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Blocking-resistant communication through domain fronting
"Domain fronting works at the application layer, using HTTPS, to communicate with a forbidden host while appearing to communicate with some other host, permitted by the censor."
censorship  security  privacy  internet  domainfronting 
yesterday
Road signage | UK Metric Association
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For example Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual requires contractors to place signs warning of a lane closure at multiples of 200 metres but to indicate the distances as multiples of 200 yards on the signs themselves
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metric  uk  measurement 
yesterday
William Baumol, whose famous economic theory explains the modern world, has died - Vox
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Baumol’s cost disease is a powerful tool for understanding the modern economic world. It suggests, for example, that the continually rising costs of education and health care isn’t necessarily a sign that anything has gone wrong with those sectors of the economy. At least until we invent robotic professors, teachers, doctors, and nurses, we should expect these low-productivity sectors of the economy to get more expensive.
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economics  vox 
yesterday
Museum of London Blog Tower Bridge: The Day I Held Up Bill Clinton - Museum of London Blog
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They insisted we put the bridge down and open the gates immediately as the US President, Bill Clinton, was held up on the south side. I politely explained that this was not possible and we would have to continue with the lift and allow the vessel to pass through the bridge since law states that river traffic takes priority over road traffic, and besides it would only take around another four or five minutes.
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towerbridge  london  billclinton  history  security 
yesterday
DeviceCheck | Apple Developer Documentation
On iOS, you can associate two bits of data to each app+device pair (which survives app reinstalls).
privacy  device  identification  ios  apple  fraud  bit0  bit1 
2 days ago
Twitter
Some UI glitches on iOS right now, but this is super-impressive. (Great write-up, too!)
from twitter
6 days ago
Amelia teaches Trans 101: How to refer to a trans person's past - entirely amelia
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For the most part, 99% of the time, you should never use a trans person’s birth name–or, as some of us often call it, dead name–and you should always stick with the pronouns they’ve asked you to use.
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trans  language 
10 days ago
Twitter
Would love to see a similar document from other devrel teams to compare & contrast!
from twitter
10 days ago
#NoTDD – Eric Gunnerson's Compendium
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Instead of spending time teaching people TDD, we should instead be spending time teaching them more about design and especially more about refactoring, because that is the important core skill.
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tdd  programming  design  microsoft 
18 days ago
Orwell's proposed introduction to Animal Farm - The British Library
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According to Orwell’s indignant essay, the liberal press only defends freedom of expression when it doesn’t contradict their views
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georgeorwell  freedomofthepress  freedom  press  bl  preface  animalfarm 
18 days ago
Increasing political engagement with Facebook / mySociety
mySociety supported FB's "you have newly elected representatives" campaign. (Slight whiff of an un-needed apology!)
from twitter
18 days ago
My wife thinks we have a problem : bicycling
First comment: "The number of bikes you should own are n+1; 'n' being the amount of bikes you already own."
from twitter
18 days ago
Yours or mine? Personal pronouns in UI design - FutureLearn
Why "Your Account" makes more sense than "My Account."
copy  ui  ux  myaccount  youraccount  my  your 
19 days ago
Twitter
20+ years of low expectations.
from twitter
5 weeks ago
Anatomy of a crash - drive.com.au
All over in the blink of an eye
This is a reconstruction of a crash involving a stationary Ford Falcon XT sedan being struck in the driver's door by another vehicle travelling at 50 km/h.

One millisecond equals 1/1000th of a second.

0 milliseconds - An external object touches the driver's door.

1 ms - The car's door pressure sensor detects a pressure wave.

2 ms - An acceleration sensor in the C-pillar behind the rear door also detects a crash event.

2.5 ms - A sensor in the car's centre detects crash vibrations.

5 ms - Car's crash computer checks for insignificant crash events, such as a shopping trolley impact or incidental contact. It is still working out the severity of the crash. Door intrusion structure begins to absorb energy.

6.5 ms - Door pressure sensor registers peak pressures.

7 ms - Crash computer confirms a serious crash and calculates its actions.

8 ms - Computer sends a "fire" signal to side airbag. Meanwhile, B-pillar begins to crumple inwards and energy begins to transfer into cross-car load path beneath the occupant.

8.5 ms - Side airbag system fires.

15 ms - Roof begins to absorb part of the impact. Airbag bursts through seat foam and begins to fill.

17 ms - Cross-car load path and structure under rear seat reach maximum load.
Airbag covers occupant's chest and begins to push the shoulder away from impact zone.

20 ms - Door and B-pillar begin to push on front seat. Airbag begins to push occupant's chest away from the impact.

27 ms - Impact velocity has halved from 50 km/h to 23.5 km/h. A "pusher block" in the seat moves occupant's pelvis away from impact zone. Airbag starts controlled deflation.

30 ms - The Falcon has absorbed all crash energy. Airbag remains in place. For a brief moment, occupant experiences maximum force equal to 12 times the force of gravity.

45 ms - Occupant and airbag move together with deforming side structure.

50 ms - Crash computer unlocks car's doors. Passenger safety cell begins to rebound, pushing doors away from occupant.

70 ms - Airbag continues to deflate. Occupant moves back towards middle of car.
Engineers classify crash as "complete".

150-300 ms - Occupant becomes aware of collision.
car  safety  crash  engineering  perception  automobile  airbag 
5 weeks ago
Twitter
Aside from the data limits, is upload/download throttled in any way? No use being "free" if data only…
from twitter
6 weeks ago
EU mobile roaming charges scrapped - BBC News
Re free roaming across the EU, are networks allowed to throttle? (This made 's "feel at home" less useful.)
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : UK Gov's Queen speech delayed because we need to wait for the ink to dry on goat skin? What year is this?🇬🇧…
from twitter
6 weeks ago
TypeScript Design Goals · Microsoft/TypeScript Wiki · GitHub
Non-goals of TypeScript. Super-useful to be clear about what's *not* an objective in all design docs and proposals.
from twitter
7 weeks ago
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