Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
I got two #35c3 tickets in separate PDFs, but their QR codes look identical!
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
"If one product like #Chromium has enough market share, then it becomes easier for web developers and businesses to decide not to worry if their services and sites work with anything other than Chromium. That’s what happened when #Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers in the early 2000s before #Firefox was released. And it could happen again.
If you care about what’s happening with online life today, take another look at Firefox." https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/ #edge
An average car emits 650g of CO₂ per km driven. An average person travels 25km to get to work each day. Commuting by car emits an average of 32.5kg of CO₂ daily. (Based on data from the US.)
An adult tree absorbs up to 21.8kg of CO₂ per year. It would take one tree 1.5 years to absorb what one person can emit in a single day.
In the US alone, over 6 million more cars are registered annually. Each year we destroy 18.7 million acres of forest worldwide, killing roughly 1.1 billion trees.
Interesting study by Wikimedia Foundation into the availability of Wikipedia's references across different subjects. Sad to see that Chemistry ranks very low, with a high percentage of pay-walled references.
Should also link to the twitter thread: https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1031581857035497472
Den Link geb ich in Zukunft Leuten, die Sachen sagen wie "Design, das ist doch eine reine Geschmacksfrage"
Heute haben wir es in der Hand, wie unser Planet morgen aussehen wird! 🌍🛰 Eindrucksvoller Appell von @Astro_Alex@twitter.com an Bord der @Space_Station zum Beginn der UN-Weltklimakonferenz #COP24 – mit einer einzigartigen Perspektive aus dem Weltall.
@DLR_de @DLR_next @ESA_de @UNKlima
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Nah, I'm not surprised by all of the revisionist takes we are seeing about former President Bush I. It's what America does.
The national refusal to deal with the legacy of our decisions when it comes to choosing leaders is one of the main reasons the States keeps repeating the same problems.
There is no doubt Bush was an awful president, so people are just lying. It's as American as apple pie and racism.