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Saturday, 2. December 12017
Εxodus is a privacy auditing platform for Android applications. It detects behaviors which can be dangerous for user privacy like ads, tracking, analytics, …
The Case for Not Being Born.
While good people go to great lengths to spare their children from suffering, few of them seem to notice that the one (and only) guaranteed way to prevent all the suffering of their children is not to bring those children into existence in the first place.
Plastic pollution is a nightmare. Globally, 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually, and up to 12 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the sea each year. In some places around the world, plastic pollution has been extremely severe with catastrophic effects on the environment and people.
It's a Mistake to Focus Just on Animal Extinctions.
If lions disappeared except from one small corner of Kenya, the prey they keep in check would run amok everywhere else. If sparrows were no more except in one Dutch forest, the seeds that sparrows disperse would stay in place everywhere else. If honeybees became isolated to one American meadow, the flowers that they pollinate would fail to reproduce everywhere else. None of those species would be extinct per se, “but we’d still be in very bad shape” (…)
The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough.
Will a future generation look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a generation of humans believed in these platforms despite mounting evidence that they were tearing society apart—being used as terrorist recruitment tools, facilitating bullying, driving up anxiety, and undermining our elections—despite the obvious benefits and facilitations they provide?
Why Building More Freeways Makes Traffic Worse, Not Better.
The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.
(…) a vibrant network doesn’t die all at once. It takes time and neglect; it grows weaker by the day, but imperceptibly, so that one day we are living in a digital world controlled by giants and we come to regard the whole thing as normal.
“I have a confession to make… I commit to master.”
This is because I have a robust continuous deployment pipeline.
How to Avoid Distractions and Finish What You
What’s my goal? I sit and stare at this image for several seconds. Organize my life? Yes. I need to be more organized so I can be more productive. Be more productive? That’s what I just said. Take better notes? Yes, I need to take better notes so I’m not starting from scratch everyday so I can be more organized and be more productive and the point is, I need all of these things but I can only click on one, how can I only click on one?
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