Chrome Extensions – AKA Total Absence of Privacy
privacy, chrome, and extensions
4 days ago
"TL;DR, Popular Google Chrome extensions are constantly tracking you per default, making it very difficult or impossible for you to opt-out. These extensions will receive your complete browsing history, all your cookies, your secret access-tokens used for authentication (i.e., Facebook Connect) and shared links from sites such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The third-party services in use are hiding their tracking by all means possible, combined with terrible privacy policies hidden inside the Chrome Web Store."
MIT Staff Opened a Time Capsule 942 Years Too Early | Motherboard
mit, time_capsules, and history
8 days ago
MIT lost track of this over the course of 58 years and they expected to be able to find it in 1000? everybody wants to build, but no one wants to maintain
Singular they - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
history, language, pronouns, grammar, gender, agender, genderqueer, and genderpunk
10 days ago
"Though singular they has a long history of usage and is common in everyday English, its use has been criticized since the late nineteenth century, and acceptance varies."
Fat Is Officially Incurable (According to Science) | Cracked.com
weight, fat, health, and meta
10 days ago
"And when I say "no one," I mean those cases are so obscenely rare that they don't even appear on the chart. They can't even find enough such people to include in the studies. It's like trying to study people who have survived falling out of planes. Without surgery, obesity is effectively incurable. Every study shows it, and no one will admit it."