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Netgear PR2000 Trek Travel Router and Range Extender
802.11n, compact, can be used as a router, range extender, AP or bridge; very handy when travelling. Recommended by a FOAF
recommendations  toget  routers  netgear  wireless  wifi  travel 
10 weeks ago by jm
Zeynep Tufekci: "Youtube is a crucial part of the misinfomation ecology"
This is so spot on. I hope Google address this issue --
YouTube is crucial part of the misinformation ecology. Not just a demand issue: its recommender algo is a "go down the rabbit hole" machine.
You watch a Trump rally: you get suggested white supremacist videos, sometimes, auto-playing. Like a gateway drug theory of engagement.
I've seen this work across the political spectrum. YouTube algo has discovered out-flanking and "red-pilling" is.. engaging. So it does.


This thread was in response to this Buzzfeed article on the same topic: https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/youtube-has-become-the-content-engine-of-the-internets-dark
youtube  nazis  alt-right  lies  politics  google  misinformation  recommendations  ai  red-pill 
february 2017 by jm
HiFime Sabre 9018 USB DAC
USB DAC strongly recommended by Soren Ragsdale -- EUR66
usb  dac  music  audio  hardware  recommendations  tips  toget 
november 2016 by jm
Pure Pharmacy
a low-cost online vendor in Ireland, recommended by @irldexter on ITS (along with webdoctor.ie):

'For basic consultations I halved the cost €55 to engage a GP with https://www.webdoctor.ie/ down to €25 (for limited domains) and after paying €8.48 and €9.48 respectively for a Ventolin inhaler, I now get them for €3.50 at http://www.purepharmacy.ie/ (closer to mainland EU costs). I also benchmarked my parents medicine costs which worked out 40% cheaper too.'
recommendations  pharmacy  ireland  doctors  health  medicine 
november 2016 by jm
Noirmoutier Indigo Campsite, France
As recommended by J & F:

'Most of the campsites we've stayed in have had great facilities for kids - pools, activities, entertainment etc - but the problem with that is you spend your day being dragged from one to the other. There's none of that at Camping Indigo in Noirmoutier apart from a playground, some kayaks and some music in the bar at night but it is on the beach so the kids either run wild around the campsite or play on the beach - it was the best and most relaxing holiday we ever had and we definitely met the coolest people there. There's a really nice town in the centre of the island and great beaches all around it so hire bikes and roam free.'

Bookmarking for next year's holiday planning!
holidays  fun  france  camping  noirmoutier  chaize-wood  loire  nantes  recommendations 
july 2016 by jm
The problems with forcing regular password expiry

The new password may have been used elsewhere, and attackers can exploit this too. The new password is also more likely to be written down, which represents another  vulnerability. New passwords are also more likely to be forgotten, and this carries the productivity costs of users being locked out of their accounts, and service desks having to reset passwords.
It’s one of those counter-intuitive security scenarios; the more often users are forced to change passwords, the greater the overall vulnerability to attack. What appeared to be a perfectly sensible, long-established piece of advice doesn’t, it turns out, stand up to a rigorous, whole-system analysis. CESG now recommend organisations do not force regular password expiry.
cesg  recommendations  guidelines  security  passwords  expiry  uk  gchq 
april 2016 by jm
Recommender Systems (Machine Learning Summer School 2014 @ CMU)
Extremely authoritative slide deck on building a recommendation system, from Xavier Amatriain, Research/Engineering Manager at Netflix
netflix  recommendations  recommenders  ml  machine-learning  cmu  clustering  algorithms 
august 2015 by jm
Irish campsite recommendations
the conclusion of a Twitter/Facebook recommendations-gathering exercise; winners seem to be Lough Key Forest Park, Renvyle Beach, Fintra, Eagle Point, and Hidden Valley
camping  ireland  tips  recommendations  caravan  holidays  vacation 
july 2012 by jm

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