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Chromium browsers have been quietly sending user information to Google
  • Indeed. I’m trying to figure out how “quietly” makes any sense in that headline. Google has been very public about what they’re doing, and has usually published their proposed actions months in advance of actually taking them.

  • US, Canada and Finland form ‘Ice Pact’ to project influence into Arctic region
  • The disturbing thing to me is… why wasn’t Norway included?

  • Is everyone here leftist?
  • What’s changed is people’s outspokenness about their political views.

    The American Left, on average, would be considered well in the middle of the right in most of the world. This has resulted in “far left” in the US encompassing everything from global centrism to far left extremism. As such, using the term is pretty pointless without adding enough context so others know what is included.

  • Attempted assasination on President Trump
  • Not staged. Two people dead and two critically injured, and Trump has a nicked ear.

  • Senior official says Netanyahu holding up hostage-truce deal with new demands
  • So… they’re holding the hostage deal hostage?

  • Is it possible for my ISP (or the router in my network) to modify results of someone else's DNS?
  • The other thing to consider of course is that if you use DoH/DoT, you still have to trust THAT DNS authority. All you’ve guaranteed is that a secure lookup and response transaction has hit their server, not that their server is providing an authoritative result and the operator isn’t storing/selling your requests.

  • Is it normal to be disgruntled?
  • Executives need to present company forecasts to shareholders at annual business meetings. If they mess up the forecast so the business plan doesn’t match the reality, they scramble to make the books balance somehow — the easiest place to do this is by cutting staff so that expenditures line up with earnings. Modern accounting means that even though they still have payouts to employees, they can count this in a separate loss bucket so that the bottom line item that investors watch still comes out where they “predicted” it would, which props up the stock price, making investors happy and preventing them from replacing the executives.

  • Is it normal to be disgruntled?
  • Executives need to present company forecasts to shareholders at annual business meetings. If they mess up the forecast so the business plan doesn’t match the reality, they scramble to make the books balance somehow — the easiest place to do this is by cutting staff so that expenditures line up with earnings. Modern accounting means that even though they still have payouts to employees, they can count this in a separate loss bucket so that the bottom line item that investors watch still comes out where they “predicted” it would, which props up the stock price, making investors happy and preventing them from replacing the executives.

  • Is it normal to be disgruntled?
  • Executives need to present company forecasts to shareholders at annual business meetings. If they mess up the forecast so the business plan doesn’t match the reality, they scramble to make the books balance somehow — the easiest place to do this is by cutting staff so that expenditures line up with earnings. Modern accounting means that even though they still have payouts to employees, they can count this in a separate loss bucket so that the bottom line item that investors watch still comes out where they “predicted” it would, which props up the stock price, making investors happy and preventing them from replacing the executives.

  • Did the media botch the Biden age story?
  • “If I only had a brain….”

  • Is anaconda download page considered dark pattern?
  • First two: using color and button size/placement to guide clicks

    The ones they didn’t do:

    • Misdirection of reason for interacting with elements
    • pre-selecting the checkbox
    • making the background elements a clickbox
    • using colors to scare user into a certain action
    • using text to scare user into a certain action
  • Telus tells Ontario call centre workers to relocate or risk losing their job | Globalnews.ca
  • I knew someone who worked for a call centre and “worked from home” from a resort in Cancun. They did call centre part time and dive guiding part time and made enough to spend the rest of the time relaxing on the beach.

  • B.C. waters now home to Canada's largest marine protected area
  • Isn’t that the same location where a 6.4 earthquake was measured this morning?

  • So anyway, we started blasting threatened spp.
  • In a statement, the right-leaning provincial government defended the move as a way of “protect[ing] Albertans”, citing 62 maulings and eight deaths from bear attacks since 2005.

    So… how many physical attacks and deaths can be attributed to Albertans? Are they going to allow people to hunt “problem Albertans” too?

  • Is anaconda download page considered dark pattern?
  • They hit two dark patterns out of a possible seven.

    I should make a browser plug-in that finds dark patterns and reverses them.

  • Trudeau says Canada can meet NATO's military spending benchmark by 2032
  • Well at least then he’d fulfill one more of his election promises.

  • Did the media botch the Biden age story?
  • It’s also being given more weight than “Biden is supporting genocide.”

  • How do we replace YouTube?
  • Maybe the solution to YouTube is something similar to BitTorrent. It would make more sense for the protocol to preload the first chunk and to use a codec that can start with a lower res image and then fill in the resolution in subsequent passes. And on the front end, something like Lemmy would work, where channels and posts can be federated.

    Considering the number of people who have 1gps symmetric bandwidth today, such a system should be able to technically work.

    But nobody’s designed it yet AFAIK.

  • Trudeau says Canada can meet NATO's military spending benchmark by 2032
  • I read that headline as “Trudeau expects to retire from politics before 2032”

  • Seismograph view of M6.4 earthquake this morning
  • I can’t tell from that… when did it occur? How did it travel? How deep was it?

  • Large fire engulfs inactive rail bridge next to the Oak Street Bridge

    vancouver.citynews.ca Vancouver fire engulfs inactive rail bridge next to Oak Street Bridge

    An inactive rail bridge connecting Richmond and Vancouver caught fire Thursday and forced the temporary closure of the Oak Street Bridge.

    Vancouver fire engulfs inactive rail bridge next to Oak Street Bridge
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