire.me/blog/2021/05/01/scie

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 lemire.me/blog/2021/04/17/scie

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 lemire.me/blog/2021/03/27/scie

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. github.com/simdjson/simdjson

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

lemire.me/blog/2021/03/06/scie

Science and Technology links (February 13th 2021): life in Alpha Centauri? Freely available supplement makes middle-aged mice stronger, inexpensive transparent wood lemire.me/blog/2021/02/13/scie

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?...

lemire.me/blog/2021/02/06/scie

Science and Technology links (January 24th 2021): Year 2020 was a 'great' year for tech, more great technology to keep mice young and more lemire.me/blog/2021/01/24/scie

Science and Technology links (January 16th 2021): the universe contains fewer stars and galaxies than we thought, we can tell someone’s political view using image recognition technology, dog owners live longer and more at lemire.me/blog/2021/01/16/scie

Science and Technologie links (January 9th 2021): the Earth is spinning faster, much faster Wi-Fi coming near you soon, vitamin D might keep advanced cancer at bay and more lemire.me/blog/2021/01/09/scie

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