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Google shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China.

"Leaks about the plan and the extraordinary backlash that ensued both internally and externally appear to have forced company executives to shelve it at least in the short term."

Keep standing up to the giants. theintercept.com/2018/12/17/go

Have any folks using macOS (especially Mojave) found a workable replacement for Dragon dictation? They have helpfully told my brother they won’t support Mojave and will no longer continue development for macOS just two months after charging him £200 for the software 😡

In this picture you're looking at the sun from inside the sun's corona.

Think about that for a minute. This is closer to the sun than anything human-created has ever been.

The two bright arcs shooting from left to right? "two distinct jets of solar material, known as coronal streamers."

The bright spot on the left? That's Jupiter. Almost 500 million miles away.

Sometimes we can do pretty amazing stuff, we humans. In a pretty amazing universe.

Watch #Google announce a "ContentID for small businesses as a service, so that everyone can comply with Article13". And just like that, not only do they know who from where visits what website, but now also what they upload there.

This could be used in all sorts of ways, in order to build a further profile of you even if you try to avoid Google itself, to blackamil you if you anywhere, ever infringed copyright, to prevent anyone from storing 'leaks' anywhere etc.

Scary times.

Sale is still on! Don't miss your chance to get the Mastodon client with the largest number of Elephant Friends in it for 50% off, if you are a Tumblr refugee!

If you are not, you can lie and say that you are and get it for 50% off anyway.

Actually, nobody is going to be asking. You will only have to lie to yourself.

itunes.apple.com/app/toot/id12

Quantum mechanics might hint at the fact that we're living in a simulated universe that's being realized lazily as it's being observed.

Decided to arrange a welcome for Tumblr refugees, so Toot! is 50% off on the App Store today! Grab it now if you haven't - this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as any future sale will not be the same sale as this one, which is the Tumblr refugee sale.

Go go go! itunes.apple.com/app/toot/id12

It's a good client. It's the best client. Well, it is at least the client with the most secret easter egg games.

Finally launched Faktory Pro, the commercial sibling of Faktory, my background job system for all programming languages.

If you want Sidekiq for Python, JS, PHP, Elixir, Rust or Go, this is your jam.

🏭 🏭 🏭

mikeperham.com/2018/12/01/intr

A dialect of Clojure implemented in Go. Looks like a promising candidate for scripting in Lisp.

github.com/candid82/joker

#Clojure #Lisp #Go #Scripting

LED lighting is boring gamers, instead put dolls and lamps in your computer instead.
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