Indiana Jones’s application for tenure is denied.
Sign of the times: “A giant heat dome over Alaska is set to threaten all-time temperature records”
“I believed that somewhere in the makeup of every normal person there lurks the suppressed desire to smash things up.”
SKS Keyserver Network Under Attack · GitHub
This seems bad: PGP-dependent Linux distro "upgrades become impossible because the authenticity of downloaded packages cannot be verified."
I'm sure it would help to solve crimes if we outlawed sealed envelopes in the mail too, or required everyone to give a copy of their house keys to local police. We don't do those things, though, because there are effective ways to conduct criminal investigations that don't require systematically destroying privacy.
"U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report"
A parable for our time: “Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour -- and ended up stuck in an empty field”
When Highlights Magazine is coming off the sidelines against you, you ought to know you’ve done something really, really bad.
“Study: Hate Clicks Are A Major Source Of Web Traffic And Also 'The Princess Bride' Is A Trash Movie That Only Stupid People Like”
okay so like seriously
if you know friends who want to write code who *haven't* been marinating in it?
stop trying to suggest they write stuff from scratch.
explain how to fetch source code for things, and keep it updated, and make changes, and compile
give them ideas like "make all the monsters in this game pink!"
the actual code is the easy part. teach them to work with using it, and learning to find where to put it.
My mouth is still agape from the awesomeness of this rant: “subject-specific expertise built up through a lifetime of education and research doesn’t mean much unless you are also able to make exaggerated claims that stoke fear and resentment, ideally combined with a kind of faux-folksiness that harkens back to an age that never existed.”
US politics, immigration
Jury can’t decide on charges against Arizona border activist: “A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work.”
Good. A conviction in this case would have been a monstrous outcome.