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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on twitter.com/jason_kint/status/

#privacy #google

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Old Chinese building ‘walks’ to new location to make way for Shangai’s new commercial centre

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I’m amazed at how cursed this 8080 emulator is:
blog.davetcode.co.uk/post/21st

Best quote: “Like any true modern application it also consists of significantly more JSON/YAML than code.”

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@scanlime "average technology costs $300" factoid actually just statistical error. average technology is language. global capitalism georg, who produces 50 billion semiconductors per year, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

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Still now, when I think about Amazon Prime Day, it saddens me to see how the holiday has become so cheapened. It’s all about getting the best deals, and no one stops to think about the true reason for the season: absolutely destroying independent bookstores.

mcsweeneys.net/articles/amazon

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This is the ideal scroll bars. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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Promotional junk from taobao vendors is getting a little over the top...

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Quote of the day:

"All today’s new tech ideas must stand up to the question of whether they are viable in a majority bad actor environment.

If they were like cars, only bulletproof armored personnel transports need apply.

The modern Internet is basically a failed state."

-- api, news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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Always want cool chip dieshots to put on the wall, finding one with interesting tech, creative shapes (SRAM is boring), and good colors (light source is important) is surprisingly difficult, I finally found one.

Linear Technology LTZ1000. "Super Zener" ultra-precision ovenized buried Zener voltage reference chip. Dieshot by Richard Kaußler. richis-lab.de/REF03.htm

The golden standard for test and measurements, thermal drift is less than 30 parts per billion per °C, with an integrated heater on the silicon, made by LT's custom process, to keep it at the same temp. Costs just $50 but thermal design is challenging, you need to be a PhD to design a board to get the most out of the chip, . xdevs.com/article/kx-ref/ #electronics

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I've just finished repairing my second Selectric typewriter.
This machine is mind-boggingly brilliant!

(Video is in slow motion)

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RT @offlinemark@twitter.com

Here's my favorite git feature that no one knows about:

You can reference commits using the commit message instead of the hash. The ":/" syntax accepts a regex that matches any part of the commit message, returning the youngest matching commit.

git-scm.com/docs/revisions/2.2

🐦🔗: twitter.com/offlinemark/status

It's inside a Denso part, so it's probably a Japanese vendor...

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Hey electronics lazyweb, has anyone ever seen an automotive QFP package with mechnical corner solder pads like this QFP100? Know what the package is called, or who uses it? TIA

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1986 Puma shoes that connect to your "Apple IIE, Commodore 64 or 128 or IBM PC Computer"

Oh, I should have realised - the NAS lives next to the Wi-Fi access point. So both things can be true at once (the reception is poor *and* the NAS makes it worse). 🙄

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We've had solar for about a year and I assumed the inverter's Wi-Fi module reception was bad (it lives in a metal box outside my house, after all.)

Unexpectedly, my Debian NAS went offline for a couple of days this week and the inverter became flawless. Then back to flaky as soon as I brought the NAS back online. NAS shuts down, inverter comes back again. Ah, embedded network devices... 😅

I sense some tinkering with network filter rules in my near future...

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"I’m of the opinion people won’t pay much for security. They’ll probably litigate for what happened in the past, but they probably won’t pay in the future." -- Todd Austin spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/se

Enjoying this YouTube series about Tesla-swapping a 1950 Jaguar
youtube.com/watch?v=DxxaHYlCuN

Particularly good job of explaining the structural/mounting/rust/etc issues with taking a 70 year old fancy tractor and dropping some very high tech bits into it.

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Did u know the glyph failure character is known as a tofu □

And occasionally the phenomenon in which it happens is referred to as tofu-baké

english.stackexchange.com/ques

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