What does a SIM card do, and why does it even exist? Talk by @LaF0rge at 36C3 https://laforge.gnumonks.org/blog/20200105-36c3-talks/ #video #mobile
The Skies of Mini-Neptunes
"For the purpose of the bet, Earth should be considered "destroyed" if, at the end of the term of this bet in 2018, zero human beings reside on the surface of the planet. Damage caused by attack of hostile beings is included if it is a causal result of operation of the collider." http://longbets.org/382/
The TV adaptation of the amazingly funny Good Omens written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is currently on the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dbf0
"I like to add � and â€™ any time I submit online forms because I know that some developer is going to see it and wonder if they have a bug"
Six new geometry puzzles. How many can you solve?
Museum of Neoliberalism https://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2020/01/20-shops-on-a20.html #london
Scary real-life stories with Tim Harford, in podcast form. This time: safety systems that go wrong. http://timharford.com/2019/11/cautionary-tales-ep-3-lala-land-galileos-warning/ #podcast
Stopping libreoffice, even all the processes it forked
Interesting math facts, every day https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2019/12/16/366-days-of-math/
Lukhash, who normally plays great glitchy / grimey chiptune music, plays an old C64 computer game tune on a Pocket Operator PO-28 Robot https://youtu.be/t_XH4du6BvE
SHA-1, a secure hashing function, is now even more broken. The function, used by git and older pgp versions, is vulnerable to a prefix collision attack. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/pgp-keys-software-security-and-much-more-threatened-by-new-sha1-exploit/
RFC 8674 The "safe" HTTP Preference https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8674.html
Adapting an iPhone for Astrophotography
Who owns the Post Office and which minister is responsible? BEIS, Cabinet Office, UKGI and Treasury all involved. https://www.postofficetrial.com/2019/11/the-post-offices-journey-into-disaster.html
Lack of oversight led to millions of public money wasted and lives destroyed https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/post-office-high-court-case-it-horizon-postmaster-prison-latest-a9249431.html
Getting a .gov domain name
This is the Mastodon server used by @h2g2bob. Most posts are public, take a look around. Why not take a look at dbatley.com for other interesting stuff.