Stumbled across the "Clean Network" initiative this morning. Sounds like a threat to freedom.

Had someone state that you don't want a problem the Friday afternoon before a release. I was about to reply that is true for any Friday afternoon, but then remembered Gerald Weinberg's statement of crisis, "It may look like a crisis, but it's only the end of an illusion."

This is so true in software development, especially when you don't use good metrics like function points. The illusion is the schedule, which often has little basis in known values.

Please help spread the word: EFF is seeking an experienced media strategist or journalist to run our press team.

**Whether people inform themselves or remain ignorant is due to three factors**

"People choose whether to seek or avoid information about their health, finances and personal traits based on how they think it will make them feel, how useful it is, and if it relates to things they think about often, finds a new study."

#science #news #bot

**Another reason why batteries can’t charge in minutes**

"Researchers find new issue complicating fast charging."

#science #news #bot

Hey, it turns out that it is in fact possible for values-driven companies to stop participating in practices that are known to cause people harm, even when it may impact revenue.

Now, where are the nonprofits?

@downey now, will they quit participating in capitalism, that is known to cause harm to a much broader range of people?

**Most dog breeds highly inbred**

"The majority of dog breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan, according to new research."

#science #news #bot

The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy - Karl Bode @ VICE (2018):

Gives me some hope that if people have to give up "must see" movies/TV anyways (or resort to piracy), that gives free culture an opportunity to get a foothold...

**Language used by researchers to describe human populations has evolved over the last 70 years**

"Researchers have found that the words that scientists use to describe human populations -- such as race, ancestry, and ethnicity -- significantly changed from 1949 to 2018. Such changes and their timing, along with new descriptors for certain population groups, …"

#science #news #bot

This Microsoft Windows RCE Vulnerability Gives an Attacker Complete Control

TL;DR it's still worst practice to use Remote Desktop for anything other than running a honeypot.

**Volcanic fertilization of the oceans drove severe mass extinction**

"Scientists have discovered that two intense spells of volcanic activity triggered a period of global cooling and falling oxygen levels in the oceans, which caused one of the most severe mass extinctions in Earth history - the 'Late Ordovician Mass Extinction', 450 million years ago."

#science #news #bot

The American Dream is dead and buried, so why is it still fucking up our lives?

The most productive places for knowledge work:
1. Off-site office with a door.
2. Onsite office with a door.
3. Don't count on being very productive in any other circumstances.

P.S. Turn off phone, messaging, and email.

**Ubiquitous food additive alters human microbiota and intestinal environment**

"New clinical research indicates that a widely used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, perturbing levels of beneficial bacteria and nutrients. These findings demonstrate the need for further study of the long-term impacts o…"

#science #news #bot

**Male animals are subject to stronger evolutionary pressures than females**

"Male animals are subject to stronger selection pressures than females, which may allow populations to adapt to environmental change more efficiently."

#science #news #bot

It's currently 60 degrees F here in NW Montana. We've had maybe an 1/8 inch of snow so far this year. Last year, Winter didn't ever really arrive, and it's starting to look like we're gonna have a repeat this year. Starting to think Winter just isn't going to be a thing anymore. 😧

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