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Friday November 16th, 2018

Visibility of even the grain elevator Dan Lyke / comment 0

Visibility of even the grain elevator just across the river is obscured

CPAP hacking Dan Lyke / comment 0

'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.

Stanich's Restaurant Dan Lyke / comment 0

I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.

Some good musings on instant fame and "best of"s...

MeFi thread

Thursday November 15th, 2018

Not even close to across the valley Dan Lyke / comment 0

Not even close to across the valley, even though the sky is relatively clear

Sucks again Dan Lyke / comment 0

Sucks again

GoFundMe good deed scam Dan Lyke / comment 0

Homeless veteran and New Jersey couple arrested in GoFundMe scam.

According to Coffina, McClure texted a friend less than an hour after the GoFundMe campaign launched, saying the story was "completely made up." McClure did not run out of gas on an I-95 ramp and Bobbitt did not offer his last $20 to help her. In the text exchange, McClure told her friends to "shh about the made up stuff," Coffina said.

Can't see across the valley Dan Lyke / comment 0

Can't see across the valley

And it still looks ugly here Dan Lyke / comment 0

And it still looks ugly here

Feeling like there's been a sea change Dan Lyke / comment 0

Feeling like there's been a sea change: The number of bitcoin and 419 and phishing scams in my spam inbox is being eclipsed by the LinkedIn recruiter requests...

Today in things that could have been Dan Lyke / comment 0

Today in things that could have been phrased better: Seatbelts are awesome, but let's put a concerted effort towards not getting into situations where they'd save our lives.

Infowars customer checkout info stolen Dan Lyke / comment 0

Card skimming malware removed from Infowars online store — Infowars online store hit by brief Magecart incident that lasted around 24 hours. Less than 1,600 users may have been affected.

Infowars Infected With Credit Card-Stealing Malware, Alex Jones Claims It’s a Conspiracy

Facebook is evil Dan Lyke / comment 0

New York Times: Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis. How Facebook pushed the "funded by Soros" conspiracy theories, killed sex workers with FOSTA and SESTA, pushed anti-Google and Apple stories on the NTK Network, and more.

Broadband & teen pregnancy Dan Lyke / comment 0

Is broadband responsible for falling teenage pregnancy rates? — Researchers find corresponding decline in STI transmission as high-speed internet access rolls out

Melanie Guldi from the University of Central Florida and Chris Herbst from Arizona State University conclude that “at least 13% of the total decline in the teen birth rate between 1999 and 2007 can be explained by increases in high-speed internet access” in the US.

Looks like the paper is at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-016-0605-0 with an earlier version at http://ftp.iza.org/dp9076.pdf

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