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Sinclair Group's cookie policy popup triggers a long fake progress delay if you deny their tracking cookies. It doesn't actually set the cookie setting until after the delay. This is a UX dark pattern to trick people into cancelling and being tracked.

“Unconstrained by democratic accountability, China can pay what is asked without too much concern about the market – unlike Britain, whose private energy companies are subject to a mandatory cap on how much they can charge. This is an auction in which Britain starts at a disadvantage.”

thetimes.co.uk/article/3d512cf

Mike Proulx, a director at Forrester, said “Facebook had left itself vulnerable… by placing all of its services on to a unified IT system… [this] creates some operational efficiencies and insulation from a potential break up by regulators… [but] like old-school Christmas lights where one goes out, they all go out.”

thetimes.co.uk/article/e0313b3

‘Researchers working on the so-called Cloud Brightening project said they use a turbine to spray microscopic sea particles to thicken existing clouds and reduce sunlight on the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem located off Australia’s northeast coast.’

reuters.com/business/environme

"Watch this space. There’s a pretty good chance that the big data scandal of the 2024 Election is unfolding on your Facebook feed right now."

politicalorphans.com/something

'Instead of these three paths, the Fourth Way seeks to provide an alternative in which a student can seek to find a sense of mastery while still living their everyday life.'

robert.winter.ink/fourth-way-l

As A.J.P. Taylor observed of the French Emperor Napoleon III, he “learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.” Is Xi Jinping a Chinese version of Napoleon III?

And does Tocqueville's dictum also apply, that "the most critical moment for bad governments is the one which witnesses their first steps toward reform"?

bloomberg.com/opinion/articles

"Plagiarist" was the term for kidnappers in Ancient Rome. Marcus Valerius Martialis, a Roman poet of (1st century AD), is supposed to be the first one to use this term to refer to literary theft.

#copyright #plagiarism #ancientrome #martialis #history

We're helping a client with their digital strategy & an important part of it is hiring their first-ever Product Lead!

If you're into #productmanagement and want to help with the #climatecrisis this could be the perfect position for you 🌱

Details: apply.workable.com/j/984AF66A8

Originally posted on the bird site by @tylermorganwall

New ! The Earth's submarine fiber optic cable network, visualized in with .

Code: gist.github.com/tylermorganwal

Rayrender Github: github.com/tylermorganwall/ray

> Count Dracula was 412 when he moved to England in search of new blood.
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> Sauron was 54,000 years old when he forged the One Ring.
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> Cthulhu had seen galaxies flare into life and fade to darkness before he put madness in the minds of men.
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> It's never too late to follow your dreams!

—Angry Robot Books, April 17 2021 twitter.com/angryrobotbooks/st 🐘

Digital tech was so much more exciting and fun when it was a nice-to-have that we tinkered with in our spare time, not a byzantine mess of constantly changing infrastructure that we depend on for dozens of essential daily functions.

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