Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. met with President Biden to discuss security.
Microsoft pledges to keep shipping buggy software and then patches 1-600 months later that brick the machine, making it fully secure.
Apple pledges to make 2FA universal, with an Apple token keyfob, for $169.99, that scans your environment for small children and/or suggestive-looking plants and calls the FBI.
W3C is drafting a file access spec for JS running in browsers.
What could go wrong, etc.
End of an Era as the NTSC format goes officially dark in the US in all but Alaska. https://hackaday.com/2021/07/14/end-of-an-era-ntsc-finally-goes-dark-in-america/
So Windows 11 has been leaked and I don't like this direction especially if it follows the 10X direction where tablets and multiple screens are going to be the main focus and other devices suffer. https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/22535123/microsoft-windows-11-leak-screenshots-start-menu
OVH CEO Octave Klaba speaking about yesterday's major incident https://www.ovh.com/fr/images/sbg/Octave-Klaba-speaking-en-vid.mp4
The aforementioned OVH Cloud fire in France. Yikes!
Alamo Drafthouse as we know it is sadly dead. Private equity is going to kill its soul and that makes me so bummed since its a small driving distance from where I live. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/alamo-drafthouse-bankruptcy-chapter-11-sale-1234920558/
Disney's 20th/21st Century Fox acquisition claims another victim (and hundreds of jobs). Damn... https://deadline.com/2021/02/blue-sky-studios-closing-disney-ice-age-franchise-animation-1234690310/
So the birdsite's federated project is still ongoing then. Kind of a copycat really. https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/21/22242718/twitter-bluesky-decentralized-social-media-team-project-update
Wikipedia's 20th Anniversary homepage shows the continued awesomeness and essential public service it provides. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wikipedia20/
Cheers to hopefully 20 more years!
uspol - coup attempt
What you're all seeing on live TV right now is an outright coup attempt that Sarah Kendzior warned about for years. https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2020/12/9/donald-trump-is-a-terrorist-attack-on-america
Also a good idea to read Sarah's book "Hiding in Plain Sight" which I have read this last summer which describes more of these. One of the only few people that saw this coming.
Bad news US folks, the CASE act and the felony streaming bill is in the must pass spending bill and its all but certain to pass today. You all should be terrified. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201221/09573745928/congress-once-again-sells-out-to-hollywood-sneaks-case-act-felony-streaming-bill-into-government-funding-omnibus.shtml
I work in the IT/Marketing/Social fields, a Culture Vulture in heart and an one part geek in a all-rounder way.
Always exploring new things!
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole