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home computing pioneer death 

Clive Sinclair's gone, at 81:

archive.is/vnCyn

"Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.

His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices.

Many modern-day titans of the games industry got their start on one of his ZX models."

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I wrote a little microblog about just how easy Social Media could be on IPFS PubSub.

quanta.wiki/u/clay/social-medi

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This time Captain Janeway meets a friendly robot who just wants to love but accidentally causes the crew to get space drunk.

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we discovered a zero-day zero-click exploit against iMessage. The exploit, which we call FORCEDENTRY, targets Apple’s image rendering library, and was effective against Apple iOS, MacOS and WatchOS devices.

citizenlab.ca/2021/09/forceden

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if you do still have a Facebook account you can see what it knows about your off-Facebook activity. facebook.com/off_facebook_acti

Facebook targets users based on the apps you've used and websites you've visited.

To stop them, the right side of that page has an option to "Clear History — Disconnect off-Facebook activity history from your account." you then have to click "More Options" and then "Manage Future Activity" to stop them matching up more of your off-Facebook activity to your profile.

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"We modified our privacy policy.
Pray we don't modify it any further."

Ignoring high schoolers sport thing between pep band sets.

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A long-requested feature landed in Haiku's development branch just hours ago: thumbnails in Tracker!

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Untitled (youtube.com/watch?v=hEtR8qrMZQ) - youtube.com/watch?v=hEtR8qrMZQ

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going to the dollar store and repeatedly quoting that one bit from Robocop every time I see something I want

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TIL "a bunch of nutters" means something different in the UK

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afghanistan, taliban, biometrics 

"Thousands of Afghans struggling to ensure the physical safety of their families after the Taliban took control of the country have an additional worry: that biometric databases and their own digital history can be used to track and target them."
reuters.com/article/afghanista

Nobody in or spaces is surprised by this. This was completely predictable.

Another "this would *NEVER* happen" just happened.

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"why avoid testing in prod when you can simply test in prod" -me just now

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